I've been seeing huge flocks of these at Strangford Lough in the Winter for years, but never gotten close enough to ID them.
This is the best (pretty awful!) photo I've managed to date, but was hoping someone here would be able to help.
I've been googling images, but I can't find anything that has those eye markings. I was reckoning on a plover of some sort: they are about 1/2 - 2/3 the size of a Redshank.
Hopefully someone can lend some clarity, or I'm going to just have to keep trying to get closer! Thanks