Tag Archives: masked lapwings

Plovers on the Shore

22 Jan
Plovers on the shore

Plovers on the shore

Now and again I see Plovers on the shore of the local swimming baths.

More formally known as Masked Lapwings, these are quite handsome birds. It’s a treat to see them against the backdrop of the river.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: A Silver Gull and a Masked Lapwing

24 Oct
Plover and Sea-gull

Plover and Sea-gull

I like to photograph the unusual. and it’s not every day that one sees a Masked Lapwing and a Silver Gull quite near each other on the beach by the river.

Silver Gulls are quite commonly found here, but the Masked Lapwings are a fairly rare sight. I guess that they have found the sands to be to their liking.

Enjoy this scene, on a river in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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Visitors on the Shore

7 Jul
Plovers on the Shore

Plovers on the Shore

Visitors on the shore…

Some time ago these handsome bird underwent a name change.  What once we all called ‘Plovers’ are now officially known as ‘Masked Lapwings’.

Is this an improvement?

Whatever your thoughts, I hope that you will agree that this pair make a lovely sight on the sandy shore.

Rare and charming  visitors to the local swimming baths…

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