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Author: WWT Castle Espie


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Medieval Merriment with Robin Hood

Posted on 22nd July 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Join the world’s most famous outlaw – Robin Hood and dress up as one of his merry mob for a weekend of medieval merriment at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre on Saturday¬†2 and Sunday¬†3 August between 11am and[...]

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Dark Night Gives Rise to Bat Detection

Posted on 22nd July 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

  WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre will host a special late night opening for Bat Night on Friday 25th July at 8:30pm presenting the opportunity to hear an expert talk before going bat detecting out on the reserve to [...]

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Recent Sightings - 28th June

Posted on 29th June 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Main lake 200 Oystercatcher on Shingle Bank 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls 2 Mute Swans 43 Mallard 17 Tufted Duck 2 Coot Peninsula Salt Marsh 2 Ringed Plover 1 Little Egret 225 Oystercatchers 1 Heron Estuary 150 [...]

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Recent Sightings - 16th June

Posted on 17th June 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Main Lake – Shelduck with 8 ducklings, 3 Mute Swans, 3 Greylag & 6 goslings, 2 Teal Wader Marsh – Shelduck with 6 ducklings, 6 Greylags, 9 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret. Buzzard was seen flying over [...]

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Recent Sightings - 11 June

Posted on 11th June 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Main lake – 135 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Shelduck with ducklings, 1 pair Greylag with 5 goslings Wader marsh – 7 Greylag, 14 Shelduck Peninsula Salt Marsh; 300 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Egret, 1 [...]

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Moth News

Posted on 9th June 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Samples of moths trapped by staff here at Castle Espie. As a wetland trust organisation we monitor as many species down the food chain as we can . The Belfast Natural Society group are coming in next week to look &hellip[...]

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Moth News

Posted on 9th June 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Samples of moths trapped by staff here at Castle Espie. As a wetland trust organisation we monitor as many species down the food chain as we can . The Belfast Natural Society group are coming in next week to look &hellip[...]

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Recent Sightings - 24th June

Posted on 27th May 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

Main Lake – 2 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 13 Shelduck, 2 Greylag with 5 goslings, 1 Heron, 200 Oystercatchers on the Shinglebank with 12 Black tailed Godwits. Estuary – 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Spoonbill [...]

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Recent Sightings - 17th May

Posted on 20th May 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

An American Green Winged Teal spotted on the Main Lake alongside 6 Gadwalls, 1 Cormorant, 1 pair of Greylags with 5 goslings, 21 Tufted Ducks, 1 Little Grebe, 2 pairs of Coot. Limestone Lake – Little Grebe nest, 2 [...]

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Recent Sightings - 11th May

Posted on 12th May 2014 by WWT Castle Espie

        An American Green Winged Teal has visited the Wader Marsh over the week, alongside 38 Oystercatchers, 2 Mute Swan, 38 Black Tailed Godwits, 5 Redshanks Saline Lagoon; Rock Pipit, 24 [...]

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