Comments: Peewit

I remember in Norfolk hearing the lapwings and not knowing what they were, because I'd always thought they were called peewits because of the noise they made. And the loopy-radio noise sounded nothing like a peewit.

Posted by Lyle on 3 May, 2022 at 9:05 PM

Please miss I know. It’s a deceit of lapwings. They are a county bird here and have three names, lapwing, peewit and green plover

Posted by Ambermoggie on 3 May, 2022 at 9:50 PM

I'd never seen them in the south of the country Lyle.

Correct Amber! What an odd collective noun.

Posted by Blue Witch on 4 May, 2022 at 8:44 AM

Back when I were a lad in Oxfordshire, we used to see huge flocks of lapwings, almost starling-like quantities and murmurations.

They seem to have had a massive die-back for one reason or another, so Norfolk was probably the first time I'd seen them in any form of quantity in about 20+ years.

Posted by Lyle on 5 May, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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