Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lapwing behaviour

Hartshead area - in the same field, two pairs of Lapwings have nested.
Today one adult was guarding one wandering youngster, and three adults were
keeping an eye on four more.
A fox got to within a few yards of the larger group, but was eventually driven
off by the adult birds. Lets hope the Buzzards get the same treatment.
Sad news about another long-serving birder; Les Midgley died recently - many
people will have come across him walking the stretch of towpath between Brighouse
and Cromwell Bottom over the years. He was extremely knowledgable, but very
modest about anything rare or unusual that he'd found. He was a real gent.

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