Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nature Notes: Lapwing

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On Sunday, Mr Ook and me went on a walk and we saw a bird I had not seen in the wild before: a Peewit or Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), there were at least two pairs looking for food on a piece of fallow land, with chicks hidden away in the high grass.
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I went back on Tuesday, brought my camera and managed to get some photos despite the very rainy weather. Look at the metallic sheen on the wings, I had no idea lapwings had that, I always thought that they had plain black wings. I was also surprised by how big they are, bigger than the jackdaws that were also around.
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Nature Notes is hostes by Michelle at Rambling Woods

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