Common Ringed Plover
Ringed Plovers are a common bird of shores and lakes, occurring across Northern Europe and Asia and Eastern Canada in summer when breeding with many migrating to Africa for the winter, although Britain maintains a large number of wintering birds. They are smallish waders at 17-19 cm in length. Their diet consists mainly of invertebrates, such as insects, worms, molluscs and crustaceans foraged from under pebbles or out of mud and sand. They are quite similar to their relative the Little Ringed Plover, but are proportionally less leggy and larger overall.
1-2: Fleet Nature Reserve, Chesil Beach, Dorset, 04/08/2013.
3: Farlington Marshes LNR, Hampshire, 18/12/2012.