Vistabella Road – Stephan and Els

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We were at Vistabella today, for the Sociable Plover, or Sociable Lapwing as the bird is called in some bird books. The bird was very far away, with the sun reflecting  on the water but we eventually saw a Lapwing sized bird, high on the legs, not black coloured on the back, with a striped but somewhat smaller head than a Lapwing.
We understand that the name Sociable is okay for this bird, he was chased away by the ‘not that sociable’ common Lapwings!

See Barry’s photo taken this week and more detailed photo by Bryan Thomas taken in November 2015.