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Golden plover?

Golden plover?


Postby denfinella » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:41 pm

Can anyone help with a bird ID from the top of Culter Fell earlier this month please? I think it's a golden plover (in its less striking, winter plumage), but it would be good to have a better informed opinion.

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Sorry the photo's a bit grainy - it kept us company for quite a while, but kept a fair distance away.
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby KatTai » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 pm

Certainly looks like a Golden Plover to me :)
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby denfinella » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:38 pm

Cheers! :)
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:38 pm

Definitely a golden plover, lovely photo.
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby denfinella » Wed May 01, 2019 11:31 pm

Thanks, though not sure it's really that good! :shock:
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby thomsok » Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Yup, Golden Plover, they can sound very eerie on the hills in the mist with their wailing call!
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Re: Golden plover?

Postby MacHairy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:47 pm

I once went all the way to Hermaness at the far end of Unst, Shetland where I saw my first Golden Plover. It actually drew attention to itself with its piteous 'follow me, I'm hurt' call, otherwise I might not have noticed it. I did follow, because it was obviously trying to draw me away from its nest or young, the whereabouts of which I did not know. I was naturally very happy to oblige by 'falling' for the ruse and letting it lead me away.

Then only two or three weeks later, I was parked up at Danby Beacon, North Yorkshire - a little bit closer to home - and another one walked right past the car.

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