Saturday, January 14, 2006

Late Starter at Kindergarten

While on my morning constitutional round the Bellerive area, on Friday morning, I noticed a Masked Lapwing adult getting rather agitated as I passed the local Kindergarten. On further investigation, I saw a lapwing chick wandering round the grounds, keeping one eye on me. It is pretty late to still find chicks about, although by no means rare. The local lapwing population of about 4 pairs has a hard time breeding these days, and I would think the chances of this chick surviving were not brilliant.

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