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21 Nov 2018

Reserve Update Wednesday 21st November

The ducks, waders and geese are loving the Lochar field this morning down at Avenue Tower.  Over three hundred each of Wigeon and Lapwing feeding around (and in!) the flooded grassland.  They are joined by good numbers of Barnacle Geese and over 50 Curlew.  Two Redshank dropped onto Whooper Pond this morning but they are more often to be seen around Folly Pond.  Listen out for their calls as they fly overhead when you walk around the reserve.  Bullfinches seen again down at Teal Pond hide and a flock of Long-tailed Tits down Saltcot Loaning.

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
Lost darvic – Aspen

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 76 (including 15 cygnets)
Mute Swan 42 (including 7 cygnets)
Canada Goose 12
Mallard 94
Tufted Duck 31
Teal 6
Wigeon 27
Moorhen 5

Folly Pond
Teal 500
Wigeon 100
Shoveler 30
Mallard 10
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Redshank 2

Teal Pond
Moorhen 2
Mallard 4
Wigeon 7
Teal 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Pintail
Curlew
Lapwing
Golden Plover
Mute Swan
Whooper 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)
Yellowhammer
Bullfinch

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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