Golden Plover (European Golden-Plover) Pluvialis apricaria

A common winter visitor and passage migrant in Norfolk. Flocks of several hundred may be found at many sites along the coast and also inland.

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Golden Plovers, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 17th July 2004

 

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Golden Plover, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 28th February 2004

 

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Golden Plover, Harris (Outer Hebrides, UK), 17th May 2004

 

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Golden Plovers, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 14th March 2005

 

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Golden Plovers, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 25th December 2009

 

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Golden Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 9th February 2008

 

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Golden Plover, south of Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 4th April 2014

 

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Golden Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th November 2009

 

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Golden Plovers, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 9th March 2005

 

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Golden Plovers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2013

 

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Golden Plover, Ringstead (Norfolk, UK), 29th October 2008

 

Golden Plover, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 18th September 2003

 

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male Golden Plover, Waxham (Norfolk, UK), 11th May 2004. Birds from the south of their breeding range do not usually attain such extensive black on their underparts so this spring migrant almost certainly emanates from a northern population. Northern birds are sometimes assigned to a distinct race altifrons, but due to variation in both northern and southern populations many authorities do not regard this as a valid subspecies.

 

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Golden Plover, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 18th September 2014

 

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Golden Plover, Ringstead (Norfolk, UK), 25th October 2007

 

Golden Plover (probably female), Waxham (Norfolk, UK), 11th May 2004

 

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Golden Plover, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 3rd January 2011

 

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Golden Plover, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 10th September 2011

 

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Golden Plovers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 12th February 2011

 

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Golden Plovers, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 21st October 2011

 

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leucistic Golden Plover, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 21st October 2011

 

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Golden Plovers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 12th February 2011

 

Golden Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 1st November 2004

 

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Golden Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 5th November 2011

 

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Golden Plovers, Beetley (Norfolk, UK), 5th April 2013

 

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Golden Plovers, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2013

 

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Golden Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 2nd November 2013

 

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Golden Plovers, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 26th October 2014

 

Golden Plovers, Porthgwarra (Cornwall, UK), 22nd November 2013