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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. It wasn’t without excitement though! 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 […]

Now for something completely different …

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beautiful / Nature / Western Hooded Plover

I am taking part in BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Birds Project. I have been allocated an area of beach to monitor along with another woman (see map below). This morning I did my second monitoring visit looking for the elusive Western Hooded Plover (pictured below). These delightful creatures nest directly on the beach or the nearby dunes and their nests are susceptible to being stepped on by people or damaged by dogs. They are so well […]