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This is the new chick of the Masked Lapwing that made it’s nest in the rocks on the open ground next to a car park late last year. Sometime called a Plover, the Masked Lapwing has spurs on the wings and will try to protect the chick by drawing the aggressors attention away by first feigning injury, looking more attractive to a predator; and then by attack.

I have been following the progress of this nesting pair. Of the 3 eggs just one has resulted in a chick. It’s a hard life. I take a shot each week of the chick and this appears to now be 2 weeks old. It is the cutest little thing.

Taken in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS-L lens and Canon 2X converter.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    very well done!

  • Awesome stuff! Thanks very much!!! :)

    – Peter Doré

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Look at those beautiful eyes and long amazing legs and feet. That is a cute bird, Pete, and such a clear, gorgeous image of it. I’ve got to send a link to Cindy Schnackel. Congrats on your feature too.

  • Thanks Frannie! I’d love to see what Cindy would do with this chick. I have more pics of it if she wants to see any. Cheers!

    – Peter Doré

  • vic321
    vic321almost 2 years ago

    So cute !

  • Thanks!

    – Peter Doré

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thanks John!

    – Peter Doré

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Cool! Feel free to draw his resemblance! That would be awesome!!

    – Peter Doré

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 2 years ago

    Oh, he’s adorable – so cute and fluffy! Great lighting, clarity, and DoF! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks Anita! :)

    – Peter Doré

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...almost 2 years ago

    So wonderful!

  • Thanks so much! :)

    – Peter Doré

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Thanks Peter, I will keep that in mind! He’s such a cutie,

  • Thanks Cindy!!

    – Peter Doré

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossalmost 2 years ago

    I just love this image…. the chick is soooo cute and the clarity is perfect!

  • Thanks so much! :)

    – Peter Doré

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossalmost 2 years ago

    To view your feature up large and leave a comment please click HERE

    Bevlea & Melissa
    January 2013

  • Thanks so much! That’s great!

    – Peter Doré

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