LAPWING LINKS  - collated by Henry Adams                              
 My web-site HUB page HERE
1 minute video clip of Kendal's Strawberry field lapwings by Dave Weatherley

Not necessarily in approximate chronological order (most recent first); not fully comprehensive - just the selection I've spotted so far.

My stuff:

The strawberry field lapwings: May 2013 statement by Henry Adams for Dennis Reed of the TOG Kendal (as part of  TOG's statement submission to Planning Inspectorate)

10dec11 Letter from Henry Adams to SLDC Planning in response to LAND AT OXENHOLME ROAD, KENDAL, including the “Strawberry Field” – a lapwing breeding site, re DEVELOPMENT:  EXTENSION TO TIME CONDITION ON PLANNING PERMISSION SL/2008/1220 (engineering ops re Rugby Club’s plans),  REF. NUMBER: SL/2011/0896

Other people's:

BTO  BirdFacts Lapwing  - from where I obtained: 
Conservation Status: UK: RED

Conservation Status: RED because Recent Breeding Population Decline (1981-2007),

   Previous Assessments: 2002-2007 AMBER   1996-2001 AMBER

BBSreport2011 - The Breeding Bird Survey 2011 - The population trends of the UK’s breeding birds
 ‘The Breeding Bird Survey is run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and is jointly funded by the BTO, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) (on behalf of the statutory nature conservation agencies: Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, the Countryside Council for Wales, Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)’
‘Breeding waders showed marked declines between 2010 and 2011, and four waders reached their lowest level since the start of the survey: Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Snipe and Curlew.’

'The Lapwing' 2-page pdf  c.1996/7 

EUROPEAN UNION MANAGEMENT PLAN  2009-2011 LAPWING  Vanellus vanellus  NATURA 2000 Technical Report - 2009-033

Information on the Lapwing on the RSPB website.      Operation Lapwing on the RSPB website.

Lapwing - Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

*** Britain's birds facing extinction as climate change leaves them with nowhere to go   Environment   The Observer As temperatures rise and European breeds arrive, native species such as the lapwing and Scottish crossbill are being forced out. Soon, say the RSPB and Durham University, many of our rare birds will disappear Robin McKie, science editor The Observer,  

“... "We are already seeing significant changes to British birdlife and these are only going to accelerate," said Dr Steve Willis of Durham University.   ... in the journal Public Library of Science, researchers will reveal they have found detailed evidence to show a significant wildlife transformation is under way. 

The report, by Durham University and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), outlines changes that have already occurred in the past two decades in response to the 0.6C rise that has affected the nation.

Two particular birds provide telling evidence of the future facing the British countryside and its inhabitants: the lapwing and the cirl bunting, a relative of the yellowhammer. The cirl bunting ... 

By contrast, the lapwing - one of the most characteristic British farmland birds of the 19th and 20th centuries - has suffered devastating drops in population because of changes in agriculture, in particular the introduction of winter-sowing of crops. Now global warming is adding to these effects, with the result that the lapwing has already suffered a 47% reduction in numbers and seems destined to earn itself the status of an endangered species in Britain. ...”

Behavioural ecology of the lapwing Vanellus vanellus L. In upper Teesdale - Parish, David M.B. (1996) Behavioural ecology of the lapwing Vanellus vanellus L. In upper Teesdale. Doctoral thesis, Durham University. Durham e-Theses

The Breeding Ecology of the Lapwing at Seal Sands, Teesside   with reference to Food, the Environment and three Neighbouring Species. Burton, N.H.K (1992) The Breeding Ecology of the Lapwing at Seal Sands, Teesside:: with reference to Food, the Environment and three Neighbouring Species. Masters thesis, Durham University. - Durham e-Theses

Age at first breeding, philopatry and breeding site-fidelity in the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus - THOMPSON - 2008 - Ibis - Wiley Online Library PATRICK S. THOMPSON1, DAVID BAINES1,2, JOHN C. COULSON1, GEOFF LONGRIGG3   Article first published online: 3 APR 2008
"Breeding Lapwings Vanellus vanellus were studied in the Eden Valley (Cumbria) and in Teesdale (County Durham) between 1990 and 1992. A total of 300 adult Lapwings and 801 near-fledged young were uniquely colour-ringed. Breeding adults were highly site-faithful, almost always nesting in the same or an adjacent field in successive years. Second-year birds were less site-faithful, with more birds nesting in adjacent and other fields and fewer in the same field in successive years. ..."

Waders  Their Breeding, Haunts and Watchers - Desmond Nethersole-Thompson, Maimie Nethersole-Thompson - Google Books

BTO: 'Lapwings in Plots'  
"Current Staff Contact: Su Gough  Publications  The main report of the project is: Chamberlain, D., Gough, S., Anderson, G., Macdonald, M., Grice, P. & Vickery, J. 2009. Bird use of cultivated fallow 'Lapwing plots' within English agrienvironment schemes. Bird Study 56: 289-297. The project was noticed in BTO News numbers 269 and 278."

BBC News - Lapwings make Maghaberry Prison home

The Precautionary Principle -
NB: the prophylactic use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids has decreased the insect food supply for birds, and research has shown that farmland bird numbers have reduced accordingly. This was done without prior testing of their effect on non-target insects in the field (such as pollinating insects), thus ignoring the Precautionary Principle that UK signed up to.

1 minute video clip of Kendal's Strawberry field lapwings by Dave Weatherley

The Wet, Wild and Wonderful North-West - Martin Harper's blog - Our work - The RSPB Community 20may13 incl Lyth Valley Lapwings
The RSPB  Our work  The Lyth Valley c.2012