We also have Plover birds. Those birds continue to amaze me with the entire breeding process. All day and night for what seems months, they guard the nest, sitting most of the time and then swapping shifts with the other plover. At any time they will make a rather loud squawking type noise if an animal gets too close or a person walks nearby. It would return immediately to the nest on the grass if they were not sitting but had taken a moment’s break.
Picture below - small tree with large trees in background
A bird we sometimes need to protect ourselves from is the good ol’ Australian magpie. There’s a magpie that hangs around our place ready to pounce on Jessi (our Border Collie/Kelpie) almost every moment she runs to grassy freedom. I would swear sometimes there must be a string attached from the bird to Jessi as it hovers like a drone just above her body and wherever she moves. At times, the magpie will almost dive bomb our dog and the clicky sound of the wings coming closer to Jessie can be heard from a distance. This may go on most of the day.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG...