Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Lapwing chicks

Lapwings calling are for me one of the great sounds of Spring. All the lapwings have chicks now and if you are quiet and watch from inside your car or from a distance you can spot them tottering about. At the slightest sign of danger the chicks dive into a rush tussock and stay hidden until mum or dad says it's ok to come out. This marshy field was a great spot for them and we ringed two broods of chicks, 2 in each. At the far side of the field a pair of lapwing were mating so that will be birds that have lost their first clutch and will re-lay.