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15 Oct 2018

Recent Sightings €- 15th October 2018

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The following sightings were recorded today at low tide from the reserve at Castle Espie.  The number of Brent geese out on the estuary is breath-taking at present.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose c,3500+,  Little Egret 5, Black-headed Gull 25, Curlew 43, Oystercatcher 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Wigeon 50, Greenshank 8, Redshank 20

A light-bellied brent goose flying over a lake at WWT Castle Espie.

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 135, Tufted duck 21, Teal 6, Coot 2, Gadwall 1

Shingle bank – visible from Sensory garden, Wadermarsh and Visitor Centre

Barnacle 1, Greylag 2,

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Black-headed gull 1, Oystercatcher 1, Mallard 16, Coot 2, Teal 8, Wigeon 1

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 65, Coot 2, Teal 23, Shoveler 1, Gadwall 2, Coot 2

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 4

Limestone Lake

Mallard 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Black-headed Gull 2, Heron 1, Reed bunting


Dunnock 2, Jackdaw 16, Hooded crow 1


Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch