Little Ringed Plover "foot-tapping" to collect food.--On 2nd April i960, at a reservoir near the Suffolk coast, I watched a Little Ringed Plover {Charadrius dubius) feeding on the muddy bottom of a drained pond. It was tripping methodically around and every now and then stretching out one leg (either being used) to tap its foot quickly several times on the mud in front of it. It would then dash forw...

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