Scotland Trip – Day 9 – 20/iv/14

The journey home (from Edinburgh to South Wales) produced a few bits and pieces from the car, such as Raven, Wheatear, Kestrel and Lapwing from the M6 in the Lake District.

However, a very brief visit to Leighton Moss RSPB produced some good birds. From the Grisedale hide a few Shoveler, Gadwall and Teal were seen, and a male Marsh Harrier flew low over the reeds. A pair of Garganey appeared from the reeds and performed at close range just in front of the hide – by far the best views I have ever had of this species.

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This concluded what has been a very enjoyable trip with 95 species seen in total. I will hopefully be back in the highlands again in August for Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill, Ptarmigan and Dotterel.


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