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RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve

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RSPB Mersehead

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Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife-watching.

Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill with lapwings and skylarks and the air is filled with birdsong as they compete to establish territories and attract a mate. In the evenings you can hear the natterjack toads.

In Summer you can look out for the young birds making their first venture into the outside world.

Autumn sees the arrival of large numbers of the Svalbard population of barnacle geese, as well as pintails which flock to the flooded wetlands in autumn and winter.

And perhaps our favourite annual display at Mersehead, is the winter murmurations of starlings swirling around the reed beds, truly unforgettable.

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