Monday, 12 May 2008
Finally got up to Danby Beacon early yesterday in hope of seeing the Dotterell a first for me. Only one problem _ _ _ _ _ . Missed out again.
Anyway I have marked the diary for the first week in May next year and the birds apparently visit on their migration route each year. This year they were relatively long stayers so I need to be faster out of the blocks next year.
Fortunately there was a compensation in a brilliant pair of Stonechats that seemed to like landing close below the trig point. The male bird liked to pose directly below and came closer to than the female but a great spectacle.
Also present nearby Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Red Grouse, Lapwing and Curlew.