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10 Jul 2018

Reserve Update Tuesday 10th July

Good numbers of Curlew present on the Folly Pond first thing with over 41 counted.  Large mixed flock of Sand and House Martins feeding over our High Middle field and a dozen Sand Martin are also present feeding over the Whooper Pond.  Snipe present around the fringes of the Teal Pond.  Four Brown Hares in the Tower field.

Today’s high tide is at 10:23, 8.4m.

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Gorse
Red Campion
Herb Robert
Dog Rose
Meadowsweet
Yellow Rattle
Buttercup
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Lesser Trefoil
White Clover
Red Clover
Valerian

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)
Moorhen 1
Black-headed Gull 1
Sand Martin 12

Folly Pond
Mallard 18
Lapwing 5 (including a chick)
Oystercatcher 3 (including a chick)
Moorhen 1
Curlew 1
Common Gull 1

Teal Pond
Grey Heron 1
Mallard 8
Moorhen 1
Snipe 1

Avenue Tower
Mute Swan 1
Mallard 22
Grey Heron 1
Oystercatcher 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

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