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Water Rail on Teal Pond

Posted on 28 May 2019

It is all go on the Teal Pond today! Rather unusual sighting of a Water Rail. The resident Moorhens were not too pleased to see it and gave it a good battering so it has not been seen since. The Swallow in the hide seems to be sitting on eggs. Meanwhile, the Oystercatcher eggs on the raft have started hatching out with one chick seen so far and the ones on the Flood Ground hatched yesterday.

Photo credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 08:15, 7.4m

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

Around the reserve:

Wildflowers
Cuckoo Flower
Dog Violet
Bluebell
Red Campion
Marsh Marigold
Lesser Celandine
Greater Stitchwort
Bluebells
Ramsons
Hawthorn

Insects
Peacock Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Orange-tip Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly
Large White Butterfly
Small White Butterfly
Hawthorn Shieldbug
Buff tailed Bumblebee
White tailed Bumblebee
7-spot Ladybird
11-spot Ladybird
Large Red Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly

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

Whooper Pond
Mallard 12
Canada Goose 3
Mute Swan 1
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Shelduck 3
Mallard 4
Gadwall 2
Shoveler 2
Lapwing 10
Moorhen 2
Mute Swan 2
Grey Heron 1
Redshank 1

Teal Pond
Water Rail 1
Mute Swan 1 nesting
Oystercatcher 2 nesting on raft
Moorhen 2
Swallows nesting

Avenue Tower
Barnacle Goose 1
Mallard 3
Wigeon 1
Gadwall 3
Oystercatcher now with chicks
Mute Swan with cygnets
Black-headed Gull - nesting
Lapwing with chicks
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)
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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