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Garganey Back Around

Posted on 16 May 2019

The drake Garganey has made a re-appearance on the Folly Pond, showing nicely from the Folly Pond hide itself. It has been joined there by a lone Greenshank, this best seen from Sharp's Lookout. Elsewhere the Mute Swan cygnets have appeared on the Flood Ground, Moorhen chicks everywhere and Brown Hares around the Folly and Corner fields.

Photo credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 11:09, 8.9m

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

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Primrose
Cuckoo Flower
Dog Violet
Bluebell
Red Campion
Marsh Marigold
Lesser Celandine
Greater Stitchwort
Bluebells
Ramsons

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Orange-tip Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Large White Butterfly
Small White Butterfly
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Buff tailed Bumblebee
White tailed Bumblebee
7-spot Ladybird
11-spot Ladybird
Large Red Damselfly

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

Whooper Pond
Mallard 3
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 1
Canada Goose 1

Folly Pond
Garganey Male 1
Greenshank 1
Shelduck 12
Mallard 20
Black-headed Gull 2
Gadwall 1
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Lapwing nesting
Moorhen 1
Teal 3

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 1 nesting
Moorhen 2 with chicks
Mallard 1
Oystercatcher 1 nesting on raft
Swallows nest building in the hide

Avenue Tower
Barnacle Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Mallard
Teal
Wigeon
Shoveler
Gadwall
Redshank
Oystercatcher 2 nesting on raft
Snipe
Lapwing - nesting
Mute Swan - nesting
Grey Heron
Black-headed Gull - nesting
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)
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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