An update on October 15th post about the nest of Masked Lapwing’s eggs. You may recall the
nest was in the middle of the yard where we were stacking hay on a neighbour’s
Well... they have all hatched.
Here’s what our neighbour said “Funnily enough the four eggs had two sets of
parents with all of them guarding the nest. The first set of chicks
hatched 3 days before the latter two. They all survived, I pick the last two
chicks up and moved them to a safe place. The two parents were NOT happy but
they mothered up and guided the chicks down the lane and away from where we
were loading the trucks. Happy days”
Thank you to the Urquhart family for the
update and photo.
Each year we host Moruya High School’s Agriculture
and Earth & Environmental Year 11 students. Moruya is on the south coast of
NSW, some 650kms east of us on the other side of The Great Divide. They come
out west to the “flatlands” for a science field trip.
P.S. I have finally got my email notifications for comments
working again. It has been a frustrating 6 months without them. Is anyone else
on blogger still having this issue? To those that have left comments, particularly
a few days after posting and you haven’t got the response that you were
expecting from me then I do apologise.