WWT

Latest sightings

Butterflies, Barnacles & Pink-feet

Posted on 20 Apr 2019

The sun is shining and it is very warm on the reserve. It certainly feels like summer, with lots of butterflies now flying. Our first Orange-tip Butterflies were seen yesterday.

Despite the summer-like weather there are still geese around. 1500 Barnacle Geese and 168 Pink-footed Geese in the Corner Field this morning.

Blackcaps, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff are all singing away in the Avenues, House Martins are nest building around the Farmhouse Tower and a large flock of Golden Plover are in the Lochar Field viewed from the Avenue Tower.

Photo credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 13:48, 9.9m

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

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Primrose
Daffodil
Cuckoo Flower
Dog Violet
Bluebell

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Orange-tip Butterfly
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Buff tailed Bumblebee
White tailed Bumblebee
7-spot Ladybird
11-spot Ladybird

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

Whooper Pond
Mute Swan 4
Mallard 24
Moorhen 2
Oystercatcher 2

Folly Pond
Teal 24
Wigeon 1
Shelduck 4
Oystercatcher 1
Black-tailed Godwit 6
Lapwing 2
Common Sandpiper 1
Grey Heron 1

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 2

Avenue Tower
Mallard 7
Teal 49
Wigeon 1
Shoveler 5
Gadwall 2
Redshank 1
Oystercatcher 2
Snipe 1
Golden Plover 312
Lapwing 14 - nesting
Mute Swan 2 - nesting
Grey Heron 1
Black-headed Gull 12
Longhorn Cattle 2

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

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

Webcam

See live footage of our local Osprey nest here: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...
It seems the birds have moved to a different nest but please let us know if you see Ospreys on the nest!

The camera is online between 10am and 5pm daily.

Twitter & Facebook

Follow 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 also ‘Like’ us on Facebook https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...

joe.bilous@wwt.org.uk