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45800 Pink-footed Geese

Posted on 30th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

Records being broken daily with last nights roost count coming in at just under 46000! Pretty much every inch of water on Woodend, The Mere and Vinson’s and Sunley’s had a covering of Pink-footed Geese. [...]

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Record Numbers

Posted on 29th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

The record count for Pink-footed Geese at WWT Martin Mere was broken yesterday with 36600 birds on the reserve in the afternoon. It’s quite possible that a greater number eventually came into roost. The previous [...]

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Pink-foot Spectacle

Posted on 27th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

Great birding and a great spectacle at the moment as the Pink-footed Geese influx continues. No concerted counts but undoubtedly 20,000+ birds in the area. At least one Barnacle Goose again and a few partial leucistic [...]

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Pink-footed Goose count hits 21,500

Posted on 25th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

Biggest count of the year so far with 21,500 Pink-footed Geese roosting on the reserve last night. Impressive numbers from the off this morning with 10,000+ present with lots of birds coming and going throughout the day. [...]

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15,000 + Pinks

Posted on 24th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

The dawn count this morning produced just over 15,000 Pink-footed Geese and a single Barnacle Goose.  Yesterday’s big counts of 10,000+ were also from a seasoned observer and correct! The birds are moving around so [...]

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Autumn fare

Posted on 23rd September 2014 by Andy Bunting

The current activity is all Pink-footed Goose based with perhaps as many as 6000 birds on the reserve mid afternoon, although some estimate up to twice that number. There maybe more in the local area however it can be [...]

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Pink-foot Influx

Posted on 21st September 2014 by Andy Bunting

A couple of days ago we pondered the possibility that the weather patterns over Iceland might encourage some Pink-footed Goose migration, well it did! An early morning count produced c700 birds but by midday over 5000 had[...]

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Little Stints

Posted on 20th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

A couple of new Little Stint in this morning on Sunley’s Marsh viewed from the Ron Barker Hide. Around 600 Pink-footed Geese by late afternoon, perhaps flushed from the Ribble Estuary by the Air Show. Four Marsh [...]

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Latest Sightings

Posted on 19th September 2014 by Andy Bunting

A misty start, calm with light variable winds and some high cloud cover later in the day. There appears to have been a reduction in waders present on site with no reports of any Curlew Sandpiper or Little Stint today, &#[...]

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Yellowhammers and Stoat

Posted on 17th September 2014 by Tony Disley

Even though Yellowhammers are present in the local area they are rarely seen on the reserve, so 3 birds in the Windmill field seen from Ron Barker Hide were very noteworthy. Grey Wagtails can be seen and heard most days[...]

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