The latest in our series of Fisherrow Waterfront talks will be a walk and talk event led the East Lothian Council Ranger Nick Aitken. This will be a first for us as all other events have been held in Fisherrow Yacht Club.
We will set off on a rising tide. This will let us look at the foreshore where Nick will talk about the importance of the habitat, the designations placed upon it and what lives underneath the sand as well as what feeds on the creatures that live underneath the sand- wading birds. Nick will also talk about some of the adaptations the different wading birds have that help them exploit the different food sources.
We will walk from the river mouth to the Lagoons and the Bird Reserve. The Bird Reserve and wader scrapes is where the birds that feed at Fisherrow go to roost when the tide covers Fisherrow Sands. In the Bird Reserve we can use the bird hides to observe the birds close up using telescopes and binoculars. We can also end up with a cup of tea in the Cafe at the Racecourse.
If you would like to join us, please wrap up warm, wear stout footwear and bring binoculars if possible.