Lapwing

An unusual visitor to the reservoir, small flocks are generally seen in winter months.

lapwing, kev ilsley

08/01/67 - 1080 birds

09/05/68 - Pair nested

28/04/84 - Pair

15/12/84 - 11 birds seen in flight

29/01/93 - 80+ birds. Probably due to low water level

04/12/96 - 5 birds in flight

06/12/97 - Approx. 50 birds in flight. Single bird seen on the mud on 25/12

28/11/98 - 2 birds seen on the shoreline

08/01/00 - Approx. 200 birds in flight

29/01/00 - Approx. 100 birds in flight

07/01/01 - Single Jim's Field

11/02/01 - Single

17/11/01 - 15 in flight

31/12/01 - 12 in flight

07/01/02 - 400+ preening and bathing with another 300+ circling over (DWH)

11/01/03 - Single flew over

10/04/03 - 2 flew over

16/11/03 - Single flew over

06/12/03 - 48 birds landed when the water level was low

27/12/04 - 3 birds settled

07/10/05 - Single bird

2006 - No sightings

2007 - No sightings

2008 - No sightings

03/01/09 - 5 birds

09/01/09 - Single bird

28/10/09 - Single bird

20/12/09 - 2 birds over

2010 - 34 on 04/02, single on 10/10 and recorded on 5 dates in December with very cold weather, max 61 on 20/12

2011 - c.60 over on 22/01, 6+ over on 15/11

2012 - 27/01 25 over heading south

25/10/13 - Single bird on the same day as a record count of Canada Geese

22/09/14 - Single bird

30/11/14 - Single bird

04/01/15 - Single bird flew over

01/04/15 - Single bird

08/08/16 - 3 birds. The first reported August sighting (KGH)

04/10/16 - Single bird