Photograph by Andy Bunting
May and June should see temperature building and much evidence of breeding activity and chicks around the reserve. If the weather holds Lapwing, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Redshank and Ringed Plover should all have young. Common Shelduck chicks will also be present. All of the breeding birds will have arrived but many migratory species will still be heading into the high arctic and many passing through the reserve. Good for passage waders, the reserve is Lancashire's hotspot for Phalaropes and Temmnick's Stint. In previous years we have recorded Montagu's Harrier, Golden Oriole and Serin.
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Posted on 19th June 2013 by Andy Bunting
Two Green Sandpiper this afternoon in front of the Swan Link Hide. Two Grasshopper Warbler reeling early morning and late last night from the Reed Bed Walk. Cuckoo calling from the poplars along the fence there too. A [...]
Posted on 18th June 2013 by Andy Bunting
A very pleasant day on the reserve, feeling like summer! A Grey Wagtail briefly on the Nature Trail near the in focus shop seemed out of place. A similar selection of late with Cuckoo(s) still calling at the back of [...]
Posted on 16th June 2013 by Andy Bunting
Cuckoo still present, calling inside the grounds between the Canoe Safari and the Third Phase. Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs calling there too. Green Sandpiper, mostly from the Hale Hide. At least 30 Avocet present, other [...]