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Aberlady Bay
Aberlady Bay

Aberlady Bay

Britain's first Local Nature Reserve established in1952, this shallow bay with mud flats and salt marsh, is a well known birding spot. Many interesting plants. Trails along the west and east bay with a hide.

This well known Local Nature Reserve covers a large area of tidal sand, mud flats and salt marsh. From September onwards up to 17,500 pink-footed geese and a few whooper swans roost in the bay. Several hundred widgeon and many thousands of waders, mostly lapwing and golden plover feed here.Offshore there are red-necked and slavonian grebes and big numbers of eider and common scoter. Breeding birds include eider, shellduck, lapwing and redshank. Trails along shore, hide on the south west corner of the bay.

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