Thursday, 22 April 2010

Lapwings

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.

6 comments:

kirstallcreatures said...

I really like the lapwing sketch, Linda

Codders said...

Great sketch Dick. Also like the pics especially the 3rd one

John

Stewart J said...

Great sketch, would look good framed

ATB

Stewart

Citybirding said...

Thanks all, for the kind comments.
Dick

Northumbrian Birding said...

Yes like the sketch ,captures the birds perfectly.
Brian

Citybirding said...

Thanks Brian,
Still waiting for your sketches to appear.
Dick