It's that time of the year when juvenile Pacific golden plovers leaves the Arctic tundra for the first time, and migrates to a random location near the Pacific Ocean for the winter.
So far this month, I've spotted five juvenile Pacific golden plovers on the Big Island. The most interesting to report is an adult plover letting a juvenile feed on its small grounds.
Meanwhile, "The Elite Plovers" (a flock of three that controls three large pieces of land) continues to chase away juvenile plovers from their grounds.
It's a wonder why the other four juvenile plovers that I discovered was feeding on small grounds without a bird of its kind...