These very small birds are amongst my favourites! A few days ago we were treated to the sight of at least six Red-capped Plovers doing their thing on the beach.
Although they are roughly ‘together’ they actually stay quite a distance apart ….. so it is difficult to capture more than one tiny bird at a time.
There is an obvious ‘pecking order’ with the dominant male running rapidly after any other male who comes too close.
Here you can see how much smaller the Red-capped Plovers are …. compared to the larger Oystercatchers. It is fun trying to capture the little birds!
They stop and start repeatedly, running with leg blurring speed, stopping abruptly, upright, looking, then quickly peck at their food find, and run again! One can’t help smiling!
The next post will be with Blogsy and the iPad, from the far north of Australia, but this time on the east coast, where I will attending a yoga convention and we will both be enjoying a wonderful holiday. Tomorrow we fly, first to Sydney, then four hours north … so prepare for some tropical photos from Cairns and Mossman Gorge.