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13 Jan 2018

Latest Sightings

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Over cast with South-easterlies which as mentioned before is a comfortable wind direction for a lot of the hides. It did feel chilly elsewhere.

Similar numbers of wildfowl as of late, see previous sightings for a fuller picture of numbers and species present.

Black-tailed Godwit showing signs of breeding plumage coming through.

The first Oystercatcher (2) of the year at the back of the Mere today. Other waders included 800 Lapwing, 80 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 10+ Snipe and Redshank.

Lapwing showing well.

 

Snipe keeping their heads down

Raptors today; Peregrine, 3+ Marsh Harrier, 5+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 2 Sparrowhawk. A Tawny Owl was showing near the Kingfisher Hide perched in a Pine from late morning onward.

Other reports included 2 Water Rail in front of the Ron Barker Hide, Brambling (female) from the Kingfisher Hide, 60 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Great-spotted Woodpecker and 4 Stonechat.

If you are visiting Martin Mere for the first time and would like to know what is around and the best areas to see specific species do call in at the in focus shop, next to the Discovery Hide which over looks the Mere. It should be possible to see over 60 species in a day without too much difficulty.