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Network issues
16 Oct 2019

Network issues

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.D...

Wigeon everywhere!
14 Oct 2019

Wigeon everywhere!

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.W...

Wild Goose Weekend
13 Oct 2019

Wild Goose Weekend

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.O...

Wild Goose Weekend begins
12 Oct 2019

Wild Goose Weekend begins

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.T...

Little Egret around
10 Oct 2019

Little Egret around

Good numbers of Little Egret have been spotted around the Reserve this week, with a max count of 19. There are currently five next to the seasonal pool in the Saltcot Field. The Great Egret is still making an appearance at times. Mostly seen on the Wes...

Long-tailed Tit Flocks
09 Oct 2019

Long-tailed Tit Flocks

Lovely flocks of Long-tailed Tits are evident around the reserve at the moment, both down the Avenue and Loaning. Listen out for their distinctive call as a means to locate them. Whooper swan numbers are fluctuating quite a bit with one on the pond firs...

Blackcaps are loving the elderberries
06 Oct 2019

Blackcaps are loving the elderberries

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.I...

Barnacles everywhere
05 Oct 2019

Barnacles everywhere

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.T...

Bernard the Whooper has arrived!
02 Oct 2019

Bernard the Whooper has arrived!

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.T...

Sunshine and flooding
01 Oct 2019

Sunshine and flooding

Please be aware, the B725 is closed at Brow Well bridge. If you are visiting from the Carlisle/Annan direction you have to come via Dumfries. The bridge has suffered severe damage due to recent flooding and may be closed for a significant amount of time.T...

Everybody is enjoying the sunshine!
30 Sep 2019

Everybody is enjoying the sunshine!

This morning's sunshine has put everyone in a good mood after a week of rain! Highlights from today have included several Kingfisher sightings from the Back Pond hide and an extremely noisy morning as a Merlin, Marsh Harrier and two Peregrines flew over t...

Shoveler numbers increase!
29 Sep 2019

Shoveler numbers increase!

It has been lovely to see that our duck numbers starting to increase! 65 Shoveler were spotted on the Folly Pond this morning and 10 Tufted Duck have been busy on the Whooper pond. Our male Shovelers are looking more striking every day as they develop the...

Male ducks coming out of eclipse
27 Sep 2019

Male ducks coming out of eclipse

Our male ducks are starting to regain their colour. A good few of the Mallard are already sporting their post-eclipse finery and in the last couple of days we have noticed the Teal, Shoveler and Pintail are all following suit. Head to the Folly Pond and t...

Wigeon on the Increase
26 Sep 2019

Wigeon on the Increase

Wigeon numbers are on the increase with 137 counted on the Folly Pond this morning and more down at the Flood Ground. Teal numbers are also creeping up with over 400 on the Folly Pond, another 400 in the Corner Field and yet more down at Flood Ground. A...

Barnies are Back!
25 Sep 2019

Barnies are Back!

The Barnacle Geese are now starting to make an appearance on the Reserve, with over 1,000 birds counted from the Tower this morning. They are predominantly utilising the mudflats and pioneer merse so are best seen from the Saltcot Merse Observatory. Mix...