Bird Watching (UK) - - World War I Centenary -

1 This a bril­liant chance to look at what na­ture can do in a wild land­scape. Around you are these big acid up­lands and here an out­crop of lime­stone gives rise to a mix­ture of birdlife.

2 Walk through the large deer­fenced kiss­ing gate and start up into these an­cient mon­u­men­tal trees. The open ground among the trees is good for a num­ber of species in­clud­ing mi­grant pip­its and war­blers. Check the non-grazed en­clo­sure for more birds.

3 Walk out through the trees and across to the gorge with chance of some big rap­tors and mixed up­land species, with more wood­land birds in the gorge.

4 Scan the moun­tains to the west for a chance of hunt­ing rap­tors, owls and mixed sum­mer mi­grants.

5 Drop down to the es­tu­ary for a wide choice of species. Sum­mer sees some great breed­ing waders drop­ping down here to re­fuel. Look out for White-tailed Ea­gles us­ing the es­tu­ary.

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