Sunday, 27 April 2008

flambourgh then dog shit alley

went over to flambourgh with nick d for the king eider which would of been good but the eider was miles away and a sea fret came in.
texts from rare bird alert indicated that a big movement of birds was going on across the country, including across halifax with whimbrel and sanderling been seen(what was at the 'with'?)
it came as no surprise when a dotterel was found at soil hill,so at 1600 we set off back to calderdale .arrived at 1800 and walked up to the hill the track was covered with dog shit.1805 got the bird a cracking male(i think) and very tame.

nice one brian

'nick,the mens toilets are left,ladies right'


dotterel
soil hill




9 comments:

st said...

very nice!!!!!

AndyC said...

Its amazing how much dog shit is on Soil Hill.But it keeps on turning up good birds.Great Photos

East Ayton Birding said...

A pretty bird anywhere, you can double that if it's local - excellent shots Darrell.

NigelK said...

Shit hot pics too! These convince me I was wrong when I initially said female on our blog.

zooms said...

Stunning Darrel, I like your new profile pic too, very cool and mysterious.

Darren AP Ward said...

Cracking shot Darrell, wondered why they called it Soil Hill...

Ipin said...

Stunning dot pics - v.nice,oh for one at Dru......

BSUMNER said...

Stonking photos Darrell, maybe its the dogshit that attracts the birds?

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Great pics Darrell.
I was at Flamborough Sunday and the K Eider was miles out, so left it at that.
Good decision to get back to Calderdale.
Mike