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Old Sunday 7th March 2010, 21:04   #1
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Large bird of prey; Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Spotted this bird whilst walking next to the ground of Castle Howard and am curious to know what it is, had a look on RSPB website but struggling to find anything similar! Thanks for your help!
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Old Sunday 7th March 2010, 21:06   #2
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Not a bird of prey but a wader; it's a Lapwing.
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Old Sunday 7th March 2010, 21:06   #3
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Spotted this bird whilst walking next to the ground of Castle Howard and am curious to know what it is, had a look on RSPB website but struggling to find anything similar! Thanks for your help!
It's a Lapwing (not a bird of prey)
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It's a lapwing.
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Old Sunday 7th March 2010, 21:07   #5
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imaybe being thick but looks like a lapwing
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seem to have cross posted with the previous answer!
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Old Sunday 7th March 2010, 21:10   #7
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thanks everyone, new to this so not much experience. Lapwing looks to have a long thin beak on pics I look at, this birds beak looks short & fat?
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the angle makes the beak look different to other photos, lapwing's beak is short anyway. There is no way a birdwatcher can mistake a lapwing. Was it making lots of funny noises? it looks like it's in its display flight. They have a loud Peeeeeee- wit! call, nece the old name of Peewit.
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Don't worry Andy - I had a mate who used to maintain the green at a golf course and he dragged me out one afternoon to check out this weird bird of prey that chased anything that moved and kept dive-bombing people...I didn't have a clue what he was describing until we chugged out there on a buggy - yep, lapwings! They get very defensive when nesting and make their wicked calls as Nick says, sounding a bit like a radio being tuned in!
PS You can't clear a sand bunker in a golf buggy.......
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Old Monday 8th March 2010, 07:26   #10
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Thanks everyone. Yes it was definately making some strange noises, it was one of the main reasons for my curiosity!
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