you might just see the Dotterel on Newbiggin golf course...
'I better get a shot before the golfers flush it...'
'...well it doesn't look too bothered, they've stepped over it...'
' I might circle around and get one of the twitch...'
'...softly does it...'
'..thats just about close enough before it runs away...'
'...hang on, its turning this way...'
' and running towards me!'
' Hello mate, nice pose...'
( Click on this'un )
I reckon this young Dotterel hasn't had much to do with people. It came to within 3 yards, before doing an about trun and wandering off to feed away from the birders and golfers. A belter of a lttle bird. I like the way the eye stripes form a 'd.a' cut round the back.
Also on the course were 12+ Wheatears and a nice male Redstart.
A distant 'splash' flushed the birds, sounded like a birder taking a tumble to me ;)