Evanne Rothwell sent in delightful pictures of a family of Lapwings growing up at the Silvermine Wetlands between Fish Hoek and  Clovelly. She writes …

 

“This little family is on the vacant plot outside our complex and the chicks are only a few days old.  They survived heavy rain and strong winds – I hope they survive the herons!”

"7 legged lapwing" at the Silvermine wetlands. Photo Evanne Rothwell

 

Mother Lapwing keeping her chicks warm at the Silvermine wetlands at Clovelly. Photo by Evanne Rothwell

 

Lapwing looking for chicks at Silvermine wetlands at Clovelly. Photo by Evanne Rothwell

 

See also

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/11/the-silvermine-wetlands-update-for-2012/

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/12/new-otter-family-at-silvermine-wetlands/