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Golden Plover: Juveniles?

Observed: 23rd August 2011 By: Naomi and MichaelNaomi and Michael’s reputation in BirdsNaomi and Michael’s reputation in BirdsNaomi and Michael’s reputation in Birds
Golden Plover
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Am I right in saying that these are juvenile Golden Plovers? It's too early for winter plumage, I would have thought.

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Juveniles

The barring on the flanks and on the underparts suggests juveniles. Non-breeding adults do not have the black underparts, of course...but they are purer white below than these.

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Thanks!

Thanks!