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  • 2 September 2015

    Wednesday 2 September 2015 - Today's highlights

    Mere path by Helen B

     

    Ruff - 6  in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape

    Redshank - 1 on scrape

    Greenshank - 6 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 16 flew over scrape

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Snipe - 10 on scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Garganey - 1 on scrape

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting behind scrape

    Cormorant - 2 on reception pool

    Kingfisher - 1 over Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Sand martin - 3 flying with other hirundines in front of reception hide

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 1 September 2015

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 - Today's highlights

    Buzzard by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Sparrowhawk - 1 flew over reserve

    Peregrine - 1 hunting behind scrape

    Teal - 1000+ around scrape

    Pintail - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape

    Ringed plover - 22 on scrape

    Dunlin - 20+ on scrape

    Ruff - 2 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 2 by Marsh Covert hide

    Common sandpiper - 1 in front of reception hide

    Snipe - 3 on scrape

    Cormorant - 2 fishing reception pool

    Raven - 1 flew over reserve

    Wheatear - 1 on fence by Bunker hide

    Yellow wagtail - 4 on scrape following cattle

    Spotted flycatcher - 2 at back of Mere pools

    Kingfisher - 1 over Mere pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Small white butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Red underwing moth

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Common darter dragonfly

    Migrant hawker dragonfly

    Blue-tailed damselfly

    Green shield bug

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 31 August 2015

    Monday 31 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Cormorant by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 3 together hunting behind scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 on island on scrape

    Ruff - 20+ on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape

    Greenshank - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common sandpiper - 1 in front of reception hide

    Green sandpiper - 1 by Marsh covert hide

    Dunlin - 15+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Knot - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Snipe - 2 at back of scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Lapwing - 30+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Water rail - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Shoveler - 110 on scrape

    Teal - 600 around scrape area

    Pintail - 25 flew over Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape with canada geese

    Mute swan - 22 on scrape

    Cormorant - 2 fishing reception pool

    Kingfisher - 1 over reception pool

    Goldcrest - many small groups around reserve

    Yellow wagtail - 4 on scrape

    Cetti's warbler - 1 at end of boardwalk by Marsh Covert

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 30 August 2015

    Sunday 30 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Parasol mushroom by Keith Duckers

     

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 2 on scrape

    Ruff - 10 on scrape

    Dunlin - 3 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 3 at back of scrape

    Common sandpiper - 1 in front of reception hide

    Water rail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Hobby - 1 flew over scrape

    Cormorant - 2 fishing reception pool

    Green woodpecker - 1 around Mere pools

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape with canada geese

    Kingfisher - 3 over Mere pools

    Spotted flycatcher - 2 on Burton Point by railway bridge 

    Mute swan - 31 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve - 

    Common lizard

    Painted lady butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Red underwing moth

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Migrant hawker dragonfly

    Common darter dragonfly

    Four-spotted chaser dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 28 August 2015

    Friday 28 August - Today's highlights

    Sunshine over the reserve by Helen B

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Hobby - 1 over Inner Marsh Farm pathway

    Spotted redshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh farm hide

    Ruff - 15+ on scrape

    Yellow wagtail - 5 on scrape

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Little stint - 1 on scrape

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 2 on reception pool

    Sparrowhawk - 1 hunting over scrape

    Spotted flycatcher - 1 by boardwalk pathway

    Garden warbler - 1 around Mere pools

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Dunlin - 2 on scrape

    Stock dove - 85 in field behind scrape

    Mute swan - 29 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Comma butterfly

    Painted lady butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 26 August 2015

    Wednesday 26 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Painted lady butterfly by John Hewitt

     

    Swift - 1 flying high over reserve

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over scrape

    Hobby - 1 over Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ruff - 14 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 2 on Mere pools

    Snipe - 7 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Lapwing - 130+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Water rail - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Mute swan - 11 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Hen harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Cormorant - 2 fishing on reception pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Common lizard

    Painted lady butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Migrant hawker dragonfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Common darter dragonfly

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 25 August 2015

    Tuesday 25 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Grey heron with fish by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Snipe - 2 on scrape

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 30 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Redshank - 1 on scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 flew in front of reception hide

    Dunlin - 2 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 2 in front of reception hide

    Hobby - 1 seen from Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over scrape

    Cormorant - 2 fishing in reception pool

    Spotted flycatcher - 5 in trees in car park

    Mute swan - 30 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little stint - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Grey wagtail - 2 below sand martin wall

    Knot - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green sandpiper - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve - 

    Common lizard

    Common blue butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 25 August 2015

    Monday 25 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Common blue butterfly by John Hewitt

     

    Goosander - 1 on scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 hunting over reserve

    Snipe - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little stint - 1 on scrape

    Greenshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Lapwing - 220+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Water rail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ruff - 20+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common tern - 2 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 20+ on scrape

    Marsh harrier - 2 juveniles hunting over reed beds

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Common lizard

    Painted lady butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 23 August 2015

    Sunday 23 August 2015 - Today's highlights

    Green sandpiper by John Hewitt

     

    Garganey - 1 on scrape

    Little stint - 1 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 5 by Marsh Covert hide

    Ruff - 14 by Marsh Covert hide

    Barnacle goose - 1 by Bridge screen

    Hen harrier (ringtail) - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Greenshank - 5 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Water rail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Kingfisher - 1 flew past Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Snipe - 12 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Cormorant - 2 on reception pool

     

    Also see around the reserve -

    Common lizard

    Painted lady butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly 

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ3173 (+2km)

Great White Egret (3)
31 Aug 2015
Bee-eater (1)
20 Aug 2015
Spotted Crake ()
5 Aug 2015
Marsh Harrier (1)
1 Sep 2015
Black-tailed Godwit (16)
1 Sep 2015
Ruff (8)
1 Sep 2015
Kingfisher (1)
1 Sep 2015
Yellow Wagtail (1)
1 Sep 2015
Spotted Redshank ()
31 Aug 2015
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
30 Aug 2015

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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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