Sunday, 5 September 2010
Dotterel, Axe Cliff - directions
Dotterel still present at 19:30, appeared to have settled down to roost. I met one birder who seemed to have been misled by directions he found elsewhere, and wound up in the wrong spot, so here is how to get there:
In Axmouth, head E along Chapel Street (the turning opposite the Ship Inn), then turn R up Stepps Lane after 2-300 metres. At top of hill park on gravelly area by farm gate (parking for 6+ cars) and head W along track (I think it's marked as a footpath). After 200m or so turn L down narrow footpath between 2 high hedges. Bird is in first ploughed field (on the right) you come to, upon emerging from the hedges. If golf course is visible over far side of field, you are in the right place.
The Dotterel was often on this exact spot - SY263899