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Monday, May 1, 2017

And the megas kept on coming. Dotterel

                                           2 of 3 Dotterel






       Not of best of pics in the grass at distance


                                        The twitch is on

  Excitement was too much for DW
              he forgot his bins.
                            and they came from miles around
    Serious stuff this twitching
                                   The Golden Plover flock


                                           Lazing around

   well camouflaged   , one on the left and one
                                                on the right.
                                        the 3rd bird.
Just getting over the excitement  of this mornings Marsh Harrier when a late afternoon text from DJS reporting 3 Dotterel in the Nolstar Goldie field where I had been watching a flock of 21 Golden Plover 2 days previous.
                                   A quick dash over there to find a good turn out of birders already looking at the 3 cracking Dotterel. Just time for a few snaps before the birds went to ground settling down in a patch of hay and remaining there for around an hour.
Good to see so many birders turn up, just like the old days. Glad that HC, Gordon from Skipton et al got over from the Pallid Harrier watch in time to see them. A perfect end to a memorable Mayday.
                                           Hopefully the bird will stick around a few days.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stonking Day Bri.

Well done.

John

David Sutcliffe said...

Some good camera work there Bri.!!! Characters galore...
Hope you ready for the next migrants - maybe Swifts tomorrow or a Black Tern maybe.

Brian sumner said...

Was expecting both today Dave

Howard Creber said...

Thanks very much for the call Fog.The mad dash from Bowland paid dividends - Dotterel take some beating and your pics are great.Happy bunnies all around !!! - not to mention your Marshy.