Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Lapwing



 

The Lapwing   Vanellus vanellus 

 
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42 comments:

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Very beautiful bird! like shimmer in her feathers!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness...what wonderful close up images!! I'm in total awe.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love the gorgeous Lapwing. Awesome photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Maria Gagliano said...

Such a cutie bird. Love the top of it's head

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous!

Linda said...

What gorgeous photos of a sweet bird! I never see birds like this here in Montreal! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I had never noticed the subtle iridescence in the Lapwing's wing. Why, it looks like a "lap cover." I had to look up the origin of the name and it may relate to the way it drags its wing in a distraction display to lure predators (and people) away from its nest, as does our Killdeer. Another source of the name may be an ancient word to describe its erratic flight. (It's nice to learn something new every day and now I have two alternate lessons.)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful soul...

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. The Lapwing is a beautiful bird. A truly stunning images.

Tom said...

what a handsome looking fellow

Gosia k said...

great bird we don't have it in Poland

Christine said...

Absolutely fantastic shots of a very beautiful bird! Well done!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Debbie said...

oooooh man, alpha don't have anything on this guy!! gorgeous capture in this stunning light!!!!

and i LOVE those iridescent wings!!!!

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous images of the lapwing. I never get that close to them. Nice to see. :)

hmuxo said...

Beautiful colors on this bird...looks iridescent!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic, the Lapwing standing there.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Lapwing.
The second picture is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Anni said...

I've returned via the birding site...and...Your participation this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' is highly appreciated. Thanks for linking in.

Wow...as I said earlier this week as "Hootin' Anni"....these are truly AWESOME photos. Yep, still in awe.

Breathtaking said...

Anni, It's my pleasure and thank you.:)

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos! I love this pretty bird.

Nancy Chan said...

The Lapwing is a beautiful bird. I like its cute head feathers.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, fabulous photos. I have never seen the lapwing so I'm happy you shared it.

jandi said...

Just gorgeous! Love the rainbow hues of its wings!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful shots,I like the way you've caught the iridescence in the plumage.I haven't seen one close up for a long time.

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

LEN said...

I have never seen such colours in a lapwings plumage. Well captured.

Teresa said...

Es muy linda. Besitos.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Delightful images of equally delightful bird.

Have a happy week..

Adam said...

cool lapwing

Linda said...

That's an elegant looking bird!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful bird - I hope to catch up with some soon. By this time next week, I'll be in Scotland.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

John's Island said...

Hi, I am your newest follower and found your blog thanks to your kind comment on mine. Wow, I am truly impressed with your photography! Your photos of the Lapwing are wonderful. And you have a most interesting profile. I too, love photography. I so agree with you about capturing photos of beauty, and, the very last part of your profile hits exactly on why I'm into blogging ... "... a thing of beauty is better when shared." Thank YOU for sharing!

Celestina Marie said...

WOW I love this photography of such a pretty bird. You have captured it so well.
Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by with your sweet comment.
Hope you enjoy a great new week.

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, what a beautiful bird! The contrasting colors are so pretty and those head feathers are awesome to see!

Denise inVA said...

What a delightful bird! Great shots! I always enjoy going back to look at your photos, and that is what I am going to do right now. Have a great day :)

Adam Jones said...

One of my favourite upland birds. Such characters and lovely colouring.

Mike Attwood said...

Beautiful shots Sonjia.

Anu said...

Great photos of Lapwing. The Northern Lapwing is common here in Finland.

Ela said...

Oh, I love these beautiful birds !!!
Fantastic photos !! Greetings !!

Blogger Jedidja said...

The lapwing was always first harbinger of spring in our village. I could hear him, as child, through my bedroom window. My buddies and I were looking for eggs in the meadow in front of our house. I remember how the father of my friend one day baked a lapwing egg in the kitchen of their farm. That was in the seventies. Today, the egg hunt is prohibited. The lapwing is a protected bird.

In Portugal too?

Breathtaking said...

Blogger Jedidja

Boys will be boys!:)) Yes, it is protected here in Portugal too.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Totally awesome captures! I've never gotten very close to them.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of one of the most elegant plovers in all the world.

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