Tag: lapwing

08/03/19. Elmley NNR, part 2. Lapwings.

At about 5:30am the lapwings seem to be most noticeable.   They are wonderfully beautiful birds – iridescent green on their upper wings, white below; a “fascinator” on top of their heads. This time of year the male spends a lot of time showing off its aerobatic skills, sometimes alone, but also with other males. ...

27/02/19. RSPB Geltsdale. Curlews and lapwings and other dawn singers.

RSPB Geltsdale is one of my favourite places.  Sitting in the Pennines just east of Carlisle it is a wonderful spot for curlew, lapwing, black grouse and many other birds. This recording was made before sunrise on the meadow in front of the RSPB centre.   Unfortunately it was quite windy, but the glorious sound ...

12/06/18. The Machair at Dusk!! Aird a’ Mhachair, North Uist.

Lots of seabirds and other birds calling after the sun goes down.   Down a track that leads to the MoD testing area.  The microphones are in the field.  I am sitting in the car for 3 hours trying not to disturb what’s going on.   Unlike the night before, this was a very still ...

28/03/18. Extraordinary sounds at Geltsdale this morning.

This morning I went early to Geltsdale, near Brampton (near Carlisle) to track down some Curlew.  I’ve made the trip several times in the past few weeks, but the weather has been poor and my timing hasn’t been right.   I reached the meadow by Tindale Tarn and recorded between 5:45am and about 6:30am. What ...