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Species

  • Lapwing
    Lapwing
    lapwing

    Easily recognised by their black head crest, lapwings put on dramatic aerial displays, tumbling through the air, accompanied by their piercing 'peewit' call, which gives them their other, common name.

    To nest needs 15,000m2 = £10,000

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  • Reed bunting
    Reed bunting
    lapwing

    Weighing just 21 grams, these are sparrow-sized birds which live in reedbeds and wetlands. Male birds have a distinctive white collar and 'moustache'.

    A pair need 7,500m2 = £5000

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  • Water Vole
    Water Vole
    lapwing

    Water voles have a chubby whiskery face, and are wholly vegetarian, needing luxurious bankside vegetation.

    Needs 750m2 = £500

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  • Common lizard
    Common lizard
    lapwing

    Lives on grassland and hunts insects and spider. If threatened they can lose their tail, which keeps wriggling to confuse the predator!

    Needs 150m2 = £100

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  • Norfolk Hawker
    Norfolk Hawker
    lapwing

    One of Britain’s rarest dragonflies, the norfolk hawker is a splendid dragonfly with a striking tan-brown body, green eyes and clear wings. Norfolk hawker needs ditches and dykes in good quality fen and grazing marsh.

    Needs 75m2 = £50

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  • Water Scorpion
    Water Scorpion
    lapwing

    An underwater predator with grabbing pincers, the water scorpion is found around the shallow edges of marshland. It is not a true scorpion and is a poor swimmer, preferring to move by walking.

    Needs 30m2 = £20

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