- Wildlife Groups
The mega rare White Tailed Lapwing, first seen on the 25th Aug, is still showing well and attracting big crowds of birdwatchers at RSPB Blacktoft Sands.
It's a good looking bird, quite different from our own Northern Lapwing - a more sandy plumage and unmistakable long yellow legs. Normally seen in central Asia (widespread in Iraq and Iran), this is a scarce bird for Europe never mind the UK where there have been less than 20 previous records. I've not seen the bird yet (hoping it'll stick around till after weekend) but here are some splendid pics from regular contribitor Tony Dixon.
The bird has been showing well from both Xerox and Townend Hides. It'll be a 'lifer' for most UK birders so expect crowded hides!