The Ringed Plover (Feadóg Chladaigh) 40p
The Ringed Plover has
They are found all over Ireland and they are winter visitors. They breed mainly in
arctic Canada, Greenland, and Iceland in Northern Europe and much of Africa.
You will find plovers along the seashore and beaches, mudflats and sandy inland lakes.
Like all mothers, the female protects her young.
The female is famous for pretending to be hurt if an enemy comes near her nest. She pretends to have an injured wing to draw the enemy away from her nest, where her young chicks are nesting.I saw this once on a nature video in school. I would love to see this sometime for real. It would look very funny.
Who said birds don't have brains? This is a very good trick.