Montrose Weekend 19-21 April 2024

On Friday 19th April ten group members made their various ways to the Links Hotel in Montrose for a weekend bird watching in the area. 

Rather than all go round together we split into smaller parties and visited various sites depending on what everyone wanted to see and do.  Over the weekend the following places were visited by members of the party –

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and Wigeon Hide
St Cyrus NNR
Loch of Kinnordy RSPB
Balgavies Loch SWT
Lunan Bay

Many birds were spotted with counts as high as 71 and everyone’s list would be different.  My personal highlights were osprey, kestrel and willow warblers singing.  It was also special to see the beaver lodge and plenty evidence of beavers at Loch of Kinnordy having had a talk on beavers the night before we set off.

Like all good things the weekend came to an end and we made our various ways home on the Sunday.  We were mostly lucky with the weather this year with the worst of the rain holding off until Sunday lunchtime.  A thoroughly enjoyable weekend in good company! (HM)