Friday, October 23, 2015

American Golden Plover

Thankfully the American Golden Plover that had previously been observed at Eyebrook Reservoir was relocated on private farmland near the Stockerston Junction where it was seen in company with a party of European Golden Plover and Lapwing.

The bird was easily identifiable, standing out from it's european cousins adorning its clearly visible white eye-stripe, its striking adult moulting plumage, and also appearing more upright and elongated.

A really lovely bird.

This was apparently the first for Leicestershire, but definitely a first for me.

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