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Exe Estuary
A Special Protection Area, Site of Special Scientific Interest and a wetland of international importance
An aerial photograph of the Exe Estuary (c) Still Imaging
Photo of Grey Plover near shoreline

The grey plover spends winter on the Exe in their non-breeding plumage featuring a pale white underside and mottled grey back, with a short, black bill. 

A common feeding behaviour of the grey plover is a very upright standing position, running a few steps, then suddenly stopping to probe the mud. 

The grey plover breeds in Arctic coastal regions across the north of Alaska, Canada and Russia nesting on the ground in shallow scrapes created in dry, open tundra.

Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 5: the Red List for Birds (2021).