Bird watching heaven

It may only be the start of August, but I know that the cooler autumnal weather will be on its way soon and personally it’s my favourite season of the year. The cool, crisp fresh mornings are my favourite time and it is an excellent time of year to visit, especially for those wishing to get the best views of the winged visitor variety.

lapwings Wigtown Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
The RSPB Crook of Baldoon offers the chance to see lapwings.

The RSPB Crook of Baldoon offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to spot migratory birds in action. From September to March the area has visits from golden plovers, lapwings, pink footed geese, shelduck whooper swans along with the occasional sitings of other rarer birds such as a marsh harriers and a few years back some black tailed godwits, normally resident in Portugal.

There are 196 hectares of coastal reserve and there are trails to follow from the car park which is open.

One of my favourites has to be the wonderful pink-footed goose!

pink footed goose Wigtown Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
Pink footed geese can be found while walking the 196 hectares at the RSPB Crook of Baldoon
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