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09 Apr 2018

Reserve Update Monday 9th April

 

Well it appears that various of our birds are now making serious nesting attempts.  One of our Oystercatcher is sitting pretty on the raft outside the window of Teal Pond hide.  A Black-headed gull is making use of another of our rafts on the Flood Ground.  Out on Lochar field at least one of the Lapwing appears to be down tight to the ground.  There are a good number of Gadwall pairs scattered around the various ponds as well today allowing close up views.

Today’s high tide is at 07:19, 7.1m

Barnacle Geese: around 5,000

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mute Swan 47
Mallard 55
Tufted Duck 21
Canada Geese 1
Moorhen 3
Oystercatcher 1
Wigeon 1
Teal 4
Gadwall 3

Folly Pond
Teal 70
Wigeon 3
Shoveler 20
Mallard 6
Oystercatcher 2
Moorhen 2
Black-tailed Godwit 18
Redshank 15
Mute Swan 2

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2
Tufted Duck 3
Gadwall 4
Moorhen 5
Oystercatcher 1
Teal 2
Mallard 2

Avenue Tower
Teal 32
Wigeon 5
Black-headed Gull 13
Mute Swan 2
Shelduck 4
Oystercatcher 2
Gadwall 2
Tufted Duck 2
Mallard 1
Lapwing 8
Redshank 4

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Kestrel
Buzzard 1
Peregrine 2 adults (pair)
Merlin 1
Marsh Harrier 1
Mute Swan
Barnacle Geese
Pink-footed Geese
Shelduck
Wigeon
Red-breasted Merganser
Mallard
Golden Plover
Dunlin
Knot
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Hebridean Sheep 9
Longhorn Cattle 2

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Linnet
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest
Chiffchaff

Webcam

The winter webcam is now showing the Whooper Pond during the day and the badger feeding area from 5pm onwards.

https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/experience/webcam/

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