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what do we make of these plovers? Western United States where PIPL is very rare (1 Viewer)

tom baxter

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For a split second upon first viewing I thought piping plover but I immediately erased that thought when the SEPL to the right walked up and they looked the same at the time. Then I checked out this photo and am wondering if I missed a mega rarity. Is there enough here to tell for sure?
 

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birdmeister

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Not a Piping, but I understand how it might have given you a start. My vote is Semipalmated, perhaps it's the lighting or the bird is bleached.
 

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