To find a bird that has some traits of Pacific Golden Plover... Today at Hillman Marsh shorebird cell:
Definitely a plover
Lots of white on the sides
Mostly white undertail coverts?
Seems to be a bit patchy still - I know PGPL molts earlier, but AGPL should be done by now, no?
Seemed a bit "wingy" at times...
It was never close... Great day (morning?) to be out... Had a chance to tie it in with some work, and I couldn't say no after looking at the weather maps... Tried to tweet a pic of the huge Black-bellied Plover flock present at the same time, but I'm not sure if it does it justice...
All photos (above) taken with the iphone/scope combo... Below is a "pano-mode" Iphone + Scope combo (panning with the scope)... Can't believe it worked as well as it did.