Friday, March 11, 2011

Daer Water 26th Feb 2011 cont

After our walk up Tinto Hill there was still a few hours of daylight so we decided on a drive to visit the local reservoirs.

We drove up a long road to find Camps Reservoir but were unsuccessful as there was no vehicular access. The scenery was stunning though and we went past Crawford Castle.

We then decided to see if Daer Water was any better, which it was, although very bleak and no bird life on the water, which is I understand the source of the Clyde.

They are building a huge new windfarm on the hills above but have yet to put the blades on so they look a bit strange.

The Southern Upland Way crosses here on the dam.

A short icy rain shower and a rainbow appeared over the water.

and the other end.

Strip of sunlight across the hills.

Another shower as we left...

..and this time a double rainbow.

This one was much brighter against the dark sky.

We stopped at Watermeetings to watch some lapwings in a field, amongst them were starlings, ringed plovers and we were delighted to see golden plovers too, although too far away to photograph!

Over the other side of the road were more lapwings and curlews.

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