Plucky Plovers – watch out!

Mr Iced Vovo and I have been watching the daily activities of a pair of Plovers that have set up their nest right over our back fence.

One used to sit on the nest nearly all day without much movement. And if one got up the other would take its place sitting on the nest.

Plover nesting
Plover nesting

Then the chicks arrived:
Fuzzy little chicks
Fuzzy little chicks

And they continue to grow…
I came home to find the family pecking in the front lawn but when I raced inside and came out with the camera they got shy and started running up the street:
Plover family camera shy!
Plover family camera shy!

This little one was left behind before making a mad dash to catch the others – thus the distorted image.
Catch me if you can!
Catch me if you can!

They scampered around to the reserve out the back of the house but were still refusing to get their photo taken.
Don't get too close buster!
Don’t get too close buster!

But be warned – don’t get too close to them as the parents will swoop and chase you away! We have witnessed them chasing away other birds, dogs, people and anything else that comes, what they consider, too near to their nest and chicks!

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