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House Martins Nesting

Posted on 17 Apr 2019

Some of our returned House Martins have begun renovations of their nesting sites on the Farmhouse Tower. There is plenty of mud for them to utilise as the water levels have now dropped on Folly Pond, great for waders such as Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank as well. Quite a bit of Lapwing activity down and around Lochar field still. Golden Plover have been around the past few days but no sightings of them yet this morning. The primrose bankings down the Avenue are now hitting their peak floral display and are well worth a look.

Photo credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 11:34, 9.1m

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

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 1
Mute Swan 10
Mallard 52
Tufted Duck 5
Moorhen 3
Oystercatcher 2

Folly Pond
Teal 20
Wigeon 6
Shoveler 10
Mallard 10
Oystercatcher 2
Redshank 15
Black-tailed Godwit 10
Shelduck 6
Moorhen 2

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2 - nesting
Moorhen 2
Teal 2
Gadwall 4
Mallard 2

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Shelduck
Teal
Wigeon
Shoveler
Redshank
Lapwing - nesting
Mute Swan 2 - nesting
Barnacle Geese
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Barnacle Geese
Peregrine
Merlin
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

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