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A local Lapwing ready to breed - look at that crest - this bird is probably a supermodel in lapwing terms

A local Lapwing ready to breed – look at that crest – this bird is probably a supermodel in lapwing terms

There are several pairs of lapwings starting to breed around Crail just now. You can’t miss them as they swoop and dive like black and white butterflies above the empty fields. The road up from Crail to the secret bunker has several pairs along it and there is the usual pair displaying across the road at the Fairmont Hotel on the way to St Andrews.

Summer migrants are on their way. I heard my first chiff-chaff in St Andrews yesterday. None yet for the Crail year list but there should be some this weekend. The winds are southerly.

Posted April 1, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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