A golden-plover for the first day of fall!
It was roosting with a flock of shorebirds (Black-bellied Plovers, Dunlin, Red Knots, and a Whimbrel) along the Bodega Harbor shoreline tonight — just south of the Spud Point Marina breakwater.
I'm leaning towards it being an American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), but I'm still looking through photos. Let me know what you think!
P.S. Golden-Plovers are rare migrants in Bodega Bay.