Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Delight to Observe

Recently I was delighted to be able to photograph a flock (albeit small) of Lapwings.
It was a only a few years ago it would be commonplace to observe several hundred in a flock flying over the open fenland of East Anglia, now one has to be content to observe a few like this. 














28 comments:

  1. WOW Roy, these flight shots are excellent. It is such a pity about their decline

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  2. Bonjour Roy
    Je rêve de photos comme ça, elles sont superbe, bravo mon ami !!!!
    Bises

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  3. Oh, wow!! I'm so impressed, and very envious. Terrific pics!!

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  4. Oh my!!!
    These are wonderful shots of lapwings!
    I imagine well the thrill watching and taking pics of this kind of scenery!
    They are quite shy birds, congratulations!!
    Enjoy the migrations!!

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    1. Thanks Noushka. They were great to see.

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  5. I love those birds, but as you say, they don't appear in the quantities they used to. Great pics.

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    1. Thanks Alison, they are special birds.

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  6. What a lovely sight. I love lapwings.

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  7. Excellent set of images Roy.
    I can remember, as a kid growing up in Cambridgeshire, my dad taking me out to an old airfield to see flocks of hundreds upon hundreds of these striking birds taking to the air en masse...A sight (and the noise) I'll never forget, but sadly I'm unlikely ever to see in such numbers again.

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes its a great shame.

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  8. Excellent captures Roy. Certainly a rarity around here apart from a handful seen on farmland each Spring. Its been a long time since I saw very large flocks inland in the winter.

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  9. The Lapwings are nice birds, I've never seen them. It's interesting to watch the different positions of their wings demonstrating their flight. Great captures.

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  10. Great photos Roy, we have a few breaking ground near us, beautiful bird if the sunlight hits them right..
    Amanda x

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  11. Hey Roy... What a lovely sight, and your photo's are wonderful!!

    Grace

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  12. I hope that we can reverse this trend and bring back some decent numbers.

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    1. Its going to be difficult now with the current farming methods Steve.

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  13. Beautiful birds, Roy. Excellent photos, as always.

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  14. A beautiful sight this large group flying plovers

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    1. Thanks Helma, yes they are nice to see.

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