11 June 2008

Beachfront birds #2 - Blacksmith Plover

I came across this Blacksmith plover in the bush behind Kings Beach.

He was objecting most vehemently to my presence. They make a klink klink sound very much like a hammer on an anvil.

Blacksmith Plovers are common throughout South Africa and will usually be found in flat areas with short grass, which are prone to soaking.

13 comments:

Kay said...

Oh my! These are gorgeous birds.

Jenty said...

Lovely birds.
I think the yellow flower just makes the photos though.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Max..
I have heard of these but this is the first time I have seen one. It look a stunner, and dose not need bright colours to do so.
Great captures Max

Tom

Kerri said...

Oh what a LOVELY Bird! Great shots Max!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful shot of an interesting bird. The yellow flowers popping up are a bonus.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

P.S. is the sound of its call (like a hammer on an anvil)give it the name of "Blacksmith" Plover?

Max-e said...

Pat I am not too sure about that. Will have to check it out.

Neva said...

You have such interesting wildlife where you are....very nice looking bird. The yellow flower is particularly nice.

Sandpiper said...

He's beautiful. I love South Africa and its wildlife and hope to go back for another visit one day. You have a great blog. I'll be back to look around some more.

Swubird said...

Max-e:

As always it so nice to see what life is like in South Africa. I have never been to there, so I really enjoy these images.

Happy trails.

Bob Johnson said...

Wow, cool looking bird, we have such ordinary looking ones here.

Susanne49 said...

What a beautiful bird. I like the diversity of wildlife in your country!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a strikingly lovely bird!