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It's a Wader Day

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

There are two Green Sandpipers and a Ruff on Folly Pond this morning. They are joined on the pool by Snipe, Lapwing, a Black-tailed Godwit and a juvenile Shelduck. If you look closely in the photo of the Folly Pond taken this morning from the Scottish Water Hide you may spot a photo-bombing House Martin. The good weather has also brought out the Dragonflies and Butterflies. There is a mass of Common Darter Dragonflies down the Saltcot. Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Peacock and Small White Butterflies have been observed darting around the reserve. Last week we had visits from a Comma Butterfly in the Wildlife Garden so we will be keeping our eyes peeled again for that today.

High Tide: 06:28, 8.5m

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

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Cuckoo Flower
Lesser Trefoil
Yellow Rattle
Red Campion
Greater Stitchwort
Dog Rose
Guelder Rose
Bugle
Creeping Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup
Woody Nightshade
Tufted Vetch
Common Vetch
Selfheal
White Clover
Red Clover
Bird's-foot Trefoil

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Large White Butterfly
Small White Butterfly
Common Blue Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly
Ringlet Butterfly
Meadow Brown Butterfly
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Buff tailed Bumblebee
White tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bumblebee
Tree Bumblebee
7-spot Ladybird
11-spot Ladybird
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly
Common Darter Dragonfly
Emerald Dragonfly
Common Hawker Dragonfly
Leaf-cutter Bee

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

Whooper Pond
Mallard 6
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Green Sandpiper 2
Ruff 2

Mallard 9
Teal 7
Snipe 6
Moorhen 2
Lapwing 7
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Shelduck 1 (juvenile bird)

Teal Pond
Mallard 3
Grey Heron 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Gadwall
Wigeon
Teal
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Mute Swan with cygnets
Black-headed Gulls
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)
Reed Warbler
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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