common with Golden Plover, this species uses the fields behind the
shore rather than the shore itself for the majority of the time and its
occurrence is therefore influenced by the state of the crops. It is
very much a visitor of late autumn and early winter - numbers drop off
after December. Northern Lapwing has barely been noted at Stag Rocks
since the winter 1987-1988.
The record count during the period I counted waders there is 300