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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Dotterel Details

Dotterel at Balscote with Golden Plovers. Found by Roger Evans this morning. It is in the field next to the Balscote Quarry Reserve (to the south west). The flock of Golden Plovers was very inactive mid morning and the Dotterel remained out of view for over 45 mins (behind a clump of Dock). It eventually showing well enough around 11:00. When Roger found it this morning it was quite active walking around and feeding, so it may need just the right timing to see it well.

The bird can be viewed from the road at the metal field gate here SP390423 and the flock is at the far end of the field about here SP388425.
The road is quite narrow and the viewing near a bend. Although it is a fairly quiet road please park sensibly to avoid disruption to other people.

Gareth

I've been asked to add: view only from the road and don't enter either the field or the reserve itself.

Adam

Still showing well at 13:28 per the Wickster

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