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These are rare images for me to have seen, (not taken by me) but too fabulous not to reshare. If you love birdlife then I suggest you follow this wonderful central victorian site
A friend alerted me to a pair of Masked Lapwings (Vanellus miles) raising some chicks on a roadside reserve in Newstead. When I first arrived, the adults were obvious, but the young not so apparent. I did notice that one bird looked a tad bulky. And with perhaps a few too many legs.
One bulky and multi-legged Lapwing.
Before too long, the parent stood and three tiny chicks emerged from the warmth under her wings and started foraging. A fourth emerged from under the other adult.
A cuteness overload
Whilst the parents were very watchful of there young and aggressively moved on any bird that came close, the young were not afforded the luxury of being fed by the adults. They had to do their own foraging in the little wetland left after the rain. Ad they seemed very successful in getting quite a bit of food out of…
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