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Recent Sightings - 28th October 2019

Posted on 30 Oct 2019

The following sightings were recorded today from the reserve at Castle Espie at Mid-Tide. The last few weeks have seen the number of Shelducks on the estuary increasing. Shelducks breeding in Ireland undergo a moult migration east to the Helgoland Bight, between late July and early September, where they join birds from Scandinavia and the Baltic

Estuary - visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Oystercatcher 1, Curlew 2, Redshank 76, Shelduck 17, Brent 900, Wigeon 285

Main lake - visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 23, Tufted 5, Gadwall 3, Little grebe 1, Coot 2, Little grebe 1, Little egret 1

Shingle Bank - visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 58, Tufted 3, Teal 41

Wadermarsh - visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Redshank 1, Oystercatcher 1, Teal 10, Black-headed gulls 2, Mallard 3

Freshwater Lagoon - visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Teal 3, Mallard 8, Buzzard 1

Saline Lagoon - visible from Limekiln observatory

Curlew 1, Pied wagtail 2, Little grebe 4

Limestone Lake

Little grebe 1

Woodland

Blackbird, Wren, Magpie, Robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Wood pigeon