Now that was some drawn out good weather for a change
Finding a flock of Golden Plover within reach of the lens about 40-50 feet away was a real bonus, even if it was raining right up your lens hood.
Several of the birds were sporting rings and a colour ring, which made the flock interesting, trying to collect as much info as possible to pass on.
The rest of the flock dropped below the ridge and stayed low.
Having been buzzed by a Sparrow Hawk they took a while to settle again with close passes.
Once settled they worked the field searching for worms and bugs thoroughly.
Presenting themselves really well, a real gorgeous bird.
At times the rain was heavy and wind blown the temperature dropped and the windchill really made it cold.
The bonus was that they were in Shropshire.
Apart from one or two they seemed to be all juveniles.
The ring numbers all proved to be locally ringed birds so showing some site loyalty perhaps.
So there you go, a good Sunday out.
Always liked Golden Plovers, very smart birds.
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