Yesterday, along with all the other wonders I’ve already mentioned, I was able to check something off my dream wish list.
I watched as lapwing chicks ran to their mother and buried themselves under her cosy warm wings. Four diddy chicks. Just a tad bigger than dots. Three found their way in each time easily enough. The other one made a confusing comedy mess of it. He kept aiming for her breast instead of the gap between her body and her wings. He’d stand there with only his head buried in feather. His wee bum and legs sticking out exposed. He did it time and again. Why oh why he didn’t just do as his siblings did! But it entertained us for a while.
My bird list for week commencing 3rd June 2013:
Bittern (heard), Black-headed gull, Black-tailed godwit, Buzzard, Coot (& chick), Corncrake (heard), Crow, Cuckoo (heard), Goldfinch, Heron, Hobby, House sparrow, Lapwing (& chick), Lesser black-backed gull, Little egret, Magpie, Mallard (& duckling), Meadow pipit, Mute swan (& cygnet), Red kite, Red-legged partridge, Redshank. Robin, Rook, Sedge warbler (heard), Shelduck, Skylark, Snipe, Starling, Swallow, Swift, Tufted duck, Yellow wagtail,
Hedgehog, Roe deer.
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