Tuesday, 19 November 2013

16th November: Winter Birdwatch Event A Success

We had a very successful event on Saturday 16th November at the Fenham-Le-Moor hide. This was our penultimate Birdwatch event, which went very well with some fantastic bird species seen very close to the hide!

Visitors enjoying the views of our wintering birds at the Fenham-Le-Moor Event

Highlights included almost 50 Pintail, a Peregrine which caused quite a fuss among the waders, great views of Grey plover  and around 3000 Wigeon.

A stunning Drake Pintail, taken on Lindisfarne NNR

Another highlight was great views of ten light-bellied Brent geese feeding and interacting right in front of the hide - they can be very noisy!

Lindisfarne's wintering Light-bellied Brent geese in flight

We have one final Birdwatch Event planned before the end of the year, on 1st December at Budle Bay (details on the Events page). Winter seems to be flying by (no pun intended) so don't miss this event, a great chance to see the winter birds of Lindisfarne NNR at their peak.

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