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Mersehead RSPB Reserve

29 Nov

That sunshine is still dragging me out and about. Today it was the RSPB reserve at Mersehead – about thirty miles along the Solway coast. My favourite part is the western end where in past years thousands of oyster catchers have gathered by the mouth of a small river that runs into the Solway Firth here.

I recollect reading somewhere that the manager had moved to another reserve and I formed the impression today that he had taken his birds with him. The feeders outside the cottage window were always a major attraction even when the rest of the reserve was quiet. But not today – instead of the dozens of small birds which are usually busy around the feeders there was only a handful. The lack of feed put out for them may have something to do with it. There’s obviously a change in working practices and the majority of the wee birds have gone elsewhere.

No worries – we can always stick a photo of the ‘old buzzard’ on here when things are quiet —

 

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OK – it’s the end of the beach by the waterfall that’s been chosen for the lunch spot today —

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where an old tree trunk makes a good picnic spot —

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I forgot the teabag but hot water goes down just as well without and all to soon it’s time to head back along the shoreline to the wooded part of the reserve —

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Where I took time out to track and photograph a roe deer hidden amongst the trees. She is in the centre of the pic – standing just beyond the water —

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Then I was just in time to catch another sunset as I made my way home —

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Mersehead Reserve

 
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