Spring has definitely come at Campfield: the March sunlight today glowing on the ‘sands’ of the Solway … and here in front of North Plain on the new outfall creek that has formed this last winter, there was a party of pre-breeding Shelduck, cavorting and disporting themselves - their glorious plumage accented by today’s sunlight. There is no better sight in the birding world!
Thank heavens we have good numbers here on the Solway, with excellent nesting opportunities inland on the Reserve and on the Mosses - essentially undisturbed. It takes a brave fox to stand up to two angry Shelducks!
Detail of above image showing glorious plumage.