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Budle Bay

Budle Bay is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.  The Bay is 13 miles to the south of Holy Island and 2½ miles to the north of Bamburgh.  Visitors can park adjacent to the Bay for free, however places are limited.

The site contains a wide expanse of mud flats, which are exposed during low tides.  A good variety of Waders and Wildfowl can be found and in large numbers, especially during the winter months.  These include Brent & Barnacle Geese; Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit and Purple Sandpiper.

In recent times Little Egrets also regularly put in an appearance and the site has been a favourite for wintering  Spotted Redshanks.  Other key species to watch out for include Snow Bunting, Shelducks and a good variety of summer migrants.

Visitors can view the bay from/close to their cars and many birds can easily be identified with just binoculars.  A telescope is recommended for more thorough viewing however.  Due to the exposed nature of this site, it is always best to bring warm clothing etc.  and a folding seat, can be great for extended viewing.