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Autumn wader migration underway

Posted on 12 Jul 2019

Waders are already starting their Autumn migration, using WWT Caerlaverock as a stopping point on their journeys.

Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit have been on the reserve this week, along with a number of Common Snipe.

Best places to look for them is on the Folly Pond, Whooper Pond and Lochar Water.

The Black-headed Gull chicks in the Flood Ground are still doing well and we are keeping the water levels high for them.

High Tide: 09:17, 8.2m

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

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Cuckoo Flower
Lesser Trefoil
Yellow Rattle
Red Campion
Greater Stitchwort
Dog Rose
Guelder Rose
Bugle
Creeping Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup
Woody Nightshade
Tufted Vetch
Common Vetch
Selfheal
White Clover
Red Clover
Bird's-foot Trefoil

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Large White Butterfly
Small White Butterfly
Common Blue Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly
Ringlet Butterfly
Meadow Brown Butterfly
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Buff tailed Bumblebee
White tailed Bumblebee
7-spot Ladybird
11-spot Ladybird
Large Red Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly

Mammals
Badger
Fox
Otter
Brown Hare
Mole
Wood Mouse
Roe Deer
Bank Vole
Field Vole
Weasel
Stoat
Pipistrelle Bat

Whooper Pond
Mallard 4
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 9 with 9 ducklings
Teal 7
Snipe 2
Moorhen 1
Oystercatcher 2
Lapwing 11
Black-headed Gull 1

Teal Pond
Mallard 4
Grey Heron 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
Marsh Harrier
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Linnet
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Reed Warbler
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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