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Recent Sightings - 20th April

Posted on 20th April 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Growing numbers of garden birds beginning to build nests around the whole reserve including; Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Black Cap and [...]

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Recent Sightings - 15th April

Posted on 15th April 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Evidence of Kingfishers nesting in the area however we are unsure of the whereabouts, most likely along the river by the Montgomery Hide. With the [...]

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Dawn Chorus to Reach a Crescendo

Posted on 30th March 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

  On Saturday 11th April at 6:30am we are offering a unique opportunity to enjoy our wonderful wildlife reserve before daybreak with a Dawn Chorus. Everyone, from those with a passing interest in wildlife to keen [...]

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Recent Sightings - 17th March

Posted on 17th March 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre Black Headed Gull 150 Gadwall 2 Mute Swan 2 Cormorant 3 Tufty 29 Heron 1 Little grebe 1 [...]

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Recent Sightings - 10th March

Posted on 10th March 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Numbers of the amber listed Black Headed Gull have increased dramatically over the last week as we arrive into the breeding season going from a steady[...]

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Recent Sightings - 2nd March

Posted on 2nd March 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Highlights over the last week include the Spoonbill returning to the reserve after an absence of around 2 weeks and appeared on the Wader Marsh and [...]

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Bird Watch Morning Sightings - 26th February

Posted on 26th February 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

Lovely bright morning for this month’s bird watch morning at Castle Espie with Dot Bleakley. The collection in Close Encounters is looking terrific with lots of displaying and calling. They certainly think that spring [...]

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Wintery weather to continue as Ice Age returns to Castle Espie

Posted on 24th February 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The recent cold snap which brought Arctic temperatures and icy conditions is set to continue this weekend at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre when the visitors will get to experience the Ice Age. The two day family event [...]

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Low Water Count - 22nd February

Posted on 23rd February 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Grounds and Reserve Manager Kerry Mackie. Estuary Teal 285 Wigeon 55 Shoveller 20 Shelduck 414 Red Breasted Merganser 2 Eider 18 Brent 113 Mute Swan 2 Whooper Swan 79 Oystercatcher[...]

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Recent Sightings - 20th February

Posted on 20th February 2015 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded by Pete Matchett, Reserve Warden Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre Mallard 326 Tufty 52 Gadwall 12 Cormorant 6 Mute Swan 2 Little Egret 6 Coot 6 Little [...]

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