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Goldfinches and Pintail

Posted on 13 Sep 2019

The Goldfinches and Chaffinches are absolutely loving the Meadowsweet seeds around the Reserve, particularly in the Wildlife Garden. We have seven Pintail that have turned up on our Folly Pond and are currently taking a nap mixed in with the large numbers of Teal and a straggle of Wigeon. Still good numbers of Lapwing on this Pond too. The slightly cooler overnight temperatures have seen a number of Mute Swans drop into the Whooper Pond.

Please note that the Saltcot Loaning will be closed next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to allow us to complete the final phase of our hedgerow management works.

High Tide: 13:01, 8.8m

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

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mallard 23
Moorhen 2
Mute Swan 7

Folly Pond
Mallard 10
Teal 600+
Shoveler 6
Snipe 6
Moorhen 1
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Lapwing 30
Canada Geese 1
Pintail 7
Wigeon 9

Teal Pond
Mallard 9
Gadwall 4
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 5

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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