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09 Jun 2017

Recent sightings – 9th June

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The following sightings were recorded today from the reserve at Castle Espie. The weather has been good lately and many of the flowers in the meadow are coming into bloom and there is a good show of butterflies and damselflies on the meadow.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Oystercatcher 4, Black-headed Gull 20, Lesser black-backed gull 1.

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 58, Greylag 4, Shoveler 3, , Tufted 4, Mute swan 1, Common teal 10, Black-headed gull 90, Moorhen 2, Coot 2, Shelduck 1.

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Oystercatcher 290, Shelduck 1, Black-headed gull 120, Little Egret 1, Redshank 12, Lapwing 4, Hooded crow 2, Moorhen 2, Teal 1, Black-tailed godwit 5

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannog

Mute swan 1, Coot 2, Tufted duck 8, Swallow 2, Black-headed gull 300+, Shelduck 2

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little grebe 4, Black-headed gull 4,


Jackdaw 4, Lesser black-backed gull 1, Butterflies – ringlet, red admiral, meadow brown and common blue, Blue-tailed damselfly

Limestone Lake

Grey heron 1, Little grebe 2


Blackbird, Wren, Great tit, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff