Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I observed the stress of the Plover who had a nest just below where this man slept.
I have often seen people settling to sunbathe on top of a Plover breeding site.
The Oystercatchers abandoned their first nest. Was this their second attempt?
Here too they were vulnerable to people climbing the dunes.
This kind of protection would have saved their brood. - click here -
The Oystercatchers did not succeed to breed at Horse Trails (Big Bay, Cape Town) this year.
I saw dogs chasing them and people walking over their nests. The beach cleanup team seemed unaware of the birds breeding also.
The photograph of an African black Oystercatcher was taken between Big Bay and the Horse Trails.