Last night we travel up to Danby Beacon again, 3rd try this year for Dotterel, they had been sighted since Monday and were there yesterday morning but by Wednesday evening seemed to have gone (no sightings today).
After heavy showers traveling up from Scarborough the weather was fine with some sunlight between the clouds. After a search of about an hour we drove slowly back to the south of the beacon and on towards Whitby for a fish supper.
What delight and great fortune to find a SEO flying towards the road and landing on a fence post maybe a couple of hundred yards away. I managed to get out the car and take some shots from behind the car before moving to the front of the car for more. The light was dull it was about quater past eight but we were delighted to see this magnificent bird at close quarters. High ISO used yet agin!