Thursday 1 March 2018

Lapwing and Golden Plover

A total of 2195 Lapwing and 525 Golden Plover flew south-west over Newton Abbot this morning from 09:30 - 12:00 in an exceptional cold weather movement. The greatest passage took place in the first hour, with flocks of up to 200 Lapwing and 60 Golden Plover, some of which flew within 100 metres of my house. Also seen were 100+ Redwing and 30+ Mistle Thrush.

A small flock of Lapwing flying past Highweek phone mast.