PLOVER, The Golden. This beautiful bird generally visits us about the beginning of November, and takes its departure early in February. The golden plover frequents salt marshes in flocks. It breeds in Ireland; and is also very common in some parts of the Highlands of Scotland, particularly in Caithness and Sutherlandshire. The female lays four eggs of a pale olive colour, variegated with blackish spots. They fly in small flocks, and make a shrill whistling noise, by an imitation of which they are sometimes enticed within gun-shot.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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