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Windy weather and big tides

Posted on 31 Aug 2019

The wind has now dropped so the Avenue and Summer Walk have reopened and the sun is shining!

The high tide is at 13:47 and is a big one, with this wind behind it could be quite a spectacle. 500 Pintail, Shelduck and Dunlin were seen over the high tide yesterday from the Saltcot Merse Observatory.

The first two Tufted Ducks of the season have dropped in on the Whooper Pond and there are still plenty of Snipe and Teal on the Folly Pond

High Tide: 13:47, 9.9m

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

Around the reserve:


Whooper Pond
Mallard 10
Tufted Duck 2
Moorhen 3
Cormorant 2

Folly Pond
Mallard 26
Teal 190
Snipe 30
Moorhen 3
Lapwing 4

Teal Pond
Mallard 3
Gadwall 2
Moorhen 1

Avenue Tower
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shelduck
Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Shoveler
Mute Swan
Longhorn Cattle 2

Saltcot Merse Observatory
Buzzard
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Pintail
Dunlin
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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