Vanellus vulgaris – Resident.
The well-known Lapwing is one of our commonest birds, nesting in most districts of the county, and to be seen commonly in large flocks in the autumn and winter. In the bitter spring of 1886 numbers perished, and were to be found lying dead by the frozen drains in most of the meadows. We had many about our garden, and placed food for them on the paths, barley-meal, &c, but they would not touch it. We used to watch them from our windows running on the lawn, and stopping with a jerk every few paces to listen (like a thrush) for the movement of any worm beneath the frozen ground.