Reserve sightings 21st Nov 2014

There has been a lot of excitement on and off the Reserve this week.  As a very rare small bird was spotted on Montrose beach.  Keen members of the Dundee and Angus bird group spotted a Desert Wheatear on Montrose beach on Sunday 16th November.  At the centre we were delighted to be shown a photograph of this rare megavagrant.  The last confirmed sighting of it, was 127 years ago in Arbroath.

Since last Sunday we have regularly seen the Kingfisher, Water rail and Greenshank on the reserve.  We have also seen a few rafts of Scaup, with numbers reaching 27 yesterday.

An Icelandic Goose count was also done on Sunday with a staggering 32,729 Pink-footed Geese recorded.  While this Sunday our monthly wetland bird survey (WeBs) will be completed by the Ranger.  So watch this space!

We also have a Christmas Goose event coming up soon. Details on the poster below.

xmasgoose
14th December 2-5pm

Emma Castle-Smith  – Visitor Centre Assistant Manager

 

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There has been a lot of excitement on and off the Reserve this week.  As a very rare small bird was spotted on Montrose beach.  Keen members of the Dundee …

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