Sunday, May 10, 2009

Distant Dotterels

I met up with Ashley Howe at Crosby; he'd come to take a look at the Pallid Swift there but, unfortunately, there was no sign. He headed off down to Kent(!) and I headed up to Plex Moss to take a look at the Dotterels there. They spent most of their time feeding in the tall stubble in the centre of a large field, only occasionally showing themselves fully. I counted a minimum of 14 of which most seemed to be females.