Drive-by Shooting

Shot from a golf cart ;-)

I'd stopped momentarily to wait for some golfers to play through and spied this Masked Lapwing nearby, so hefting the 400mm at it, I snagged this shot.

View all photos taken: Friday, 14th May 2010, This photo: 9:58am

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  • P de G 1952 said:
    Could this bird also be referred to as a Plover. Has a nasty disposition when approached.
  • looby88 said:
    you hefted well !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep one and the same. They have a spur on their wings and can be relatively dangerous if they want to be.
  • David de Groot said:
    Uncropped too :)
  • chooks! said:
    Do these birds contain venom in their spur? That is what i've heard.
  • David de Groot said:
    No, that's just an old tale to scar children :P
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Wonderful bird! But this particular specimen seems to be a bit shy though, since it looked away :-)
  • 11T.Co said:
    The can be noisy in the middle of the night whilst we all try to sleep; I like their face colouring which looks like they're wearing a carnival mask.
    You also reminded me that I took a similar shot last year on the bigma's first day out which I'll post.
  • David de Groot said:
    Better looking away than swooping down in attack formation ;-)
    Yeah they don't just annoy people during the day, that's for sure.