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10 May 2018

Reserve Update Thursday 10th May

4 Brown Hares were seen this morning on the reserve, 1 in Corner Field, 1 in Lochar Field and 2 along the avenue. A Garden Warbler was heard, then later seen, making this the 2nd one on site. A single Ruff has been on the Folly Pond today, with a lone Dunlin on the pond yesterday.

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

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterfly
Tree Bumblebee
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Azure Damselfly

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

Folly Pond
Shelduck 6
Mallard 6
Shoveler 2
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 1 – on nest
Moorhen 1
Mallard 4
Grey Heron 1
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs

Avenue Tower
Black-headed Gull 20
Mute Swan 2
Teal 1
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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