Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year!

If you’re looking for a way to escape the January blues then come and take a winter walk around the NNR, there’s still plenty of wildlife and scenery to take in on and around Holy Island. 




During the winter months, geese, ducks and waders are still present in the UK to feed before migrating back to their breeding grounds in northern Scandinavia.  Around the coves and beaches of Holy Island there are flocks of Sanderling, Oystercatcher and Redshank, as well as plenty of Curlew and Shelduck foraging out on the mudflats.


Ringed Plovers on the shore

In Cove’s Haven you can sometimes see Fulmars flying over the clifftops and gathered on the rocky ledges, sheltering from spending the winter out at sea.



Keep a look out for Stonechats and Redwings too around the dunes and grasslands, often perched on a fence post or the top of vegetation.




While our cows may have left the island, the sheep are still out grazing the dunes.

(Text and pics by Alex)

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