Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lapwing an under rated wader

well it has been the worst 7 days of weather here that I can recall for a long time -- it has never got light for 4 days with rain, mist, fog, low cloud, drizzle et al -- so watching Lapwings today in the gloom I was struck by just how great a bird they are and I assume we fail to appreciate their qualities due to their abundance in winter and the fact that like most birds people seldom look at them for more than a few seconds if they do not have a rarity status -- in the US this must be a great rarity! there were 3600 at Alkborough last week but most of them will have left the Humber in a couple of weeks

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