We found our first lapwing nest of the year last week, on the 15th March.
This is an early date, and compares to 21st, 29th and 30th March as the first nest date in previous recent years.
Twenty eight days to incubate is about typical for lapwing, and then about the same time for the young to fledge, so this is only the beginning of a busy few weeks for our adult lapwings.
The pic below is from a few years ago, and is a lapwing 'selfie', taken by one of our trail cameras. This is probably a male, with a good long crest, clean white face, and very bright plumage.