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01 Sep 2017

Latest Sightings – 1st September

 

A dry start to the morning with plenty of bird song in the air. Chiffchaffs are on the move, passing through the reserve as they head back south for the winter.

Again, the mud on the Folly Pond is popular with waders, Lapwing and Black-tailed Godwit are there in good numbers along with a flock of Shoveler in eclipse plumage.

Todays high tide is at 09:29, 7.1m

Around the reserve today:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 1
Mallard 49
Gadwall 1♂
Cormorant 4
Grey Heron 1

Folly Pond

Mallard 19
Teal 100
Grey Heron 1
Black-tailed Godwit 20+
Lapwing 50+
Snipe 6
Moorhen 6
House Martins – 39 nests on Farmhouse Tower (youngsters now flying)

Teal Pond

Mallard 14
Gadwall 4
Mute Swan 2 & 4 cygnets
Moorhen 3 + chick

Avenue Tower
Mallard 18
Teal 125
Mute Swan 2 & 1 cygnet
Little Grebe 1
Grey Heron 1
Brown Hare 1
Roe Deer 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Peregrine
Kestrel
Osprey
Buzzard

Swallows
Skylarks
Whooper Swan 1
Linnets – flocks of up to 60
Canada Geese 100+
Greylag Geese 50+
Roe Deer 5
Hebridean Sheep 10
Longhorn Cattle 3

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

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

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