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Little Ringed Plover

Posted: September 4, 2019 in Birds, Natural History

The Little Ringed Plover is a summer visitor to the UK, unlike its bigger cousin, the Ringed Plover which is primarily a winter visitor with only a few breeding pairs.

The distinctive features are the yellow eye-ring (which in Ringed Plover is absent) and a plain wing in flight (Ringed Plover has a white wing bar).

It is often found on sandy scrapes where it nests in a hollow in the ground. It is estimated that there are around 1200 breeding pairs in the UK.