Curlew at Melton Riverside

I love curlews – they may be common as muck round these parts but the beautiful plumage, strange down curved bill and haunting bubbling call make them special.

Curlew at Melton Riverside

Curlew at Melton Riverside

The little nature reserve at Melton has a free car park and you can get a view of the riverside mudflats near Wilford Bridge

Riverside

Riverside

 

the board gives some of the history

the board gives some of the history

It’s a pleasant walk along the river into Woodbridge, there is another small level crossing to get into the town. On the other side to Wilford Bridge going north there is a footpath toward Broweswell reedbeds and it’s worth a look at the birds on the riverside there too

Kingfisher in the reedbeds

Kingfisher in the reedbeds

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