One of the Reserve's volunteers, Richard, regularly visits the Window on Wild Lindisfarne (WoWL for sort) to inform visitors to the building about the work of Natural England on the NNR and what we do to conserve the special habitats here. He has very kindly written about how his day at the WoWL went.
" On Easter Tuesday I made my first visit of 2105 to WoWL. What a busy day with well over 200 people coming into the building. The telescope spent most of the time at it's lowest level - so many children visiting with it being holiday time. They do enjoy seeing the birds so close.
|Redshank JJD (c)|
What of the birds? Well the 13 black-tailed godwits were still there, with one in breeding plumage. A few black-headed and herring gulls sat around and there was a small group of teal on the scrape. As I was about to leave in the afternoon a large group of redshank flew in, together with a few oystercatchers. Feeding on the grass were starlings and meadow pipit. The highlight of the visit was a fly over of the field by a barn owl.