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lapwings

No, I have never seen lapwings on the lane, but there are plenty on Saunder Height. Or at least there were. 50+ of them, regularly, year after year.

Not this year. This year they are down to single figures. And I've no idea why. There has been no apparent change in the field and or the number of predators that I'm aware of

There is usually a large colony at Knuzden Brook, just outside Blackburn. That is still there, but the numbers are well down.

A few weeks ago we were at Leighton Moss RSPB and there were thousands of them, pee-witting all over the place. I was talking to one of the wardens at Martin Mere yesterday and he said there were plenty there as well.

So why have they all gone to the seaside (well, Burscough!)?