Plovers and lapwings (Charadriidae)
Where to see them
In summer they inhabit upland moorlands in the S Uplands and Highlands of Scotland, the Western and Northern Isles, the Peak District, N Yorkshire, Wales and Devon. In winter they move to lowland fields, forming large flocks, often in the company of lapwings.
When to see them
They occupy their breeding grounds from May to September. Winter flocks start to appear and build up after the breeding season with largest numbers between November and February.
What they eat
Worms and beetles
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