KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 Leave the M6 for the ser­vices and drive to the edge of the lake to scan the reser­voir from here. Check out the gull colony for rare gulls nest­ing.

2 To see the rest of the lake, leave the M6 at junc­tion 37 for Sed­burgh. Travel along the A684 tak­ing the first right onto a mi­nor road drop­ping down to the 2nd right by the reser­voir.

3 Scan the shal­low area for ducks and waders and look across the open fields for breed­ing waders. 4 Scan the deeper wa­ter for div­ing ducks and check the gulls for terns on pas­sage in the spring. Look for rap­tors sit­ting in the trees as Os­preys pass through in spring and au­tumn.

5 Drive back along the mi­nor road south, check­ing for owls and har­ri­ers as you go.

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