Golden Plover - Western Isles Bird Sightings - Bird Photos
A medium-sized plover with a distinctive gold and black summer plumage. In winter the black is replaced by buff and white.
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Golden Plover Photographs - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings
In breeding plumage this bird is easy to identify with its black face, breast and belly, contrasting wit the paler golden brown upper parts and it really does stand out. Although there are some resident birds in The Western isles - in winter these golden plovers are joined by immigrants from the North and East with flocks of several thousand not being uncommon.