Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Celebrating my first sighting of the Northern Lapwing this year. Because I was in the train when I saw it flying over a field where there has been a pair for the last years, here are some pictures of last year. I took the pictures at the Neeracher Ried.
Male Lapwing with his shiny feathers:
Here you can see the tuft, the all black throat and breast and the red legs of the male.
The female has a shorter tuft and her throat is not all black.
Courting rituale: The male in the background lifts his tail to show the female in the front a nice place for a nest:
Two male Lapwing doing their spectacular flight to show off.
The Lapwing is smaller than a Mallard.