Perplexing Plovers!

We've all seen plovers sitting on nests situated plum in the middle of wide expanses of parklands, lawns or roadside verges!

 ... or flying around and squawking loudly to protect their nests! So just what is this perplexing behaviour all about?

Photo courtesy of Ed Frazer

Believe it or not, there IS a strategy!

Click here to read all about the quirky minds of Plover parents in the June edition of Jim Butler's "Feather Fascination."