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08 Sep 2017

Latest Sightings – 8th September

 

Finally we have a reprieve from the rain, but only temporarily it would seem.

As a result of the heavy rain and agricultural activity, the Avenues are particularly wet and muddy at the moment. Please come prepared with walking boots or wellies. We will be working hard over the next few weeks to repair the paths and make it better underfoot but this will take some time.

The Saltcot Loaning will be open again tomorrow, but again there will be some work needed on the path so please bear with us on this. The weather has certainly been against us recently.

Todays high tide is at 14:27, 9.4m

Around the reserve today:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 1
Mute Swan 4 + 4 cygnets
Mallard 135
Gadwall 1♂
Cormorant 3
Grey Heron 1

Folly Pond

Mallard 19
Teal 150
Wigeon 4
Shoveler 8
Grey Heron 2
Black-tailed Godwit 5
Lapwing 2
Snipe 6
Moorhen 6
House Martins – 39 nests on Farmhouse Tower (youngsters now flying)

Teal Pond

Mallard 14
Gadwall 4
Moorhen 3 + chick

Avenue Tower
Mallard 18
Teal 50
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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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