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Yellowhammer increase - but cash only in the Visitor Centre

Posted on 07 Feb 2019

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Over 25 Yellowhammers are feeding in the hedgerow leading up to the Peter Scott Observatory at the moment along with Reed Bunting and Tree Sparrow.

There are huge numbers of waders on site at the moment using our flooded fields. Curlew, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit are the most numerous. The Avenue Tower and upstairs in the Peter Scott Observatory are the best places to view them.

Hen Harriers are still a common sight from the Saltcot Merse Observatory along with Peregrine, Buzzard and Merlin.


Named Whooper Swan arrivals:

YHS - Solway Siren
Lost Darvic - Hagar
YJL - Linda H
YSJ - Sheldon Whooper
ZVY - Orchid
YFS - Obi Swan Kenobi
Lost Darvic - Princess Layer
XLN - Gylfi
YFU - Magnus
YHV- Wowsie (+ 1 cygnet)
ZXJ - Ruth C (+ 4 cygnets)
Z6L - Rooby & Z7S - Bowie (+ 2 cygnets)
Z5N - Andy
YFB - Eric Anthony
YTC - Margaret Ruth
Z9F - Hendrik
APR - Elsie Barbara
YRG - Lucky Linda
ZJA - Annabel
YRS - Stephen
YSK - Countess of Boulogne
YFF - Solway Annie
ZXP - Mary
ZGT - Butterbur
YRN - Douglas Flintoff
YSF - Topsy
Lost darvic - Kate Two
Lost darvic - New York Lady
Lost darvic - Atty
Lost darvic - Renfrew
Lost darvic - Paisley
Lost darvic - Aspen
APC - George
YFP - Bekah Jo (+ 3 cygnets)
YHH - Lady Ela (+ 1 cygnet)
XKA - Eleanor
Z6R - Archie
YPH - McMurdoston
YTF - Odette
YPV - McNoo
ZKZ - Hector
Lost Darvic - Snoopy
YRH - Rufus
Lost Darvic - Silje
Lost Darvic - Blackbill Cupcake
Lost Darvic - Suzanne
Lost Darvic - T. J. Whooper
Lost Darvic - Whoopie
ZVA - Bonsai
ZFJ - Beryl

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 130
Mute Swan 60
Canada Goose 20
Mallard 250
Tufted Duck 20
Greater Scaup 1
Teal 20
Wigeon 110
Pintail 1 male
Moorhen 6

Folly Pond
Teal 200
Wigeon 300
Shoveler 30
Mallard 12

Teal Pond
Teal
Wigeon

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Pintail
Curlew
Lapwing
Golden Plover
Dunlin
Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Barnacle Geese
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Pink-footed Geese
Barnacle Geese
Greylag Geese
Canada Geese
Peregrine
Merlin
Hen Harrier
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Mallard
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest

Webcam

Unfortunately due to a problem with our network we are unable to show our webcams at the moment. We apologise for the delay in getting this fixed and hope to have them up and running again soon.

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