Friday 16 September 2016

Plover Appreciation Day

Dunno who invents these World insert something here Days, but they all seem rather spurious to me. As far as I can tell it's World Something Day every day, and days specifically for Plovers (today), or Laughter (May 1), Star Wars (take a wild guess), or Pancakes (variable.....) seem a little bit lame. Why isn't there a Wheatear Appreciation Day for instance? We could have 365 of them. Still, Plovers are nice birds, and it's not like I need much of an excuse to roll out a blog post overflowing with photos, and trawling the archives it seems that I do have quite a few images of Plovers tucked away. So here are a few for you to, er, appreciate I suppose. I think it would be better to have World non-appreciate days, hate days if you will. Hatred of Chickpeas Day would be my starter for ten. Or International Dog-free Day, where no dogs were allowed out of their houses. International Dog-free Week sounds better actually. Month perhaps? At my work we have Global Volunteer Month, so there's precedent....

Semipalmated Plover

Spur-winged Plover

Piping Plover

Pacific Golden Plover

American Golden Plover

Wilson's Plover

White-tailed Plover
Isabelline Plover

Red-wattled Lapwing

Ringed Plover

European Golden Plover (pre-Brexit)

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