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Hobby and other raptors

Posted on 29th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

A showery day with all the potential excitement of some migrating waders dropping in, although if they have, they haven’t been found/reported yet… A quality raptor day with Hobby along the Reed Bed Walk mid [...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 28th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

Another excellent day with pleasant weather and birds! Two juvenile Marsh Harrier again. We can expect numbers to increase over the next month or so, certainly more birds will pass south through the reserve. At least 4 [...]

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Fresher

Posted on 27th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

Over night rain followed by much fresher conditions of late. A few new waders apparent with counts including 200+ Lapwing, 57 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank,  Green Sandpiper and Common[...]

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Raptors

Posted on 26th July 2014 by Andy Bunting

First Merlin of the ‘autumn’ joined the list of raptors present round the reserve which included 2 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 4+ Kestrel, 4+ Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk. A Barn Owl showed well early on from [...]

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Marsh Harrier

Posted on 25th July 2014 by Tony Disley

The juvenile Marsh Harrier continues to be seen around the site and can show well at times especially from the appropriately named Harrier Hide. The family of Kestrels are still around along with occasional sightings of [...]

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Med Gull & Southern Hawker

Posted on 24th July 2014 by Tony Disley

Hot on the heels of the Mallard which has been visiting the shop for the last 4 days, todays special visitor turned out to be a fantastic Southern Hawker which spent a short while in the In Focus shop yesterday …

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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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