In fairness I took a wrong turn right at the start which led to me doing a big loop, with a good navigator, or even a map things should be easier.
This was the burial site for the animals culled in Cumbria's Foot and Mouth outbreak, so it's very much a developing site.
The hides are superb, best I've been in and if at first you think there's nothing worth seeing sit a while and you'll be suprised.
I have never seen as many Tree Sparrows at one time, if they're on your tick list get along to Watchtree.
Female Reed Bunting
Female Reed Bunting on the reeds
I also saw the ears and then the rear end of a Hare as it sped away from me, someone with better eyesight would no doubt be able to get a picture.
I was wanting to get up onto the Solway when the tide came in, alas I was misled as to the time of high tide so missed it.
I managed a few shots but non of the masses ofbirds in flight that I'd hoped for.
A fly past of Curlew
Waders feeding as the tide goes out
Hope you've had a good weekend and enjoyed the same sunshine we were lucky enough to have.
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