Friday, 19 December 2014

Record shot, Grey Plover ......... all the way from the Arctic.

In Summer on its Arctic tundra breeding grounds the Grey Plover is a stunningly smart bird, when migrating south in summer it is, incredibly, capable of non-stop flights of 6,500 km.

Here in the UK they moult into their winter plumage but are nevertheless still attractive. 

Generally quite solitary, particularly when feeding, they may form flocks when driven off mud flats by the incoming tide.

This image was taken from quite a distance and is consequently heavily cropped, still, I am pleased as it is the first one I have had opportunity to photograph !.  

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