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Recent Sightings - 29th July 2019

Posted on 29 Jul 2019

Out and about in the woodlands at the minute there is is lots of activity in the undergrowth and small shrubs. One of our smallest, but nosiest residents has had a very successful breeding year, the Wren!

There are lots of Wrens frantically gathering food for all their demanding fledglings! Although very demure, these small birds are quite distinctive, small brown with a very sharply angled tail, as if also pointed at the sky. The young are most conspicuous at the moment, chasing their parents with a cacophony of noise, impatiently awaiting their next meal.


Count was taken at mid tide.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Black-headed Gull 23, Common Gull 1, Lesser black-backed gull 1, Oystercatcher 76, Black-tailed Godwit 8, Curlew 4, Edier 3 + 3 chicks

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 48, Tufted Duck 12, Coot 2, Little Grebe 1 + 1 chick, Little egret 1, House Martin 1

Shingle bank – visible from Sensory garden, Wadermarsh and Visitor Centre

Black-head Gull 19, Mallard 29, Gadwall 2, Shelduck juveniles 2, Greylag goose 2, Moorhen 1, Jackdaw 1, Teal 1, Oystercatcher 34

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Jackdaw 4, Black-headed Gull 7, Mallard 1, Oystercatcher 23, Moorhen 5, Coot 1

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 5, Black-tailed Godwit 3, Moorhen, Swallow 1

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Common Tern 2 + 1 chick, Mallard 2, Little Grebe 1,

Limestone Lake

Swallow 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Swallow 3, Starling 14

Brickworks

Goldfinch

Woodland

Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Chaffinch, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Magpie,

Butterflies

Speckled wood, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Small Tortoise shell, Peacok, Painted Lady, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Six-Spot Burnett Moth