I sincerely apologize for the shaky and waving scenes on the video. It was terribly windy; I also struggled to see the birds (and later their victims, the dogs) on the camera screen,
It's a known fact that the Lapwing will attack anyone encroaching on their space (especially if they have a nest nearby) by swooping down on their victims. You will see this in the video and also how unperturbed the dogs actually were! The lapwing's nest is a shallow scrape in the ground and lined with grass.
There were six lapwing in this little flock. I managed to photograph these four but the other two had strutted off to the left
I imagine these two are the parent birds
They took to the air with their strident kreeip kreeip kreeip call in unison to scare off the dogs
Isn't it a pretty bird?
I'm not good at capturing birds in flight and used my camera's sports function with numerous bursts. And managed one or two photos
I hope you get the gist of the attack on the dogs in the video below.
HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYBODY