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Hobby and Garganey

Posted on 22nd July 2014 by Tony Disley

Another good day on site with reports of Hobby and fem type Garganey from the Harrier Hide this afternoon, also a Little Egret there. Other birds on view from here included up to 4 Wigeon, family groups of Tufted Duck &#[...]

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Yellow Wagtails and Kingfisher

Posted on 21st July 2014 by Tony Disley

The Kingfisher has been showing well in front of the Ron Barker Hide today up until 10.30 at least, also the usual selection of waders included single juvenile Ringed and Little ringed Plovers, 3 Redshank (ad & 2 juv[...]

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Mediterranean Gull

Posted on 20th July 2014 by Tony Disley

The first juvenile Mediterranean Gull of the ‘autumn’ was a new bird on the Mere this morning among the Black headed Gulls. A good count of 8 Common Sandpiper today with at least 5 on the Mere and 3 from &#[...]

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Peregrines and Kingfisher

Posted on 19th July 2014 by Tony Disley

One of the highlights of any autumn trip to the Mere has to be the family group of Peregrines which are normally present on the fenceposts around the reserve, and they are back for another autumn hopefully! A pair of &#[...]

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July Magic

Posted on 18th July 2014 by Tony Disley

Hot on the heels of the record count of 8 Little Egrets recently, not to be outdone, 2 Great White Egrets suddenly appeared mid afternoon (15.05hrs) in flight over the fields at the back of the Mere, before appearing to[...]

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The beast of Martin Mere

Posted on 17th July 2014 by Tony Disley

Well maybe not, maybe they are Carp after all, recently reported on a couple of occasions as Otters and in the past as ‘the beast of martin mere’ on hot summer days especially, the resident Carp are quite [...]

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Blast from the past…

Posted on 16th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

Not the best of shots but just enough to show what a female ‘Grey’ Phalarope looked like in it’s rare (in the UK) breeding plumage on the 17th July 2012. Of course in modern field guides these  birds are[...]

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Pink-footed Geese

Posted on 14th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

We always like to talk up the onset of autumn in the world of birding, dreaming of all that migration to come. It’s probably far too early to claim that the 5 Pink-footed Geese that dropped in on the Mere …

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Greenshank

Posted on 13th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

Only the second Greenshank of the year, this time a bird on return migration. As the month progresses we should see more evidence of passage birds moving through the reserve. Other waders included 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 [...]

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Little Egrets

Posted on 12th July 2014 by Tony Disley

Wader numbers continue to increase with at least 11 Ruff now from Ron Barker Hide, with 4 Little ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpiper. Up to 30 Black tailed Godwit were seen from United Utilities Hide and another Common [...]

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