In flight Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) are highly acrobatic as they roll and tumble through the air and easily identified by its rounded black and white wings. It is also very vocal hence the common name 'Peewit' derived from its shrill call.
On the ground they quietly go about their daily chore of hunting small invertebrates, worms and insects but always keeping a watchful eye out for overhead predators and they are quick to react by bursting into flight at the slightest hint of disturbance. These images were digi-scoped of an individual about 100 yards away that kept disappearing from view behind the numerous moss covered hillocks on the inland grazing pasture at Farlington Marshes.
Both images were shot using shutter-priority (1/1000 and 1/1600 respectively) and then cropped. FAB.