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07 Apr 2018

Reserve Update Saturday 7th April – Osprey!

Well our Whooper Swans have now departed, but we have had the first view of an Osprey on the nest via our webcam!  The bird was seen briefly just after 10am and appeared to have a white leg ring.  There are a good number of waders around with 21 Black-tailed Godwit and 72 Redshank on Folly Pond.  There are displaying Lapwing at Avenue Tower as well as 76 Golden Plover in Lochar Field (you need good eyesight in order to pick them out in the muddy field).

Barnacle Geese: around 5,000

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mute Swan 45
Mallard 61
Wigeon 3
Teal 5
Tufted Duck 51
Greylag Geese 1
Canada Geese 2
Moorhen 4

Folly Pond
Teal 72
Wigeon 3
Shoveler 23
Mallard 6
Oystercatcher 1
Moorhen 2
Black-tailed Godwit 21
Redshank 72
Mute Swan 2
Tufted Duck 6

Teal Pond
Mallard 2
Mute Swan 5
Moorhen 1
Oystercatcher 1
Black-headed Gull 2
Snipe 1
Teal 4

Avenue Tower
Teal 72
Wigeon 3
Black-headed Gull 24
Curlew 3
Golden Plover 76
Lapwing 6
Goosander 1 (Female)
Littel Egret 1
Redshank 1
Mute Swan 2

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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