Great video of a juvenile lapwing filmed by visitor Ron Jackson from Nel's hide.
Lapwings have enjoyed the increased protection offered this year on the reserve, in the form of two areas of temporary electric anti fox fencing. The number of juvenile lapwings visible on the reserve have been very positive so far this year.
Good views are best from Marshside Road looking into either Suttons marsh or Rimmers marsh, both hides on the reserve and Sutton’s trail near to Polly’s pool.
On Sunday 15 June, Marine Drive will be closed from 7am to 11am from the Plough roundabout, Crossens to Weld Road, Southport due to the Southport Triathlon event.
Marshside Road and Hesketh Drive will remain open, with normal parking restrictions applying on these roads. So please refrain from parking on Marshside Road.
The reserve will be open as usual for pedestrians only though. There will be NO VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CAR PARK or Marine Drive until after 11am.
Why not use this road closure as an opportunity to explore the reserve on foot, free from the usual constant noise of traffic.
Please take care if visiting during this event as the cyclists using Marine Drive may be travelling in excess of 30mph.
Unfortunately the visitor centre (Sandgrounders hide) will be closed from 8.30am until 1pm on thursday 27 March.
Nels hide, fairclough's platform, the viewing screens and trails will all remain open.