Just spent another week at Barnacle Cottage. Mersehead looking beautiful as ever and was lovely to see the lapwing chick, ducklings and gosling. As ever, great to meet the staff and volunteers - always friendly. One of my very favourite places.
The Visitor Centre.
Looking over the fields to the farm.
more ragged robin than I've seen for years!
Lovely, Maggy. We were there a few years back an it's a fantastic reserve.
Thank you Paul. It is a great reserve - and took far too many photos! Here are some more.
lapwing chick from a hide
linnets came right up in front of the hide
the colours of this pheasant were so beautiful among the plant
Reserve was pretty quiet some mornings (weather probably the reason) so managed to do a little sketching.
sketch done in Bruach Hide
view towards Sandyhills
Butterflies seen included several Green-veined whites, 2-3 Red Admirals, a Large Skipper, and a Painted Lady.
Large Skipper just below window of Meida Hide
Painted Lady beside main path from Sulwath towards Meida Hide
one of at least 2-3 Red Admirals on ramp up to Meida Hide