Wednesday, 13 November 2013

11th November: Winter birds of Holy Island

The Lindisfarne NNR self-guided Nature Trail is fantastic at this time of year, with plenty of winter birds and other wildlife around. From the trail you can see and hear some of the best of Lindisfarne NNR's winter wildlife.

Fieldfare - you may spot these winter visitors, members of the Thrush family, as you walk along the Nature Trail. 

From the trail, in the adjacent farmland, you can see roe deer and large groups of curlew feeding among the fields.

Curlew - look out for these birds in the fields at the end of the trail. You might hear their haunting calls before you see them (Natural England/Allan Drewitt)

Two kestrels have also regularly been seen this winter, hovering among the dunes and grassland surrounding the nature trail.

Kestrel - Lindisfarne NNR has plenty of small mammals for these small raptors to hunt

The leaflets at our information points in the Chare Ends and Beal Car Parks have details of the Nature Trail and a map.

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