Plover or Lapwing, does not matter, a Blacksmith it will remain….

The blacksmith lapwing or blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)

This bird I knew as a plover, yet someone decided it should become a lapwing… now I have searched high and low and cannot find a decent answer as to why it has become a Lapwing…

So, any one out there that wishes to help me with a definitive answer, please feel free to do so…

This little guy I know as the Blacksmith Plover was not in the least concerned about what I called him. He told me so… he said “Plover; Lapwing, who gives a damn, so long as I remain a blacksmith man” so until I have an explanation… he remains a plover….






Sentinel Rock Thrush..

The Sentinel Rock Thrush (Monticola explorator)

It’s found in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

Now I don’t know much about this bird and have only seen it once, so I will show you the photos I managed to capture and hope that it is in actual fact the Sentinel Rock-thrush and not the Cape Rock-thrush or the Short-toed Rock-thrush… so any experts out there feel free to assist me here if you so wish…