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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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Latest Sightings

Posted on 12th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Another fine day of swirling flocks and visitors buzzing with exciting as thousands of Pink-footed Geese descend onto the reserve. Similar wader counts as yesterday. Raptors included 14 Common Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 [...]

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More Whoopers

Posted on 11th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Calm conditions and a shower free day and the sky was filled with geese and lapwings for most of the day. Small groups of Whooper Swan flying in bringing the total to 116 including this family of 2 adults and …

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Five Marsh Harrier

Posted on 10th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Some excellent viewing of up to 5 Marsh Harrier today particularly but not exclusively from the United Utilities Hide. At least 10 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 2 Sparrowhawk. Two Greenshank dropped in and flew out mid-[...]

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New arrivals

Posted on 9th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

The first small group of adult Shelduck arrived this morning with 6 birds joining the few juvenile birds still on the reserve. the numbers of Common Shelduck can exceed 1000 during the winter period. New in a dapper [...]

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33,000 Pink-footed Geese

Posted on 8th October 2014 by Andy Bunting

Pink-footed Geese have dropped back a little from last weeks record numbers, although at 33,000 it is still one of the largest counts recorded on the reserve. ~ 116 Pink-footed Geese… More Whooper Swans arriving [...]

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