Little Ringed Plover eating tadpole. On 14th May 1989, at a disused, partly infilled gravel-pit in Leicestershire which had been prone to extensive winter flooding, the area was swarming with tadpoles of the common frog Rana temporaria. A Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius which had been picking small items from the surface of dry, bare earth reached one of the pools, waded in a little way and

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