Autumn at Baron’s Haugh, Motherwell

With Autumn fast approaching, I went to Baron’s Haugh on Sunday to look for passing birds on the pond. Many birds stop over at Baron’s Haugh on their migratory journey from Iceland to the Sahara Desert to avoid the cold northern winter. They return in the Spring. The weather was very warm and sunny, in contrast to the previous week, when it had been very cold for September.

To get to Baron’s Haugh I have to walk about 3.5 miles carrying a spotting scope, tripod, binoculars, bird book and some food and drink, so it also is a good form of exercise for me. 

I left my house at 09.30 and arrived back at the house at 19.00 having walked around the area and the adjoining Dalzell Estate. In all I walked 13 miles.

Below are some photographs from the day.

Some Cormorants, young Mute swans an some Mallards
Black-headed gulls
Lapwing
Cormorant
Two Curlew
Eroded path on way to Carbarns
High walls on road to East side of the Haugh

The photograph above shows high wall on the road down to the East side of the Haugh. This was build by the Hamilton family, who owned Dalzell House and its grounds, to prevent their view from the house being spoiled by seeing workers walking to and from the mine which was situated nearby.

Brambles 
Chestnut
Rosehips

Autumn is a great time of year for seeing many different things.  

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3 thoughts on “Autumn at Baron’s Haugh, Motherwell

    • janeslog September 24, 2013 / 6:08 am

      Yes it was. it had been very cold during the week and felt more like late October so it was good to get another warm day before winter arrives.

      • jmgoyder September 24, 2013 / 11:28 am

        It is still pouring with rain here and it is supposed to be spring!

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