3rd February 2014

today's walk: U3A bird watching group walk to Grune Point


setting off well equiped with telescope and wellies


looking back over floods to Skinburrness


blooming gorse beside the track


everywhere very wet


a big bend in the river


looking downstream a lot of debris in the fence brought in either by high winds or high tides


zooming east over the river to cloud capped Skiddaw


moving to the north side of the peninsula and looking across the Solway to Criffel


a good area for wading birds although you won't spot any in this shot


a skein of Barnacle geese coming in over the Solway


zooming in on their flying formation


a big flock of Oyster Cathers at the water's edge


on the stony beach


Turnstones from the car on the way home


an attempt to enlarge 3 of the turnstones ..


.. and one more