A lapwing in a field near Orbigny in Touraine
Lapwings, like most birds, are hard to photograph. The other day, when I was near Orbigny, about 10 miles south of Saint-Aignan, I stopped the car on a little narrow road when I saw the birds in a field. They of course scattered as soon as I got out of the car.
But I was patient and waited for them to come back and settle down. I got a few decent pictures with my long zoom-lens Canon camera. The Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe says lapwings are "gregarious, often in huge straggling flocks in winter." That's what I observed too.