With Autumn fast approaching, I went to Baron's Haugh on Sunday to look for passing birds on the pond. Many birds stop over at Baron's Haugh on their migratory journey from Iceland to the Sahara Desert to avoid the cold northern winter. They return in the Spring.The weather was very warm and sunny in contrast to the previous week when it had been very cold for September.
To get to Baron's Haugh I have to walk about 3.5 miles carrying a spotting scope, tripod, binoculars, bird book and some food and drink so it also is a good form of exercise for me as well.
I left my house at 09.30 and arrived back at the house at 19.00 having walked around the area and the adjoining Dalzell Estate. In all I walked 13 miles.
Below are some photographs from the day.
|Some Cormorants, young Mute swans an some Mallards|
|Canada geese at Carbarns|
|Gadwall and Pintail Ducks|
|Eroded path on way to Carbarns|
|High walls on road to East side of the Haugh|