Plovers and other sea-birds near Big Bay, Cape Town.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Plovers breeding 20-11-2008

Plover and chick. These Plovers were forced into the open by sunbathers occupying their nesting area. The crows were hovering nearby. This chick will be lucky if it survives. The Blouberg Oystercatchers did not seem to find an undisturbed breeding spot on this beach this year.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Predators among the Plovers

Plover beach, between Big Bay and the Horse Trails.

Dog sniffing a Plover chick dropped by the crow. The crow possibly found the chick after it was disturbed from it's camouflaged place of hiding.