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Eurasian Dotterel  the coolest of birds

This morning, I found three Eurasian Dotterels Charadrius morinellus along the Dutch coast at Noordwijk. They are, without a doubt, among the coolest birds I know. Not only do they look gorgeous, their behaviour is amazing too. They are so confiding. They can fall asleep while you are watching them from literally inches away. Now this trio all young birds on their first migration kept a little more distance. But still... so cool to watch them!




















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Published 6 September 2019