I spotted this out of the window…
You may ask!
A Masked Lapwing (also known as a Masked Plover or the Spur Winged Plover ~ Vanellus miles)
So I took a closer look (when the bird had gone for a walk) and look what she was sitting on 🙂
Then, a few days later – on mid-winter’s day…
look what she had 🙂
The parents are very defensive of their young and are known to swoop to scare intruders away, or feign a broken wing to detract attention away from their chicks
But the instinct of the young upon hearing the danger call from their parent is to duck and freeze ~
Can you see anything by the stick on the left above?
Barely visible even this close up
A camouflaged baby chick ducking out of harm’s way! 😀