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05 Nov 2018

Recent Sightings €- 29th October 2018

Posted in All

The following count was taken from the reserve and estuary at high tide today.

Strangford Lough is such a remarkable place. The winter bird numbers just keeping increasing; huge flocks of Wigeon now visible everyday and large numbers of Greenshank are being seen regularly on the estuary and even coming into the reserve frequently.

Greenshank by Ann Karin

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose c.500+, Black-headed Gull 13, Curlew 1, Oystercatcher 11, Lapwing 2, teal 1, Wigeon 44, Shelduck 3, Redshank 30, Shoveler 5, Pintail 1, Eider 3

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 201, Tufted duck 17, Teal 4, Coot 1, Moorhen 9

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

Mallard 57, Black-headed Gull 8, Greylag 2, Teal 5, Common Gull 1, Cormorant 2

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Oystercatcher 2, Black-headed Gull 1, Redshank 4, Moorhen 4, Mallard 4, Teal 7

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 43, Moorhen 4, Tufted duck 10, Coot 1, Redshank 1, Heron 1

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 4, Little egret 1, Greenshank 3, Redshank 1,

Limestone Lake

Mallard 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Greenshank 2, Black-head gull 2, Little Egret 1


Linnet, Goldfinch, Blackbird


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