Sigh...plovers

I don't care who you are or how serious you are about ornithology and birding, plovers are cute, man. They skitter around on tiny little legs and turn their heads at odd angles. Nine times out of ten, I'm strictly business with the birds but I'll let you in on a little secret: inside I am screaming about how friggin' adorable they are.

Take the Little Ringed Plover for instance.

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - Għadira Natural Reserve, Il-Mellieħa, Malta

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - Għadira Natural Reserve, Il-Mellieħa, Malta

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - Għadira Natural Reserve, Il-Mellieħa, Malta