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Monday, 23 January 2012

African Wattled Lapwing

Decided to take a look at a different part of the farm this afternoon, a small piece of wetland, and came across a small flock of African Wattled Lapwings. 

African Wattled Lapwing, (Vanellus senegalus) The yellow wattle, hanging from the base of the beak, (mandible) is obscured by the stem of a plant in this picture.

The wattle can be seen in this photo. Even though I was very far from them these birds were very wary of me and the dogs.

Here the white crown and the red stripe between the crown and the yellow beak with a black tip, can be seen. The wattle is also visible in this photo.

These photos were taken at extreme range, I found it hard to see the birds with the naked eye and difficult to pick them up in the camera view finder.

This new camera of mine is worth every penny I paid for it.


Kay L. Davies said...

I'm sure glad you're getting so much enjoyment out of your new camera, Phillip. Good for you!
A wattled lapwing is new to me, that's for sure. I'm learning something new every day.

Gorges Smythe said...

Enjoyed the pictures. Glad you're enjoying your camera.

Jo said...

Hi Phil, one of the first posts I did on our Kenya safari in December, was about a Wattled Lapwing. Your camera is fantastic and I'm enjoying all the pics, especially the birds! Love and blessings, Jo

Craig said...

You take some great pictures. What kind is your new camera?