March 29th   Leave a comment

The lapwings that breed around Crail are now in obvious pairs and hanging around together in damp fields. We don’t have very many breeding but it is still not too uncommon to see a lapwing displaying around and about. They have a tumbling display flight, flashing black and white as they loop the loop from about 30 meters up to almost brushing the ground. Their call is very strange and very hard to describe, but once heard quite unforgettable. And a sound of the spring. The easiest place to see some displaying lapwings is in the field opposite the entrance to the Fairmont Hotel, the fields to the north of Sypsies farmhouse (where I, unusually, also flushed a woodcock this afternoon from a field margin), or further along the road up to the secret bunker from Crail.


Posted March 29, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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