Golden Plovers

12th November 2012
There are always a couple of flocks of Golden Plover around on the upland areas of the Brecon Beacons in winter, they are often overlooked, but if you see them they are a very beautiful bird. I saw a flock as I was driving across a local moor so I stopped and took a few shots. I watched several people walk right past them without noticing because these birds defence is to crouch down until you can hardly see them. Providing you don't make a noise and don't move too much they are quite approachable, they were sunbathing in amongst some old bracken stubble, not the most ideal location for a good shot but still worth photographing.
Please see UK Birds, Waders and Plovers