This juvenile Ringed Plover is a wonderful bird. In Orkney the Ringed Plover is called Sandy Laverock.
The UK conservation status of Ringed Plover is red. That’s because of:
- Recent Breeding Population Decline (1969-2010);
- Recent Winter Population Decline (1981-2010);
- Recent Breeding Range Decline (1981-2010); and
- Recent Winter Range Decline (1981-2010).
I hope this one will be in Orkney next year and that I’ll be there to see it.