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Autumn days

Posted on 21 Aug 2019

A windy start to the day, with rain expected later.

Duck and wader numbers are increasing slowly with more Teal and Shoveler around. Pintail are expected any day now.
Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit and Snipe can be seen around the Folly Pond and Flood Ground.

High Tide: 16:28, 8.3m

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

Around the reserve:


Whooper Pond
Mallard 3
Moorhen 3
Little Egret 1
Cormorant 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 5
Teal 6
Snipe 9
Moorhen 1
Lapwing 5
Black-tailed Godwit 3
Grey Heron 1

Teal Pond
Mallard 3
Moorhen 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shelduck
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Shoveler
Mute Swan with cygnets
Black-headed Gulls with chicks
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Linnet
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Sedge Warbler
Blackcap
Garden Warbler
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker

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