Masked

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde

If anyone has encountered a Masked Lapwing, they will give you the truth. Come near my nest and look out. Trouble is Masked Lapwings, or Plovers as they are generally known, lay their eggs anywhere they want. I have seen nests in the middle of football fields or on the grass verge on the side of a road.

They will defend their right to be casual egg layers quite violently. They have spurs on their wings which can be quite nasty if attacked.

24 thoughts on “Masked

    1. Only if you go near the nest. They make a lot of noise and if that doesn’t move you away they they’ll fly at you.
      Doing OK at the moment. staying busy watching my burnt fences getting rebuilt at last. Hope you are OK. Still at roadrunner?

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      1. tiny is but I am back in family home packing for the brothers as they wont get back before settlement. Plan to relocate if this settlement happens … brothers are drawing it out …

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