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29 Oct 2018

Recent Sightings €- 29th October 2018

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The following count was taken from the reserve and estuary at low tide today.  The winter birds are still showing well on the estuary. There are still impressive numbers of Brent geese on the lough and the flocks of duck and wader are impressive.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose c.1400+,  Little Egret 1, Black-headed Gull 7, Curlew 2, Oystercatcher 4, Lapwing 14

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 230, Tufted duck 14, Teal 70, Coot 4, Shoveler 1, Goldeneye 1

Teal – roosting on the Main lake and Freshwater lagoon at present

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

Mallard 6, Black-headed Gull 5, Greylag 2, Teal 16

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Oystercatcher 2, Black-headed Gull 2

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 44, Moorhen 3, Teal 2, Coot 2, Mute swan 2

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 2, Heron 1, Black-headed Gull 2, Little egret 1

Limestone Lake

Teal 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh



Dunnock, Jackdaw


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