Will keep back the totals till the end of the season but suffice to say it has already been a record breaking year for both Redshank and Lapwing nests on the marsh.  There are chicks everywhere and hopefully many will survive the rigours of their early weeks to fledge successfully.

Lapwing nest on an anthill (Andrew Gouldstone).  These are a favourite place for the Lapwings to breed as the extra height offer protection from rising water levels and provides the perfect shape for a muddy nest cup.....

and a Lapwing chick (john Daly)