Dotterel a scarce visitor in spring, possibly breeding

6th April 2013 a pair were on Iona, photographs by Richard and Liz Airley

6th April 2013 a pair were on Iona, photographs by Richard and Liz Airley

27th Ben More summit: a Dotterel near the summit of Ben More. It was very busy feeding. No suggestion yet that it is breeding but interesting timing. pix to follow. Dave Sexton (pp) RSPB Senior Ecologist Dr Neil Cowie. 
          Status/historic records are:  very scarce spring passage migrant, only a few records.
          2010: 2 birds seen on hills at the back of Scoor in May. (Robert Johnson)
          2011: 4th May 3 birds were displaying on the top of Ben More. (Julian Bray)
         2013 6th April, a pair were found on Iona with about 200 Golden Plover (Richard Airley)


This is the web site of Alan Spellman, 'Maridon' Lochdon, Isle of Mull. PA64  6AP