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12 May 2018

Reserve Update Saturday 12th May – Garganey pair

Pair of Garganey are showing well on the Folly Pond this morning.  If you venture up the Farmhouse Tower watch the aerobatics of the House Martins as they collect mud down below and carry out renovation works on their nests just outside the windows.  Still Lapwing chicks present on Lochar field.  It must be any day that the first Mute Swans and Oystercatchers hatch out!

Today’s high tide is at 09:00, 7.4m.

Around the reserve:

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

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterfly
Tree Bumblebee
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bumblebee
White-tailed Bunblebee
Emerald Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly

Whooper Pond
Mallard 7
Mute Swan 1
Canada Goose 1
Moorhen 1

Folly Pond
Garganey 2
Shelduck 1
Mallard 11
Gadwall 3
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 1 – on nest
Grey Heron 1
Oystercatcher 1 – on nest with 3 eggs

Avenue Tower
Black-headed Gull 16
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 5
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 6
Brown Hare 1
Roe Deer 1

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Kestrel
Buzzard 
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Red-breasted Merganser
Mallard
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
Sedge Warbler
Blackcap
Garden 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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