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18 Dec 2017

Recent Sightings 17-18 December 2017

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The following sightings were recorded yesterday and today from the reserve at Castle Espie.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Geese 133, Whooper Swan 2, Little Egret 1, Eider Duck 58, Pintail 12, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 101, Shelduck 484, Greater Black-backed Gull 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Cormorant 12, Knot 35, Curlew 107, Black-tailed Godwit 137, Bar-tailed Godwit 28, Lapwing 244, Redshank 56, Greenshank 5, Oystercatcher 360

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 512, Tufted Duck 35, Wigeon 2, Common Goldeneye 1, Coot 2, Shoveler 3

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannog

Mallard 14, Coot 3, Mute Swan 1, Grey Heron 1

Saline Lagoon – visible from Lime Kiln Observatory

Cormorant 1, Little Grebe 2, Redshank 1

Limestone Lake

Mallard 2, Little Grebe 1

Brickworks

Jackdaw 19, Goldfinch 2, Blue Tit 4, Blackbird 3

Peninsula Field

Grey Heron 1, Goldfinch 5, Blackbird 4, Mistle Thrush 1, Jackdaw 8, Robin 1

Peninsula Salt Marsh

Hooded Crow 2, Twite 8, Redshank 1

Woodland

Woodpigeon, Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock