Thursday, 7 July 2011

Keystone Cops

Ian phoned me and said he had found another brood of Ringed Plovers at Rossall. So I went up to Rossall and joined Ian, and we quickly found the brood of two very large Ringed P chicks. This is where the Keystone Cops antics began as we chased the two Ringed Plovers chicks until they were firmly in our grasp. When wader chicks are large, their instinct is to run rather than crouch and this can lead to a lot of running about!

So for the second year running Ringed Ps have raised chicks at Rossall after an absence of 10 years; excellent!

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