Thursday, 13 August 2015

Bird walk a great success

You may have noticed that last month we had a guided walk led by Graham Bell. Weather on the day looked like it could turn wet however we all plowed on and had a lovely walk. Walking down the Crooked Lonnen Graham encouraged us to stop and appreciate even the most common species. He told us all about the common daisy, doves and pigeons among others and we came to the understanding that everything really does have an interesting story attached it. Following round the wagon way we came to the new Lough hide which provided a welcomed stop. Here we were treated to grand views of tufted duck, little grebe and swallows and martins playing in the reeds. A brief look at some of the wildflowers on the way round to the Straight Lonnen and it was brilliant to hear about the grass of Parnassus and stumble upon a garden tiger moth almost as if Graham had placed it there on the path to find.
The new Lough hide - a mid way point to our walk.

Graham showing birds foot trefoil to he group and demonstrating where the name comes from.

Thank you to Graham Bell for guiding the walk

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