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THE VULNERABILITY OF PLOVER NESTS ON OUR BEACHES

Posted on the 23rd February 2022

We almost stood on the White-fronted Plover eggs, laid in a scrape on the sand amongst some kelp.

It was late afternoon and high tide so this stretch of beach is no more than 15m wide.

The Plovers had moved off the eggs but were not trying to distract the beach walkers.

I decided to wait to see if they would head back to incubate the eggs. They did and we were some distance away (150-600mm zoom used to photograph these birds) but wow they really blend in with the beach landscape!

If you weren’t looking, you wouldn’t notice them...
Jenny Parsons
February 2020

Plover on nest before flying off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggs in the sand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult back on nest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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