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08 Oct 2018

Recent Sightings €- 8th October 2018

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The following sightings were recorded yesterday from the reserve at Castle Espie.  Impressive numbers of Brent geese, ducks and waders out on the estuary at present.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose c,2500,  Little Egret 18, Black-headed Gull 23, Curlew 169, Oystercatcher 153, Teal 6, Grey Heron 1, Black-tailed Godwit 83

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 130, Tufted duck 19, Teal 50, Goldeneye 1, Coot 2, Shoveler 2

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

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 63, Coot 2, Teal 20

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 8, Heron 1

Little grebe can be seen regularly on the Saline Lagoon

Limestone Lake

Mallard 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Black-headed Gull 2

Brickworks

Goldfinch

Woodland

Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Hooded Crow, Buzzard x2

Butterflies and Moths on the reserve

Speckled Wood, Common Blue still hanging on