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Recent Sightings - 17th June 2019

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

The following sightings were recorded today from the reserve at Castle Espie. Breeding is in full swing on the reserve with Black-headed gull, Tern, Coot, Shelduck, Graylag, and Tufted duck chicks all showing well on the reserve. Damselflies are also starting to appear in numbers around the wetlands.

Estuary - visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Shelduck 1, Black-headed Gull 12, Lesser black-backed gull 1

Main lake - visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 15, Tufted 2, Black-headed gull 35, Coot 2, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 1, Little Grebe 2

Shingle Bank - visible from Visitor centre and Brent Hide

Mallard 40, Black-headed gull 53,

Wadermarsh - visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Mallard 3, Black-headed gull 14, Shelduck 1, Lesser black-backed gull 2, Greater black-backed gull 1

Freshwater Lagoon - visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 5, Swallow 4, Black-headed gull 189, Tufted duck 12, Shelduck 8

Saline Lagoon - visible from Limekiln observatory

Little grebe 2, Black-headed gull 33 , Common tern 3


Linnet 2, Swallow 2

Limestone Lake

Swallow 2, Little grebe 1


Blackbird, Wren, Jay, Robin, House sparrow, Black cap, Willow warbler, Great tit, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch