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12 Feb 2018

Recent Sightings 12th February 2018

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A very cold and frosty morning on the reserve! The following sightings were recorded today at low tide from Castle Espie:

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Curlew 12, Oystercatcher 321, Brent goose 51, Redshank 54, Dunlin 276, Black-headed gull 1, Great black-backed gull 1, Shelduck 65, Knot ~200, Shoveler 6

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Cormorant 5, Little egret 7, Mute swan 3, Coot 1, Mallard 183, Black-headed gull 53, Oystercatcher 3, Teal 9, Shoveler 6, Gadwall 4, Moorhen 2, Tufted duck 36

Wader marsh – visible from the lookout and the Brent Hide

Curlew 1, Moorhen 5, Redshank 1

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mute swan 1, Mallard 3, Coot 1

Limestone Lake

Tufted duck 6, Mallard 3, Moorhen 2

Brickworks

Jackdaw 15

Woodland

Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Great tit, Goldcrest, Wren, Blue tit, Coal tit, Woodpigeon, Bullfinch, Mistle thrush, Chaffinch

Cormorant cr. Chris & Anne Algar