Friday 2 January 2015

Sociable Plovers

Finally caught up with the Sociable Plover flock at Urim. The 'usual' field wasn't the one that I'd seen them on in previous years, hence a bit of confusion and the delay. I saw a large flock of Lapwings circling over the fields and, as they resettled on the field, I picked out the Sociables. Distant but very distinctive.

Although they were associated with the Lapwings they kept themselves very much to themselves. Superb birds - a pleasure to see.

Back in Nir Oz this Sparrowhawk chased a Collared Dove into the chain link fence surrounding the tennis courts. They landed in a puff of feathers with the Sparrowhawk on top. Our dog ran over to investigate - causing the falcon to fly off into this tree - thus spoiling what could have been my photo of the year.

NW India - 9th to 22nd February 2020 (Kosi River, Corbett NP, Haripur Dam, Pangot, Sattal, Chopta, Walterre)

If you look through the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, 2011) you cannot help noticing the huge range of s...