Lapwings have been pretty busy of late on my patch. Busy chasing off intruders of any sort. From the air, by other birds, and land, by farmers and tractors intent on paying them no attention at all as they turn over their fields and the Lapwings nests and eggs.
They make a lovely noise as they go about their business. To me, it sounds like someone tuning in an old manual radio (for those of you that can remember them). Pitches going up and down, and never quite landing a station.
Their colours are quite special too. A lovely iridescent green and a pretty stylish hair do too. I hope they manage to get their young off safe and sound again this year. Sadly, it's quite a challenge for them.