New Protected Species Spotted

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

We are delighted that a pair of Little Ringed Plovers have been spotted making themselves at home along the newly landscaped River Wallington.

Little Ringed Plover are very small brown and white birds with distinctive yellow rings around their eyes. Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, river edges and reservoir margins, where they nest on the ground on stones.

This protected species have not been seen on site before, so have been attracted by the improvements to the river.

Little Ringed Plover bird