MORE PENDLE DOTTEREL TIME

Eurasian Dotterel, female, Pendle Hill

A SECOND TRIP OF DOTTERELS ON PENDLE HILL STAYED UNTIL I RETURNED FROM SPAIN, long enough for me to see make the hike up the hill to see them. There were three birds, two females and a male frequenting the Ogden Clough path much further down the hill than I have ever seen them before. Hassled by photographers for much of the morning they were a little wary. I draw the line at people trying to feed mealworms to them and will not be passing on any more dotterel news except privately to local birders. I am sick of people who cannot be bothered to help search for birds descending like locusts as soon as something scarce is reported and treating the birds like playthings.

Eurasian Dotterel, male, Pendle Hill

Eurasian Dotterel, female, Pendle Hill