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    Favourite bird seen fellrunning

    I love a lapwing, there's something quite marvellous about them. They really are a lovely creature. The connection with hares is also a grand thing

    "Lapwings sometimes ‘repurpose’ hare’s open air ‘forms’—a shallow scraping that hares shelter in. Sometimes droppings or even the hare itself would lie alongside the eggs, or an egg-collector would disturb a hare as they discovered a nest. From this, a belief arose that the hares laid the eggs, and so the idea of the Easter bunny could in fact be a combination of a hare and a lapwing!" from Cambrian Wildwood.org

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    Maybe a skylark
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    Brilliant. Get loads of lapwings round here (Cartmel peninsula) rescued an injured one a few months back. Didn’t know about the link with hares, great info. Curlew abound n all. Kingfisher, barn owls, osprey, peregrine, green woodpecker (yafflin like hell lately)all local inhabitants...Saw a black redstart this year, second time I’ve ever seen one. Little owl on a fence post near Hampsfell tother week n all... beaut.

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    It's always good to see a Short-Eared Owl up on the moors, but not seen one yet this year.

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    Not sure if we’ve seen SEO this year but did see a barn owl at the weekend
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    Probably curlews for me. Their songs are the soundtrack to my running summers.
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    They were making a right racket last week when I ran Flash - Axe Edge - Burbage Edge, Noel. I'm sure you know the routes! Lapwings too.

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    Think I'd always associate lapwings, curlews as well as grouse as proper fell-running birds; but I'd probably opt for the cuckoo. It's still an elusive sight for me, but their call on the open moorland is magnificent.

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    Red Kite for me. Fortunate to see loads around Skipton & Ilkley.

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    Red Kite for me too. Seeing them makes me stop and gaze as they glide effortlessly. They are all over here (Oxfordshire) and a common sight above our garden.

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