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  • 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

  • 23 August 2015

    Saturday 22 August 2015 - Today's highlights


    Spotted flycatcher by Anthony Lovatt

     

    Hen harrier (ringtail) - 1 hunting over reed bed

    Little stint - 1 on scrape

    Green sandpiper - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Ruff - 17 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Greenshank - 4 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Cormorant - 2 on reception hide pool

    Spotted flycatcher - 5 in trees by reception hide (3 juvenile)

    Common sandpiper - 1 on scrape

    Sparrowhawk - 1 on island on scrape

    Water rail - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Dunlin - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Garden warbler - 1 on path to Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Stoat

    Common lizard

    Large white butterfly

    Red admiral butterfly

    Brown hawker dragonfly

    Southern hawker dragonfly

    Posted by Helen B

  • 21 August 2015

    Friday 21 August 2015 - Today's highlights


    Barnacle goose by John Hewitt

     

    Little stint - 1 on scrape

    Dunlin - 2 on scrape

    Ruff - 11 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Greenshank - 1 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Snipe - 2 on scrape

    Barnacle goose - 1 by Bridge screen

    Kingfisher - 1 on Mere pools

    Lapwing - 200+ in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

    Yellow wagtail - 1 on scrape

    Cormorant - 1 over scrape

    Hobby - 1 hunting over reserve

    Water rail - 3 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide

     

    Also seen around the reserve -

    Common lizard

    Meadow brown butterfly

    Common blue butterfly

    Large white butterfly

    Common darter dragonfly

     

    Posted by Helen B

Your sightings

Grid reference: SJ2778 (+2km)

Great White Egret (2)
30 Aug 2015
Whimbrel (1)
31 Aug 2015
Black-tailed Godwit (8)
31 Aug 2015
Common Sandpiper (3)
31 Aug 2015
Water Rail (1)
31 Aug 2015
Little Ringed Plover (1)
30 Aug 2015
Ruff (16)
30 Aug 2015
Curlew Sandpiper (1)
30 Aug 2015
Kingfisher (1)
30 Aug 2015
Marsh Harrier (1)
30 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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