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06 Jul 2018

Friday 6th July- Osprey Cam is back on!

A male Ruff in breeding plumage was present on Folly Pond a couple of days ago, so autumn migration has begun!

An Emerald Damselfly was spotted yesterday afternoon in the Wildlife Garden. Lots of Red Admiral’s are about at the moment too.

Our Osprey Cam is back up and running! We have 2 chicks which are looking very well. Continue to watch them grow on our webcam. They brought in a Flounder the other day, which suggests they are feeding out on the Solway, so keep eye out for them if you are at the Saltcot Observatory.

Today’s high tide is at 18:36, 7.6m.

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)

Folly Pond
Mallard 8
Teal 20
Lapwing 5 (including a chick)
Oystercatcher 3 (including a chick)
Moorhen 2 and a chick

Teal Pond
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 4

Avenue Tower
Marsh Harrier
Mute Swan 2 – with 4 cygnets
Mallard 23
Oystercatcher 2
Grey Heron 3
Little Egret 1
Lapwing 2
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 back up and running. Watch our Ospreys 10am-5pm every day: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/experience/ospreys/

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