Thursday, 5 November 2009

Grindon Lough

On the way back from Carlisle this afternoon I finally managed to visit Grindon Lough. It was our first visit so was not sure whether it would be holding any or no birds.
What a pleasant surprise.
It was absolutely chock full of birds. The whole perimeter held birds.
There is no access to the waters edge so all viewing has to be done from the roadside which is well above the water level. We arrived about 3.30pm just as the sun was going behind a dense cloudbank over Carlisle so the digiscoped shots are poor. Thats my excuse anyway.
However there was about 50 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag , hundreds of Golden Plover and Lapwing,and good numbers of Teal and Widgeon.
There will certainly be a return visit here.


PCF said...

Keep your eyes peeled for the regular small flock of White fronted Geese that turn up at Grindon each winter

Citybirding said...

Will do Peter, thanks.