WWT

Select selection

Filter by

 
 

Signup to receive emails

Get the latest WWT news delivered direct to your inbox...

 
05 Oct 2018

Reserve Update Friday 5th October – Otterly brilliant morning!

Well things certainly livened up on Whooper Pond again this morning.  The slight drop in temperature encouraged some of the elusive Whooper Swans to remain on the pond with new leg rings being recorded.  The Mute Swan pair were not entirely happy about this situation but their attention soon turned to the Otter that was busy feeding around the edges of the Pond.  The Otter was wary of the aggressive displays made by the male but got its’s own back by swimming under the swan!  In comparison the Teal and Moorhen seemed unfazed by having the Otter present.

Named Whooper Swan arrivals:

YHS – Solway Siren
Lost Darvic – Hagar
YJL – Linda H
YSJ – Sheldon Whooper

Today’s high tide is at 09:42, 8.1m.

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Otter 1
Whooper Swan 15
Mute Swan 2 adults 6 cygnets
Mallard 119
Tufted Duck 12
Teal 5
Wigeon 7
Little Grebe 2
Moorhen 4
Cormorant 1

Folly Pond
Mallard 12
Teal 1000+
Wigeon 20
Shoveler 10
Canada Goose 2
Pink-footed Goose 1
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 2

Teal Pond
Mallard 19
Gadwall 1
Shoveler 5
Wigeon 20
Mute Swan 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Curlew
Mute Swan
Barnacle Geese
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Pink-footed Geese
Greylag Geese
Canada Geese
Peregrine
Merlin
Hen Harrier
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

Webcam

We aim to have Swan Cam and Badger Cam up and running soon.

Twitter & Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @WWTCaerlaverock for instant WWT Caerlaverock bird news, wildlife news and upcoming events to your mobile phone or computer. This is a great way to get instant news as we update from our mobile phones as we are finding the birds.

You can also ‘Like’ us on Facebook https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/

rhiannon.hatfield@wwt.org.uk