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Linnet and Lesser Redpoll

Posted on 25 Jul 2020

Flocks of Linnet are building up on the Merses with a large grouping of over 50 birds observed one time. They also like to perch up around the Saltcot Merse Observatory and can often be found on the Willow tree in the sheep paddock to the left of the Obs. Keep your eyes peeled for both adults and the juvenile birds. We are also starting to hear a lot of roaming Redpolls. It is worth having a listen to their call before you visit the reserve as they have been very prevalent flying over the centre during the past few days.

High Tide: 16:36, 9.0m

Opening times:
10am - 4pm
Last entry 3pm

Photo Credit: Alex Hillier

Meadow and River Walk

Stonechat
Lesser Redpoll
Pied wagtail
Sedge warbler
Willow warbler
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
House martin
Swallow
Reed bunting
Common sandpiper
Curlew
Roe deer
Brown hare
Otter
Common blue butterfly
Meadow brown butterfly
Ringlet butterfly
Small tortoiseshell butterfly
Red admiral butterfly
Blue-tailed damselfly

Pasture Pathway
Reed bunting
Sedge warbler
Swift
Sand martin
Swallow
Meadow pipit
Skylark
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Raven
Brown hare
Roe deer
Red fox
Meadow brown butterfly
Ringlet butterfly
Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Flood Ground
Mallard
Wigeon
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Shoveler
Mute Swan
Moorhen
Brown Hares
Roe Deer
Longhorn Cattle 2

Folly Pond
Lapwing
Redshank
Greenshank
Black-tailed godwit
Curlew
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Moorhen
House martin
Swallow

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Linnet
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Starling
Common whitethroat
Chiffchaff
Willow warbler
Sedge warbler
Blackcap
Brown Hares
Roe Deer
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Reed warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow warbler
Sedge warbler
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Dunnock
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker

Webcam

Our webcam is live 24/7 so you can tune in to get your evening fix of wildlife. It is focused on our Badger feeding area. Watch the badgers as they come out to feed every evening! You may even be lucky enough to spot other wildlife such as otters, foxes or barn owls! Let us know what you see...

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