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Wader Weekend starts today, Happy World Wetlands Day!

Posted on 02 Feb 2019

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

Today is the start of our two day Wader Weekend, see above for timings.

It is another frosty morning, but the sun is shining. Again, the Whooper Pond and Folly Pond are the only open water available so that's where most of the wildfowl are.

Hen Harrier and Peregrine are daily sightings from the Saltcot Merse Observatory, and there are plenty of Barnacle Geese around the area.

Named Whooper Swan arrivals:

YHS - Solway Siren
Lost Darvic - Hagar
YJL - Linda H
YSJ - Sheldon Whooper
ZVY - Orchid
YFS - Obi Swan Kenobi
Lost Darvic - Princess Layer
XLN - Gylfi
YFU - Magnus
YHV- Wowsie (+ 1 cygnet)
ZXJ - Ruth C (+ 4 cygnets)
Z6L - Rooby & Z7S - Bowie (+ 2 cygnets)
Z5N - Andy
YFB - Eric Anthony
YTC - Margaret Ruth
Z9F - Hendrik
APR - Elsie Barbara
YRG - Lucky Linda
ZJA - Annabel
YRS - Stephen
YSK - Countess of Boulogne
YFF - Solway Annie
ZXP - Mary
ZGT - Butterbur
YRN - Douglas Flintoff
YSF - Topsy
Lost darvic - Kate Two
Lost darvic - New York Lady
Lost darvic - Atty
Lost darvic - Renfrew
Lost darvic - Paisley
Lost darvic - Aspen
APC - George
YFP - Bekah Jo (+ 3 cygnets)
YHH - Lady Ela (+ 1 cygnet)
XKA - Eleanor
Z6R - Archie
YPH - McMurdoston
YTF - Odette
YPV - McNoo
ZKZ - Hector
Lost Darvic - Snoopy
YRH - Rufus
Lost Darvic - Silje
Lost Darvic - Blackbill Cupcake
Lost Darvic - Suzanne
Lost Darvic - T. J. Whooper
Lost Darvic - Whoopie
ZVA - Bonsai
ZFJ - Beryl

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 120
Mute Swan 50
Canada Goose 20
Mallard 250
Tufted Duck 9
Greater Scaup 1
Teal 44
Wigeon 111
Shoveler 50
Pintail 1 male
Moorhen 6

Folly Pond
FROZEN
Teal 50
Wigeon 50
Shoveler 18
Mallard 12

Teal Pond
FROZEN

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
Wigeon
Gadwall
Pintail
Curlew
Lapwing
Golden Plover
Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
Barnacle Geese
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Pink-footed Geese
Barnacle Geese
Greylag Geese
Canada Geese
Peregrine
Merlin
Hen Harrier
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Mallard
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Curlew
Little Egret
Great Black-backed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Herring Gull
Hebridean Sheep 12

Avenues & Feeders
(notable species)
Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest

Webcam

Unfortunately due to a problem with our network we are unable to show our webcams at the moment. We apologise for the delay in getting this fixed and hope to have them up and running again soon.

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