Scientific name: Pluvialis squatarola
The Grey plover is similar to the Golden plover, but as its name suggests, has a silver- and black-speckled back, rather than a gold one. It is only found at the coast and is mostly a winter migrant.
Average lifespan: 9 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).