Birdwatching


At all times of year the lake offers exciting opportunities for birdwatching. In January and February wildfowl numbers continue to build as Greater Spotted and White-tailed Eagles patrol the shore. Migrants start arriving in March and April and by May trees around the lake are full of Bee-eaters, Golden Orioles, Masked, Woodchat, Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes and a whole host of warblers. Also using the lake itself are Little Bittern, Great, Cattle and Little Egrets, Grey and Purple Herons, Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis and a variety of terns and waders. Return passage begins in July and numbers of White Pelicans grow into the thousands until their departure in October when Lesser White-fronted Geese arrive alongside the first Cranes of the winter.

 

Birds Seasons

Autumn migration (September – late October/early November)
Winter (late November – late February/early March)
Spring (late March – late May/early June)