Charadrius hiaticula

Ringed Plover - Mostly seen at the coast, but also found inland, wherever there is water e.g. gravel pits, reservoirs and in tundra. The grey-brown upperparts blend well with a variety of shingle and sand colours, so that a sitting bird is often unnoticed . I have come across these birds in Co. Mayo, Co. Sligo and Cabanas De Tavira in Portugal.

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▼ Ringed Plovers with Sanderlings at Mullaghmore Co. Sligo

▼ Ringed Plover Cabanas De Tavira Portugal 

▼ Juvenile probing for worms at low tide. Quinta Do Lago Portugal

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