Lapwing chicks

A party of us from Mid Devon Natural History society visited Black Hole marsh yesterday.

There were nesting Lapwings on one island, and one had hatched at least 2 chicks. Can anyone confirm to me my opinion that this is extremely early.

When we went to do a preview on Saturday to check access for disabled members we saw an  unusual "Sinensis"Cormorant. (see photos).

Sinensis cormorant?
Sinensis cormorant?

Sinensis cormant ? 2
Sinensis cormant ? 2

Posted March 19th, 2015 at 10:39 am by Peter Clark Richardson in Bird News