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News for March 2012

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Out on the reserve today

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

Images below were taken on Wednesday of the tagged female marsh harrier which has been regularly seen at WWT Welney, including today.  The Hawk & Owl Trust ringed this female last year on 10 [...] [...]

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Today's sightings

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

Wader Lake Avocet - 8 (including at least two eggs) Black Tailed Godwit - 1 Redshank - 27 Common Snipe - 5 Lapwing - 22 Oystercatcher - 4 Grey Heron - 40 (three chicks in n [...] [...]

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Todays sightings

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

South lake Black Tailed Godwit 109 Ruff 11 Redshank 2 Oystercatcher 4 Shoveler 21 Sand Martin 8 Swallow 1 Willow Warbler 1 (singing) Tack Piece (Robbie Garnett Hide) Snow Goo [...] [...]

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Some counts

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

No surprises to see that recent counts put waterfowl numbers at the lowest since the beginning of the autumn migration. Thirty six Whooper Swan, 132 Teal, 128 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, 10 Tufted, 8 Gadwall, [...] [...]

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Wildlife sightings for 31st March 2012

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

1 Shelduck - wader scrape 7 Redshank - wader scrape, main lake 8 Snipe - main lake, grazing marsh 4 Chiffchaff - world wetlands, wildside, sheltered lagoon 1 Blackcap - sheltered lagoo [...] [...]

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Todays Sightings

Posted on 31st March 2012 by WWT

Record shot of the drake Green-winged Teal on the Flood Ground, taken Thursday 29th, M.Youdale © Copyright 2012 WWT Whooper Pond Whooper Swan 10 Wigeon 10 Tufted Duck 30 Pintail 1 [...] [...]

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A few new migrants

Posted on 30th March 2012 by WWT

The Tack Piece LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER 1 Snow Goose 7 The South Lake SAND MARTIN 17 Ruff 2 The Zeiss Hide CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT 2 Iclandic Black-tailed Godwit 118 [...] [...]

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Wheatears

Posted on 30th March 2012 by WWT

Firstly, a belated report from yesterday, when 2 Wheatears were reported from the United Utilities hide. Todays highlight was a Short-eared Owl, which was seen from the Ron Barker hide along with at l [...] [...]

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Wildlife sightings for 30th March 2012

Posted on 30th March 2012 by WWT

1 Shelduck - wader scrape 4 Redshank - wader scrape, main lake 4 Mandarin - main lake 6 Cetti's Warbler - wildside, reedbed, waterlife, main lake, sheltered lagoon 1 Blackcap - sin [...] [...]

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Today's sightings

Posted on 30th March 2012 by WWT

A white fronted goose mixed company with the greylag flock on the NRA scrapes and is best viewed from the British steel hide. Other sightings today include mediterranean gull, 85 black tailed godwit, [...] [...]

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