It’s quite a wild windy sort of day here on Pomeroy Reserve with blustery showers, so we
were really surprised whilst doing the farm check this morning to see a flock of about 20
Black-Winged Plover. The Crowned Plover have been busy nesting and rearing their chicks
up on the top veldt of the reserve. We are quite used to hearing their nosy squawking as
they try and distract us and to keep away from the chicks. The chicks are now well grown
and should soon be flying. This morning was such a surprise to realise that the noise was
coming from the Black-Winged Plover. They are easily distinguishable from the Crowned
Plover, as they lack the black cap and white “halo”.