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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

Park in the small car park by the en­trance to the glen. Check the es­tu­ary.

1 2Scan the fields to the right of the park­ing area for Golden Plover and ‘Plover’s mate’ – Dun­lin. Even if the plover are breed­ing, they will still come down to rich grass­land in the search for ex­tra food.

3The lo­cal com­mu­nity trust is busy plant­ing large ar­eas of broadleaved wood­land here. When you fi­nally reach the hide, you have the choice of go­ing in­side or stay­ing out­side. A large win­dow in­side faces the loch and out­side there’s a de­cent-sized bench to use, par­tic­u­larly if the weather is good dur­ing your visit.

45Loch Scourst is very acid and is lim­ited for bird life, but the odd Green­shank or Dun­lin may drop in to feed on its edge, along with pass­ing Whooper Swans on mi­gra­tion.

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