This has been a very exciting few days for news from Uzbekistan. Last Friday, Anna Ten and her team first reported that they had seen a total of 1,524 Sociable Lapwings in 4 flocks, the biggest number recorded in recent times away from the western flyway hotspot in Turkey/Syria. Then later on that day, the numbers increased to about 2,210 as another 700 or so birds came in from the desert where Tesfaye had been seen. This is now the third largest flock that we have recorded, and definitely the largest congregation on the Eastern flyway – if things carry on like this, we may be revising our assumption that the western flyway is the bigger of the two, and there are probably large unknown wintering areas in Pakistan and India. It appears that with Sociable Lapwings, there is always something more to learn.