Re: A flock of Lapwings

To: <>
Subject: Re: A flock of Lapwings
From: jilldening <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 08:23:48 +1000
> I have seen 30+ Masked Lapwings in a slight depression in a  wheat paddock
> 600m from the edge of Hardwicke Bay, on York Peninsula in  SA .  They all
> seemed to be foraging for some sort of invertebrate.
> Peter
Hi Everyone,
I'm surprised someone from Tasmania hasn't commented on this. (Or did I miss
it?) I recall, years back when I first went to Tasmania, being told that
when the Tasmanian bird group did its annual wader survey, they didn't count
Masked Lapwings because there were too many. I hope I am recalling
correctly. Maybe it was just a throwaway line which I believed.

Lapwings are flocking on our local golf course at the moment, but not in
such a big way. I think the max flock I have counted is around the 35 mark.
I'm in Beerwah, in the hinterland of Qld's Sunshine Coast, and at the
northernmost point of the Glasshouse Mountains.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'     152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU