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26 May 2018

Latest Sightings – Saturday 26th May – more Lapwing chicks

There are more Lapwing chicks in Lochar Field this morning. Along with the large chick which hatched over a week ago, there is another brood of 4 chicks running around and still two nests to keep an eye on.

A Marsh Harrier was seen on Thursday and could still be in the area.

Today’s high tide is at 10:56, 8.6m.

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Primrose
Lesser Celandine
Cuckoo Flower
Bluebell
Blackthorn
Gorse
Wild Garlic
Red Campion
Dog Violet
Herb Robert
Northern Marsh Orchid

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterfly
Tree Bumblebee
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bumblebee
White-tailed Bunblebee
Emerald Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly
Four-spot Chaser Dragonfly
Common Blue Damselfly

Whooper Pond
Mallard 10

Folly Pond
Mallard 20
Shoveler 2
Lapwing 3
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2 – on nest
Moorhen 1

Avenue Tower
Black-headed Gull 11
Mute Swan 2 – with cygnets
Mallard 14
Gadwall 1
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 6 +5 chicks
Longhorn Cattle 2
Marsh Harrier – 1 yesterday

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Kestrel
Buzzard 
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Mallard
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Hebridean Sheep 9

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

Webcam

The osprey nest camera is live on our website, 10am – 5pm!

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

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