Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Monday, 23 March 2015

Lapwing

Lapwings have returned to my patch at long last. There were a good 30+ birds displaying over the fields where they usually nest. They make quite a racket, but for me its a great sound. I've spent many hours watching them perform and subsequently nest and bring up their young in these fields. I'm hoping that this year is no different to those gone before. I'd like to get some more pictures like these.






42 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds ! Your shots are amazing !!
    Greetings

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  2. Beautiful birds ! Your shots are amazing !!
    Greetings

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  3. Those are great action shots. - Margy

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  4. That's a very pretty bird.

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  5. These are amazing photos... Returning birds are like returning old friends... Michelle

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  6. These photos are fantastic! Such a beautiful bird! So great!

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  7. Really great in-flight photos!

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  8. Lapwings provide such a great sights and sounds when they are displaying. I really hope you have some breeding pairs near you this year Adam. I have watched them decline to such an extent in this area that i now struggle to find more than a handful of nests.

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  9. Oh my he is stunning, such perfect capture and beautiful against the blue sky. #AnimalTales

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  10. What a beautiful bird - I don't believe I've ever seen one.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/springtime-at-last.html

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  11. Wonderful captures. I've never seen one and they look glorious. One for the list!

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  12. Wonderful shots especially the one with the mouth wide open.

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  13. What beautiful captures and how wonderful to be able to observe so many of them.

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  14. A super patch species Adam. I also hope their breeding is sucessful.

    I counted 17 on the farm fields last week but not sure if they will hang around .... far too many local Corvids.

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  15. Oh, fabulous in-flight shots!

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  16. What great shots of our favourite wader!

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  17. Pretty....The next to the last image you've shared of the lapwing is my all time favorite!!!

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  18. funny bird ,they came here 2 weeks ago ,so now it sould be spring ,but..... Nette

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  19. I really like Lapwings, especially when they do that tumbling in the air.

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  20. These are wonderful photos.

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  21. Exquisite photos! I hope you continue to see them and continue to get great shots as well!

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  22. Wonderful shots of these lovely birds in flight.

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  23. What an interesting bird. How wonderful that you can observe their habits so closely year after year - wonderful in flight shots!

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  24. Great - in flight - shots. Especially like the open beak one...

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  25. Very striking tail feathers!
    I agree with Rebecca - the open beak one is a wonderful capture!

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  26. Fantastic flight shots of the Lapwings.

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  27. Great photos Adam! I love the fact that you managed to capture the light in the lapwings eye and the timing was perfect to get a shot of him with his beak open and tongue visible. (my favourite photo)

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  28. Wow - your photos never cease to amaze me. We have overwintering lapwings in the fields around here and love to see them rise in flight, all together. Their eerie call is a sure sign that winter is with us ... and now they have gone!

    Many thanks for adding your fabulous photos to #AnimalTales

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  29. They are Just the most interesting looking bird, I'd love to see one in person someday. Beautiful pictures. I'm sure I'd love to hear their sounds. Bird songs are always welcome.

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  30. Beautiful in flight photos!
    I especially like the second one, showing the spread of its tail.

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  31. Beautiful pictures of the Lapwing.
    Photo 3 and 4 are my favorite.

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  32. Very nice photos of the lapwings! They havent arriwed here yet, but I guess they come soon :))

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  33. Very cool. I have never seen one in person.

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  34. I'm always amazed with the variety of birds around the world!

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  35. i've never seen a lapwing before. Just beautiful.

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  36. Terrific series of images of a beautiful bird!

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