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02 Dec 2018

Good for Raptors

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A change in weather bring noticeably milder conditions in between some misty rain.

The past few days has seen plenty of raptor action with Merlin, 4+ Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 3+ Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrel. Barn Owl occasionally showing in the morning and late afternoon from the Ron Barker Hide.

A smaller numbers of Whooper Swan than we would normally expect at this time of year although still 200+ regularly coming in during the day and for the afternoon feed, more roosting.

Whooper Swan, smaller numbers so far but still an impressive sight when they fly in.

Similar numbers of wildfowl as of late.

At least 700 Lapwing, 70+ Ruff, 8+ Black-tailed Godwit and double figure Snipe, a Redshank was new in.

Water Rail along the back edge of the water from the Janet Kear Hide.

Corn Bunting starting to flock locally

Corn Bunting(s) in the fields next to the public footpath running up the railway cross at the far end (~ 1km beyond the Sewage Works) of the community reed bed walk.

Check out a few days of the previous sighting to get a fuller picture as to what can be seen on the reserve.

It should be possible to see over 60 species in a full days bird watching at Martin Mere. If you would like to know the best spots, up to date info or to report any sightings then please call in at the in focus shop next to the Discovery Hide.