Had 2 Buzzard soaring above Claremount again today but
were a lot higher than yesterday, I then got messages through
the grapevine about Common Terns at Cromwell Bottom NR,
and 3 Dotterel had been seen up by Nolstar so after a bit of
twoing and throwing decided to give it a try and was surprised
at how many people were there, I even got to pay my subs to
Niall which was easier than posting it, DS showed me the area
where the birds were and then I needed Dave W's help in spotting
them as they were well camouflaged, Golden Plover and Wheatear
were also in the field. I was taking photo's of the Plovers and when
I looked up again everybody had gone except DW who was with me,
we then decided to set off and as I was getting in my car Phil D showed
up so I went with him to show him where the Dotterel were and guess
what? they'd gone so I was a bit disappointed for Phil but I needn't of
worried as within 5 or 10 minutes we found them again running about
all over the place as we were taking photo's another 5 people turned up
and DW had also come for another look and got some better pics.
Thanks to the grapevine I got another cracking bird and another first
for me so I'm glad I decided to make the effort.
2 Curlew flew past and also what looked like a Redstart but unconfirmed
and no pic so no tick.