28 June 2018
Slow time a comin'
The slow season is approaching. The weather forecast is awful the next week too and of course the World Cup is on (Germany-ha!)................
The Kentish Plovers were on their beach last Monday.
There were 3 pairs actually (plus a Little-ringed Plover nearby too). We found 2 chicks.
They crouch motionless at avoid predation (but I wonder how many get trodden on: the beach is popular with fishermen).
We left soon after snapping a few photos and when we were a safe distance away the parents called and the chicks got up and scurried away...........
The adults also use the old plover trick of faking a broken wing to distract would-be predators..............
Nice to have such a bird breeding on the local beaches, although the adults are tricky to photograph in such bright light............even when they stay still for a second or two.
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I hope the little guys survive.ReplyDelete
The parents seem to be doing their jobs very well at least..........Delete
I worry about the few ringed Plovers we have left. Continual disturbance. Yes, enjoyed one result, not the other.ReplyDelete
I think I would have taken England's situation now had it been offered at the start of the tournament. I would have played a full strength team against Belgium and said f**k it let's see what happens in the knock-out stages. Part of me is glad we avoided Japan: if we lost that I'd never live it down.Delete