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Recent Sightings

Posted on 28th June 2016 by Carys Williams

British Steel Hide Black Tailed Godwit 296 Bar Tailed Godwit 1 Ruff 1 Redshank 18 Knot 8 Curlew 20 Whimbrel 2 Mediterranean Gull 86 – new site record! Black Headed Gull 1156 Lesser Black-Backed Gull 32 Herring Gull [...]

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Wildlife sightings - 28/06/2016

Posted on 28th June 2016 by WWT Washington

a.m. Tide level: high Wader Lake Avocet 18 + 24 young Black-headed gull 19 Little ringed plover 2 + 3 young Oystercatcher 6 Shoveler (drake in eclipse plumage) 1 Lapwing 14 Redshank 3 Eurasian teal (drake in eclipse [...]

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Latest Sightings - 28th June

Posted on 28th June 2016 by Joe Bilous

There’s a bit more water around the reserve thanks to the heavy rain over the weekend, the fields have freshened up and the meadow is looking great with plenty of flowers on show. The Tawny Owl has reappeared in a [...]

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Wildlife sightings for 28th June 2016

Posted on 28th June 2016 by Lee Smith

1 Kingfisher – sheltered lagoon 1 Peregrine – perched on hospital ledge 2 Common Tern – main lake 2 Chiffchaff – South route, sheltered lagoon June bird highlights: Little Bittern, Garganey, [...]

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WWT becomes a formal partner on the Ramsar Convention

Posted on 28th June 2016 by WWT

WWT became a formal partner of the global convention for wetlands €“ the Ramsar Convention €“ earlier this month. WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray joined Acting Secretary General of Ramsar, Ania Grobicki, to sign a [...]

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Monday June 27th

Posted on 27th June 2016 by Steven Cooper

A brood of (at least) two Gadwall chicks on the Teal Pond this morning, plenty of Linnets from the Avenue Tower and a late burst of song from the Avenue itself, with Blackcap, several Sedge Warblers and Reed Bunting all [...]

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Wildlife sightings - 27/06/2016

Posted on 27th June 2016 by WWT Washington

a.m. Tide level: high Wader Lake Avocet 18 + 20 young Oystercatcher 5 Little ringed plover 2 + 3 young Shelduck 8 + 8 young Redshank 11 Black-headed gull 49 Gadwall 1 + 2 young Shoveler (drake eclipse plumage) 1 Lapwing [...]

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Today's sightings

Posted on 27th June 2016 by Martin McGill

Rushy Pen The Common Tern pair have settled to nest. A pair of Avocet still have one chick with another pair incubating eggs. Tack Piece (Robbie Garnett Hide) Little ringed Plover- adult and juvenile. Lapwing 1 Green [...]

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Wildlife sightings for 27th June 2016

Posted on 27th June 2016 by Mike Caiden

1 Peregrine – perched on hospital 4 Common Tern – main lake, reservoir lagoon 1 Kingfisher – sheltered lagoon 20 House Martin – main lake   June bird highlights: Little Bittern, Garganey, [...]

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Birds pushed to the edge by floods

Posted on 27th June 2016 by WWT

A flock of cranes that ended up at the centre of a once-in-200-year flood has given researchers a rare insight into how wildlife copes with extreme weather. The cranes€™ progress was being tracked by researchers from the[...]

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