Where to see them
Breeds on the moorlands of the Scottish Highlands, northern England and N Wales. In winter some remain in N and W Scotland, near the coast, while others, including Continental birds, move to the coast of eastern England where they can be found on saltmarshes and coastal fields.
When to see them
Breeding areas are occupied from April to September. Birds then move out of their upland range, going to more coastal areas, with Pennines breeders going to the east coast of England. They stay on the coast from October until March.
What they eat
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||6,000-15,000 pairs||100,000-150,000 birds (incl Ireland)||-|