29 November 2007

Winter treat

Stuck in traffic, late for work, a glorious day in the offing and me bound for my desk... not the best start to a Thursday.

But suddenly above the Longbridge roundabout appeared a flock of perhaps 60 Lapwing, flickering black and white wings in the bright blue morning sky. A fantastic sight, guaranteed to put everything else to one side, even if just for a few moments.

Bird of the Day - the Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), aka the Peewit or Green Plover, a king amongst winter waders.

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