Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lapwing Chicks

It is rare to see lapwings nesting in this part of Yorkshire. But a friend of mine has created specific 'lapwing strips' to encourage these beautiful plumed birds. I spent three weeks watching three successfully hatch their broods.

These birds have benefitted from higher level stewardship scheme funding and it has really made a difference to their success in this area.

To read about the antics of these three chicks as they hatched click here to link to my latest column in The Yorkshire Post.


  1. Robert, your photos are wonderful. I have never seen a lapwing before; what an exquisite bird. Thank you.

  2. what a beautiful bird!! and the baby is the adorable!!