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Whoopers, Barnacles and Pink-feet

Posted on 20 Sep 2019

It's starting to feel a lot like winter, despite the bright sunshine and 20 degree heat!

12 Whooper Swans arrived yesterday, but only one is still here on the Whooper Pond. The first small flock of Barnacle Geese have arrived with 6 in front of the Saltcot Merse Observatory with over 500 Pink-footed Geese.

At least 3000 Pink-feet are in the local area, flying around the reserve.

High Tide: 16:30, 8.3m

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

Around the reserve:

Whooper Pond
Whooper Swan 1
Mute Swan 18
Canada Goose 70
Mallard 106
Wigeon 5
Tufted Duck 1
Teal 14
Moorhen 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 10
Teal 200+
Shoveler 6
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
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
Goldcrest

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