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Lapwing chicks

Posted by guymcclelland 
Lapwing chicks
May 12, 2018 12:10PM
2 lapwing chicks at Wildfowler's Pool Aldcliffe.
Lapwings seen mating on the now prepared maize fields.
2 dunlin flying over the marsh.
Barn owl corpse on the high tide mark was reported to me.
Re: Lapwing chicks
May 12, 2018 02:33PM
As well as the 2 in the Wildfowlers' Pools there were a further 5 lapwing chicks in the maize fields. Not quite as much of a disaster as in recent years - and there is time for some relaying. Redshank still on eggs nearby.
3 black-tailed godwit on the pools.

The dead barn owl was nowhere to be found this morning but photographs received look pretty concerning. Doesn't appear to be a tideline corpse and there are some serious head injuries apparent in the pics. It may be have been a wandering bird or the regular barn owl present in the area for a few months (though from the images I'm not so sure).
Any recent sightings of live barn owl from the area would be handy - and of course any consequent ones.
Re: Lapwing chicks
May 13, 2018 11:38AM
8 lapwing chicks seen in the maize fields this morning plus the two at Wildfowlers'.
2 wheatear and 1 whinchat at the back of Wildfowlers' viewed from the sea wall.
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