|Lapwing chick 'hiding'.|
Lapwing chicks at this age defend themselves from predators by hiding, which usually means putting their head under some vegetation and staying still, "if I can't see you then you can't see me".
The chicks are quickly ringed and released, so that disturbance is kept to the minimum.
We then went off to see what other nests we could find for our project. We soon found, among others, a linnet, reed bunting and dunnock. We will keep track of how these nests progress and send in the data to the BTO at the end of the season.
|Reed Bunting nest|