Lapwings

It was lovely to hear the familiar calls of all the moor birds earlier in the year when they returned to nest and rear their young. We seem to have more curlews than usual on the moor close to our home, which is reassuring.  Some of the young are now hatching and I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of a few Lapwing chicks newly hatched within ten yards of our house.  They soon disappeared into the rushes and heather as the parents, one circling above, the other keeping guard close by, called out warning cries to them. I was lucky enough to snap this photo and wished I’d had our better camera with us when my husband and I were travelling up Fryup Dale. There were three chicks but not all within camera shot.

Both parents on guard, keeping watch over their young!

Both parents on guard, keeping watch over their young!

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2 Responses to Lapwings

  1. Thomas Davis says:

    I haven’t been here for awhile, but that’s my loss. I love the nature of what you do, Ann Bowes. The photo is wonderful.

    • fryupress says:

      Thank you for all your kind comments. I really don’t put enough on here! I have been working hard on my latest novel which came out before Christmas. I have received some lovely feedback about it. This is so satisfying and makes all the hard work worth while.

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