When to see
In spring, males arrive first to select territories; they fly spectacular aerial displays and flick from one side to the other showing their black and white, under wing pattern. Listen as they do this, you hear a soft waa-waa noise. Is this why they are called lapwings? The males in breeding plumage have a high gloss finish. When a female is passing a male bows forward to his proposed nest site showing his orange vent. Both birds share incubation. The chicks feed themselves on insects when they hatch and the adults guard between two and six chicks.