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    Post by Joy on Sat 12 Dec 2009, 2:38 pm

    A still of a baby Masked Lapwing taken while I was getting some movies of it & its two siblings. It was only a few days old then. More than three months have past & at least two of these babies are still alive & now have adult plumage though they are yet to fly.



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    Post by Joy on Sat 12 Dec 2009, 2:44 pm

    Here are images of adult Masked Lapwings. This is not the baby's parent. I was still learning the intricacies of my camera when these pics were hurriedly taken from inside our car.

    Note the very sharp barb protruding from the "elbow" of its wing. They use this to protect their young & to fend off potential predators.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:03 pm

    The masked lapwing is a favourite bird & we were so pleased today, to see this one come into the front yard of the complex in which we live. It is one of the family of masked lapwings that live across the road on the High School's football field. There is a fuller description of these birds in the Videos Of Birds in the Masked Lapwings & Chicks video. It wasn't easy getting these pics as they are fairly easily frightened off. Luckily, our front windows were reasonably clean. :lol2:

    Their major food source is underground grubs.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:04 pm

    Prowling for food.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:04 pm

    Listening.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:05 pm

    Still hunting.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:06 pm

    GOTCHA!!!!

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    Post by Joy on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 1:48 pm

    A masked lapwing, across the road, looking for its prey. This pic was taken with full zoom & cropped, cropped, cropped. :lol3:

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    Post by Joy on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 2:56 pm

    A couple of days later & the masked lapwing is in the same place, at the same time, still looking for grubs & bugs.

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    Post by Bruce on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 6:51 am

    A pair of masked lapwings on the front lawn this morning :)

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    Post by Joy on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 8:07 am

    That is a fantastic shot, Bruiser. It is great to see these birds in the yard. Hopefully they will return. :bravo:
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    Post by granny on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 5:30 pm

    Great pictures of a beautiful bird. :clap: Thanks, Granny
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    Post by Joy on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 9:06 pm

    They are our favourite bird, Granny & it is so good to see them flourishing in our area. Thankfully, there are many more of them, now, than there were a few short years ago.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 9:03 am

    One of the masked lapwings, who claim the high school's sports field as their territory, looking for lunch on the other side of the fence.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 9:04 am

    Seems it has a wing feather about to drop off as it is sticking out & making it look scruffy. They are such clean & neat-looking birds, too.

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