Grey Plover juvenile?

A few days ago I went to my local nature reserve and I came across a grey plover. I was wondering if it is a juvenile or just an adult in winter plumage.

Sorry if the quality is poor.

  • I'm tempted to say winter plumage, but I could be very wrong, I'm still learning, though I'm sure someone will confirm one way or another soon enough.


    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Dark ear spot, darker crown, dark in front of eye and more streaking indicate a juvenile. Quite late migrating, (although juveniles are usually later than adults) they moved through my stretch of coast about 2 months ago, although some do over-winter.
  • There were a good number of these on the Northumberland coast a couple of weeks ago. The biggest number was on Lindisfarne causeway but they seemed to be solitary birds.


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  • I've got to say that the quality of your photo is a long way from poor.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.