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17 Jun 2017

Latest Sightings – 17th June

 

The Black-headed Gull chicks are doing well on the Flood Ground, 3 of them have hatched on one of the rafts.

The Oystercatcher chick on the Teal Pond is also doing very well as you can see below…

The Mute Swan family are still on the Whooper Pond, just in front of the Peter Scott Observatory. You can get great views of the four cygnets.

Todays high tide is at 18:33, 7.8m

Around the reserve today:

Wildflowers
Elder flower
Guelder Rose
Dog Rose
Red Campion
Cuckoo Flower
Herb Robert
Northern March Orchids
Common Spotted Orchid
Lesser Trefoil
Common Vetch
Tufted Vetch
Forget-me-not
Mousear
Red Clover
White Clover
Yellow Rattle

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Large White Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell
Large Red Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly
Common Darter Dragonfly
Early Bumblebee
Tree Bumblebee
Common Carder Bumblebee
Red-tailed Bumblebee
Beefly
Drinker Moth caterpillar

Mammals
Brown Hare
Weasel
Roe Deer
Fox
Badger
Otter
Soprano Pipistrelle Bat – evening
Wood Mouse

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 2
Mute Swan 2 plus 4 cygnets
Mallard 29
Tufted Duck 1
Canada Goose 1

Folly Pond

Mallard 8
Moorhen 2 & 2 chicks
Shelduck 6
Oystercatcher 2
Black-headed Gull 1
House Martins nesting on Farmhouse Tower

Teal Pond

Swallows – with 4 chicks on the left hand side and above entrance – enter slowly and quietly
Oystercatcher 2 & 1 chick
Moorhen 2
Mallard 3 – with ducklings

Avenue Tower
Black-headed Gull 10 – nesting & with chicks
Shelduck 6
Greylag Goose 1
Moorhen 2
Brown Hare 5
Roe Deer 2
Longhorn Cattle 3

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Peregrine
Kestrel
Osprey
Buzzard
Skylarks singing
Hebridean Sheep 10

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)

Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Linnet
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Blackcap
Garden Warbler

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Osprey Webcam

See live footage of our local Osprey nest here: http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/experience/ospreys/

The camera is online between 10am and 5pm daily.

joe.bilous@wwt.org.uk