Spring saw some new inhabitants to Green Park when roughly 20 Lapwings used one of the vacant plots for growing their family units!
These magpie-like birds are an endangered species and have been categorized as Red by the RSPB. Having them nest here is very exciting for Green Park and bird watchers alike.
Over a dozen baby chicks have been spotted by our Landscaping team, who even had to step in and save a couple who were attempting to cross Longwater Avenue!
A little bit about the Lapwings from RSPB.org.uk:
The Lapwing is also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, but it’s proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight make it distinctive, even without its splendid crest.
The following images were taken by our Landscape Manager, Rob Parkin, and were all taken on Green Park: