Masked Lapwings' 3 Chicks, Tuggeranong

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Subject: Masked Lapwings' 3 Chicks, Tuggeranong
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 00:18:11 +1100
It has been more than 2 weeks since I first noticed a pair of Masked Lapwings 
sitting on a nest just next to the driveway into the security Carpark of DHS 
building along Eileen Good Street.
Last Tuesday I managed to take a peek and counted 3 eggs when the parents 
'changed guard'. Ever since then the weather has been very wet and there was 
fear that the brood may not be successful. Today (Monday) I have noticed that 
all three chicks have hatched and the family had moved to forage at the nearby 
children playground. In the evening, the family still moved back to the lawn 
just next to the driveway into the office block.
The parents are very aggressive towards anyone getting too close to them. For 
the safety of the public as well as the welfare of the chicks, I wonder if some 
notice should be put up to prevent members of public from getting too close to 
the lapwing family.
Tun Pin ONG

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