PICTURES: Ringed plover chick takes first steps at White Park Bay, Co. Antrim

A ringed plover chick waits for its mother at White Park Bay, Co. Antrim.

With its pebble-like down, the chick is perfectly camouflaged against the shingle on the famous Northern Ireland beach. It was spotted scuttling on the beach by ranger Christie Greer last week.

There are estimated to be only 5,600 breeding pairs of ringed plover in the UK and the bird has been given a ‘red status’ by the RSPB.

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Ringed plover chick at White Park Bay, Co. Antrim. Credit: Christie Greer/National Trust

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Ringed plover chick at White Park Bay, Co. Antrim. Credit: Christie Greer/National Trust

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