I’m lucky enough to see them reasonably often —
when we go camping at Yorke Peninsula,
and also on our home beach south of Adelaide.
They’re always in a pair, a trio or a quartet when I see them —
They scurry along the shore,
instantly distinguishable from the more common red-capped plover
by their size, and their gorgeous black hood.
I hope I’ll keep seeing them for the rest of my life.