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This lovely area is one of our district’s very best autumn birding spots, with visible migration of finches, wagtails, thrushes, pipits and larks often a morning feature. Scarcities in the fields and bushes here have included Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaffs in recent Octobers.

Most of these migrants are weather-dependent (!) but whatever the conditions we will see thousands of waders congregating on the marshes of the West Shore prior to the early afternoon spring tide. These covering tides often flush out a Short-eared Owl or two at this time of year and Peregrines, Sparrowhawks and Merlins can be seen hunting the roosting waders. To reserve a spot and for more info please get in touch with Dan via [email protected]

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