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Good Weather for Ducks!

Posted on 17 Aug 2019

Well the weather really has thrown everything at us this week, though it is good that the forecast hail did not materialise in the end! We have closed the River Walk section of our Summer walk due to flooding and high tides. Please also bear in mind that there are puddles now down the Saltcot Laoning and Avenue so be sure to bring appropriate footwear. Fortunately the sun is making an appearance today to hopefully dry things up a bit. On the bird front, our Teal and Mallard numbers are building up. Good numbers of Lapwing on the Folly Pond and a couple of Black-tailed Godwit. Little Egret are making more of an appearance down at the Flood Ground. With the recent storms we are seeing more cormorant fishing in the Whooper Pond.

Photo Credit: Alex Hillier

High tide is at 13:36, 8.8m

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

Around the Reserve:

Whooper Pond
Mallard 23
Cormorant 1
Moorhen 1

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2
Grey Heron 1
Moorhen 1

Folly Pond
Teal 70+
Mallard 21
Moorhen 1
lapwing 74
Black-tailed Godwit 2

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shoveler
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Liitle Grebe
Mute Swan
Longhorn Cattle 2

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

Avenues and Feeders
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Robin
Blackbird
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Song Thrush
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Reed Bunting
Willow Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Chiff Chaff
Blackcap
Garden Warbler
Swallow
House Martin
Sand Martin

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