I darted down to Reenore, Ballinskellig, County Kerry after work this evening to catch up with the four Dotterels found there yesterday evening. Directions from local birder Ed Carty brought me straight to the spot where the birds were in a small field adjacent to the beach. Within minutes of arriving I had the birds. They were feeding in short grass close to a small herd of cattle. Delighted they stayed long enough for me to tick them off my year list. This time last year three birds turned up in Connemara and I was also lucky on that occasion to be not too far away and I got to see them.
Dotterels, County Kerry © John N Murphy