The Common Ringed Plover, Borrelho-grande-de-coleira in Portuguese, is one of the most common waders we see in the salt pans and coastal marshes. Whilst seen year round in Portugal, their numbers increase significantly in the winter months due to both migrating and wintering ones. This is either a juvenile or an adult in winter plumage as the black collar is incomplete. Distinguished from other plovers by the yellow ring round its eyes.
Put your shot on high magnification, and cannot discerne the yellow ring.
But the way, egrets paddle their feet, to disturb food.
Plenty in UK, but usually in estuaries.
thanks for this 🙂
What a cutie 🥰
I do love waders
Thanks Sue, the conditions were perfect for the camera at that moment
PS We successfully made it back to England yesterday!
Ah, wondered when you were arriving….that’s good to know.
I am booked to chat to Cee (usual zoom link) at 5pm today if you are free, even to pop your head in for a few minutes
Oh, just seen this, 19 hours too late
never mind – see you Saturday?
I love the first shot, he/she looks so cute 🙂
Thank you 😊
This little guy (?) is so cute 😀 😀
It is isn’t it – more will follow of other waders once I’ve settled back into English life. Journey hassle free but always feels longer coming back!
So glad your journey went easily. Welcome back home. 😀 😀
Thanks Cee – now just got to get used to the much shorter days and cold!!
He has a sweet face. I wonder if there are any here?
There should be!
Oooh, I’m going to enjoy this series, though I feel I haven’t seen this bird in England. Am I right? Probably not.
You will have but usually they’re mixed up with all the other small waders, so you may not have distinguished them from the other plovers
I might be in the Spam or maybe you haven’t approved comments yet? If so please delete.
Errr which comment?!
The one you just answered about Ludo!
Oh but what was wrong with it
It didn’t appear in comments. In fact there weren’t any others so I presumed they were awaiting approval? Sorry for confusion.
How strange. I didn’t approve any of them as auto approval set up.
Same for me! Just delete all the irrelevant bits 🤣💕
Beautiful! We had such a good day at Ludo last Friday. We were walking with a couple of experienced birders and it made such a difference. A purple galinule and glossy ibis we almost certainly wouldn’t have spotted on our own.