Musings of a middle aged misfit.
ahh aren't they the cutest! I will be on the lookout for chicks around here - we have a number of pairs of lapwings near where we live
Awwww ... what a great set of images. And the light you have used is terrific.
That is a beautiful bird! I think I have never seen it before... And the chick is so cute!!!
Mmmm ... had to go on a search because I had always thought this bird to be a Spur-winged Plover. but thanks to your mate Wiki, I am now thoroughly confused.Read this: There are two distinct races which until recently were thought to be separate species. The Masked Lapwing of Northern Australia (Vanellus miles miles) has an all-white neck and large yellow wattles with the Male having a distinctive mask and larger wattles, the Spur-winged Plover of the southern and eastern states (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) has a black neck-stripe and smaller wattles. (Note that the northern hemisphere Spur-winged Plover is a different bird: see Spur-winged Plover.)I think I will leave all this "naturalist" stuff up to David Attenborough!!
Classic ugly duckling metamorphosis. Baby birds are never pretty, unlike baby mammals.
It's beautiful bird.
A lot of people mistake the banded lapwing, and masked lapwing, for plovers. People interchange the names all the time here in Tasmania.We have a lot of lapwings around here. They are great parents, always on the lookout!
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