Some months back I received a call from a local resident, anxious and distressed due to a Masked Lapwing nesting in their backyard. Apparently it was unsafe to venture out to even hang the washing without being dive-bombed by the stroppy parents. In order to maintain community relations I relocated the nest and eggs, but alas the birds did not resume sitting.
I was pleased therefore, earlier this week, to discover that the pair had successfully nested a second time – this time two chicks have hatched and are currently a little more than a week old. A good result all round!