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

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

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Lapwing

Lapwings have been pretty busy of late on my patch. Busy chasing off intruders of any sort. From the air, by other birds, and land, by farmers and tractors intent on paying them no attention at all as they turn over their fields and the Lapwings nests and eggs.
They make a lovely noise as they go about their business. To me, it sounds like someone tuning in an old manual radio (for those of you that can remember them). Pitches going up and down, and never quite landing a station.
Their colours are quite special too. A lovely iridescent green and a pretty stylish hair do too. I hope they manage to get their young off safe and sound again this year. Sadly, it's quite a challenge for them.



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful bird..Love it's head dress !! Enjoy your day..

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  2. WOW! I really like the look of this bird.

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  3. What a beautiful and striking-looking bird. Great colors and love the head feathers!

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  4. The lapwings are cool birds. I would love to see one myself some day. Awesome shots.

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  5. The Lapwings at Frodsham Marsh are being targeted by almost all the predators at the moment. They are doing a great job of protecting their nests at the moment.

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  6. These are such attractive birds with wonderful colouring

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  7. Beautiful feathers, and I do love that 'do.'

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  8. he is a lovely bird. wonderful images too.

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  9. Neat looking bird, great shots!

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  10. Très belle proximité ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  11. Great photos and beautiful coloring on those birds. I hope they are not as much of a nuisance as our Masked Lapwings are!

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  12. Great shots. I always think they sound like an old Nintendo console when they're displaying.

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  13. What a pretty bird! I like its hair-whip too.

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  14. Pretty little bird and wonderful pictures!

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  15. It's such a beautiful bird! The trials birds go through, especially those who nest on the ground...ot's a wonder any of them make it! Great photos!

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  16. I have seen many of them lately, as I walked across the Yorkshire Moors, but didn't manage to get such fantastic photos as yours.

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  17. I loVe the way those birds look ... Nothin like that here. But I always wonder about birds who nest on the ground. I wonder why! We have killdeer and some others that do that and it seems so funny when they can fly!

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  18. These are great birds - learned to call them Peewits as a kid and had to unlearn that name later! Hope they manage to fledge some young as they are a species under a bit of pressure.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. So, that´s where they are? Great to see they still exist. Well, a few have found it´s way here, but not as many as there usually would be :(

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