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Sunshine on Geese

Posted on 21 Sep 2019

Huge numbers of geese in the sunshine around the local area today. Canada, Greylag and Pink-footed Geese can be seen feeding in the fields and flying around the reserve.

6 Barnacle Geese were in front of the Saltcot Merse Observatory yesterday, no sign of them yet this morning but we have had reports of more arriving over Budle Bay in the past few days.

Lapwing and Snipe are still enjoying the muddy margins of the Folly Pond and there are lots of Butterflies and Dragonflies on site; a Migrant Hawker was seen yesterday.

High Tide: 17:15, 8.0m

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

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 1
Mute Swan 22
Canada Goose 123
Mallard 152
Wigeon 4
Tufted Duck 1
Teal 2
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 10
Teal 50+
Snipe 6
Moorhen 1
Lapwing 30

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
Barnacle Geese
Pink-footed Geese
Shelduck
Pintail
Dunlin
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Linnet
Hebridean Sheep 12

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

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