Yesterday was such a nice day, and I didn't have any people photoshoots booked in, so I thought I'd take the day off and go with Rose and Ruaridh to a place that I have never visited, but always fancied visiting, the World Wildlife Trust centre at Caerlaverock near Dumfries
As many of you know photography is and always has been a great passion of mine, so even though there was no people to take photos of I thought I would take the camera and see what "snaps" I could get a Caerlaverock and I must admit I wasn't disappointed.
When we arrived the lady on reception gave us a map and explained where the hides were and what time feeding would happen in the area. We knew the site was popular for geese but didn't really know what to expect. First stop was the Peter Scott hide, just in time to watch the Whooper swans being fed. After an interesting talk the lady giving the talk went outside and started feeding all of the wild birds, the whooper and mute swans, the mallards, tufted ducks, geese and pintails to name but a few. To see them being fed you would think they were hand reared, taking food out of the wheelbarrow, and moving out the way when the barrow was pushed forward.
After watching the feeding we walked around quite a bit of the site and explored some of the other hides, some only big enough for 4 or 5 people, whilst others were three story towers of windows to look out of.
If you haven't been to Caerlaverock then I urge you to go before march when the whooper swans flies back to Iceland.