Latest sightings

Latest Sightings

Latest Sightings

It has been a busy few days with a lot of comings and goings on site. The red breasted goose is still present and can be seen from the hides on the mere. The mere has also been a good place to see waders with black-tailed godwit, ruff and redshank reporte

12 January 2024

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Latest Sightings

A redshank was seen on the mere this week, along with some black-tailed godwits and ruffs. The barn owl has been showing particularly well all over the site, including Ron Barker hide (where a peregrine was seen on Saturday) and woodend marsh (where 10 ca

8 January 2024

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Latest Sightings

Sightings going into the New Year have certainly started with a bang! Visitors on New Years Day were treated to an excellent showing of a barn owl from Kingfisher Hide. There were excellent views of the owl perching on a fence post and in flight.There are

2 January 2024

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Latest Sightings

It has been a good few days in terms of sightings for the reed loving birds we get at Martin Mere. Bittern again has been sighted from Ron Barker with multiple reports. Water rail can also be regularly heard calling within the reedbed and are best heard f

21 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

Here are the results of our latest WeBS survey, completed today:Wigeon - 787Gadwall - 28Teal - 680Mallard - 631Pintail - 380Shoveler - 17Pochard - 14Tufted Duck - 18Mute Swan - 4Whooper Swan - 778Shelduck - 219Greylag Goose - 447Canada Goose - 2Pink-foote

18 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

The red-breasted goose has been seen right in front of Discovery Hide, especially during the afternoon swan feed! We've also had reports of a water rail being seen at Ron Barker Hide, and the barn owl has been sighted in the reedbed rather frequently.If y

14 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

Its been a very wild weekend, with the stormy weather bringing in an unusual bird! Since Saturday, a red-breasted goose has been spotted frequently accompanying the greylag geese on Plover Field and at the back of the mere. United Utilities hide has been

11 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

The freezing temperatures have coincided with a busy week for the mere! In terms of waders, the black tailed godwits have been showing well from Discovery hide, and 18 ruff have been counted. For winter wildfowl, 850 whooper swans were seen on the mere at

8 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

As winter kicks in we've started seeing some lovely frost settle over Martin Mere, and with it the arrival of at least 80 fieldfare, which can be seen from Ron Barker hide along with 110+ linnets. 6 marsh harriers have been spotted on the mere this week,

1 December 2023

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Latest Sightings

The recent cold weather has brought in a lot more whooper swans to Martin Mere over the past week. A recent dawn count recorded 526 whooper swans across the site with just short of 400 individuals roosting on the mere.The cold weather has also brought in

28 November 2023

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Latest Sightings

The recent windy and cold weather from the north has brought a lot of new whooper swans to Martin Mere over the past few days. A count on Thursday afternoon revealed we had around 170 swans on the mere. The potatoes outside Hale hide are very popular at t

24 November 2023

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Latest Sightings

Today was our monthly Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)! The results are as follows:Wigeon - 368Gadwall - 16Teal - 416Mallard - 770Pintail - 203Shoveler - 38Pochard - 7Tufted Duck - 23Mute Swan - 5Whooper Swans - 431Shelduck - 247Greylag Geese - 218Pink Footed G

20 November 2023

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Latest Sightings

The first winter flocks of black-tailed godwit have arrived on the main mere over the past few days with a 400+ strong flock seen on Wednesday and these birds can be viewed from Discovery hide at the back of the mere. They are also joined by the ever pres

17 November 2023

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Latest Sightings

The last few days at Martin Mere have been a good one for raptors on the reserve. Six marsh harrier were seen all together circling over Vinson's from Ron Barker in addition to barn owl during the early morning and hen harrier. A female sparrowhawk was al

14 November 2023

Latest Sightings

Latest Sightings

The ever reliant kingfisher has been showing well at Ron Barker. It's favourite spot at the moment is on the recently installed perch in the pond to the left of the hide and is best viewed from the windows downstairs.Green sandpiper has been seen over the

6 November 2023