Black-bellied Plover at Bishop Sewer Ponds - March 20

From: Chris Howard
Date: 3/21/99
Time: 4:28:42 PM
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Scott Hetzler and I sighted this bird on one of the mud flats in the northwestern pond. It was still in winter plumage (no black belly at all), leaving us a bit puzzled. However, when it flew, we saw distinct black markings in the axillaries (wingpits). Phew!