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Lapwing are a widespread breeder in Øygarden, although Tjeldstø is undoubtedly the best place for them they breed in suitable habitat whereever it is found. The species can turn up in winter during cold weather movements and has occurred in every month of the year.
Lapwing
Lapwing at Herdlevær, Øygarden

Lapwing
Lapwing at Breivik, Øygarden, May 2011

Lapwing in the rain, Breivik, Øygarden, July 2020
Lapwing in the rain, Breivik, Øygarden, July 2020

Lapwing with worm, Kollsnes, Øygarden, May 2020
Lapwing with worm, Kollsnes, Øygarden, May 2020



Lapwing




Lapwing chick
Lapwing chick, TJeldstø, May 2010

Lapwing chick hiding in the grass on command from its parents
Lapwing chicks are very obedient of their parents and quickly hide, then remain motionless on command.
Tjeldstø, May 2011

Lapwing, Unneland, Bergen, April 2015
Lapwing, Unneland, Bergen, April 2015




Lapwing arrived relatively late in 2006
, probably due to the cold weather in the first half of March. The pctires below were digiscoped at Breivik in Øygarden on 16 March 2006.


Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing

For details of Lapwing at Stag Rocks (Northumberland, UK) please see this page.




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