Ringed Plover





Orange legs and (stout) orange bill with black tip confirm that this is indeed Ringed Plover. Little 
Ringed Plover has duller (pinkish?) legs and finer all-dark bill (plus yellow ring around eye).


29/6/16:: Beadnell
20/3/15::Beadnell 
   2009::Beadnell




29/6/16:: Beadnell




20/3/15::Beadnell 
The ringed plover is a small, dumpy, short-legged wading bird. It is brownish grey above and whitish below. It has a orange bill, tipped with black, orange legs and a black-and-white pattern on its head and breast. In flight it shows a broad white wing-stripe. Breeds on beaches around the coast, but has also now breeding inland in sand and gravel pits and former industrial sites. Many UK birds live here all year round, but birds from Europe winter in Britain and birds from Greenland and Canada pass through on migration.



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