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(Northern) Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus

Also known as Peewits, due to their calls, these are common winter visitors, although they stay and breed in some numbers, too. They are visible from a distance when flying due to their ‘black-white-black’ pattern as they flap. They are also very colourful birds with iridescent sheens to their green plumage.

(Northern) Lapwing

1: Moor Green Lakes LNR, 01/09/2006.