Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Summer Holiday

Due to the joys of school terms our usual Summer break in July had to be put back to last week, this year we headed off to Cumbria, heading up on Saturday (20th) we did wonder what we had let our selves into arriving in heavy rain with the odd patch of local flooding and black skies even at 3pm didn't fill us with hope for the week.
But things did buck up and we had a great time exploring the area around Silecroft on the Cumbrian coast, it was a great base and not far from the RSPB rserve at Hodbarrow and the near by beach of Haverigg which always held plenty of waders to watch and some of the largest groups of Ringed Plovers I have ever seen often in the mid to high twenties.
We also popped down to Leighton Moss which was rather quite in the main body of the reserve although there was plenty of wader activity down at the salt marsh. I was even allowed out to see a few trains including the nuclear flask workings that head along the coast coming out of Sellafield.


Back in mid August we paid a visit to Formby we tend to visit latter in the year but its always a great spot to visit being a great place to take Gem she loves playing on the beach and seeing what shells she can find and to honest so do I.

On our visit we were quite lucky that although fairly busy there were still quite a few Sanderling knocking around running around the surf zone like little kids running in and out of the water, I do find these little waders very enjoyable to watch.