Masked Lapwing Chick (“Plover”) Vanellus Miles
The parents are supposed to stop me getting this close, but the parents of this chick at Franklin had obviously become used to cars being around the Wooden Boat School, and also tolerated a bloke gardening nearby. This was shot out the car window. They are very cute, especially when they waggle their tiny wings. If you email me, I’ll send you a picture of that. This one has now grown into a normal angry plover.
Nikon D7200, Nikkor 200-500mm@500mm.
1/1000s, f5.6, ISO 160.