Wednesday, 25 April 2012
A Pleasant Start to a Very Unpleasant Day!
One of my "bogey" birds is the Dotterel and I was keen to get one onto my life list. Reports of one being present with a number of summer plumaged Golden Plovers, near the Oxfordshire village of Balscote, had me heading south after my night shift finished at 0600hrs this morning. Of course my keenness to see the Dotterel was further challenged by the arrival of rather inclement weather in the form of heavy rain and wind! Good progress was made, despite the conditions and at 0700 the Dotterel was in my scope! The supporting cast of c20 summer plumaged Golden Plovers more than made up for the soaking I received!