Saturday, 3 March 2018

Lapwing sighting February 2018 (following the snowfalls)

Seen today on grass surrounding car parking area of farm shop about 1 mile north of Bridport we saw a lapwing 

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My! a handsome bird with a lovely cry, but I have never seen one of these in my life before. Somerset Levels seem to be a common overwinter spot... I wonder if he got blown about a bit in the Siberian winds last week?   I don't live on farmland, and although our town is small, it is of course an urban area.  Love his jaunty hairdo and his "peewit" call - and what a treat that was.  Numbers declining due to  change of farming methods, but you can find out a lot in the link I showed above.

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