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Another amazing trick of nature is that these one day old chicks are able to look for food themselves. The parents will bring some food to them. However, this little chicks will know how to "peck" at plants and pick off the delicious bugs. The parent's main jobs is to protect the chicks. The parents will watch out for predators and scream alarm calls which mean "run for cover".
I love this clip from Springwatch - it's about an Avocet family. The Avocet is the symbol of the RSPB.
The Ringed plover also has a decoy method. The parent bird will pretend to be injured so the predator chases after it in the hope of an easy meal. Here's a photo of a Ringed plover parent pretending to have a broken wing.
Avocet eggs (Top)
Injured ring plover (bottom)