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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

19th December

Lapwing: 1 flew NW at 12.50pm.

4 comments:

Debbie Pledge said...

Water rail showing well at 1.10pm on Wed.
Debbie

Tony Duckett said...

Cheers Debbie, I saw it from 1.50 onwards.

Castlehaven said...

Tomny, how often does Regent's Park get lapwings, either on passage/movement or staying?

Cheers

FT

Tony Duckett said...

We only have a handful of Lapwing bird days nowadays. We used to get most records in June or July until around the early eighties or when we had those long cold snaps. These could involve large numbers, most birds heading westwards. Now birds can be seen flying in any direction, very rarely numbering flocks larger than 10 bird. For a bird to land is very rare, due to the amount of public disturbance. Early morning is the best time to look in peak periods for this species.