I have taken the odd lapwing photograph before but never any of them in flight and so decided to try and rectify this the other day. There is a field close to my home where I go to take curlew photographs that currently has about 500 lapwings sat in it, so this seemed the obvious place to head for. Before attempting any flight shots I thought I would just get a few of the birds strutting around and bathing. They really are a beautiful bird when the light hits them at the right angle.On to some attempts at flight shots. They are quite difficult to catch in flight as they can and often do change direction very rapidly whilst in flight. they are easiest to get during take-off and landing
Stretching those characreristic broad wings.