DOTTIE TIME AT LAST ON PENDLE

Eurasian Dotterel, Pendle Hill.

THE CONTINUING EASTERLIES BROUGHT MORE MIGRANTS TO EAST LANCS THIS WEEKEND. The highlights were a lovely Dotterel near the trig point on Pendle Hill (found by John Metcalf) and a Black Tern at Stocks Reservoir (found with James Bray) with further interesting additions to the ELOC little year in the form of a Grasshopper Warbler watched reeling near Barley and a Tree Pipit singing at Moor Piece (thanks to Pete Morris for this one). A hike onto the fells resulted in two singing Whinchats, which were also new for the year. Finally a Garden Warbler was singing near the new hide at Stocks and the Little Gull, which was first seen on Thursday is still present. A great moth outing on Saturday with Alexander and Pete, Jack and Josh Morris produced some Emperor Moths, all males except for one lovely female found by Jack. Well done!

ELOC year list. 125. Eurasian Dotterel 126. Grasshopper Warbler 127. Tree Pipit 128. Whinchat 129. Black Tern 130. Garden Warbler