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05 Nov 2018

Reserve Sightings- 5th November 2018 – Pochard!

A mild an sunny day on site, with many duck species such as Teal and Wigeon in high numbers. On the folly pond a Pochard has been spotted snoozing and clearly having a lazy morning (nice for some!!!). A Pintail has also been spotted on the Folly Pond this morning.

Many of our Whoopers can be seen from the Avenue Tower with approximately 133 feeding in the Nether Locharwoods area so be sure to have a look out for them!

 

Named Whooper Swan arrivals:

YHS – Solway Siren
Lost Darvic – Hagar
YJL – Linda H
YSJ – Sheldon Whooper
ZVY – Orchid
YFS – Obi Swan Kenobi
Lost Darvic – Princess Layer
XLN – Gylfi
YFU – Magnus
YHV- Wowsie (+ 1 cygnet)
ZXJ – Ruth C (+ 4 cygnets)
Z6L – Rooby & Z7S – Bowie (+ 2 cygnets)
YFU – Magnus
Z5N – Andy
YFB – Eric Anthony
YTC – Margaret Ruth
Z9F – Hendrick
APR – Elsie Barbara
YRG – Lucky Linda
ZJA – Annabelle
YRS – Stephen
YSK – Countess of Boulogne
YFF – Solway Annie
ZXP – Mary
ZGT – Butterbur
YRN – Douglas Flintoff
YSF – Topsy
Lost darvic – Kate Two
Lost darvic – New York Lady
Lost darvic – Atty
Lost darvic – Renfrew
Lost darvic – Paisley
Z4A – Argyll

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 9
Mute Swan 40 (including 7 cygnets)
Canada Goose 1
Mallard 122
Tufted Duck 31
Teal 5
Wigeon 44
Moorhen 8
Oystercatcher 1

Folly Pond
Mallard 38
Teal 990
Wigeon 110
Shoveler 23
Canada Goose 7
Tufted Duck 9
Pochard 1 (Male)
Pintail 1

Teal Pond
Wigeon 6
Gadwall 2
Moorhen 2
Mallard 1
Shoveler 3
Teal 35

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Pintail
Curlew
Mute Swan
Barnacle Geese
Longhorn Cattle 2
Little Egret  1
Whooper Swan 133 (Nether Locharwoods)

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)
Yellowhammer
Redwing
Fieldfare
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
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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