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Folly Pond Filling Up

Posted on 04 Sep 2019

This does not just refer to the recent weather and all the rain that has fallen but also the number of birds starting to congregate here. Teal numbers have jumped up to over the five hundred mark. The Shoveler are starting to return while there are still a number of Snipe visible and two Little Egrets are there this morning. All of these birds in the one area has also seen a rise in the number of raptor sightings. A Sparrowhawk flushed the Pond yesterday morning before moving onto the Peter Scott Trail. In the afternoon a Peregrine managed to snaffle one of the Teal off the Pond.

High Tide: 16:42, 9.1m

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

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mallard 29
Moorhen 2
Cormorant 3

Folly Pond
Mallard 17
Teal 562
Shoveler 11
Snipe 5
Moorhen 1
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Little Egret 2

Teal Pond
Mallard 5
Moorhen 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shelduck
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Shoveler
Mute Swan
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Pintail
Dunlin
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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