was also seen on The Range south of South Stack.
Were trying to create a feeding, roosting and breeding area for small wading and waterbird species, such as dotterels
, plovers, stilts and the seasonal influx of a wide variety of migratory birds which annually visit the adjoining Ahuriri Estuary.
The Department of Conversation website says there are only 1,700 dotterels
left in New Zealand and warns beachgoers to watch out for their nests in the sand near the high-tide mark.
A northward contraction in the breeding range during the 20th century was recorded for dunlin Calidris alpina, Eurasian golden plover, dotterel
Charadrius morinellus, whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, turnstone Arenania interpres and jack snipe Lymnocryptes minimus (Kurlavicius 2006).
Other waders of interest were three Dotterel
in a ploughed field in Yr Allt, Llanfaelog, Anglesey.
WWF is particularly concerned about the endangered New Zealand dotterel
The first category includes the Asiatic species such as the Eurasian dotterel
(Charadrius morinellus), red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis), curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea), and ruff (Philomachus pugnax), which occasionally cross the Bering Strait from Russia to breed in Alaska.
hiaticula) Migration ([section]) Eurasian dotterel
The bird-watchers among you will know that a dotterel
is a member of the plover family, which has the daft habit of welcoming the advances of predators.
Other common breeders such as the ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) and dotterel
(Eudromias [=Charadrius] morinellus), however, have much broader distributions and are not found exclusively in the tundra.
The ptarmigan and the dotterel
are only just hanging on in Britain and if conditions get warmer, we could lose them.
Several nesting dotterel
pairs and chicks have made their homes in Albany and other sections of the Northern Motorway and works now underway to prevent them from moving in to areas that may become construction sites as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project.
Highlights included a dotterel
on the Great Orme and two unseasonal black-throated divers off Rhosneigr.
Loch Muick (pronounced Mick) and Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve is a Special Protection Area for birds such as dotterel
and golden eagle.
WAKEY, WAKEY Action at last - Ian Fisher captures a dotterel