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Set B4 - Bird Portraits - card information

28. Ringed Plover

28. Ringed Plover

A dainty bird of the shore, particularly the shingle beach, which it haunts the whole summer through. In a shallow hollow among the pebbles it lays its four eggs which, in colour, are almost like the surrounding stones and are difficult to see. The chicks can run almost as soon as they are hatched, and there is no prettier nestling. In autumn, flocks of ringed plover may be seen about the shore in company with other waders. The wheeling movements of a flock in flight are very beautiful to watch. Most of our ringed plover stay with us all the year.