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Lapwing

Dave Cheetham (July)



Canoeing down the river Conwy this weekend, I stopped for a rest on the bank. As I sat back in the sunshine I saw this lapwing trotting around in the undergrowth.

Although this isn't a great photo, you can clearly see the prominent crest which makes this UK bird instantly identifiable.

The lapwing has a distinctive "pee-wit' call and can often be seen taking part in 'death defying' aerobatic displays, particularly during the mating season.

Unfortunately they are in decline in the UK - our lapwing population has fallen by over 50% in the last 20 years






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