First lapwing of the year

Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)I heard the year's first lapwing on the moor above my house as I stood by my compost heap in the dark last night. That's almost a month earlier than the first lapwing of two years back.

Sounds as if spring is finally on its way.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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