Hauxley on Saturday and two young Lapwings fed in front of the Ponteland hide whilst the adult saw off allcomers, particularly two Redshank to whom she had a particular dislike. Nice to see young almost ready for independence even if their tails were a bit short.
The diligence of the parent probably a major factor in their survival.
Also passing through two young Moorhen with their parents who still appeared to love them despite their appearance.
Hopefully it wasn't one of them taken for lunch by the local Sparrowhawk!