…and the lapwings danced in the sun

Saturday morning at Amwell was a delight – bright sunshine and a cloudless sky after a cold night made for a crystal clear day – a perfect opportunity to see what birds were in residence. A snipe warmed itself in the shallows whilst further out the lake was full of Tufted Duck, Shovelers, Gadwall, the occasional Pochard, Coots and a number of restless gulls. The stars of the morning though were the magnificent flock of Lapwing that wheeled around the lake, black shadow-puppet wings revealing their snow white bodies with each flashing beat. Back and forth they swirled, revelling in the light and release of the beautiful morning.

Sightings: Snipe, Lapwing, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard, Mallard, Mute Swan, Corn Bunting, Moorhen, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Buzzard (2), Blue tit, Great tit, Dunnock, Song Thrush

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