Gaunless Flats

Gaunless Flats is situated upstream of Bishop Auckland and is probably my least watched sites in Bishop Auckland.  As the name suggests, it is an area of wetland that is often flooded when the water level of the River Gaunless rises in periods of heavy rain.  Birds here have included Barn Owl, Short–eared Owl, Common Snipe, Merlin & more.  Best birds here include Hoopoe and Merlin.

Hoopoe at Gaunless Flats 2013