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Incredible Journeys? Barnies and Whoopers make theirs, as does a [...]

Posted on 8th October 2014 by Joe Bilous

It’s that time again, as thousands of wildfowl make their incredible journeys from the Arctic to the UK. The first Barnacle Geese arrived back from Svalbard on the 23rd September with a flock of 85 dropping in. [...]

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First Osprey egg hatches out Sunday 25th May 2014

Posted on 26th May 2014 by Brian Morrell

The first osprey egg of the three laid this year hatched out on Sunday morning the 25th of May with the 2nd & 3rd hopefully due to hatch in the next few days at probably two day intervals. If they …

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Waiting for the Ospreys - live camera up and running

Posted on 22nd March 2014 by Joe Bilous

We have now got our new Osprey Cam up and running in the Visitor Centre, as it is around this time that we would expect the arrival of our pair of Ospreys, back from West Africa! The live feed from the …

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Tidal flooding again…ready for World Wetlands Day

Posted on 1st February 2014 by Joe Bilous

We have had a repeat of the tidal flooding that we got at the beginning of January, so if you missed it before, come on down tomorrow (Sun 2nd Feb) and enjoy the fantastic spectacle of thousands of wildfowl and …

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More big high tides

Posted on 31st January 2014 by Joe Bilous

After the tidal flooding at the beginning of January we have got a bit of work to do fixing fences in the fields and on the merse, but there’s no point in doing it just yet, as we have even …

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Tidal surge floods most of reserve

Posted on 4th January 2014 by Joe Bilous

The reserve looks very different today after the tidal surge breached our sea wall and flooded into our fields yesterday. Most of the reserve is now under water, which made for great views of waders from the Avenue Tower [...]

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New Caerlaverock observatory brings wildlife up close for all

Posted on 21st November 2013 by WWT

A unique new wildlife-watching experience has opened in Scotland this week at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. The Sir Peter Scott Observatory is the latest in a long line of wildlife-watching innovations from WWT. From [...]

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Caerlaverock 3rd July 2013

Posted on 3rd July 2013 by Steve @ WWT Caerlaverock

Female Marsh Harrier over The Meadow and Flood Ground this morning, Little Grebe back on The Teal Pond and Common Sandpiper on The Folly Pond. A new-ish brood of Lapwing chicks (C1 wk-old) in The Lochar Field, earlier [...]

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Tuesday 28th May

Posted on 28th May 2013 by Steve @ WWT Caerlaverock

Still awaiting Osprey hatching (viewed via the CCTV link), but much restless activity from the adults, with plenty of new material brought to the nest. Barn Owls still on two chicks, three eggs to go. Two Little Stints [...]

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May 27th 2013

Posted on 27th May 2013 by Steve @ WWT Caerlaverock

A cold, wet and windy day so far. Paerhaps this will push in a migrating skua or two as the spring tide rises towards 2.30pm? Otherwise not a great deal to report, with precious little singing or displaying in the …[...]

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