masked lapwing

To: "'Lorretta'" <>, <>
Subject: masked lapwing
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:51:43 +1000
Hello Loretta,

I know that these birds that have not been close to people are wary but in
urban situations they can be closely approachable but I haven't encountered
anything like that. I suggest that the person or people to ask are whoever
has had an involvement with this bird previously. We can all make guesses
but without the knowledge of the full story, these are only guesses and no
way of knowing if it is correct. My guess is this bird was likely hand
raised by people and is imprinted or has been tamed and fed by people since
being adult. So if you can ask around your area if anyone knows of this
bird, that may be useful. 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Lorretta
Sent: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:09 AM
Subject: masked lapwig

Hello, could you advise me on a plover that has been coming into the 
very front of our home, even walking right up to our front door and 
looking at us.  The plover has allowed the kids to pick her up. she has been
hanging around for about 4 days now.  Follows us around the 
front yard, and even following us to our cars before we drive off.  She 
doesn't appear to be injured or sickly. The road behind us has large 
flat land where we have seen the birds nest.  Any insight on what is 
happening with this plover as I have never seen this behaviour before, 
and am totally intrigued.  Thanks so much 


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