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Image of the Month - June

Male and Female Dotterel mating

I set off early and made the long trek into the hills in search of dotterel.  I caught sight of the female bird first with her rich chestnut-orange belly.  Then a male made an appearance and started to display to the female.  She was obviously impressed and allowed the male to mate with her, it was all over in a split second.  I could not believe my luck and left them to it and started the long journey back home very happy.