31/08/2013 The Great Orme

Dotterel: A cracking visit to North Wales relived some awesome  birds. First stop was  up the very Great Orme in search of a juvenile Dotterel.
Myself, Scott and Alex walked right past the bird while it slept upon the limestone pavements, but once spotted it was showing incredibly well.
From here we headed across to the Little Orme for a spot of sea watching, although the winds were not really on our side Alex spotted a single adult Med Gull and we saw a few Manxies flying past along with a good number of Gannet.

We then decided to give Llanddulas a go and instantly spotted a large raft of Common Scoter, but the highlight was two Arctic Skua cashing Terns, giving us a great display.

It was on our way home we got a call from Phil Woollen and Mark Payne who told us a Stilt Sandpiper has turned up at Newmans Flashes, Cheshire.

With a big smile on our face Scott picked up the speed in his car and we shot off to see a new bird, a good bird, we were told this was the first record of a Stilt Sand in Cheshire for 29 years.