Lapwing Chick Sighting

Great close up photo sent in of this Lapwing chick, this Red Listed bird species is more commonly known as the “Peewit” in imitation of its display calls.

The Lapwing is the most widespread of our breeding waders and numbers in the North York Moors look much more favourable than the national average.  The Lapwings mark the changing of the seasons and the arrival of spring, these chicks will remain on the moors for the next few weeks before they move to the coast over winter.  Fingers crossed they will hopefully return next year to breed.