In search of the elusive Western Hooded Plover

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South Western Australia / Western Hooded Plover

Still no sign of this elusive creature however it is fun looking.

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It wasn’t without excitement though!

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I spotted these fishermen on the shore when I arrived and saw them bring in a big fish just as I was leaving. They didn’t know I was behind them and they were really excited – jumping up and down and using the F word prolifically. I think they were a bit embarrassed when I asked if I could take their photo :-).

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We just got home before a big downpour of rain. Timed it perfectly.


  1. Anonymous says

    When you do get to see the elusive Western Hooded Plover please, please post a snap. Right now they seem mythical, in the same category as unicorns. Keep looking.

    • Yes, I will definitely do that. The research is happening to identify the numbers of these birds to see if they are a threatened species. Building a nest on the beach is not very sustainable!

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