A Questionable Tradition

A Special Evening 201

Lapwings are currently gathering together in huge flocks for the winter, on the marsh and in the meadows…they can be quite a sight with their coordindated flight displays which are very similar to starling murmurations…

Unfortunately it is an old and outdated tradition here in Friesland to bring the first lapwings’ egg to the kings’ commissioner symbolizing the beginning of spring…and many disturb nests between the 1st of March and the 9th of April to compete for first place… 😐

Occasionally I can get quite close to solitary subjects such as this one wading in the shallows of the marsh, captured in the setting, late summer sun…

 

6 responses

  1. Emy Will

    So many traditions are outdated and meaningless in the 21st century! It is time humans thought about their impact on ecosystems.

    Best wishes,Emy
    ❤

    October 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • Absolutely! Thanks Emy! ♥

      October 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  2. This is a superb photo, but that tradition really needs to change.

    October 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    • It certainly does!…Thank you Jet! 🙂

      October 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  3. wundervoll

    October 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

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