RSPB high tide walk for twitchers at Freiston Shore

EARLY bird morning risers and nature lovers can take part in a special walk next weekend.

An RSPB guided walk takes place at Freiston Shore from 7.30am on Saturday, July 17, where people can walk alongside the mudflats of the Wash and see thousands of wading birds seeking sanctuary on the islands of the lagoon.

The event has been organised to coincide with the July spring tides, which are among the highest tides to be seen this year.

“This is one of Lincolnshire’s greatest wildlife spectacles,” said RSPB visitor and publicity officer Simon Wilson. “Watching hundreds and thousands of birds wheeling around in breathtaking formation is definitely a sight to behold. “Why not come along and see this awesome spectacle for yourself.”

The walk will begin at the car park at RSPB Freiston Shore and head off towards the bird hide on the lagoon.

“From the comfort of the hide, we would expect to see a large variety of wading birds including oystercatcher, dunlin, knot, lapwing, black-tailed godwits and more.” said Simon.

“Our expert guides will be on hand with telescopes to help identify the birds and see them in close detail. Then after the walk we will go to The King’s Head for a well-deserved cooked breakfast!”

Tickets (including breakfast): Adults £8, children £6 (£2 discount for RSPB members). Call the RSPB on 01205 724678