Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Long-toed Lapwing (Plover)

A few weeks ago, while Grant and I were out birding on the mine, I spotted a "different" lapwing (plover) to the ones I'd seen here before. Now plovers/lapwings are considered quite common, but I like to stop and photograph every bird we see in the field. On two occasions I've photographed lapwings and once I downloaded the pictures, I realized I'd not seen the bird before.  

The first one was a Spur-winged Lapwing (Plover) which I'd seen on the airstrip. The lapwing I saw recently turned out to be a Long-toed Lapwing (Plover). Only thing is I didn't have a full-length photo of this bird so didn't do a post on it. 

Last weekend, while I was focusing on an African Jacana tip-toeing across the lilies in a small pond near the road, Grant pointed to a bird nearby. It was the Long-toed Lapwing. I swung the  camera onto this bird who obliged me, not once, but twice by lifting its leg in the air!
Long-toed Lapwing (Plover) 

Long-toed Lapwing (Plover) clearly showing its long toes!

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I hope you're all having a wonderful week.


  1. Beautiful birds and wonderful captures, Jo!! Hope your week is going well!

  2. Love your new header... Awesome!!!!!! That waterfall is fabulous!

    The Plover is a beautiful bird. Looks like he is dancing in the last photo.. ha


  3. It's amazing the different varieties of birds in your area. I'm glad you share them with us ;-)

  4. Pretty red eyes. Cool sighting of the Lapwing, Jo! Great photos.

  5. The first photo is so pretty, Jo, but the second one is great. I love it.
    So happy for you to have seen the bird and received cooperation in the photographic procedure.
    Luv, K
    Hi to Grant, love to the kitties and yourownself

  6. So many different Lapwings, similar yet not. Great shots showing those long toes.


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