Do 20+ Curlews, 80+ Lapwing, one Pink footed Goose, one Golden Plover and two Snipe mean it is autumn already?
There were also good views of a Merlin hunting out on the marsh this afternoon. Common and Green Sandpiper were seen as well.
This year two Avocet chicks successfully fledged on the reserve. We still have Avocets with chicks at our Hesketh Out Marsh just up the road if you missed seeing these iconic birds at Marshside. Telescopes are recommended though as the views are unfortunately not as close as you get here.
Three Common sandpipers and a Curlew Sandpiper were showing well at Sandgrounders today, Curlew numbers have been slowly building over the last week with ten or more seen out on the marsh amongst the cattle.
Swallows and House martins are busy feeding in front of the hide, you can also get good views of Herons and cormorants as they take advantage of the shallow water to catch unsuspecting eels.