Hooded Lapwings

Masked Lapwings, commonly referred to as Plovers, I took and edited these in September last year. I was lucky enough to find a breeding pair only meters from a carpark on the Domain where I could easily and safely get nice close shots. Plovers will dive bomb to protect their turf and as you will see, have some serious weapons.

They remained unpublished as there was more photos in the series to edit ..

And in October …

Olympus / OM System OM-1, Olympus 75-300 f4.8-6.7 II ED MSC lens.

12 thoughts on “Hooded Lapwings

    1. They are also quite fearless with those spurs and will attack by dive bombing if they feel threatened, especially with chicks about. One of them will usually wander off squawking to lure you away from the chicks first.

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    1. Thanks Morgaine, they are intriguing and fun to watch, but you do need to be careful that they don’t dive bomb you especially with chicks about, they can be quite aggressive and pretty fearless!

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  1. Great photos. I have memories of being swooped by plovers in the footy oval behind the tiny bush school I attended in NSW. But I think some of the kids did tease them which was not nice. Interesting birds.

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