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Disturbed Lapwings make second nests. (1 Viewer)

pratincol

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The usual scenario; Lapwing settled down in local fields, were sitting on nests, then the farmers destroyed the nests, ploughing the fields and laying down those long sheets of plastic along the rows of planted seeds.
The good news is six Lapwing have built new nests and they're now sitting on them.
From my previous observations they should now be undisturbed till the chicks emerge; once the plastic sheets are laid down the farmers tend to keep out of the fields until harvest time, well after the Lapwing and young have developed and moved on.
A local holiday home site has developed an impressive nature reserve. It's well managed and they maintain an area for Lapwing every year. I think they've got around six Lapwings nesting there this year. Last year half a dozen young Lapwing managed to survive.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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