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Ringing

Posted on 25th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

Some ringing occurred over the birdfair weekend with totals caught; 25 Blue Tit, 14 Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Wren,  1 Blackbird, 7 Tree Sparrow, 6 [...]

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Goosander

Posted on 24th November 2014 by Tony Disley

The highlight of the day was a fem/imm Goosander briefly late morning on the Mere before flying off towards Harrier Hide, this is the first record of this species this year. Other sightings included at least 1 Marsh [...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 20th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

Some excitement early afternoon with a report of a drake American Wigeon. The bird disappeared for an hour and when it was relocated a close inspection revealed it was a hybrid. Easily done and one of the potential [...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 18th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

A delayed up date on what’s around on the reserve. A count of Pink-footed Geese over the weekend produced just over 9000 birds and a total of nearly 42000 in Lancashire as a whole. The Whooper Swan numbers decreased[...]

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Snow Goose

Posted on 15th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

The Lesser Snow Goose (white morph) which has been roaming the area with Pink-footed Geese for the last week put in an appearance when it flew North over the reserve early afternoon. The bird was seen out on the Ribble &#[...]

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Green-winged Teal

Posted on 13th November 2014 by Tony Disley

A drake Green-winged Teal was found from Ron Barker Hide today, so hopefully it will stick around for all to see this North American version of our Teal, now afforded full species status after spending many years as a sub[...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 11th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

Plenty of activity throughout the reserve with most wildfowl counts on the increase. No specific data as such but the wardens are working on that. Everything bar Pink-footed Geese will be increasing in number, especially [...]

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Water Rail

Posted on 9th November 2014 by Tony Disley

The Water Rail is still showing from the Ron Barker Hide along with 1-2 Kingfisher. Still good numbers of raptors on site with 8+ Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, Kestrel Sparrowhawk and Peregrine. Lots of Wildfowl with [...]

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Recent Sightings

Posted on 8th November 2014 by Tony Disley

The 5 Avocet were still present yesterday but no sign today, but a single Dunlin was present. Still good numbers of Ruff with at least 50 being counted today. Good numbers of Pink-footed Geese still in the area with up &#[...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 6th November 2014 by Andy Bunting

A chillier feel today with a few showers moving through. Five Avocet today are late migrants. It would be interesting to know where these birds have come in from? Other waders include 30+ Ruff, 800+ Lapwing 10+ Common [...]

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