Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Early Spring Chicks

Spur-winged Plover

This little nest was in the paddock below our house. These birds make their nest anywhere in the paddocks with very little nesting material and blend in with the surroundings. The only reason I found this one was because it was chirping. 

Early spring chicks @ Jocees Farm

The first chick was on his way out.

Early spring chicks @ Jocees Farm

Early spring chicks @ Jocees Farm

These 2 pictures are of the parents. There are a few of them on the farm, they live here all year round and breed here. I couldn't get close enough for a clear shot so had to zoom from a distance.

Early spring chicks @ Jocees Farm

I checked back in a few hours and found this little guy still drying off and stumbling around on his big feet. Once they hatch the family keeps moving so I haven't been able to photograph them again.


  1. Hello, that is exciting find. I remember someone posting these birds, They are called the Spur-winged Plover or Masked Lapwing? The chick is adorable. Great photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

    1. Thanks Eileen, have found them in my book now. I was hoping someone would recognize them. :)


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