Thanks to a heads-up from our friend Marion, we learned that they had appeared the day after we decided that it would be our last visit. As many as seven had been seen in a relatively inaccessible area of the huge sod farm.
Luckily, two golden-plovers were still there that next day. This is as close as I could get for a photo without entering private land (September 11, 2013).
Last year, an American Golden-Plover lingered next to the road, and our auto came in handy as a blind (or hide).
It joined a Killdeer and a Buff-bellied Sandpiper for a group photo opportunity.
Last year I prepared a video strip that tells more about this bird's remarkable journey. If you cannot see it below, try this link: https://vimeo.com/66256602