A slightly late post but things have been rather hectic lately with work and birding (the latter, a good thing). A juvenile Dotterel gave superb views last week allowing to get within feet of this well marked individual
This is the first time I've seen a Dotterel 'on the deck' as my previous sighting that also happened to be on the Orme, was just a fly-over a couple of years ago. Therefore I was rather keen to get down to see this one.
The Great Orme regularly gets annual records of Dotterel with the majority within the first few weeks of May. The habitat is ideal and not too far away from what they would breed in.