Simon O'Connor, the local Wildlife & Rural Affairs Police Officer, was very keen to watch proceedings so he came up to the top of the tower with us but had to attend to other duties before Nick abseiled down.
|A policeman's lot IS a happy one (sometimes!)|
By the time we had reached the top of the tower, both birds had departed. Later one was seen on Jurys Inn.
Having carefully checked all his climbing gear and his ropes, it was time for Nick to climb over and descend....
|Time to drop down to the nest|
|Nick working at the platform|
|Complete lapwing saved for a rainy day.....|