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Godwits moving on?
19 Mar 2019

Godwits moving on?

This morning's count of Black-tailed Godwits came to 471, the change in weather may have allowed onward migration, some of our 'mega flock' may have opted to go take on the next stage.Some of the highlights from the hide round this morning included...Rush...

Shovelers on South Lake
18 Mar 2019

Shovelers on South Lake

South Lake hosted at least 106 Shoveler this morning, many males had begun to display, the wind has dropped making it easier to have a greater impact on a potential partner. The sounds and splashing forms an important part of the display.The wader scrape ...

Record  Black-tailed Godwit count
17 Mar 2019

Record Black-tailed Godwit count

The South Lake Black-tailed Godwit flock has been increasing steadily since last week. The wader scrape has been the favoured roost site for this elegant wader and today was no exception. 549 were counted at rest this morning with a further 24 on the Tack...

Yet another storm
16 Mar 2019

Yet another storm

Yet another storm is rolling through the UK, this time it's Hannah bringing the wind and rain...

Still windy
15 Mar 2019

Still windy

You can't have failed to notice the wind and rain this week, and whilst it has not blown anything unusual in yet we have seen our Black-tailed Godwit flock increase in size and colour! We're also seeing a number of Mediterranean Gulls this week...

Lapwings ignore the wind and rain
12 Mar 2019

Lapwings ignore the wind and rain

The majority of the wintering Lapwings have departed though one flock of 40-50 birds still seem to be in winter mode. The Top and Bottom New Piece is where all the action is, males are displaying to any female within range that may show the slightest bit ...

Between the gales
11 Mar 2019

Between the gales

It was a calmer day today, we cleared up the fallen debris from yesterday's blow and re-opened the paths to the Zeiss Hide and South Finger Hides. Please note that further weather warnings are in place this week and we may have to close paths and access i...

Knot arrival
10 Mar 2019

Knot arrival

South LakeOur first nine Red Knot of 2019 appeared among the roosting waders today, their visit coinciding with the strong winds and high tide period. The South Lake wader scrape offered some respite from the westerlies and a large flock of 495 Black-tail...

More Crane activity
09 Mar 2019

More Crane activity

Lots of Crane activity again on the Dumbles, both families with 1 young and some territorial posturing in the Bottom New Piece field...

The Great Crane soap opera
08 Mar 2019

The Great Crane soap opera

Our Cranes have been very busy this morning with lots of activity around the Dumbles and the Tack Piece leaving us scratching our heads as to what is going on...

More rain
06 Mar 2019

More rain

We've had some much needed rain over the last 24 hours bringing up ditch levels and refreshing some wetter areas in the fields, and the birds are loving it...

Practise your bird song
05 Mar 2019

Practise your bird song

Now is a great time to start getting to grips with bird song as our resident species start singing before the arrival of our migrants in a few weeks time...

Still have our White-fronts
04 Mar 2019

Still have our White-fronts

Having seen numbers drop over the last few days the flock of White-fronted Geese was back up to 151 birds this morning, and they were joined by some more unusual visitors...

Waiting patiently
01 Mar 2019

Waiting patiently

The female Kingfisher was sat at the nest bank this morning, awaiting the arrival of the male. There is also lots of Kingfisher activity around the South Lake this week with at least one bird making regular flypasts of the Discovery Hide...

Out of the murk
28 Feb 2019

Out of the murk

Another sign of Spring this morning when out of the murk and the rain came a Sand Martin, our first of the year, out over the Top New Piece...

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