Lapwing twitch raises more than £1,400 for local reserve


Twitchers visiting the Grey-headed Lapwing in Northumberland raised £1,443 for a local nature reserve.

The bird, which was present in the Long Nanny and Low Newton-by-the-Sea area from 1-8 May 2023, was widely twitched before it departed. The bird was later relocated near Lossiemouth, Moray, on 13 May, but hasn't been seen since.

Funds were raised via a donation bucket on site and an online crowdfunder, with all those having seen the lapwing encouraged to donate.

The Grey-headed Lapwing spent eight days in the Long Nanny and Low Newton-by-the-Sea area in early May (Frank Golding).

The money raised will go towards conservation management and improving access at the nearby Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve, which is a community-owned reserve managed by local volunteers.

Find out more about Embleton Quarry at the reserve's Facebook page.