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Lapwings (Flock)

Vanellus vanellus


Medium/Large wader. Long upsweeping crest on the back of the head. Males crest longer than females.


Wet grasslands, farmland


This is the first time I have seen a flock. Usually just a few birds.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I never see Lapwing at such mobbing count...!!
Great feat to see such royal bird..!!

Eve Dosh
Eve Dosh 9 years ago

I did. Must have snapped about 30 pics of them. Not that many in focus though. Very glad the rain that was threatening didn't turn up :)

LauraMaria 9 years ago

Haha I bet!! I'd have taken dozens of photos too. They look great against that dramatic sky!

Eve Dosh
Eve Dosh 9 years ago

Thanks LauraMaria. I've never seen anything like it. It was pretty awesome. Tried to take count but lost my way after 40. :D

LauraMaria 9 years ago

Cool, I've never seen a flock of lapwings either! What amazing photos, must have been quite a sight!

Eve Dosh
Spotted by
Eve Dosh

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Jul 17, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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