Bird watching at Carsethorn

We are fortunate to have a very long shore line at Carsethorn and from the upstairs sitting room window, you may be lucky enough to watch the wading birds, along with terns and shearwaters over the Solway estuary.

Close by are Mersehead and Caerlaverock RSPB reserves.

Mersehead, our nearest reserve, is well know for their Svelbard barnacle geese that arrive in their thousands in October and are an amazing sight to see and hear.  In the spring natterjack toads call out their ‘dusk chorus’ and heralds the arrival of many wading birds.  Summer brings the seabirds including gannets, who dive at such speed, along with terns and the fast flying shearwaters.  With the huge flocks of geese, winter sees whooper swans feeding on the local fields and may be a sighting of hen harriers and merlins if you are lucky.