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On the plover, I'm not seeing a yellowish orbital ring, but the lores should safely rule out Common Ringed.

Lores on juv Semipalmated are "pinched" like this, meaning that they get narrower closer to the bill. On juv Common Ringed, the lores maintain the same width all the way to the bill, not giving that "pinched" appearance.

It's something to look out for. I guarantee that a lot of Common Ringed in the Northeast get passed off as Semipalmated because birders aren't keeping CR on their radar, and actively looking for one.

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