Sunday, 24 February 2008

Displaying Lapwings

A series of pictures illustrating the Lapwing courtship display.

This is where the male bird flies over its territory. Then it starts scraping out a hollow in the earth, as if showing the mate where they may build their nest.

The pictures are record shots from a fair distance but show the birds displaying, putting their brests to the ground and their rumps in the air and flying around together.

Taken at the far end of my Sigma Lens 500mm at ISO 800, exposure compensation of 1/3.

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