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.
Labels: Kentish Plover