[canberrabirds] Masked Lapwings on a roof

Subject: [canberrabirds] Masked Lapwings on a roof
From: Jude Latt <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 16:49:49 -0400 (EDT)
Hi Peter
When I was in Auckland New Zealand in 2009 there were four pairs that were 
nesting on the roof of shops along Remurea Road.   I still to this day wonder 
how the chicks ever get down to mother earth !   My cousin tells me that every 
year they nest on the roofs  in his area.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Ormay <>
To: Robin Hide <>; Canberra Birds 
Cc: Birding-aus <>
Sent: Fri, May 3, 2013 12:13 pm
Subject: [canberrabirds] Masked Lapwings on a roof

For the last four years running there has been a pair nesting on the roof of 
YMCA at the Jamison Center. Last year I talked to the receptionist there and 
said that "the Ranger was aware of them". I don't know what happened to them. 

A few years ago there was a pair nesting on a flat roof at CSIRO Wildlife 
Gungahlin with three eggs that I checked daily. I blocked the downpipes with 
wire netting for the duration so the chicks wouldn't fall into them before I 
could rescue them but the eggs were gone one morning and there was no sign of 
any chicks. There were Australian Ravens around all the time so I presumed they 
got them.
Peter Ormay


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