Still plenty of chicks around the site today.
A pair of Mute Swans have 6 cygnets on the Whooper Pond and a pair have 4 cygnets on the Flood Ground.
The Oystercatchers have hatched 2 chicks on the Folly Pond raft, it seems the third egg was not viable and has been abandoned.
Swallows and House Martins are busy building nests around the buildings and hides and they are fantastic to watch as they swoop in with nesting materials.
Today’s high tide is at 14:52, 8.7m.
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
Mute Swan 2 plus 6 cygnets
Oystercatcher 2 – on nest with 2 chicks
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 1 with ducklings
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
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