The golden plover is a medium-sized member of the plover family. In the summer they have a unique black and gold plumage. By winter, the black colourings are replaced with buff and white.
Most of the time you'll find them standing upright and running in short bursts, they are also very wary when on breeding grounds.
In the winter, they can be found flying in fairly tight formations in large flocks.
Their diets mainly consist of insects, beetles and worms.