A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
Because of restraints on time, and let’s face it, only limited material on a small island, some posts are being recycled/updated from earlier.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Who was that masked bird?

Actually, it's a plover, specifically a masked lapwing, or Vanellus Miles. They're common on Lamb Island, always in pairs (this one's partner was camera-shy), and function as something of a lookout for all kinds of other birds who, whenever a lapwing gives its distinctive warning cry, take off immediately for the cover of the nearest foliage. More about masked lapwings here.