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This is a really cracking reserve with interest for both the birder and non birder.
When I visited there was a corncrake rasping its song out right in front of the tiny reserve HQ and toilets.
Don't just stop there though if you proceed up...More
The guided tour by Jamie Boyle was so engaging and a fund of information built up over 25 years. We heard but also saw a corncrake. Swifts cornbunting local pigeon artic tern snipe oystercatchers. The beach machair wildflowers orchids moths and rare beas- all explained...More
There is a car park and then this long track which I found a bit boring but we could hear the corn crake. Once we got of the tarmac track the views were stunning and there were lots of different birds. Definitely worth a visit.
We visited the tiny 'visitor centre', then did a long walk along the beach and back across the headland to another beach. It was a lovely day, but few people around even though it was a Saturday in May. There is a campsite; looked to...More
Stayed 5 mins away and visited 2-3 times each day. Keep your eyes and ears open for Corncrake on the road in/out and be sure to stop at visitor centre as these charismatic birds roam all around it. Then head up to he headland through...More
You couldn't call this a typical reserve. It's a working farm with only limited access to fields, there are no paths or hides. Beaches are stunning and some great birds but bring everything you need with you and allow for anything the weather can throw...More
Great selection of birds inc Purple Sands, Twite, Corn Bunting, Barnacle Geese, white winged gulls and whooper Swans.
Visitor centre only open in season.
There is no viewing of the lochs which is very frustrating and typical of RSPB.