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Long Live the Hoodie!
At least Long Live the Hooded Plover (aka the Hoodie). This beautiful little bird, endemic to Australia in listed as critically endangered in NSW and vulnerable in Victoria and South OZ. On the Fleurieu Peninsular, south of Adelaide, the population is recorded as 70 adult birds.

We have spent the weekend camping in Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu and were lucky today to see 2 of these beauties on the beach near our camp site. A super prize for Judy & me.

If anyone is interested, this link has more about these birds.

Hooded Plovers occur on beaches with large amounts of beach-washed seaweed. Densities are lowest on narrow, steep beaches, where there are few or no dunes, and where human activities are most intensive. In the south-west, they also occur on inland salt la
Victor harbor, South Australia
Date taken
21st August 2011
Scientific name
Thinornis rubricollis
Equipment used
Sony a200 - Sony 500mm f8 Reflex - Hand held
Great detail (especially the eye), angle, and setting, Eric; great-looking bird too, very well done mate
Great looking bird, love that red eye-ring Eric, super close-up mate.
Wonderful portrait of this beauty. Excellent and well appreciated commentary. Superb Eric.
superb closeup for this lovely Hoodie, i like this name more than that boring official one, LOOOOL.
Good colors and light as well as a fine POV.

Thank you for sharing,
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I think this is my favourite family of waders, it's a shame to hear that this species is so threatened.

A gorgeous shot Eric.


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