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Green-winged Teal & Spotted Redshank back again
13 Feb 2019

Green-winged Teal & Spotted Redshank back again

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayThe drake Green-winged Teal and Spotted Redshank are back on the Folly Pond again this morning.It's a dry but breezy start to the day, with plenty of Curlew, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwi...

Definitely a wetland today!
09 Feb 2019

Definitely a wetland today!

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayOur network is now fixed so we can accept card payments as normal.The rain and wind over the past couple of days has flooded most of our fields creating perfect feeding conditions for the wildfowl and...

Yellowhammer increase -  but cash only in the Visitor Centre
07 Feb 2019

Yellowhammer increase - but cash only in the Visitor Centre

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayDue to network problems we are unable to process card payments at this time. If you plan to visit, please bring cash with you. We apologies for the inconvenience.Over 25 Yellowhammers are feeding in t...

Wader Weekend starts today, Happy World Wetlands Day!
02 Feb 2019

Wader Weekend starts today, Happy World Wetlands Day!

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayToday is the start of our two day Wader Weekend, see above for timings.It is another frosty morning, but the sun is shining. Again, the Whooper Pond and Folly Pond are the only open water available so...

Wader Weekend Saturday  2nd & Sunday 3rd February
01 Feb 2019

Wader Weekend Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February

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Another frosty day
31 Jan 2019

Another frosty day

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayAnother frosty start to the day with the Reserve looking like a winter wonderland. Both the Whoopers and Barnacle Geese were late leaving their respective roosting sites with the Barnies travelling t...

Cold, crisp morning
30 Jan 2019

Cold, crisp morning

Opening times:10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayIt is a cold, crisp start to the day with lots of frozen ponds. This means that Whooper Pond is busier than normal with a good range of species present including two drake Pintail. The Green-winged ...

Latest Sightings - Saturday 26th January
26 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Saturday 26th January

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayA flock of 688 Lapwing are using the site at the moment. They are in the Corner Field just now but have also been at the Avenue Tower. A Golden Plover & 4 Dunlin mixed in with them.Now the fields hav...

Latest Sightings - Friday 25th January - Happy Burn's Day!
25 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Friday 25th January - Happy Burn's Day!

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayThe reserve has finally thawed after two days of hard frost and mist. We have been able to get out with the tractor to manage some of the rush on site, where it has begun to dominate in the Flood Gro...

Latest Sightings - Wednesday 23rd January - Whoopers in the mist
23 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Wednesday 23rd January - Whoopers in the mist

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas DayA hard frost last night has covered the reserve with ice. The Whooper Pond and Folly Pond are the only areas of open water on the site so most of the birds are using them. The Barnacle Geese are prob...

Latest Sightings - Saturday 12th January
12 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Saturday 12th January

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day No sign of the Green-winged Teal yet this morning, but it could still be around. Not as many Teal on the Folly Pond first thing, so it could have moved to the Flood Ground or Teal Pond. A large floc...

Latest Sightings - Friday 11th January - Green-winged Teal is back
11 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Friday 11th January - Green-winged Teal is back

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day The drake Green-winged Teal has reappeared on the Folly Pond today, currently best viewed from Sharp's Lookout. Named Whooper Swan arrivals: YHS - Solway Siren Lost Darvic - Hagar YJL - Linda H YSJ ...

Latest Sightings - Wednesday 9th January
09 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Wednesday 9th January

Opening times: 10am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day A frosty and sunny start to the day, with plenty of geese in the fields. The swans are doing their best to break the ice in the Whooper Pond which the ducks seem grateful for! Named Whooper Swan ar...

Reserve Update Monday 7th January
07 Jan 2019

Reserve Update Monday 7th January

Blustery start to the day but this is proving ideal for wader watching.  Mixed flock of over 300 Golden Plover and Lapwing in the Lochar field.  This field has also been good recently for Redshank, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin so do have a sca...

Latest Sightings - Saturday 5th January
05 Jan 2019

Latest Sightings - Saturday 5th January

Still no sign of the Green-winged Teal since it was seen on the 2nd January. The two Greater Scaup are still on the Whooper Pond, one of them appears to have some Tufted Duck in it's ancestry as it shows a Tufted Duck bill (completely dark tip, as opposed...

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