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28 Jun 2018

Reserve Update Thursday 28th June

The warblers are making their presence known again and filling the Avenue with song.  A Garden Warbler (not singing!) has been spotted the previous two mornings milling around in the trees beyond Teal Pond Hide.  Brown Hares are loving the newly emerging grass in Tower field so keep your eyes peeled for them if visiting Avenue Tower.

Today’s high tide is at 13:24. 8.7m

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Gorse
Red Campion
Herb Robert
Northern Marsh Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Twayblade Orchid
Dog Rose
Yellow Flag Iris
Yellow Rattle
Buttercup
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Lesser Trefoil
White Clover
Red Clover

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Ringlet Butterfly
Meadow Brown Butterfly
Common Blue Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Tree Bumblebee
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bumblebee
White-tailed Bunblebee
Emerald Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly
Four-spot Chaser Dragonfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly

Whooper Pond
Mallard 44
Mute Swan 2 plus 6 cygnets (often on Back Pond)
Grey Heron 1

Folly Pond
Mallard 8
Teal 20
Lapwing 5 (including a chick)
Oystercatcher 3 (including a chick)
Moorhen 1 and a chick

Teal Pond
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 8
Swallow – nest with chicks in

Avenue Tower
Mute Swan 2 – with 4 cygnets
Mallard 23
Oystercatcher 2
Curlew 5
Grey Heron 1
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Kestrel
Buzzard 
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Mallard
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Hebridean Sheep 9

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Blackcap

Webcam

The Osprey webcam is currently not working as we are experiencing technical difficulties. We will try to get this fixed as soon as possible.

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