Lift Off ! by jdmphotography

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The Lapwing on take off….

Captured at Titchwell Marsh, Nr Norfolk England UK.

Also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight make it distinctive, even without its splendid crest. This familiar farmland bird has suffered significant declines in the last 25 years and is an ‘Amber List’ species because of the importance of its UK wintering population.

Lapwings are found on farmland throughout the UK particularly in lowland areas of northern England, the Borders and eastern Scotland. In the breeding season prefer spring sown cereals, root crops, permanent unimproved pasture, meadows and fallow fields. They can also be found on wetlands with short vegetation. In winter they flock on pasture and ploughed fields. The highest known winter concentrations of lapwings are found at the Somerset Levels, Humber and Ribble estuaries, Breydon Water/Berney Marshes, the Wash, and Morecambe Bay.

What they eat

Worms and insects


  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 6 years ago


  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    great shot ! Ive never heard of these birds

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot!!

  • Michelle *
    Michelle *over 6 years ago

    Great shot, I love the way there is an imprint in the water! ;o)

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 6 years ago

    Brilliantly timed, Love the reflection, drops, ripple and shadow- infact the image as a whole!" lol

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    what’s going… on :) my first thought …

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 6 years ago

    gorgeous bird ! seems picking up something from water.
    It’s fantastic you have caught the ripples and drops all in….

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great shot

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