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Kentish Plover chick

Charadrius alexandrinus


Sand dunes and seashore


These chicks can run very fast, but then they suddenly freeze in a hollow in the sand. It is possible to pick them up and they still pretend not to be there or play totally dead! The parents will often feign injury a little way away to try to draw your attention away from the chicks. I will post more photos of this behaviour later.

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32 Comments (1–25)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

So Cute!;-)

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Very cute. Congratulations!

Liam 8 years ago

Nice one, Malcolm! Congrats on SOTD!

BrandonBlount 8 years ago

Malcolm, Congratulations on the SOTD! :-) Great Spotting and awesome information!

Jeannette 8 years ago

Congratulations :)

Thank you everyone. This was last years chick, I have just posted pictures of this years chicks here: but can you see them?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

What a Great spotting congratulations Malcolm :):)
Felicidades tio

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Congratulations and great information!

Matthijs 8 years ago

congratz!! nice!

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Adorable spotting~ and congrats on SOtD

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Malcolm!

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 8 years ago

Cute bird :)

Atul 8 years ago

congrats Malcolm !

chebeague2 8 years ago

so cute! i love it!

arlanda 8 years ago

Congratulations Malcolm, you deserved it long ago!

Thanks everyone, I only found out when I checked my e-mail after lunch today.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Malcolm !

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD Malcolm!

KarenL 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable Malcolm! Congratulations!

OnengDyah 8 years ago


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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Great spotting, Malcolm. Congratulations for SOTD, well deserved.

AntónioGinjaGinja 8 years ago

Malcolm :) congratulations great spotting,great spotting page,great friend :)

catgrin 8 years ago

Absolutely charming!

CourtneyVerk 8 years ago

Congratulations! So well deserved.

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Aug 4, 2011

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