After the Hedgehog rescue at the weekend, another good deed came about as I was coming home from work this evening. Near Longhoughton, as I drove along, the car in front flushed a Lapwing from the roadside? Strange, I thought, and as I passed I could see chicks huddled in the gutter grit!
(Image from anon)
An abrupt stop and reverse, and I soon located 3, day old Lapwings about to be flattened on the road, so I scooped them up and, to a chorus of alarm calls over head, forced my way through the hedge and let them into the field where they scuttled off on sturdy little legs. Within a minute or two both parents were standing guard over them.
A success! Its nice to see lowland breeding Lapwings for a change, a rare sight nowadays...