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  • 7 February 2016

    Sunday 7 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Barn owl by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Barn owl - 1 along railway line

    Black-tailed godwit - 500+ on scrape

    Ruff - 4 on scrape

    Dunlin - 20+ on scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Kingfisher - 2 over mere pools

    Bullfinch - 1 in woods towards Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Fieldfare - 150+ on Burton Point

    Redwing - 1 in woods towards Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Twite - 2 on boardwalk

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Goldeneye - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Whooper swan - 30+ on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Beswick's swan - 12 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Black swan - 4 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Posted by Helen B

  • 6 February 2016

    Saturday 6 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Siskin by John Hewitt

     

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 over scrape

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

    Dunlin - 50+ on scrape

    Ruff - 4 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 200+ on scrape

    Snipe - 20+ over scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Common gull - 6 on scrape

    Siskin - flock of 50+ in trees around mere

    Bullfinch - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Kingfisher - 1 in reeds by reception hide

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Linnet - small flock in crop field

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Posted by Helen B

  • 5 February 2016

    Friday 5 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Water rail by Clive Hill

     

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

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 5 on scrape

    Dunlin - 30+ on scrape

    Curlew - 10+ on scrape

    Lapwing - 2000+ on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Kingfisher - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Fieldfare - 50+ on Burton Point

    Redwing - 2 on Burton Point

    Great white egret - 2 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Whooper swans - 2 in field behind scrape

    Posted by Helen B

  • 31 January 2016

    Saturday 30 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Pintail by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Hen harrier - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

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

    Spotted redshank - 3 on scrape

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Redshank - 20+ on scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Kingfisher - 2 over mere pools

    Siskin - 6 in trees around mere pools

    Fieldfare - flock on Burton Point

    Redwing - 2 on Burton Point

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Pintail - 2 on scrape

    Gadwall - 1 on bridge pool

    Great white egret - 3 on border pool

    Whooper swan - on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Bewick's swan - on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Posted by Helen B

  • 29 January 2016

    Friday 29 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Teal by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting behind scrape

    Merlin - 1 in tree along boardwalk

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 on fence by reed bed

    Spotted redshank - 2 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 500+ on scrape

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 35 on scrape

    Knot - 4 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 over scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Kingfisher - 1 over mere pool

    Pintail - 1 on scrape

    Pink-footed goose - 4500+ in field behind scrape

    Great white egret - 3 in reeds behind scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    White-tailed bumblebee

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 27 January 2016

    Wednesday 27 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Gadwall by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Peregrine - 1 in field behind scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 on scrape

    Merlin - 1 on fence post by barn

    Marsh harrier - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 400+ on scrape

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Golden plover - 2 on scrape

    Knot - 15 on scrape

    Curlew - 9 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Water rail - 1 by reception hide

    Kingfisher - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Siskin - flock in trees around mere pools

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Great white egret - 1 behind scrape

    Pink-footed goose - 1500+ on field behind scrape

    Gadwall - 1 on bridge pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Posted by Helen B

  • 24 January 2016

    Sunday 24 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Tufted duck by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Merlin - 1 on fence post by barn

    Black-tailed godwit - 1000+ on scrape

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 800+ on scrape

    Golden plover - 50+ on scrape

    Ruff - 2 on scrape

    Curlew - 17 on scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Fieldfare - flock on Burton Point

    Redwing - 2 on Burton Point

    Kingfisher - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Raven - 1 flew over Marsh Covert

    Pintail - 1 on scrape

    Whooper swan - 2 in field behind scrape

    Black swan - 4 on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

    Also seen on the reserve - 

    Noctule bat

    Posted by Helen B

  • 22 January 2016

    Friday 22 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Mallards on ice by Clive Hill

     

    Hen harrier - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Merlin - 1 over reserve

    Black-tailed godwit - 1000+ on scrape

    Dunlin - 400+ on scrape

    Golden plover - 100+ on scrape

    Curlew - 12+ on scrape

    Redshank - 50+ on scrape

    Snipe - 1 by reception hide

    Water rail - 1 by reception hide

    Fieldfare - flock on Burton Point

    Redwing - flock on Burton Point

    Mistle thrush - 1 in car park

    Linnet - flock on crop field

    Lesser redpoll - 1 by Marsh Covert

    Siskin - flock in trees around mere

    Kingfisher - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Green woodpecker - 2 on Burton Point

    Whooper swan - on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Bewick's swan - on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Pintail - 2 by Marsh Covert hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Peacock butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 20 January 2016

    Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Today's highlights

    Linnets by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 behind scrape

    Peregrine - 1 over scrape

    Long-eared owl - 1 roosting in tree along path to Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Short-eared owl - 2 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Dunlin - 100+ on scrape

    Redshank - 25+ on scrape

    Curlew - 40+ over reserve

    Snipe - 1 on scrape

    Fieldfare - flock in trees around mere pools

    Redwing - 10+ on Burton Point

    Lesser redpoll - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Siskin - 20+ in trees around mere pool

    Linnet - flock on crop field

    Bullfinch - 3 along railway bank towards Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 at back of mere

    Kingfisher - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Whooper swan - on marsh seen from Burton Point

     

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ3173 (+2km)

Great White Egret (1)
7 Feb 2016
Whooper Swan ()
7 Feb 2016
Black-tailed Godwit ()
7 Feb 2016
Pink-footed Goose ()
7 Feb 2016
Short-eared Owl ()
7 Feb 2016
Merlin ()
7 Feb 2016
Spotted Redshank (1)
5 Feb 2016
Marsh Harrier (1)
2 Feb 2016
Water Rail (1)
2 Feb 2016
Ruff (1)
2 Feb 2016

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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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