23 Nov 2010.
EB Forsythe NWR, Atlantic Co, NJ.
Juvenile. Note the relatively thick bill, light centers on back feathers, faint supercilium, low-contrast dark cap, faint streaking on breast, white underparts.
01 Oct 2011.
Pescadero State Beach, San Mateo Co, CA.
Juvenile. Note the relative heavy bill, and the streaking on the breast. Also, the wingtips extend barely past the tail.
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly worldwide coastal distribution when not breeding.