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  • 2 August 2015

    Sunday 2nd August 2015 - Todays highlights

    Peacock butterfly by John Hewitt

     

    Green sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 3 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 2 on scrape

    Snipe - 3 on scrape

    Dunlin - 25 on scrape

    Common sandpiper - 2 on scrape

    Green woodpecker - 2 around Mere pools

    Spotted redshank - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Kingfisher - 1 around Mere pools

    Cormorant - 3 on scrape

    Quail - heard calling by Bunker hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Stoat

    Common lizard - 3 on fence

     

     

    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

  • 1 August 2015

    Saturday 1st August 2015 - Todays highlights

    Black-tailed godwits by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 hunting at back of scrape

    Green sandpiper - 1 by Bridge Screen

    Ruff - 4 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 4 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 1 on Mere pools

    Dunlin - 21 on scrape

    Snipe - 5 at back of scrape

    Spotted redshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Common sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Yellow wagtail - 2 juveniles on scrape

    Green woodpecker - 1 in field by car park

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Green-veined white butterfly

    Common darter dragonfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Common lizard - 3 on boardwalk past Bridge Screen

     

    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

  • 31 July 2015

    Friday 31st July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Little grebe family by John Hewitt

     

    Hobby - 2 flew over reserve

    Dunlin - 26 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape

    Yellow wagtail - 2 on scrape

    Kingfisher - 1 flew past reception hide

    Black-tailed godwit - 130+ on scrape

    Stock dove - 30 on scrape

    Lapwing - 100+ on scrape

    Snipe - 2 at back of scrape

    Raven - 1 flew over reserve

    Green sandpiper - 1 by Bridge screen

    Quail - heard from by the barn

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Common lizard - on fence

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Small white butterrfly

    Comma butterfly

    Green-veined white butterfly

    Small heath butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 29 July 2015

    Wednesday 29th July 2015 - Todays highlights

    Little egrets by John Hewitt

     

    Dunlin - 12 on scrape

    Snipe - 1 on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 6 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 100+ on scrape

    Greylag goose - 60+ on scrape

    Ruff - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Spotted redshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Hobby - 1 hunting over Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Green woodpecker - 3 by railway bridge

    Sparrowhawk - 1 flew past reception hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Common lizard - 2 sunbathing on the fence

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Gatekeeper butterfly

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

     

    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

  • 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

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ2778 (+2km)

Water Rail (1)
3 Aug 2015
Greenshank (1)
3 Aug 2015
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
3 Aug 2015
Quail (1)
2 Aug 2015
Singing/breeding calls heard
Little Ringed Plover (2)
2 Aug 2015
Ruff (3)
2 Aug 2015
Spotted Redshank (3)
2 Aug 2015
Whimbrel (2)
25 Jul 2015
Little Egret (3)
3 Aug 2015
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
2 Aug 2015

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.302495,-3.091627
  • Grid reference: SJ273789
  • Nearest town: Neston, Cheshire
  • County: Cheshire
  • Country: England

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