I went to Lackford Lakes last Sunday and enjoyed quite nice views of a 500-strong flock of Lapwing. A mixture of adults and juveniles, very edgy and nervous for no apparent reason it seemed. I've seen them nervous like this before - why? The 100+ Teal and the other wildfowl and few large gulls nearby were quite relaxed by comparison. The light was excellent, just wish I could have painted faster. The picture below took about 1hr - 1hr15. It was straight in with the brush, there are no pencil lines in here. I was quite on edge a lot of the time, trying to really focus on the birds, and desperately trying to ignore other birders in the hide who are just not giving me enough space. I need to find somewhere comfortable to work where I am not disturbed.