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  • 3 May 2016

    Tuesday 3 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Common tern by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Sparrowhawk - 1 over reserve

    Avocet - 31 nests on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 5 on scrape

    Ruff - 3 on scrape

    Redshank - 20+ on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 200+ on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Knot - 3 on scrape

    Common tern - 3 over scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 on fence in front of reception hide

    Garden warbler - 1 in trees by mere pool

    Grasshopper warbler - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Lesser whitethroat - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Whinchat - 3 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 1 in field by barn

    Great white egret - 1 flew over mere pool

    Posted by Helen B

  • 1 May 2016

    Sunday 1 May 2016 - Today's highlights

     

    Jackdaw by Paula Rees

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Hobby - 1 over reserve

    Avocet - 70+ on scrape, 30 nests

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Pied flycatcher - 1 in trees around mere pool

    Swift - 2 over reserve

    Sand martin - 1 past reception hide

    Swallow - many flying low over reception pool

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Grasshopper warbler - 3 around the reserve

    Sedge warbler - 1 by reception hide

    Skylark - 4 at back of scrape

    Common tern -  1 on scrape

    Posted by Helen B

  • 30 April 2016

    Saturday 30th April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Chiffchaff by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Sparrowhawk - 1 over scrape

    Avocet - 77 on scrape, 30 nests

    Black-tailed godwit - 300+ on scrape

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 3 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 6 on scrape

    Knot - 4 on scrape

    Dunlin - 6 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Common sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Yellow wagtail - 2 by side of scrape

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reception hide

    Sedge warbler - 1 by reception hide

    Cuckoo - 1 by barn

    Common tern - 1 on scrape

    Posted by Helen B

  • 23 April 2016

    Saturday 23 April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Whitethroat by Liz Pitchford

     

    Hen harrier - 1 behind scrape

    Tawny owl - 1 in Marsh Covert woods

    Avocet - 74 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 7 on scrape

    Greenshank - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 5 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Whimbrel - 2 on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Sedge warbler - in reed bed

    Reed warbler - in reed bed

    Grasshopper warbler - 5+ around reserve

    Cetti's warbler - 6+ around reserve

    Whitethroat - many singing around reserve

    Kingfisher - 1 past reception hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 by mere pools

    Swift - 2 over reserve, 1st of the year

    Rook - 1 over reserve

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

    Also seen around the reserve - 

    Small magpie moth

    Orange tip butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 22 April 2016

    Friday 22 April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Bluebell wood by Mike Davenport

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Peregrine - 1 over Burton Point

    Avocet - 75 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 400+ on scrape

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Greenshank - 1 by bridge screen

    Ruff - 7 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 7 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Redstart - 1 on Burton Point

    Grasshopper warbler - 5 around reserve

    Reed warbler - in reed bed

    Sedge warbler - in reed bed

    Cetti's warbler - 3 around reserve

    Wheatear - 4 on Burton Point

    Raven - 1 over Burton Point

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Peacock butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Orange tip butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 19 April 2016

    Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Spotted redshank by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Avocet - 87 on reserve

    Black-tailed godwit - 300+ on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 6 on scrape

    Redshank - 12+ on scrape

    Ruff - 4 on scrape

    Dunlin - 4 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Cetti's warbler - 2 by reed bed screen

    Sedge warbler - 1 in reed bed

    Reed warbler - 1 in reed bed

    Grasshopper warbler - 1 by bridge pool

    Yellow wagtail - 2 on left of scrape

    Gadwall - 2 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Common lizard

    Orange-tip butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Green-veined white butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 9 April 2016

    Saturday 9 April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Redstart by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Hen harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Little owl - 1 in tree by farm

    Avocet - 45 on scrape

    Ruff - 2 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 2 on scrape

    Knot - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 1 on scrape

    Golden plover - 1 in field behind scrape

    Kingfisher - 1 by reed bed screen

    Cetti's warbler - 2 around reserve

    Redstart - 1 on Burton Point

    Yellow wagtail - 1 in reeds behind scrape

    White wagtail - 19 seen from bunker hide

    Water pipit - 1 at side of scrape

    Green-winged teal - 1 on scrape

    Pink-footed goose - 50+ over reserve

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

     Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Posted by Helen B

  • 8 April 2016

    Friday 8 April 2016 - Today's highlights

    Goldcrest by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Hen harrier - 1 hunting behind scrape

    Merlin - 1 in tree behind reception hide

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 over woods

    Short-eared owl - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Avocet - 67 on scrape

    Greenshank - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 3 on scrape

    Redshank - 7 on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 1 by reed bed screen

    Cetti's warbler - 3 on reserve

    Redstart - 1 on Burton Point

    Wheatear - 3 on Burton Point

    Linnet - flock in crop field

    Raven - 1 over reserve

    Shelduck - 9 in field behind scrape

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

    Pink-footed goose - 500+ on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 7 April 2016

    Thursday 7 April 2016 - today's highlights

    Pheasant by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Sparrowhawk - 1 over Marsh Covert hide

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Avocet - 44 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 50+ on scrape

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Redshank - 6 on scrape

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Willow warbler - 2 by mere pools

    Wheatear - 5 on Burton Point

    Linnet - 6 on crop field

    Raven - 1 over crop field

    Pintail - 1 on bridge pool

    Gadwall - 4 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Mute swan - 16 on field behind scrape

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ3173 (+2km)

Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed - flava) ()
24 Apr 2016
Green-winged Teal (1)
9 Apr 2016
Avocet ()
3 May 2016
Spotted Redshank (3)
3 May 2016
Little Gull ()
3 May 2016
Yellow Wagtail (2)
2 May 2016
Pair present
Cetti's Warbler (1)
2 May 2016
Wood Warbler ()
2 May 2016
White Wagtail (alba) ()
2 May 2016
Grasshopper Warbler (4)
2 May 2016
Singing/breeding calls heard

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

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