23 June 2020

Four young Red-wattled Lapwing & adults – Jubail

After seeing Red-wattled Lapwing in Jubail I went back in the hope of locating and photographing the young birds. We found one adult quite a distance from the others but could not see any young birds. We then found an adult in its normal location but only a single youngster was seen. We were alittle worried the others may have fallen victim to a predator but on the way back we relocated the second adult this time with the other three young. The birds appeared to have doubled in size in a week and look to be doing well. We also saw an adult in a different location but cannot rule out this was one of the parents moving some distance, although as both parents were looking after young the bird may have been a third individual.