Birds of Shore and Sea #3

Lapwing or Vanellus vanellus (2011)

Watercolour on paper, 210 × 297mm.

Also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight make it distinctive, even without its splendid crest. This familiar farmland bird has suffered significant declines recently and is now an Red List species.