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Needless to say, Rhian's excited proclamation - upon the arrival of our first avocet of the year in mid-February - that spring was here, was a little premature. Since then we've had plenty more snow flurries, frozen pools and lots of gratitude for the stove in our reception hide. However, we've...
17 Mar 2013
A duck lesser in name only
Yesterday we had a lesser scaup grace our meres, this great American duck is a very common sight across North America and gets its name from the its size difference from its cousin the scaup, or greater scaup. As the lesser is a tad smaller but in the UK when theses rare birds turn up this make them...
4 Mar 2013
Living the High Life
We have had another brilliant few days at the Parkgate High Tide event and Hoylake High Tide Event, Parkgates high tide was not one of the biggest tides and the weather conditions were not correct for the tide to be pushed up to the sea wall. But there were still loads of great birds to be had. We...
18 Nov 2012
Another first for Burton Mere Wetlands (Picture included)
7 Nov 2012
Burton Mere Wetlands had a fantastic birthday treat as Sabine's Gull turned up yesterday in front of the Reception Hide, this was a first record for the reserve. We are flying our doors open this weekend Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY spectacular with indoor and...
21 Sep 2012
King of the Wetlands
They are a fish’s nightmare, fast and furious blue of bolts of feathers, kingfishers are back at Burton Mere Wetlands. Spotted yesterday on the lily ponds (Burton Mere) and again in front of the reception hide and then joined by another. Brighten your day up by heading down to Burton Mere...
16 Sep 2012
It has not just been the visitors here at Burton Mere Wetlands enjoying today’s sun there has also been a number of Common Lizards sunbathing near our open top bunker hide. These dragons of the undergrowth are not so common as their name would suggest they have declined due mainly to habitat...
7 Sep 2012
The large over-summering flock of black-tailed godwits are keeping the visitors entertained and the peregrines bellies full! However, if you take a closer look then you may see that some of these birds are sporting coloured rings on their legs. This is not a fashion statement but actually a scientific...
8 Aug 2012
Ferry across the Mersey ... and a little beyond!
Wednesday 15th August, Saturday 8th September and 13th October 2012 With previous sightings including long-tailed skuas, peregrine falcons, osprey and Atlantic grey seals, there’s always a sense of excitement on these cruises. We’ve teamed up once again this year with Mersey Ferries...
1 Aug 2012
Is summer over already?
If you believe the wading birds then perhaps it is ... or is it? Not many people know this but long distance migrating waders actually start returning to their wintering grounds in June! The evidence is clear here at Burton Mere Wetlands too as several spotted redshanks are present in full summer...
2 Jul 2012
Bald as a coot .... chick!
Perhaps not the exact origin of the saying but coot chicks are very bald indeed! This is one of five on the pool just outside the reception building at Burton Mere Wetlands. We also have a newly hatched brood of greylag geese and five different broods of avocets, so babies are the feature of the...
19 May 2012
Ashy Headed Wagtail
Taken at Burton Mere Wetlands on 18/04/12
19 Apr 2012
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