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01 May 2018

Latest Sightings – Tuesday 1st May

 

Nesting season is underway with our Ospreys sitting on at least 2 eggs now, see them on the live webcam (link below).

Oystercatchers are using three of the four nesting rafts on the reserve. The pair on the Teal Pond have 3 eggs, the pair on the Folly Pond have 1 egg so far; and the Mute Swans are on eggs on the Teal Pond and Flood Ground!

Today’s high tide is at 14:05, 9.3m.

Barnacle Geese: around 3,000

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Primrose
Lesser Celandine
Cuckoo Flower
Blackthorn
Gorse

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterfly

Whooper Pond
Mallard 2
Tufted Duck 3
Moorhen 2
Mute Swan 1

Folly Pond
Teal 10
Wigeon 3
Shoveler 10
Mallard 6
Oystercatcher 2
Moorhen 2
Black-tailed Godwit 18
Redshank 30

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 1 – on nest
Moorhen 4
Tufted Duck 2
Little Grebe
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs

Avenue Tower
Teal 37
Wigeon 3
Black-headed Gull 12
Mute Swan 2
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 8
Curlew 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
Willow Warbler

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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joe.bilous@wwt.org.uk