A golden dawn at the Marshes


I arrived at the Goldcliff Lagoons just as dawn was approaching. By the time I had got to sea wall hide the first rays of light were on the horizon.

As the sun rose the reeds certainly take on a lovely golden glow.

Quite a variety of birds made an appearance today. a large contingent of Curlews were feeding. I love the call of  a Curlews - it really stirs something in me that feels "that is a call of the wild"..

Lapwings today were not as concentrated at the reed beds. preferring to group as a flock near the first hide to the reserve or spread about.

No sign of the Marsh Harrier today but other raptors did make an appearance.

A female Kestrel hunted for a while and then a Buzzard flew in and got mobbed by two  Ravens.

I enjoyed watching the Wigeon, Lapwing and Dunlins take off and fly around in flocks at any sign of impending danger. The Dunlins are amazingly quick formation flyers.

To finish the morning I got some pictures of a Redwing and Fieldfare in the Hawthorns.











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