Monday, 11 January 2010

Lapwings

A couple of days ago I was looking out at the tide coming in to the harbour and I spotted a couple of lapwings feeding on the water-line. As the tide approached they moved up and when the harbour was filled they disappeared. While out walking Hamish around the harbour this morning I spotted one of them on the grass at the side. If you click on the photo you should be able to see it ...

It took off and flew into the outer harbour where it joined its mate ...

I've always thought that lapwings were found feeding over farmland and have never seen them in the harbour before but according to the Reader's Digest Book of British Birds they can appear on sands and mud-flats along the coasts in winter. I hope they stay here for a while as they're such lovely birds to look at.

3 comments:

Joanne said...

good old readers digest lol x

sally-ann said...

Where would we be without it??!! x

Chris said...

It is good to see so many wild birds. I haven't seen any lapwings but sometimes I have seen oyster catchers here on the sand.