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Colourful Lapwing

Observed: 15th January 2012 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birds

Whipsnade was playing host to large numbers of Lapwings pulling worms out of the ground today. It was also playing host to some very welcome bright winter sunshine which was showing the Lapwings' colours to very good effect. The very cold, rather strong wind which was making this Lapwing's crest curve forward was less welcome.

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Species with which Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) interacts


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Lovely Lapwing

Nice Picture John, we don't often see pics with the iridescence showing so well.

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... the colour, that is. The low, clear winter sun helped a lot. These guys normally just look black and white, don't they? Thanks for your kind comments.