Golden Plover – 1949

Pluvialis apricaria ?sub-sp

Mathew describes it as a “winter visitor; perhaps, also, a resident”.  In the very cold spring of 1886 “the lower parts of the county were visited by tens of thousands” and they came into Haverfordwest streets.  Breeding has not been confirmed; it remains a winter visitor, often in considerable numbers.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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