Saturday, 8 August 2015

A guide to spotting Banded Lapwings

I apologise for the quality of some (OK all) of these images but the birds were over 50m away and the sun was in an unfortunate direction.

Sometimes Banded Lapwings are standing up and thus easy to spot.
 Some are not too bad as they are squatting - presumably to examine a tasty invertebrate.
 Then they hunker down in a convenient hole.  (I think this may be the one thought to be nesting.  HANZAB suggests breeding possible June to December in NSW so it is feasible)
Others really chuck on the camouflage.
 As far as I am aware there is not a Banded lapwing in this image.
I will leave those authorised by the ABBBS to offer the companion post "A guide to banding Spotted Lapwings".

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