It’s all about the chicks today.
The Mute Swans on the Flood Ground and Teal Pond have hatched cygnets. Four have hatched on the Flood Ground and we are just waiting to get a full count from the Teal Pond pair.
The Oystercatchers on the Folly Pond raft have hatched their first chick, still two more eggs to hatch.
At least three Black-headed Gull chicks have been seen in the Flood Ground on the rafts, and there are still four Lapwing chicks running around in the Lochar Field from the Avenue Tower.
Our Osprey eggs should be hatching any day now, if not already. We are having some difficulties with the webcam on the website, but will hopefully have it fixed soon. The camera is still working in the Visitor Centre so you can watch what’s going on whilst having a coffee.
Today’s high tide is at 13:42, 8.9m.
Around the reserve:
Northern Marsh Orchid
Yellow Flag Iris
Orange Tip Butterfly
Common Carder Bumblebee
Large Red Damselfly
Four-spot Chaser Dragonfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 1 chick & 2 eggs
Mute Swan 2 – hatched cygnets
Black-headed Gull 11 – at least 3 chicks hatched
Mute Swan 2 – with 4 cygnets
Lapwing 6 +5 chicks
Longhorn Cattle 2
Saltcot Merse Observatory
Great Black-backed Gull
Hebridean Sheep 9
Avenues & Feeders
The osprey nest camera is live on our website, 10am – 5pm!
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