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Heading into August

Heading into August

It has been another dry week here and the low water levels in the ponds have been particularly great for viewing snipe feeding on the folly pond.

Hares are Abound

Hares are Abound

Hares are being seen more regularly in the fields now they have been mown and the leverets have grown. Wader numbers are definitely increasing with 30 snipe, 82 curlew and 20 lapwing being peak numbers we have recorded this week and a wood sandpiper dropped in this week. Our moorhens have bred again with at least 2 broods of chicks been seen this week which are only days old.Photo credit: Alex Hillier Birds Mammals Butterflies Damselflies & Dragonflies Mute Swan Hare Common Blue Large Red Greylag geese Roe Deer Red Admiral Blue-tailed Canada Geese Weasel Meadow Brown Azure Shelduck Stoat Ringlet Common Blue Mallard Fox Green-veined White Four-spotted Chaser Gadwall Large White Banded Demoiselle Shoveler Small Copper Common Darter Teal Large Skipper Pheasant Small Tortoiseshell Cormorant Little Egret Grey Heron Buzzard Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Moorhen Oystercatcher Lapwing Common Sandpiper Redshank Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Snipe Black-headed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull Great Black Backed Gull Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Great Spotted Woodpecker Skylark Sand Martin House Martin Barn Swallow Meadow Pipit Pied Wagtail Dunnock Robin Song Thrush Blackbird Blackcap Whitethroat Sedge Warbler Willow Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Great Tit Coal Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Treecreeper Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Raven Starling House Sparrow Tree Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Goldfinch Greenfinch Reed Bunting

Waders are trickling through

Waders are trickling through

We had a visit from a stunning wood sandpiper this last week and although he only stayed for a day it is often a sign of the start of the autumn migration with failed breeding birds moving back to their wintering grounds. We have had increased sightings of curlews, snipe and lapwing on the reserve.The meadow continues to be stunning and we are still getting around a dozen banded demoiselles being seen on the river with the peak count being 26 males and 4 females. Common blue butterflies and common darters are now also on the wing. Birds Mammals Butterflies Damselflies & Dragonflies Mute Swan Hare Common Blue Large Red Greylag geese Roe Deer Red Admiral Blue-tailed Canada Geese Weasel Meadow Brown Azure Shelduck Stoat Ringlet Common Blue Mallard Fox Green-veined White Four-spotted Chaser Gadwall Large White Banded Demoiselle Shoveler Small Copper Common Darter Teal Large Skipper Pheasant Small Tortoiseshell Cormorant Little Egret Grey Heron Buzzard Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Moorhen Oystercatcher Lapwing Common Sandpiper Redshank Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Snipe Black-headed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull Great Black Backed Gull Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Great Spotted Woodpecker Skylark Sand Martin House Martin Barn Swallow Meadow Pipit Pied Wagtail Dunnock Robin Song Thrush Blackbird Blackcap Whitethroat Sedge Warbler Willow Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Great Tit Coal Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Treecreeper Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Raven Starling House Sparrow Tree Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Goldfinch Greenfinch Reed Bunting

Scarce Damselfly Found in Good Numbers

Scarce Damselfly Found in Good Numbers

11 male and 1 female banded demoiselles have been seen on the Lochar river bank this week. They are a scarce breeder in Scotland only being recorded in a handful of sites in Dumfries and Galloway and before this year we had only had the occasional sighting on the reserve. Lets hope they become a regular fixture as they are such a stunning damselfly.We have seen an osprey flying over the reserve this week and the peregrine has been showing on a regular basis. Swifts have also been seen on the reserve which makes a nice addition to swallows and martinsPhoto credit: Alex Hillier Birds Mammals Butterflies Damselflies & Dragonflies Mute Swan Hare Peacock Large Red Greylag geese Roe Deer Red Admiral Blue-tailed Canada Geese Weasel Meadow Brown Azure Shelduck Stoat Ringlet Common Blue Mallard Fox Green-veined White Four-spotted Chaser Gadwall Large White Banded Demoiselle Shoveler Orange-tip Teal Large Skipper Pheasant Small Tortoiseshell Cormorant Little Egret Grey Heron Buzzard Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Moorhen Oystercatcher Lapwing Common Sandpiper Redshank Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Snipe Black-headed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull Great Black Backed Gull Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Great Spotted Woodpecker Skylark Sand Martin House Martin Barn Swallow Meadow Pipit Pied Wagtail Dunnock Robin Song Thrush Blackbird Blackcap Whitethroat Sedge Warbler Willow Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Great Tit Coal Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Treecreeper Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Raven Starling House Sparrow Tree Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Goldfinch Greenfinch Reed Bunting

House Martin Extension

House Martin Extension

Well it has been a strange year for our hirundines (swallows and martins), the cold weather in May on the continent and in the UK held up a lot of birds from arriving at their breeding grounds. In 2019 we had over 30 nests on our Farmhouse Tower whereas there is only one this year however some of them have decided to move house with 4 nests currently on the Peter Scott Observatory. One of which can be seen on the photo, they appear to have built a 'balcony' on to the nest with one of the chicks waiting their to be fed! The swallows also seem to have had a slow start but most of our hides now have at least one nest in them and the chicks are starting to hatch. Lets hope the weather will continue to be kind on them for the rest of this season and a better spring awaits them next year.Photo credit: Lorraine Hall Birds Mammals Butterflies Damselflies & Dragonflies Mute Swan Hare Peacock Large Red Greylag geese Roe Deer Red Admiral Blue-tailed Canada Geese Weasel Meadow Brown Azure Shelduck Stoat Ringlet Common Blue Mallard Fox Green-veined White Four-spotted Chaser Gadwall Large White Shoveler Orange-tip Teal Large Skipper Pheasant Small Tortoiseshell Cormorant Little Egret Grey Heron Buzzard Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Moorhen Oystercatcher Lapwing Common Sandpiper Redshank Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Snipe Black-headed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull Great Black Backed Gull Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Great Spotted Woodpecker Skylark Sand Martin House Martin Barn Swallow Meadow Pipit Pied Wagtail Dunnock Robin Song Thrush Blackbird Blackcap Whitethroat Sedge Warbler Willow Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Great Tit Coal Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Treecreeper Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Raven Starling House Sparrow Tree Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Goldfinch Greenfinch Reed Bunting

The Summer Meadow is Blooming

The Summer Meadow is Blooming

The summer meadow is really starting to show itself well now summer has arrived. The twayblade orchid can be seen alongside the northern marsh and the spotted orchid. We have also spotted yellow rattle, tufted vetch, red campion, silver weed, bird's-foot trefoil to name a few.We have had reports of a great egret on the flood ground which is normally an occasional visitor in the winter but not seen in the summer is this a sign of our changing climate. The grasshopper warbler has also been heard this week after a few weeks of him being quiet.Photo credit: Lorraine HallAround the reserve: Birds Mammals Butterflies Damselflies & Dragonflies Mute Swan Hare Peacock Large Red Greylag geese Roe Deer Red Admiral Blue-tailed Canada Geese Weasel Meadow Brown Azure Shelduck Stoat Ringlet Common Blue Mallard Fox Green-veined White Four-spotted Chaser Gadwall Large White Shoveler Orange-tip Teal Large Skipper Pheasant Small Tortoiseshell Cormorant Little Egret Grey Heron Buzzard Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Moorhen Oystercatcher Lapwing Common Sandpiper Redshank Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Snipe Black-headed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull Great Black Backed Gull Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Great Spotted Woodpecker Skylark Sand Martin House Martin Barn Swallow Meadow Pipit Pied Wagtail Dunnock Robin Song Thrush Blackbird Blackcap Whitethroat Sedge Warbler Willow Warbler Chiffchaff Wren Great Tit Coal Tit Blue Tit Long-tailed Tit Treecreeper Jackdaw Rook Carrion Crow Raven Starling House Sparrow Tree Sparrow Chaffinch Linnet Goldfinch Greenfinch Reed Bunting

Bug Hunting

Bug Hunting

This week has all been about the emergence of insects so bug hunters big and small please come and see what you can discover there is no upper age limit to bug hunting or pond dipping! To add to our butterfly list of last week we have had red admirals and walls (which are not common on the reserve). Hoverflies, green dock beetles, click beetles, crane flies, scorpionflies and day-flying moths have all been spotted along the meadow walk to join the bumblebees flying around the reserve. In the raised pond are great diving beetles, water boatmen, whirligig beetles, pond skaters and much more.Photo credit: Alex HillierSpecies around the ReserveMute SwanGreylag geeseCanada GeeseShelduckMallardGadwallShovelerWigeonTealGoosanderPheasantCormorantLittle EgretGrey HeronBuzzardKestrelPeregrine FalconMoorhenOystercatcherLapwingCommon SandpiperRedshankBlack-tailed GodwitCurlewSnipeBlack-headed GullCommon GullHerring GullGreat Black Backed GullWood PigeonCollared DoveGreat Spotted WoodpeckerSkylarkSand MartinHouse MartinBarn SwallowMeadow PipitPied WagtailDunnockRobinWheatearSong ThrushBlackbirdBlackcapWhitethroatSedge WarblerWillow WarblerChiffchaffWrenGreat TitCoal TitBlue TitLong-tailed TitTreecreeperJackdawRookCarrion CrowRavenStarlingHouse SparrowTree SparrowChaffinchLinnetLessed RedpollGoldfinchGreenfinchReed BuntingHareRoe DeerWeaselStoatFox

Damselflies a Plenty

Damselflies a Plenty

The sun has definitely come out now and brought the insects out with it. The damselflies are now out in force with blue-tailed, azure and large red being seen in large numbers and four-spotted chasers are also on the wing. From a butterfly point of view we have peacock, small tortoiseshell, orange-tip, green-veined white, small copper. The Summer Meadow Walk just seems to be alive with insects just now waiting for you to discover or just to soak in the atmosphere.One of our swan nests has produced a cygnet this week, we have found a brood of shoveler ducklings and lapwing chicks have been seen in the Lochar Field. A reed warbler was heard singing on the Peter Scott Trail this morning to add to our growing list of warblers.Photo credit: Alex HillierSpecies around the ReserveMute SwanGreylag geeseCanada GeeseShelduckMallardGadwallShovelerWigeonTealGoosanderPheasantCormorantLittle EgretGrey HeronBuzzardKestrelPeregrine FalconMoorhenOystercatcherLapwingCommon SandpiperRedshankBlack-tailed GodwitCurlewSnipeBlack-headed GullCommon GullHerring GullGreat Black Backed GullWood PigeonCollared DoveGreat Spotted WoodpeckerSkylarkSand MartinHouse MartinBarn SwallowMeadow PipitPied WagtailDunnockRobinWheatearSong ThrushBlackbirdBlackcapWhitethroatSedge WarblerWillow WarblerChiffchaffWrenGreat TitCoal TitBlue TitLong-tailed TitTreecreeperJackdawRookCarrion CrowRavenStarlingHouse SparrowTree SparrowChaffinchLinnetLessed RedpollGoldfinchGreenfinchReed BuntingHareRoe DeerWeaselStoatFox

Spoonbill Visit

Spoonbill Visit

Our highlight of the week has been a visit from a spoonbill on to the floodground. It is amazing watching them use their 'spoon' to feed. We have also had a pochard appear briefly and we currently have some redpolls on our feeders. Signs of breeding is well underway with lapwings chicks been seen in the fields, the pied wagtail which has nested in the Campbell hide has hatched and tree sparrow chicks have been seen poking out of their nest box.Photo credit: Alex HillierSpecies around the ReserveMute SwanPink-footed Geese Greylag geeseCanada GeeseShelduckMallardGadwallShovelerWigeonTealGoosanderPheasantCormorantLittle EgretGrey HeronBuzzardKestrelPeregrine FalconMoorhenOystercatcherLapwingCommon SandpiperRedshankBlack-tailed GodwitCurlewSnipeBlack-headed GullCommon GullHerring GullGreat Black Backed GullWood PigeonCollared DoveGreat Spotted WoodpeckerSkylarkSand Martin House MartinBarn SwallowMeadow PipitPied WagtailDunnockRobinWheatearSong ThrushBlackbirdBlackcapWhitethroatSedge WarblerWillow WarblerChiffchaffWrenGreat TitCoal TitBlue TitLong-tailed TitTreecreeperJackdawRookCarrion CrowRavenStarlingHouse SparrowTree SparrowChaffinchLinnetGoldfinchGreenfinchReed BuntingHareRoe DeerWeaselStoatFox

Can You Spot the Spotted Flycatcher

Can You Spot the Spotted Flycatcher

We have had a spotted flycatcher being spotted along the Peter Scott Trail for the last few days and whitethroats have been seen down at Saltcot to add to our increasing tally of summer migrants. The grasshopper warbler is still singing well although the influx of sedge warblers are trying their hardest to drown him out! There is certainly more signs of nesting activity with the swallows and house martins starting to collect mud and we have had to close the Campbell Hide as a pied wagtail is sat on her nest in their. Today has seen the weather warm up and with it has come the chorus from the natterjack toads.Photo credit: Alex HillierAround the reserve:Mute Swans 4 (2 pairs nesting)Canada Geese 6 (plus 2 broods of goslings)Pink-footed Geese 70Shelduck 4Mallard 21Wigeon 2Teal 2Gadwall 4Shoveler 2Tufted Duck 1Kestrel 1Sparrowhawk 1Grey Heron 1Little Egret 1Moorhen 5Oystercatcher 4Lapwing 26Golden Plover 20Black-tailed Godwit 2Redshank 5Black-headed Gull 20Wheatear 2

The Sounds of Birdsong to Lift Your Mood

The Sounds of Birdsong to Lift Your Mood

The sounds of the warblers singing is very impressive following an influx over the last couple of weeks. On the reserve we now have chiff chaff, willow warbler, sedge warbler, blackcap, whitethroat and grasshopper warbler. Grasshopper warbler aren't common at Caerlaverock so it nice to see one showing off as well as this one. We have had a few passage migrants coming through including greenshank, common sandpiper and a stunning male garganey. The barnacle geese have been hanging on well with over 4000 being seen on the reserve this week whether it is the northerly winds keeping them in Scotland? and a female mallard has been photographed with 23 ducklings!Photo credit: Alex HillierAround the reserve:Mute Swans 8 (2 pairs nesting)Canada Geese 6 (plus 2 broods of goslings)Barnacle Geese 30Shelduck 4Mallard 24Wigeon 1Teal 8Gadwall 3Shoveler 5Kestrel 1Grey Heron 1Moorhen 5Oystercatcher 4Lapwing 12Golden Plover 400Black-tailed Godwit 1Redshank 10Black-headed Gull 22Wheatear 3

A Few More Signs of Spring

A Few More Signs of Spring

Willow catkins are providing food for the emergent bees and bumble bees. Evidence of spring (despite the relatively low temperatures) has been further evidenced by singing blackcaps, a common sandpiper at the Whooper Pond and at least four white wagtails, feeding up in the Lochar Field en route for Iceland/ScandinaviaPhoto credit: Alex HillierAround the reserve:Mute Swans 6 (2 pairs nesting)Canada Geese 6Barnacle Geese 1500Pink-footed Geese 100+Shelduck 35Mallard 24Wigeon 6Teal 12Gadwall 5Shoveler 12Tufted Duck 5Kestrel 1Grey Heron 1Moorhen 5Oystercatcher 4Lapwing 12+Golden Plover 400Black-tailed Godwit 2Redshank 10Black-headed Gull 18Rookery 62 nests

Spring is on its way despite the snow

Spring is on its way despite the snow

This week has seen the arrival of a couple of willow warblers on the reserve and our chiffchaff count is now up to at least 4 birds singing. We have seen the start of the hirundine arrivals with sightings of swallows, house martins, and sand martins with a dozen swallows been seen briefly in the middle of the week. Of course our skylarks are now in good voice across the merse and the tree sparrows are starting to show signs of nesting. There are about 50 whooper swans hanging on at Thwaite just outside the reserve and about 90 pink-footed geese have been seen today. Although we only saw 240 barnacle geese on the reserve we think there are approximately 1000 in the area. Photo credit: Alex HillierAround the reserve:Mute Swans 6 (1 pair nesting, 1 pair showing interest) Canada Geese 6 Barnacle Geese 240 on the reserve (but 1000 in surrounding area) Pink-footed Geese 90 Shelduck 3 Mallard 29 Wigeon 6 Teal 46 Gadwall 4 Shoveler 16 Tufted Duck 15 Moorhen 5 Little Egret 7 Grey Heron 1 Lapwing 25 Golden Plover 200 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Redshank 60 Black-headed Gull 18 Rookery 62 nests

First Water Rail of the Winter

First Water Rail of the Winter

Please be aware that we will be closed to all visitors 21st - 25th December inclusive. We will reopen again on Boxing Day!The first Water Rail for this Winter season has been heard at Caerlaverock (no sighting of it yet), making a racket in the Paddock. At least one bird is usually a visitor underneath the Peter Scott Trail feeders when the weather gets colder so we will be keeping a lookout here. A Peregrine was scoping out the Folly Pond yesterday morning looking for a meal. It was unlucky in the various bombing runs that it attempted. Good numbers of Teal and Shoveler on the Folly Pond which provided the draw. Redshank have also been showing well round the edges of the pond from Sharp's Lookout.Please be aware that due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions we have a limit to the numbers of visitors we can accommodate on the Reserve. To avoid disappointment we advise visitors, including Members, to book online before arrival. Booking can be done via the Caerlaverock website https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...Photo Credit: Alex HillierHigh Tide: 14:07, 9.3mOpening times:10am - 4pm Last entry 3pmWhooper PondWhooper SwanMute SwanCanada GeeseLittle GrebeMallardTealWigeonShovelerTufted DuckGreater ScaupGoldeneyeCormorantSwan NameDarvic CodeArrival DateEric Anthony (+4 cygnets with Elsie Barbara)Orange YFB10/10/20Elsie Barbara Lost colour ring10/10/20Alan ElkingtonYellow ZVV10/10/20BeatriceYellow ZLA10/10/20RenoufYellow ZHD11/10/20Inigo MontoyaYellow ZJI10/10/20SugarbabyYellow ZSB10/10/20StormbringerYellow ZPT11/10/20BowieLost colour ring17/10/20JanisYellow ZNU17/10/20Janet ElizabethYellow ZPP17/10/20Rooby (+2 cygnets with Bowie)Yellow Z6L17/10/20RosieYellow ZND21/10/20Sheldon Whooper (+4 cygnets with unringed mate)Orange YSJ27/10/20McMurdostonYellow ZLD27/10/20Rowena TwoYellow ZNC27/10/20Lucky LindaYellow ZNP27/10/20WowsieOrange YHV09/11/20AspenYellow ZJH09/11/20HendrickYellow ZJS08/11/20Keith JohnYellow ZLP02/11/20Brooklyn BelleYellow ZVX03/11/20WampoolYellow ZHV03/11/20Snoopie (+2 cygnets with unringed mate)Yellow ZJZ04/11/20TJ Whooper (+2 cygnets with Whoopie)Yellow ZLJ04/11/20WhoopieYellow ZHL04/11/20Odette Yellow YTF08/11/20MethuselahLost colour ring08/11/20MaryYellow ZXP08/11/20JonnyYellow ZPZ08/11/20Solway SirenOrange XKU08/11/20HandelYellow ZLS08/11/20GeorgeYellow ZNA08/11/20Linda GrahamOrange XLX10/11/20Ava GraceYellow ZVC10/11/20ChrisYellow XLL10/11/20KatkaYellow ZXS10/11/20SiljeYellow ZJL28/11/20BernardOrange XLJ22/11/20Donald IvanOrange XLD29/11/20Lady ElaOrange YHH04/12/20Folly PondLapwingRedshankBlack-tailed GodwitCurlewSnipeMallardTealWigeonShovelerMoorhenCanada GeeseAvenue TowerMarsh HarrierHen HarrierPeregrineMallardTealWigeonPintailShovelerLittle GrebeGrey HeronLittle EgretMute SwanMoorhenSnipeBrown HaresRoe DeerSaltcot Merse ObservatoryBarnacle GeesePink-footed GeeseCanada GeeseGreylag GeeseMarsh HarrierPeregrineMerlinBuzzardKestrelLinnetSkylarkMeadow pipitStarlingWheatearStonechatWhinchatBrown HaresRoe DeerHebridean Sheep 12Avenues & Feeders(notable species)YellowhammerRedwingFieldfareBlackcapChiffchaffReed BuntingSparrowhawkKestrelGreat TitBlue TitLong-tailed TitRobinBlackbirdChaffinchGoldfinchGreenfinchBullfinchHouse SparrowTree SparrowDunnockSong ThrushMistle ThrushGoldcrestTreecreeperGreat-spotted WoodpeckerWebcamOur Webcam is live on the internet. The winter webcam is showing the Whooper Pond during the day and the badger feeding area from 5pm onwards.https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...Twitter, Facebook & InstagramFollow us on Twitter @WWTCaerlaverock for instant WWT Caerlaverock bird news, wildlife news and upcoming events to your mobile phone or computer. This is a great way to get instant news as we update from our mobile phones as we are finding the birds.You can ‘Like’ us on Facebook https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...You can also follow us on Instagram wwtcaerlaverock where pictures of the reserve's daily happenings can be found.rhiannon.hatfield@wwt.org.uk

Christmas closure and a Slav Grebe

Christmas closure and a Slav Grebe

Please be aware that we will be closed to all visitors 21st - 25th December inclusive. We will reopen again on Boxing Day!A Slavonian Grebe was on the Flood Ground on Sunday afternoon but hasn't been seen since. A classic example that you never know what you might see at this time of year, and in all weather!The male Scaup and female Goldeneye have been on the Whooper Pond fairly regularly, among the 100 or so Whooper Swans.A small flock of Bullfinches are a regular sight in the Saltcot Loaning at the moment, as are the Yellowhammers near the Paddock.Please be aware that due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions we have a limit to the numbers of visitors we can accommodate on the Reserve. To avoid disappointment we advise visitors, including Members, to book online before arrival. Booking can be done via the Caerlaverock website https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...Photo Credit:High Tide: 12:00, 9.7mOpening times:10am - 4pm Last entry 3pmWhooper PondWhooper SwanMute SwanCanada GeeseLittle GrebeMallardTealWigeonShovelerTufted DuckGreater ScaupGoldeneyeCormorantSwan NameDarvic CodeArrival DateEric Anthony (+4 cygnets with Elsie Barbara)Orange YFB10/10/20Elsie Barbara Lost colour ring10/10/20Alan ElkingtonYellow ZVV10/10/20BeatriceYellow ZLA10/10/20RenoufYellow ZHD11/10/20Inigo MontoyaYellow ZJI10/10/20SugarbabyYellow ZSB10/10/20StormbringerYellow ZPT11/10/20BowieLost colour ring17/10/20JanisYellow ZNU17/10/20Janet ElizabethYellow ZPP17/10/20Rooby (+2 cygnets with Bowie)Yellow Z6L17/10/20RosieYellow ZND21/10/20Sheldon Whooper (+4 cygnets with unringed mate)Orange YSJ27/10/20McMurdostonYellow ZLD27/10/20Rowena TwoYellow ZNC27/10/20Lucky LindaYellow ZNP27/10/20WowsieOrange YHV09/11/20AspenYellow ZJH09/11/20HendrickYellow ZJS08/11/20Keith JohnYellow ZLP02/11/20Brooklyn BelleYellow ZVX03/11/20WampoolYellow ZHV03/11/20Snoopie (+2 cygnets with unringed mate)Yellow ZJZ04/11/20TJ Whooper (+2 cygnets with Whoopie)Yellow ZLJ04/11/20WhoopieYellow ZHL04/11/20Odette Yellow YTF08/11/20MethuselahLost colour ring08/11/20MaryYellow ZXP08/11/20JonnyYellow ZPZ08/11/20Solway SirenOrange XKU08/11/20HandelYellow ZLS08/11/20GeorgeYellow ZNA08/11/20Linda GrahamOrange XLX10/11/20Ava GraceYellow ZVC10/11/20ChrisYellow XLL10/11/20KatkaYellow ZXS10/11/20SiljeYellow ZJL28/11/20BernardOrange XLJ22/11/20Donald IvanOrange XLD29/11/20Lady ElaOrange YHH04/12/20Folly PondLapwingRedshankBlack-tailed GodwitCurlewSnipeMallardTealWigeonShovelerMoorhenCanada GeeseAvenue TowerMarsh HarrierHen HarrierPeregrineMallardTealWigeonPintailShovelerLittle GrebeGrey HeronLittle EgretMute SwanMoorhenSnipeBrown HaresRoe DeerSaltcot Merse ObservatoryBarnacle GeesePink-footed GeeseCanada GeeseGreylag GeeseMarsh HarrierPeregrineMerlinBuzzardKestrelLinnetSkylarkMeadow pipitStarlingWheatearStonechatWhinchatBrown HaresRoe DeerHebridean Sheep 12Avenues & Feeders(notable species)YellowhammerRedwingFieldfareBlackcapChiffchaffReed BuntingSparrowhawkKestrelGreat TitBlue TitLong-tailed TitRobinBlackbirdChaffinchGoldfinchGreenfinchBullfinchHouse SparrowTree SparrowDunnockSong ThrushMistle ThrushGoldcrestTreecreeperGreat-spotted WoodpeckerWebcamOur Webcam is live on the internet. The winter webcam is showing the Whooper Pond during the day and the badger feeding area from 5pm onwards.https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...Twitter, Facebook & InstagramFollow us on Twitter @WWTCaerlaverock for instant WWT Caerlaverock bird news, wildlife news and upcoming events to your mobile phone or computer. This is a great way to get instant news as we update from our mobile phones as we are finding the birds.You can ‘Like’ us on Facebook https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...You can also follow us on Instagram wwtcaerlaverock where pictures of the reserve's daily happenings can be found.joe.bilous@wwt.org.uk