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Bird News

Posted on 6th May 2016 by In Focus at Martin Mere

A bright, warm day today, with a good variety of species again seen around the reserve – a ‘day list’ of 70+ species can be acheived without too much difficulty at the moment. Today’s highlights [...]

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Glossy Ibis still & more

Posted on 6th May 2016 by James Lees

The Reserve (Glossy Ibis) GLOSSY IBIS 1 first summer still present for its 7th day in a restricted area. However it may be seen on the Land Rover Safari€™s that run both Saturday and Sunday from the centre at 11am &[...]

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Recent Sightings

Posted on 6th May 2016 by Rob Werran

Millennium Wetlands Sedge Warbler 33 Common Whitethroat 25 Reed Warbler 26 Cetti’s Warbler 13 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Grasshopper Warbler 3 Chiffchaff 24 Willow Warbler 3 Reed Bunting 15 Short Eared Owl 1 Buzzard 3 [...]

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Wildlife sightings for 6th May 2016

Posted on 6th May 2016 by Lee Smith

2 Dunlin – wader scrape 1 Common Sandpiper – 1 Little Ringed Plover – grazing marsh 7 Redshank – wader scrape, grazing marsh 2 Shelduck – wader scrape 3 Common Tern – main lake 2 [...]

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Recent sightings - 6th May

Posted on 6th May 2016 by WWT Castle Espie

The following sightings were recorded today by Toni Castello, warden, near high tide. Main lake €“ visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre Mallard 30, Tufted duck 14, Black-headed gull 120, Little egret 1, [...]

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Todays highlights - inc. Temminck's stint

Posted on 6th May 2016 by WWT Welney

Temminck’s stint – 1 (Nelson-Lyle hide) Curlew sandpiper – 2 (Friends hide) Great whie egret – 1 (Lyle hide) Snipe – 18 drumming in total from breeding bird surveys in the early morning [...]

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Mousetail

Posted on 6th May 2016 by WWT Welney

We€™ve had a recording of a nationally scarce plant on the reserve, called mousetail (Myosurus minimus).  This small flowering plant is part of the buttercup family.  It stands at only about 12 centimetres tall, which [...]

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Latest Sightings - 6th May - Tawny owlet

Posted on 6th May 2016 by Joe Bilous

The Tawny owlet has ventured out of the box and is perched in a nearby tree. This is common behaviour called ‘branching’ as they start to gain more independence. You can see it from the Peter Scott Observatory[...]

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Ibis and Warblers

Posted on 5th May 2016 by In Focus at Martin Mere

A Glossy Ibis was reported by ” a member of the public” flying away from the Harrier hide early this afternoon, but no further information available. A good variety of warblers around the reserve, with a [...]

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Rare birds already benefiting from wetland restoration in Llanelli

Posted on 5th May 2016 by WWT Llanelli

Endangered bitterns and short eared owls are already benefitting from work finished this week by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) to restore 1.6km of shoreline and eight islands at the Llanelli Wetland Centre. The [...]

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