With the significant rainfall wellies are highly recommended for anyone visiting the site at the moment.
We are doing our best to pump and put out duckboards to help with access but there is only so much we can do.

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Teal are here

Posted on 22 Aug 2019

The ponds are filling with ducks, with both the Folly Pond and Flood Ground particularly good for Teal, Mallard and Shoveler.

Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwing and Snipe are feeding around the edges, with House Martins and Swallows over the surface of the water.

High Tide: 17:04, 8.0m

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

Around the reserve:


Whooper Pond
Mallard 10
Moorhen 3
Cormorant 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 26
Teal 190
Snipe 8
Moorhen 3
Lapwing 4
Black-tailed Godwit 7

Teal Pond
Mallard 3
Gadwall 2
Moorhen 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shelduck
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Shoveler
Mute Swan with cygnets
Black-headed Gulls with chicks
Longhorn Cattle 2

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

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
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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