Your recent sightings at Mersehead
Your recent sightings
3rd for Scotland
Mersehead Recent Sightings 4 th – 10 th May 2019 It has been a cold week with night-time temperatures dipping to 1 o C making it a slow Natterjack Toad season. Natterjack toads require a constant night-time temperature of a least 9 o C to spawn. S...Posted 10 May 2019 by Mersehead
Mersehead Recent Sightings 20 th – 26 th April This week, we undertook the first Water Rail survey of the season. These birds are incredibly illusive, and despite recording at least 12 individuals in the reedbed, they are rarely seen from the hide...Posted 26 Apr 2019 by Mersehead
Having a Natter
Mersehead Recent Sightings 13 th – 19 th April 2019 With overnight temperatures dipping as low as -2 o C during the last few weeks we have seen a delayed start to the Natterjack Toad season at Mersehead. Natterjacks are fussy amphibians requiring ...Posted 19 Apr 2019 by Mersehead
Sixth for D&G?
RSPB Mersehead Recent Sightings 6 th – 12 th April 2019 Spring really sprung into action this week, as a host of summer visitors arrived. Saturday saw the first big arrival, as 8 White Wagtail and a female Wheatear were busy feeding in one of the...Posted 12 Apr 2019 by Mersehead
And Their Off!
RSPB Mersehead Recent Sightings 30 th March – 5 th April 2019 The Lapwing has a spectacular display flight where the male rolls, dives and somersaults through the air whilst calling to attract a potential mate and alert rival males to his presence...Posted 05 Apr 2019 by Mersehead
No winter lasts forever
Mersehead Recent Sightings 16 th - 22 nd March 2019 After the heavy rain last week water levels remain high across the reserve. The ducks are obviously enjoying these conditions, with Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, and Pintail...Posted 22 Mar 2019 by Mersehead