Thursday, April 19, I was attending an event at Redwood Valley
Cellars. It was about 6:30 PM, drizzly and dusky. I saw what I'm
pretty sure was a Semipalmated Plover in the picnic/garden area. I
believe it had only one neckband. It also didn't have the white band
through the eye area.
I thought this unusual as it was out of its normal habitat.
I have seen a killdeer before. This bird appeared to be smaller and
didn't pretend to be crippled when I inadvertantly approached it. Nor
did it fly off, just sort of ran away along the paved walkways.
I would appreciate anyone confirming this bird either way if they are
in that area and can stop by.