Pied Plover (Vanellus cayanus)

On some of the sandbanks I saw chicks, like this one. At first I only noticed the adults, but As I noticed they were not fleeing, but preferred to walk away from my prescence I figured there must be young ones nearby.

This one looks so small and frail, but is perfectly capable of finding food on its own.

Every day the river is growing a little, and thus the sandbank is submerged a bit more. As this is the beginning of the rainy season, it will most likely be able to fly away to better grounds well before the bank is completely submerged.

Last updated on 7 January 2015