We recently watched Lapwings, up on the moors where they have now all appeared to have paired off and claimed their territories. Those on the highest ground were staking out the patches of sheep trimmed grass amongst the heather.
In the fields, lower down, they have taken up locations about a couple of hundred yards apart.
With its all black chin and breast, and the extra long crest feathers, this male showed well looking for adult and larval invertebrates and worms.
The male standing lookout as the female sits on the eggs.