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What time of year is it?

Posted on 09 May 2019

You might be forgiven for wondering what season it currently is at Caerlaverock right now. What with brisk easterly winds adding a chill and a motley collection of wildfowl down at Avenue Tower. We have one Barnie, one pink-foot, one grelag and two canadas along with four Golden Plover, a Redshank and the nesting Lapwings. There is also a female Pintail back on Folly Pond. Fortunately the warblers are still in fine voice to remind us that Spring really has sprung!

Photo Credit: Alex Hillier

High Tide: 16:06, 8.8m

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

Around the reserve:

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

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

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

Whooper Pond
Mallard 3
Moorhen 1
Oystercatcher 1

Folly Pond
Shelduck 14
Mallard 17
Grey Heron 1
Black-tailed Godwit 4
Lapwing
Pintail female
Moorhen 1
Teal 3

Teal Pond
Mute Swan 2
Moorhen 2 with chicks
Mallard 1 with ducklings
Oystercatcher 1 nesting on raft
Swallows nest building in the hide

Avenue Tower
Barnacle Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Mallard
Teal
Wigeon
Shoveler
Gadwall
Redshank
Oystercatcher 2 (nesting on raft)
Snipe
Lapwing - nesting
Mute Swan - nesting
Grey Heron
Black-headed Gull - nesting
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
Reed Bunting
Sparrowhawk
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Song Thrush
Great-spotted Woodpecker

Webcam

See live footage of our local Osprey nest here: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaveroc...
It seems the birds have moved to a different nest but please let us know if you see Ospreys on the nest!

The camera is online between 10am and 5pm daily.

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