Scientific name: Charadrius hiaticula
Environment located in: Open ground on beaches or wetland flats
sculpture scale: 1:1
Suitable for outdoor display: Yes (sitting only)
materials used: High fired ceramics and matt glazes
The ringed plover is a small, dumpy, short-legged wading bird. It is brownish grey above and whitish below. It has a orange bill, tipped with black, orange legs and a black-and-white pattern on its head and breast. In flight it shows a broad white wing-stripe. Breeds on beaches around the coast, but has also now breeding inland in sand and gravel pits and former industrial sites. Many UK birds live here all year round, but birds from Europe winter in Britain and birds from Greenland and Canada pass through on migration.