Ringed Plover

There’s a bird on the rocks in Rapness Bay.

Ringed Plover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

In fact, there are two now:

Ringed Plover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a Ringed Plover. In Orkney it’s known as a Sinloo or Sandy Laverock. The scientific name so we don’t get confused with every language and dialect is Charadrius hiaticula.

When they are on the shore they use the run-and-pause method of feeding on invertebrates.They always look busy when they are feeding. This one is calling because it’s seen me:

Ringed Plover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And then it’s gone.

Ringed Plover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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