Monday, 25 August 2014

Ringed Plover - the watched watching the watcher

What a pleasure to spend some quality time in the presence of this most confiding of birds.

I was sitting on the rocks with the tide line some ten feet away and this character was busy feeding away, on occasions so close that I could not get focus with my 300mm F4 lens.

Then the moment, it stopped and gave me intense scrutiny for what seemed like minutes and was totally unphased, I almost felt that if I had put some meal worms on the palm of my hand it would have eaten from my hand.

A precious experience.

1 comment:

  1. These close encounters are a rare treat, it probably wished it had a camera too:-)