The black winged plover, or lapwing.
We don’t see these fellows all that often, and I struggled to get a picture of this pair. We were taking a walk on the hillside on a hot spring afternoon, and waiting for the weather to cool off before trying for some Trout at the evening rise on a nearby stillwater.
The birds kept taking off, circling, and landing between us and the sun, and seldom close enough for me to get a clear picture.
The lighting was perfect for landscape photography, but not ideal for capturing the colours and patterns on these rather suspicious birds.
Interesting bird. Reminds me a little of the black-bellied plover of N. America. Nice job.