12 March 2013

Australian Magpie-Lark + Masked Lapwing (Plover)

Later Addition after comments noted:  it can be confusing, this is not the familiar Magpie, but an Australian Magpie-Lark, more commonly known as the Pee-Wee

 
 
 
 
 Magpie, a larger bird with sturdy beak
 
 
 
later addition: THIS one is the Masked Lapwing (Plover)  My apology, I forgot to tag it.
 



Location: The Entrance, N.S.W.

21 comments:

Brian King said...

Great photos, Carole! I've seen pictures of the Lapwing before and it's an unusual bird! The "mask" is a bit strange looking.

Karen said...

That Lapwing is an unusual looking bird, nice photos Carol.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, and the last one is fantastic, superb.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole, the sharpness is very good.
They are all very well photographed, my compliments
Greetings Irma

diane b said...

A Magpie lark I wondered what their real name was. I've always called them pee wees.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - for reasons mostly to do with me being rather silly, we call the Plovers "the bird of stress" - and I think I can see a stressed look in his (?) eye!

Nice pictures

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dianne said...

I love those Plover captures Carole .... I remember them from my child-hood.

Phil said...

Stunning shots of both species Carole. I can't help but notice how both have such long legs. I guess you have good grass growth all year round in Australia with birds adapted to that?

TexWisGirl said...

both are so cool looking! thanks for sharing them!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, your Australian magpies are much more colorful than ours....I've been able to capture an image of one only once! They are so quick ...and very shy.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You are becoming the premier bird photographer among the blogs I follow. Well done.

Montanagirl said...

The Magpie is so different from ours! That Lapwing is striking with his yellow mask.

Deanna said...

Love the yellow faces...!!!

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty bird! Wonderful photos, Carole!

Andrew said...

Wonderful birds to see Carole... your images are fantastic.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, the Australien Magpie is really different from the European Magpie. Very interesting and wonderful photos.

einfachtilda said...

So wunderschöne Vögel und bei uns ist Winter und das im März.

LG Mathilda ♥

Carole M. said...

I've added a couple more photos this post to differentiate between the magpie-lark, and the magpie. Two completely differing bird types

Evelyn S. said...

Now I see (and read) the difference, Carole! Both are fascinating birds...."long and lean."

Judy said...

I guess those are the masked lapwings, with the yellow faces! They are very striking looking!! Like nothing I have seen before!
How I envy your green grass!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the yellow mask on the magpie.