The grey plover is similar to the golden plover, although the grey plover is slightly larger and chunkier. They have underparts which are black and spotted, with black neck, belly and face. When winter arrives, the grey plover becomes more of a browny-grey colouring.
It shares the same characteristics with many other plovers when it comes to feeding. You'll see them standing tall, running along and suddenly stopping to peck for food.
You can mainly find them along the coast, particularly in sandy and muddy areas in small numbers. They are predominately a winter bird here in the UK, but some birds usually do stick around.
Their diets mainly consist of worms and shellfish.
Frequently seen running along the shore in a stop/start fashion, the Ringed Plover is a plump but neatly marked wader of coastlines and inland waterways.
With glossy green plumage and an extravagant crest, the Lapwing is an eye-catching wader of marsh and pasture.
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