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"Semipalmated Plover"
Semipalmated Plover:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Plover is from the Latin pluvia, rain. It has been claimed that the name refers to either the ease with which the birds can be caught in the rain, or that they sing in the rain. Neither is correct, and its tru origins remain unrecorded. Semipalmated from semi plus palma in Latin means 'half-palmed' and refers to the partially webbed foot of that plover. Wilson's Plover, or course memorializes the father of scientific ornithology in American, Alexander Wilson."

 
May ... Wireless Road, Astoria, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plovers with Black-bellied Plover, Wireless Road, Astoria, Oregon. Overcast and rain. Image taken May 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


May ... Trestle Bay, Columbia River, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Columbia River at Trestle Bay, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plovers, Trestle Bay, Oregon. Overcast and cloudy but no rain. Image taken May 2, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


August ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Killdeer and Semipalmated Plover. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, August 3, 2009.

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August ... Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Broughton Beach, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plover, Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 16, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


September ... Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plovers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plovers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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