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Recent sightings

  • 4 July 2015

    Saturday 4th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Green woodpecker by John Hewitt

     

    Spotted redshank - 4 on scrape

    Ruff - 2 on scrape

    Great white egret - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Treecreeper - 2 in trees by reception hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 in field on Burton Point

    Linnet - flock on Burton point

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly

    Red-eyed damselfly

    Common lizard - 2 sunbathing on fence

    Small skipper butterfly

    Large skipper butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 3 July 2015

    Friday 3rd July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Gull-billed tern by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Gull-billed tern - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide and then on scrape

    Ruff - 2 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Avocet - 20+ on scrape

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Large skipper butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Painted lady butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Bee orchids - on path to barn

    Posted by Helen B

  • 1 July 2015

    Wed 1st July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Dark-bellied brent goose at Inner Marsh Farm hide, taken on 28th June 2015 by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Ruff - 1 on scrape and 1 in front of Inner Marsh farm hide

    Cuckoo - 1 on fence most of the day

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Pintail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh farm hide

    Gadwall -  1 in front of Inner Marsh farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 4 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Wigeon - 1 in front of Inner Marsh farm hide

    Avocet - 25+ on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Redshank - 40+ on scrape

     

    Also seen on reserve - 

    Bee orchid - 150+ spikes on path to barn

    Peacock butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Large skipper butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 27 June 2015

    Sat 27th June 2015 - Todays highlights

    Common lizard by Helen B

     

    Green woodpecker - 2 in car park

    Cuckoo - 1 on fence

    Spotted redshank - 2 on scrape

    Greenshank - 2 on scrape

    Common tern - 2 fishing over pools

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Common lizard - sunbathing on fence

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Four-spotted chaser dragonfly

    Bee orchid - 200+ spikes on path to barn and in front of bunker hide 

    Southern and Northern marsh orchids across reserve

    Posted by Helen B

  • 27 June 2015

    Friday 26th June 2015 - Todays highlights

    Greenshank - 1 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Cuckoo - flying around Marsh Covert

    Common tern - 2 on scrape

    Hobby - flying over

    Teal with 9 ducklings

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Bee orchids - 148 spikes on path to barn and 50+ in front of bunker hide

    Small skipper butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 18 June 2015

    Wed 17th June 2015 - Todays highlights

    Bee orchid by Helen B

     

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Water rail - 1 at back of scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 70+ on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape

    Skylark - 1 at Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Lapwing - 46 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Redshank - 50+ on scrape

    Little egret - 15+ roosting in tree tops

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Bee orchids - on path to barn

    Northern and Southern marsh orchid

    Common blue butterfly

    Large skipper butterfly

     

    Please note - If you are visiting Burton Mere Wetlands between 22 - 26th June 2015 you will need to access the reserve via Burton Village as Puddington Lane will be closed.

    Posted by Helen B

  • 14 June 2015

    Sun 14th June 2015 - Todays highlights

    Common tern by John Hewitt

     

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Dunlin - 2 on scrape

    Yellow wagtail - 1 on scrape

    Redshank - 17 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 90+ on scrape

    Grasshopper warbler - 1 along boardwalk path

    Avocet chicks - 20 on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Gadwall - 20+ on scrape

     

    Also seen on reserve -

    Common lizard - 1 sunbathing on fence

    Common blue butterfly

    Bee orchids - along path towards barn

    Northern and southern marsh orchids

    Pipistrelle bat - 1 on tree by mere pools

     

    Please note - If you are visiting Burton Mere Wetlands between 22 - 26th June 2015 you will need to access via Burton Village as Puddington lane will be closed.

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 13 June 2015

    Sat 13th June 2015 - Todays highlights

      

    Grasshopper warbler by Anthony lovatt

    Grasshopper Warbler - 2 seen and heard around reserve

    Pochard - 1 on scrape

    Common sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Redshank - 25 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Water rail - 1 at back of scrape

    Avocet chicks - 20 on scrape

    Also seen on reserve -

    Bee orchid - 73 spikes along path to barn

    Common blue butterfly

    Four spotted chaser dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 9 June 2015

    Tue 9th June 2015 - Todays highlights

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Mediterranean gull - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Redshank - 7 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 120+ on scrape

    Common tern - 1 fishing over mere pool

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Avocet chicks - 19 on scrape

    Lapwing chicks - 4 on scrape

    Green woodpecker - 1 by mere pools

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Also seen on reserve - 

    Northern and southern marsh orchid

    Common blue butterfly

    Common lizard - 1 sunbathing on fence

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ3173 (+2km)

Gull-billed Tern (1)
3 Jul 2015
Migrant
Ring-billed Gull ()
26 Jun 2015
Avocet ()
4 Jul 2015
Common Sandpiper (4)
3 Jul 2015
Spotted Redshank (2)
3 Jul 2015
Kingfisher (1)
28 Jun 2015
Cuckoo (1)
27 Jun 2015
Gadwall ()
4 Jul 2015
Common Tern ()
4 Jul 2015
Great Black-backed Gull ()
4 Jul 2015

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.257862,-3.021908
  • Postcode: CH64 5SF
  • Grid reference: SJ319739
  • Nearest town: Neston, Cheshire
  • County: Cheshire
  • Country: England

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