FW: [BIRDING-AUS] Night-time visits by Masked Lapwings

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Subject: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] Night-time visits by Masked Lapwings
From: "fathom" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:30:41 +1000
Hello Birding-Ausers,
Edwin raised an issue I have been thinking about for a while: is night lighting of urban parks and foreshore pathways, on balance, a good or bad thing for birds, or of neutral  impact on their lives? Lighting seems to be of two types: aesthetic (floodlit trees and pea light strands), and safety lighting for walkers and joggers.
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Lorraine Cairnes
PO Box 4088
Castlecrag NSW 2068
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From: [On Behalf Of Vella
Sent: Friday, 8 June 2001 11:26 AM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Night-time visits by Masked Lapwings

Over atleast the last few years, have had visits in the park opposite our place by a group of Masked Lapwings. They seem to come about an hour or so before dark and somehow dissapear by the next morning, though they may stay throughout the day if it has rained heavily overnight. Our park is quite open spaced and is lighted at night. I presume that they are after some night flying insects? Could this be the reason or are their others?
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