Articles - Species focus - Waders
Posted: 22 Apr 2013
This delightful small wader is one of the earliest spring migrants to return to Britain, and in recent years it has become a familiar sight at many gravel pits and reservoirs.
This most attractive of the plovers is also one of the most elusive. However, with perseverance it can be found on spring passage and there are many good places to look.
The most Arctic of the phalaropes, this delightful bird is rarely seen in its breeding finery, and occurs more as a pelagic wanderer after gales. You must watch the winds if you want to see one of these.
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