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07 Nov 2018

Reserve Update Wednesday 7th November

Silver and Gold hide is a good place to visit this morning with over 400 Teal and 300 Wigeon out feeding around the seasonal pool in Corner field.  They have been joined by small numbers of Lapwing and Black-tailed Godwit too.  Elsewhere on the wader front we have 37 Curlew taking a snooze around the margins of the Folly Pond.  Redwing numbers are up around the reserve with flocks of over twenty birds now regularly seen down the Avenue.  The Whooper Swans have continued to use the field north of Avenue Tower yesterday with 163 birds there, joined by Curlew, Canada geese, Barnacle Geese, Greylag Geese, Mallard, Wigeon and one Pintail in the smallest waterbody (otherwise known as a puddle) it could possibly find!

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 10
Mute Swan 43 (including 6 cygnets)
Canada Goose 1
Mallard 111
Tufted Duck 41
Teal 5
Wigeon 33
Moorhen 5
Oystercatcher 3

Folly Pond
Curlew 37
Mallard 38
Teal 990
Wigeon 110
Shoveler 23

Teal Pond
Wigeon 17
Moorhen 5
Mallard 3
Shoveler 1
Teal 3

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Pintail
Curlew
Mute 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
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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