Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Grey Plover, Musselburgh, Scotland, November 2002 - click for larger image Scotland

The Grey Plover breeds along the Arctic coast of Russia, Siberia and North America. Most of the Russian population pass through western Europe on their way to wintering grounds in West Africa. Other populations winter in southern Asia, Australia and South America.

Grey Plover, Aberlady Bay, Scotland, October 2004 - click for larger image It is a big plover with a large head and a heavy bill. In flight it has a bold white wing-bar, black axillaries and a white rump.
Grey Plover, Aberlady Bay, Scotland, October 2004 - click for larger image
Grey Plover, Aberlady Bay, Scotland, October 2006 - click for larger image
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