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Whoopers

Posted on 29th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

A frosty and misty start to the day followed by a very pleasant day with great viewing. An early morning count produced 500 Whooper Swan, a good count for the end of October. Quite a few reports coming in from …

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Hen Harrier

Posted on 28th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

A brief update. A ringtail Hen Harrier was seen mid morning on the reserve. It’s worth noting that this bird was much paler than the recent possible Northern Harrier. Hopefully this bird will stick around with the [...]

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Recent bird news

Posted on 27th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Recent days have seen plenty of sightings, the Water Rail is still showing at times along with up to 2 Kingfisher in front of Ron Barker Hide. Still 4-5 Marsh Harrier in the area, 3 Peregrine and lots of Common …

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The Beast

Posted on 25th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Another good day on site with lots of Pink-Footed Geese and c350 Whooper Swan in the area, lots of Wigeon, Teal and Pintail. The Water Rail has been showing on and off from Ron Barker again along with 2 Kingfishers. &#[...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 23rd October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Been off the web for a few days but plenty of activity since the weekend although no major rarities on the reserve post ex Hurricane Gonzalo, or if there is they haven’t been found yet… It still appears that [...]

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Cormorants

Posted on 19th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Good numbers of Cormorants on the Mere this afternoon with at least 45 counted, still at least 3-4 Marsh Harrier inc the green wing tagged bird from Norfolk which has now lost one of it’s tags and adult Peregrine [...]

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Recent sightings

Posted on 18th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Still at least 4-5 Marsh Harriers hunting around the reserve, with the usual pair of Peregrine being seen, good numbers of Common Buzzard up to 10 birds, 2-3 Sparrowhawk and 2-3 Kestrel. No further sightings of the Hen [...]

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Harriers

Posted on 16th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Despite lots of scanning today no further sign on site of the interesting Hen Harrier from yesterday, it was probably seen this morning at Marshside, normally Harriers wander the extensive local areas, between Marshside, [...]

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A first for Lancashire

Posted on 15th October 2014 by Tony Disley

Another excellent day with attention being grabbed by a fem/imm Hen Harrier that was seen by a few people and was photographed, the photo’s look very promising for the North American race often known as Northern [...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 14th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Another packed Pink-foot day with 15-20000 on the reserve early afternoon. Recent counts included 150 Whooper Swan, 1070 Teal, 880 Mallard, 350 Wigeon, 96 Pintail, 15 Gadwall, 10 Tufted and 10 Pochard. More raptors with 5[...]

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