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Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus


Northern Lapwings are rare visitors to the northeast US, normally with one showing up every 10-20 years. But superstorm Sandy must have had a big impact on them, with between 4-6 ending up in Massachusetts. Two of them are still on Nantucket after nearly 3 months.

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Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Cody. I've gotten a bunch of new state birds this past year for my list, and was able to get pics of all of them too. MacGillivray's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Mew Gull, Little Egret, Say's Phoebe and Lazuli Bunting.
I'll bet you get some nice rarities coming through the gulf.

Cody.conway 7 years ago

Great shot Tom! Still a lot of rarities being seen all over the Eastern Coast. Makes me wishful for the gulf getting something good in the end.

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Dec 14, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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