Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Dotterel Twitch Again


     Woke up yesterday morning to the Linnet and a Greenfinch
     on the feeders, along with Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin,
     4 Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling and
     Collared Dove  and a Skylark in the sky.

     I then decided to pay another visit to Cold Edge Road
     to see if the Dotterel were still there and so were the
     crowd of birders, I met some nice people up there too,
     John M, Bob from Brighouse, and a lovely couple
     Mick & Kath S also from Brighouse and all of them
     were chuffed to bits at having seen the birds.

     The birds seem to have a mad half hour of feeding and
     then hunker down for an hour or so and then start feeding
     again, they seemed quite tame compared to the Golden
     Plover which are soon in flight at every movement, even
     the sheep didn't seem to upset them.

     Also seen up that area were a couple of Curlew, 20 Golden
     Plover, 5 Wheatear ( well spotted Mick S ) as I'd only located
     3 until he showed me where the other two were, 2 Oystercatchers,
     8 Lapwing, 2 Meadow Pipit ?, question mark as they seemed a
     lot smaller than usual, and a Little Owl.























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