Plover (Lapwing) Reflection

Our Dear Heart Keith asked Carolyn, when told of the misadventure our dearest had this day, to write a reflection for the Plover, a bird native to Australia.

You see, Dear Ones, as our dearest was walking around her neighbourhood, as often she does, a dive bombing pair of Plovers swooped upon her many times over. And this they do to protect their young.

Our dearest Carolyn knew this to be a protective behaviour. However, as this was the first time in her seventy two years that this had occurred, obviously it brought some excitement and surprise.

As she walked on she could not but help to look back to see if her attackers were ‘still on the prowl’. But no, Dear Hearts, they had caused the menacing behaviour of the human to be gone.

And this, Dear Ones, brings us to our reflection for the Plover.

We all share many behaviours with our cousins, so to speak, of the air, the fields, the oceans, the forests. Indeed all creatures upon Earth have need of defence mechanisms. Do they not? And this mechanism is in-built.

Yes, Dear Hearts; do not be surprised by the behaviour of others. There is always good reason.

Many Blessings, Dear Hearts

Many Blessings to All

© 2022 Carolyn Page & The Collective Consciousness
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Both image and music were sourced from Pixabay


    1. It sure is, Dorothy!
      I love to see the variety of birds we have in our neighbourhood. The Plover is such a sweet bird with its long legs and gentle demeanour. However, not so, apparently, when they have young. They don’t ‘nest’ as such, their young are raised on the grass. It’s a wonder any of them survive. 🙂

  1. Charlee: “That bird looks like somebody took a yellow nose from a different bird and stuck it on its face!”
    Chaplin: “But we will still stare at it.”
    Charlee: “Oh yes of course we’ll stare at it.”

        1. Yes, Ren, it’s a fabulous little creature. They grow to about 15 – 25inches or 50cm. The first time I saw them, as a child, was at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Being nocturnal the zoo had them in the ‘nocturnal’ house. By day it was dark so as they would be active. Special lighting made it possible to see them. I was so surprised by their small size and their ability to dart about their tank with enormous speed. So cute!

  2. Wonderful reflection with great meaning!! Your Plover experience reminds me of times as a child, when I got dive bombed by Blue Jays, protecting their young who fell from the nest.

    1. We have a few dove couples who breed in our backyard trees. They force their bubs out of the nest, sometimes before they are ready to fly! We’ve often found bubby bird corpses on the ground. Not for me to reason why. Perhaps I’ll just have to accept their behaviour; as is written in the reflection. It is sometimes hard though, to understand the ‘good reason’ for some behaviour. Obviously, more work to do… 🙂

  3. A marvelous teachable moment, Carolyn! I especially appreciated these words: “do not be surprised by the behaviour of others. There is always good reason.” I agree wholeheartedly! I am learning (ever so slowly) that we need to view people through the lens of mercy, which is not easy to do when experiencing challenging behaviour. You have given me something to think about in the days ahead. Hugs!!

    1. Oh, me too, Rebecca.
      I’m currently dealing (inwardly) with a difficult neighbour! Perhaps this is why the little Plovers attacked me – so as I could be given this understanding.
      Yes, life isn’t always easy! There always seems to be a challenge or two!

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