Our local resident Plovers have chicks again this year. Three this time - we can only hope they manage to get them all to adulthood. Most years they lose one or two along the way - from dogs and cats and careless drivers. These little guys are past the tiny baby stage and might have more of a fighting chance. Mum and Dad are extremely protective of the babies and challenge anyone that comes too close - they call constantly to the chicks to keep them together.
So very cute.