Friday 9th July - just back off holday to reports of a Dotterel on Crimdon Beach. This finally gave me a chance to catch up with this beatiful bird and a female at that (female more colourful than the male). I took my digiscoping gear to work and ventured down to Crimdon Beach after work.
There were a number of birdwatchers already viewing the bird - good job as it was tucked down low amongst the pebbles - very difficult to see. It eventually sat up though and it was a beauty. I managed a few shots in the strong wind before dogs ran close by and chased the bird further up the beach. Don`t know why it was on a beach - it should have been on the moors in Scotland.