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Posted on 24 Oct 2019

The road is closed at the Brow Well bridge near Ruthwell. If you are travelling to WWT Caerlaverock from the Annan or Carlisle direction you must come via Dumfries. Follow signs for the Crichton and then WWT Caerlaverock.

We had a fall of Whooper Swans at the 11am feed yesterday with 90 swans arriving between 11am and 11:30am. They are feeding off the reserve this morning but could come in for the 11am feed again.

Named Whooper Swans that have returned can be found below:

Hendrik (Yellow ZJS)
Bernard (Orange XLJ)
Obi-Swan-Kenobi (Orange YFS)
Sheldon Whooper (Orange YST)
Margaret Ruth (Orange YTC)
Aspen (Yellow ZJH)
Wowsie (Orange YHV)
Solway Siren (Orange XKU)
Brooklyn Belle (Yellow ZVX)
Hagar (Yellow ZLZ)
Butterbur (Yellow ZHF)
Elsie Barbara (Red APR)
Eric Anthony (Orange YFB)

Photo credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 09:40, 8.1m

Opening times:
10am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day

Around the reserve:

Whooper Swans: up to 93

Barnacle Geese: up to 12,000

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan
Mute Swan 45
Canada Goose 10
Mallard 120
Wigeon 40
Tufted Duck 30
Teal 5
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Whooper Swan
Teal
Wigeon
Shoveler
Mallard
Tufted Duck
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Black-tailed Godwit
Snipe
Lapwing
Moorhen

Teal Pond
Mallard
Gadwall
Wigeon
Teal
Moorhen

Avenue Tower
Peregrine Falcon
Redwing
Moorhen
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Little Egret
Shoveler
Mute Swan
Golden Plover
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Mute Swan
Barnacle Geese
Pink-footed Geese
Shelduck
Pintail
Dunlin
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Linnet
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)

Redwing
Fieldfare
Blackcap
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest

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