Meelis Kivirand - Early comers


Early in spring migratory birds return to their nesting places. First of these are Northern Lapwings. Their dish is covered in deep snow and there is nothing left to do but wait for the snow to melt. And it is like this here already for two years in a row.

Location: Estonia

Tags: fog, lapwings, meelis kivirand, Northern, snow, spring, vanellus

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  1. Sandra said:

    18/03/2011 13:04

    complete reduction. :)
    like the way they look into the same direction ...
    the image feels quite empty but still works in an unusal way.

  2. Bruno said:

    18/03/2011 13:41

    It looks like a postcard from the beginning of the 20th century: nice! I can almost feel they are waiting for the spring to come!

  3. Sven Zacek said:

    19/03/2011 20:51

    Yesterday I saw the first starlings, lapwings and herons of this spring. It is nice that the sounds are returning to the nature. I hope one day when the melting gets really intense the same kind of fog will form like on this picture.

  4. Jaak said:

    07/04/2011 18:52

    These guys for me form the front line of a scout party -- once they voice their suspicions, almost all the birds listen. Here they seem kinda notes in the music - in a way diminishing the importance of their voice that it actually has in nature.