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11 Dec 2017

Recent Sightings 11th of December

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Snow at Castle EspieCr. Carys Williams

The following sightings were recorded today at low tide from the reserve at Castle Espie. The reserve is very icey this morning, with the wadermarsh and the freshwater lagoon nearly completely frozen!

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Lapwing 3, Shelduck 236, Redshank 38, Curlew 5, Oystercatcher 41, Little Egret 2, Greenshank 1, Black-tailed Godwit 4, Brent 113

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 213, Tufted Duck 27, Cormorant 1, Black-headed Gull 12, Moorhen 6, Coot 2

 

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannog

Coot 2, Moorhen 1

Saline Lagoon – visible from Lime Kiln Observatory

Little Egret 1

Limestone Lake

Tufted Duck 4

Brickworks

Jackdaw 21, Blackbird 3

Woodland

Wood Pigeon, Robin, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Jackdaw