It's early spring and the lapwings are returning to the hills to breed, nest and raise their young.
In this story, we learn about a time when lapwings nested and raised their young on the shores of the estuaries.
Listen to the story and discover why they decided to make the trip inland at this time of year.
After the story consider the following questions:
During the story the male lapwing builds its nest out of grass and leaves, do you think this is a good design? Could the Lapwing have used any other materials by the estuary to make the nest stronger?
The male lapwing gets very angry with the sea but knows that alone he can't change what has happened. He seeks help from the other birds. Can you think of a time when you have had to ask others to help you?
In the story the Sea God demands the sea returns the eggs, do you think this was fair?
If you've never seen a lapwing before consider heading on to the hills in search of them.