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Little Ringed Plover with young

By Platchet
The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) was absent from breeding in Britain until 1938, since then it has successfully colonised a large part of England and Wales thanks to man-made habitats such as gravel pits. The chicks leave the simple nest of small stones within a few hours and are almost impossible too see due to their camouflage.

I took this image under Shedule 1 Licence as they are a protected species in the UK.

One from a while back I've never shown thought you'd like it.

Tags: Birds Chick Wader Little ringed plover Wildlife and nature

Voters: leftthesite, Daisymaye, saeidNL and 22 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
9 Nov 2011 2:05PM
An adorable image, wonderfully captured...........Sandy
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
9 Nov 2011 2:18PM
Excellent and wonderful capture,well done,
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Nov 2011 2:37PM
A fine shot, the detail in the plumage so well captured.
Willmer Plus
12 98 Wales
9 Nov 2011 3:08PM
A good capture that deserves more votes.
Glyn1 12 4 1 England
9 Nov 2011 3:25PM
A lovely image, and yes it does deserve more votes.Wink

Greyheron 19 282 7 England
9 Nov 2011 3:51PM
This is just beautiful - excellent capture.

johnjo58 10 2 5 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 4:04PM
Lovely little birds and a great photo, top marks
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 4:27PM
Beautiful !!!!
9 Nov 2011 4:43PM
Beautiful. Great PoV and contrast.
alfie99 13 1 Wales
9 Nov 2011 5:11PM

Quote:A lovely image, and yes it does deserve more votes.Wink


hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 5:24PM
A cracking shot love it
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 7:25PM
We do like itSmile - thought it might have received more attention, to be truthfulSad

9 Nov 2011 7:52PM
Absolute Cracker of a capture....echo what Adrian has said " Thought it might have received more attention " Sad A rare sight !
9 Nov 2011 8:00PM
Fantastic capture! Excellent detail and I like the way you've (by the looks of things) caught the plovers attention. Becoming increasingly rare as well.
Platchet 14 5 8 Wales
9 Nov 2011 8:04PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone, to be honest its more appreciated than the number of votes!
9 Nov 2011 9:37PM
Excellent shot of an unusual bird. The chick makes it special. Top work!!

Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
10 Nov 2011 3:37PM
Superb you can hide something like this for so long is beyond me - shame on you!

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