Easter Chicks

Easter Chicks at Nanyuki Airfield, Kenya

On Easter Sunday our two tiny Crowned Plover chicks hatched. Of all places in Africa to build a nest, this pair of Plovers chose the apron of Nanyuki Airfield (on the Equator, Kenya). Right in the middle, where the planes taxi from the runway to the parking area!

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Apparently this is not that uncommon – Plovers are notorious for nesting in bizarre places. And its not a first for us at Tropic Air – we are used to them nesting here, and on countless occasions, have flagged the nests to make sure the pilots and ground crew can keep them safe.

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It takes about 28 days for Crowned Plover eggs to hatch. How perfect was it that they hatched during Easter.

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We hope you all had a great #Easter weekend.