Images (taken by Dave M. Houston) of a pair following us as we traversed the northern landing shore platform.
Poor quality images of pairs that followed me around all morning whilst I was happily collecting saxicolous, crustose lichens. A frustratingly difficult bird to photograph with a poor quality camera (note to self - buy better camera). As you hammer out lichens they happily sit next to you contributing sympathetic 'peeps' when you bash your hand, but when you stop and point a camera at them they *&^% off... Still good to see they are still around, the world would be a poorer place without them.
One pair with others occasionally haggling over territory
Small flock next to brackish lake inland of sand dunes
Hoodies and chicks but also lots of people and dogs. Let's hope it works out ok.
A pair at the Eastern end of Johanna beach - in a cordoned area, in front of the creek, but vulnerable to dog walkers and beach users.
One individual skulking by a beach-side creek (Wild Dog creek estuary), 1km from Skene's Creek towards Apollo Bay - with many pedestrians, dogs and beach users nearby.
No bands on its legs
This lone male shore plover was a long way from home. It was bred and released on Mana Island off the Wellington Coast.
Six birds seen, 5 colour-banded and one unbanded. Colour-banded birds were: OG-YR; GB-WY; ---YG; OG-WY and WY-GB. All presumably birds that have dispersed across from Mana Island