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09 May 2018

Reserve Update Wednesday 9th May – Lapwing Chicks!

One of our pair of Lapwings on the Lochar Field now has two fluffy chicks running around them.  They are regularly going back to sit underneath the parents due to the continued cold weather.  The Swallows are back prospecting within the Teal Pond hide so please enter and sit quietly within.  Our Osprey pair have three eggs in the nest.  The Red Campion and Bluebells are now starting to come out along the Avenue to go along with the Primroses.  \the last of the Barnacle Geese have now moved onto the Cumbrian coast ready to start their migration up north.

Today’s high tide is at 07:46, 7.2m.

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

Folly Pond
Shelduck 4
Mallard 4
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 3 eggs
Gadwall 1

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

Avenue Tower
Black-headed Gull 20
Mute Swan 2
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 6
Curlew 1
Kestrel 1

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Kestrel
Buzzard 1
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

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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rhiannon.hatfield@wwt.org.uk