Dotterel (Eurasian Dotterel) Charadrius morinellus

An attractive but rather scarce passage migrant in Norfolk. A handful breed on high ground in Scotland but most of Norfolk's birds probably originate from Scandinavia.

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Dotterels, West Runton (Norfolk, UK), 30th April 2011 - presumably a pair with the brighter female in the first 5 photos

 

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Dotterels (with Golden Plover), Polgigga (Cornwall, UK), 3rd October 2011

 

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Dotterel, Waxham (Norfolk, UK), 11th May 2004

 

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Dotterel, Wereham (Norfolk, UK), 18th April 2009

 

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Dotterels, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 29th April 2014

 

Dotterels, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 26th April 2011