Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

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Thanks to hurricane Sandy, we have had an influx of the Northern Lapwing into North America, with 12 confirmed sightings, in Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, New York and Newfoundland.

An excellent explanation of why this has occurred was explained in the BirdCast site.

Here in Massachusetts, the first sightings were on Nantucket Island, and I was contemplating traveling out to see the Northern Lapwing.

However, a report showed up on Massbird that told me that there was a Lapwing near to my house, so I could just drive to the location.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

I immediately got my equipment together and left then drove to the Cumberland fields (an important birding area) and joined the observers that were already there.  First thing that I did was to look through one of the observers spotting scopes and identify the lapwing, that way I could enter it on my life list.  Then out came the camera lens and tripod to capture this “lovely” bird for posterity

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/ Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/ Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

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Charles Duncan

Hello! I direct the Shorebird Recovery Project of the manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. May I have your permission to use this wonderful lapwing image as part of a talk I’ll give at the Duxbury (MA) Free Library on Feb 13? I invite you to come: http://www.manomet.org/events/conferences/new-approaches-solving-conservation-problems-really-big-scale-%E2%80%93-charles-duncan. If you do, please introduce yourself to me!

Charles Duncan

Hello! I direct the Shorebird Recovery Project of the manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. May I have your permission to use this wonderful lapwing image as part of a talk I'll give at the Duxbury (MA) Free Library on Feb 13? I invite you to come: http://www.manomet.org/events/conferences/new-approaches-solving-conservation-problems-really-big-scale-%E2%80%93-charles-duncan. If you do, please introduce yourself to me!

Ken_Billington

Myer, one of my favorites species – thanks for posting.