South Walney, Cumbria Wildlife Trust - 1st June 2010
Our first visit to this great nature reserve, even the rain couldn't dull the experience of walking amongst thousands of nesting Lesser-black Backed and Herring Gulls.
On the 3 mile walk around the reserve were Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Linnet, Goldfinch, Sedge Warbler, Dunnock, Swallow, Oystercatcher, Lesser-black Backed, Greater-black Backed, Herring and Black-headed Gull, Artic Tern, Shellduck, Eider, Emperor Geese, Cormorant, Brown Hare and a single Grey Seal bobing amongst the waves.
ABOVE DRAKE AND FEMALE EIDER, BELOW EMPREROR GEESE NOT NATIVE TO THIS COUNTRY BUT ESCAPED BIRDS THAT HAVE BRED ON PREVIOUS YEARS ON THE ISLAND
ABOVE NESTING LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL BELOW IN FLIGHT
ABOVE DISTANT VIEW OF A OYSTERCATCHER CHICK BELOW MEADOW PIPT
ABOVE AND BELOW A SWALLOW THAT WAS QUITE HAPPY TO SIT ON THE ROOF OF THE PAYMENT BOOTH WHILST WE PHOTOGRAPHED IT AT REASONABLY CLOSE RANGE.