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  • 28 May 2016

    Saturday 28 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Spoonbill by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Avocet - 70+ chicks on scrape

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Spoonbill - 3 in Marsh Covert woods

    Great white egret - 1 on marsh seen from Burton Point

    Spotted flycatcher - 2 in trees in car park

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Reed warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Sedge warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Grey wagtail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 by railway bridge

    Barnacle goose - 1 on reception pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Holly blue butterfly

    Red-eyed damselfly

    Large red damselfly

    Blue-tailed damselfly

    Azure damselfly

    Four-spotted chaser dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 27 May 2016

    Friday 27 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Whitethroat by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Spoonbill - 4 in Marsh Covert woods

    Avocet - 70+ chicks on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 50+ on scrape

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Spotted flycatcher - 2 in trees in car park

    Green woodpecker - 1 behind mere pool

    Mandarin - 1 on mere pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Bee orchid - first flower of the year

    Common lizard

    Orange tip butterfly

    Green-veined white butterfly

    Holly blue butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Large white butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 20 May 2016

    Friday 20 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Avocet chick by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Avocet - 45+ chicks on scrape

    Dunlin - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Swift - 50+ over reception hide

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Sedge warbler - 1 in reeds next to reception hide

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Common tern - 1 over mere pools

    Pintail - 1 on bridge pool

    Great crested grebe - 2 on bridge pool

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Northern marsh orchid

    Holly blue butterfly

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Orange tip butterfly

    Small heath butterfly

    Large red damselfly

    Four-spotted chaser dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 18 May 2016

    Wednesday 18 May 2016 - Today's highlights

     

    Dunnock by Stephen Griffin

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Hobby - 2 over field by barn

    Avocet - 45+ chicks on scrape

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Ringed plover - 11  on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 3 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Cuckoo - 2 on Burton Point

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Green woodpecker - 1 on Burton Point

    Barnacle goose - 1 on scrape

    Great crested grebe - 2 on bridge pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Orange tip butterfly

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Large white butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Large red damselfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 14 May 2016

    Saturday 14 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Curlew sandpiper by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Hobby - 1 over reserve

    Ruff - 1 on scrape

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 1 on scrape

    Common snipe - 1 behind scrape

    Grasshopper warbler - 3 around the reserve

    Cetti's warbler - 4 around the reserve

    Spotted flycatcher - 1 by path to barn

    Yellow wagtail - 2 by barn

    Grey wagtail - 1 in front of reception hide

    Cuckoo - 2 by Marsh Covert hide

    Spoonbill - 1 on scrape

    Great white egret - 2 over reserve

    Raven - 1 over reception hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 13 May 2016

    Friday 13 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Raven by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Hobby - 1 over Marsh Covert woods

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 200+ by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 1 on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Cetti's warbler - 5 around the reserve

    Common tern - 1 over mere pools

    Mediterranean gull - 1 on scrape

    Great crested grebe - 2 on bridge pool

    Raven - 1 over Burton Point

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Hare

    Stoat

    Large red damselfly

    Holly blue butterfly

    Speckled wood butterfly

    Comma butterfly

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 11 May 2016

    Wednesday 11 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Little egret by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Greenshank - 4 on scrape

    Redshank - 12+ on scrape

    Little ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Grasshopper warbler - in reed bed

    Reed warbler - in reed bed

    Cetti's warbler - 1 by reed bed screen

    Little gull - 1 on scrape

    Mediterranean gull - 3 on scrape

    Great crested grebe - 3 on bridge pool

    Great white egret - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Small white butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 10 May 2016

    Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Coot with chicks by John Hewitt

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Hobby - 1 by barn

    Bar-tailed godwit - 1 on scrape

    Ruff - 3 on scrape

    Knot - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 40+ on scrape

    Ringed plover - 8 on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 by bridge screen

    Lesser whitethroat - 1 by bridge to Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Grasshopper warbler - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Reed warbler - in reed bed

    Cetti's warbler - by reed bed screen

    Black tern - 16 over reserve

    Common tern - 1 on scrape

    Mediterranean gull - 2 on scrape

    Great crested grebe - 1 on bridge pool

    Great white egret - 1 on border pool

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Northern marsh orchid

    Posted by Helen B

  • 8 May 2016

    Sunday 8 May 2016 - Today's highlights

    Grasshopper warbler by Liz Pitchford

     

    Marsh harrier - 1 over reed bed

    Hobby - 1 over scrape

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Black-tailed godwit - 300+ on scrape

    Dunlin - 60+ on scrape

    Common sandpiper - 1 on reception pool

    Redshank - 7 on scrape

    Knot - 1 on scrape

    Ringed plover - 1 on scrape

    Oystercatcher - 2 on scrape

    Cuckoo - 1 by Marsh Covert hide

    Spotted flycatcher - 1 in trees by Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Grasshopper warbler -  1 by Marsh covert hide

    Redstart - 1 by mere pools

    Yellow wagtail - 1 in field by barn

    Common tern - 2 on scrape

    Mediterranean gull - 1 on scrape

    Little gull - 1 by Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Orange tip butterfly

    Peacock butterfly

    Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ2778 (+2km)

Pallid Harrier (1)
6 May 2016
Avocet (60)
26 May 2016
Recently fledged/downy young
Little Ringed Plover (1)
26 May 2016
Cetti's Warbler (1)
26 May 2016
Territoriality over 1 week
Cuckoo (1)
15 May 2016
Singing/breeding calls heard
Shelduck (20)
26 May 2016
Gadwall (20)
26 May 2016
Shoveler (6)
26 May 2016
Buzzard (1)
26 May 2016
Common Tern (1)
26 May 2016

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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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