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Three banded Plover and Chick

Three banded Plover and Chick

This Three banded Plover had it’s nest out in the open on very broken ground and within a metre of one of the game viewing trails! It is a tiny bird though and I only spotted it as I stopped next to it to look at some elephants. It was agitated by my presence and was making a chirping noise. I moved away and photographed it using a 1.4x converter on my 200 – 400 f4 – not ideal but it was a bright day so I could stop the lens down to help with image quality.

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Dad was also patrolling the area nearby.

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I went back there today and mother and chick have fortunately relocated to a much better spot way off the main track.

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