Saturday, 28 April 2012

Hen's teeth

Had a day flogging around a very cold and windswept Mid-Wales doing bird surveys on and around a proposed wind-farm site. Find of the day (actually, could well be find of the month!) was a field with three pairs of Lapwings and a pair of Curlews. I honestly can't remember the last time I found a Lapwing nest in Mid-Wales. Will be going back in a couple of weeks time when hopefully they will have transformed into a more ringer-friendly format (hatched!).  This nest was only about 30 yards from a Raven nest overflowing with large young so not counting my chickens but the sight of 6 Lapwings and 2 Curlews kicking the crap out of any passing Raven was enough to raise the hopes a bit.

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