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11 Apr 2018

Reserve Update Wednesday 11th April

 

The first Swallow has been recorded for the site this spring.  Seen flying over the Folly Pond yesterday afternoon.  We have also heard the first Willow Warbler in the hedgerow surrounding the Peter Scott Observatory.  The Mute Swans are sitting on the nest on the Flood Ground so Spring is here.  And, oh yes, nine Whooper Swans have turned up on site just to confuse which season it is!

Today’s high tide is at 09;59, 7.4m

Barnacle Geese: around 3,000

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 9
Mute Swan 42
Mallard 62
Tufted Duck 23
Canada Geese 1
Moorhen 1
Wigeon 1
Teal 2

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
Gadwall 1
Moorhen 4
Wigeon 7
Teal 11
Mallard 2

Avenue Tower
Teal 52
Wigeon 2
Black-headed Gull 22
Mute Swan 2
Shelduck 6
Oystercatcher 2
Goosander 1
Lapwing 6
Redshank 5
Curlew 3
Golden Plover 1

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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