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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

400+ Golden Plovers on Westonzoyland airfield!

Driving past the flat expanse of Westonzoyland airfield late this afternoon I noticed the usual large amount of Lapwings in the fields, before noticing a similar amount of Golden Plovers! 
    They are often present here in Autumn and Winter, but I'd only seen small flocks before, there must have been 400+ birds in this group!
   I parked my van and walked down one of the airstrips that run adjacent to the main road to where the birds were congregated and despite the failing light managed to get a few shots of the birds in the distance, both on the ground, and as they flew into a neighbouring field ready to roost.
    They're fabulous waders, and it was a thrill to see so many of them together! 











^Above^ - Golden Plovers..... lots of them!



^Above^ - There were plenty of Lapwings too!


^Above^ - A broken Rainbow put in an appearance!




^Above^ - A few sunset pics taken at the airfield...... it starts getting dark at 4.30 now!
  Winter is just around the corner, and by all accounts, it's going to be a cold one!!