Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lapwings, Lapwings and more Lapwings

Yesterday I went to Haydn's Pool and when I arrived there after a long walk there were loads of Lapwing waiting for me. I checked to see if there was anything else but no there was only Lapwing.

When I looked round the corner of the reed bed there was about another 30 of them.

Something suddenly startled them and they all took off at once.

When the Lapwing took off together they put on a stunning show. 
A dragonfly landed right next to us on the fence when we were heading to Neumanns Flash with it's stained glass window wings.

I don't know what type it is, but could you please tell me if you know what type of drogon fly it is (at first I thought it was a Brown Hawker).

This small  group of Lapwing flew over at Neumanns Flash and shortly after more and more joined them - it was amazing watching the flock grow bigger and bigger.


  1. I love your Lapwings, they are so pretty. Especially like their "crest" Wonderful photos. Happy Birding!

  2. It looks like you had a wonderful day Findlay. I think your dragonfly is a Common Darter.