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  • 28 July 2015

    Tuesday 28th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Water lily by Helen B

     

    Avocet - 3 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 10 on scrape

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Curlew - 1 on scrape

    Water rail - 1 at back of scrape

    Goldfinch - flock of 100+ on path to barn

    Dunlin - 3 on scrape

    Kestrel - 3 juveniles with adult around scrape

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 on scrape

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over scrape

    Little egret - 50+ by Marsh Covert

    Cormorant - 1 on reception pool

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Hobby - 1 hunting over Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

     

    Please note - If you are visiting Burton Mere Wetlands this week you will need to access the reserve via Burton Village as Puddington Lane will be closed.

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 27 July 2015

    Monday 27th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Grey herons by John Hewitt

     

    Common sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Kestrel - 3 juvenile being fed by adults on roof of barn

    Spotted redshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ruff - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Lapwing - 50+ on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 6 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little egret - 70+ by Marsh Covert

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Comma butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 25 July 2015

    Saturday 25th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Red admiral butterfly by John Hewitt

     

    Dunlin - 4 on scrape

    Avocet - 2 by Bridge Screen

    Little ringed plover - 10 at back of scrape

    Water rail - 1 at back of scrape

    Hobby - Hunting over reserve

    Kestrel - 3 juvenile being fed by adults on barn roof

    Green woodpecker - 1 around Mere pools

    Golden plover - 1 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 130+ on scrape

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Lapwing - 30+ on scrape

    Common tern - 3 on scrape and fishing over pools

    Green sandpiper - 1 by Bridge screen

    Spotted redshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Cuckoo - 1 juvenile by Marsh Covert

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Comma butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Stoat

    Common lizard - sunbathing on the fence

    Posted by Helen B

  • 24 July 2015

    Friday 24th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Juvenile kestrel by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Quail - 1 heard from Bunker hide screen

    Kestrel - 1 juvenile with adult on barn roof

    Golden plover - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little egret - 16 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Lapwing - 55 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Garden warbler - 1 on boardwalk path

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Spotted redshank - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 5 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Avocet - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Magpie moth

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 23 July 2015

    Thursday 23rd July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Tufted duck family by John Hewitt

     

    Ruff - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Golden plover - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Lapwing - 75 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Redshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

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

    Avocet - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little egret - 18 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Stock dove - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 juvenile by Marsh covert

     

    Also seen around the reserve - 

    Stoat

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 22 July 2015

    Wednesday 22nd July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Gatekeeper butterfly by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Common tern - 3 on scrape (1 juvenile)

    Little ringed plover - 7 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ruff - 4 on scrape

    Water rail - 1 at back of scrape

    Dunlin - 6 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 flew over Marsh Covert

    Little egret - 60+ by Marsh Covert

    Golden plover - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Avocet - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common gull - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 4 on scrape (3 juvenile)

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 juvenile by Marsh Covert hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Small skipper butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Common darter damselfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 22 July 2015

    Tuesday 21st July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Comma butterfly by John Hewitt

     

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Ruff - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Common tern - 1 fishing over pools

    Avocet - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Black-tailed godwit - 50+ on scrape

    Dunlin - 25 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Wigeon - 1 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Fox

    Stoat

    Comma butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

     

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 18 July 2015

    Saturday 18th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    A 'Pantheon' of Black-tailed godwit by John Hewitt

     

    Common tern - 2 on scrape (1 juvenile)

    Ruff - 6 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 9 on scrape ( 2 juvenile)

    Avocet - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 6 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 13 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 3 on scrape

    Green woodpecker - 2 on Burton Point

    Snipe - 3 at back of scrape

    Little egret - 65+ by Marsh Covert

    Quail - heard calling by barn this morning

     

    Also seen on the reserve -

    Comma butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

     

    Posted by Helen B

  • 17 July 2015

    Friday 17th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Sunbathing blackbird by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Common tern - 3 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over reserve

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 180+ on scrape

    Ruff - 5 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Hobby - 1 hunting over reserve

    Little egret - 50+ by Marsh Covert hide

    Avocet - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Kingfisher - 1 over Mere pools

    Sparrowhawk - 1 hunting over reserve

    Green Woodpecker - 1 around Mere pools

    Snipe - 2 at back of scrape

    Common gull - 1 on scrape

    Spotted redshank - 5 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Lapwing - 50+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 1 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Red admiral butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ3173 (+2km)

Gull-billed Tern (1)
3 Jul 2015
Migrant
Spotted Redshank (1)
27 Jul 2015
Quail ()
26 Jul 2015
Cuckoo ()
25 Jul 2015
Avocet ()
24 Jul 2015
Little Ringed Plover ()
24 Jul 2015
Tree Pipit ()
24 Jul 2015
Common Sandpiper (2)
20 Jul 2015
Tawny Owl (1)
20 Jul 2015
Kingfisher (1)
17 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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