Hooded Plover

Subject: Hooded Plover
From: Darryl Morgan <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 17:37:11 +1100
I observed a pair of Hooded Plovers for most of the day at Point Nepean, Mornington Nat Park. When it comes to birds I'm a beginner, but they possibly looked like they were attempting to create a nest. One of them, presumably the female, was going high up onto the dune where the tide didn't affect it and was making a crater (kicking sand) into the dune. It would then sit there, until it was disturbed by people walking past. However it did come back to the same spot a few times. Out of interest, what happens if they do nest and have eggs or young. Is the female behaviour similar to that of the Red-capped Plover when approaching it's nest? Or will they be more inclined to abandon the nest?


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