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10 Oct 2018

Reserve Update Wednesday 10th October

Well what a contrast weather wise compared to yesterday, lovely morning on the reserve with a cracking sunrise.  Still large flocks of Barnacle Geese around with them favouring our Corner and Tower fields.  Newfield hide is also a good spot to watch them close to.  Flypasts from the merse of groups of Pink footed Geese.  We will be a dusk flight on Saturday and a dawn flight on Sunday for the Barnacle Geese as part of our Wild Goose Festival.  Please see our website for more details.  Still a few Pintail hanging around the Folly Pond which is great to see.  We did have a brief appearance of two drake Pochard there yesterday as well but they seem to have moved along again now.

Named Whooper Swan arrivals:

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

Today’s high tide is at 13:51, 9.8m

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mute Swan 3 adults 6 cygnets
Canada Goose 26
Mallard 96
Teal 3
Wigeon 16
Tufted Duck 13
Moorhen 5

Folly Pond
Pintail 60
Mallard 10
Teal 400
Wigeon 80
Shoveler 22
Greylag Goose 63
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Redshank 3

Teal Pond
Shoveler 3
Moorhen 4
Mallard 13

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

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Pink-footed Geese
Barnacle 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

The winter webcam is now showing the Whooper Pond during the day and the badger feeding area from 5pm onwards.

https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/experience/webcam/

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rhiannon.hatfield@wwt.org.uk