The semipalmated plovers in the Filming the Feathers video were seen at Orchard Beach, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Beach Channel American Park and the beaches at Mount Loretto Unique Area and Wolfe's Pond. (The "semipalmated" refers to the partial webbing between the plover's toes.) The music is Beethoven's 8th Symphony, arranged for recorders and performed by Papalin.
These are beautiful birds, distinguished from their killdeer cousins by the single band on the front (the killdeer have two).
These photos were shot between June 1 and October 4, 2017, at the various beaches and shores in the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens.