Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday 8th to Tuesday 15th August

A cooler than average start to the month 9 - 19C

Tuesday 15th August

New South Promenade - Green shore crab, 2 common prawns, many brown shrimps, blenny, sand goby, beadlet anemone, dog whelks, common whelks, edible mussels, common cockles, pod razors, bean razors, hornwrack

Beechfield Avenue - Sparrowhawk (over) 

Marton Mere LNR - Buzzard, sparrowhawk

Town Centre - Peregrine 

North Shore - Peregrine

Monday 14th August

Marton Mere LNR - 4 Snipe, bullfinch, sparrowhawk, kestrel

Stanley Park - 27 Mute swans

Town Centre - 3 Peregrines

Beechfield Avenue - Peregrine (over)

Sunday 13th August

Starr Gate - 720 Common scoters, 2 Arctic skuas, 3 gannets, 250 Sandwich terns, 2 wheatears, grey wagtail, 7 swifts (SE)

Marton Mere LNR - Weasel, redshank, snipe, shoveler, 20 black tailed godwits (S), buzzard, kestrel, 2 Cettis warblers, 2 lesser whitethroats, willow warbler, 5 reed warblers, 2 song thrushes, 4 peacock butterflies

Staining Nook - 2 Blackcaps

Salisbury Woodland Gardens - Mediterranean gull, sparrowhawk, buzzard, 3 swifts

Saturday 12th August

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Moorhens, 2 sparrowhawks, lesser whitethroat

Stanley Park - Great spotted woodpecker, goldcrest

Starr Gate - 890 Common scoters, fulmar, 3 Arctic skuas, great skua, 12 gannets, 120 Sandwich terns

Heron's Reach golf course - juvenile Little grebe

Friday 11th August

Solaris Centre - 2 Grey wagtails

Starr Gate - 12 Manx shearwaters, 8 Arctic skuas, 3 gannets, 570 common scoters, peregrine, 300 Sandwich terns, kittiwake

Town Centre - Peregrine

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, little ringed plover

Thursday 10th August

Staining Nook - Lesser whitethroat, 2 blackcaps, kestrel, swift

Stanley Park - Pochard, juvenile little grebe, great crested grebe

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Lesser whitethroats, 3 tree sparrows, 7 stock doves

Starr Gate - 320 Common scoters, curlew (S), 15 redshanks (S), 2 Arctic skuas, 350 Sandwich terns

Wednesday 9th August

Marton Mere LNR - 11 Swifts (S), 40 swallows, Cetti's warbler, kestrel, sparrowhawk, 7 stock doves

North Pier - 2 Bottlenose dolphins

Starr Gate - 400 Common scoters, 7 gannets (N), Arctic skua, 370 Sandwich terns, 7 common terns

Tuesday 8th August

Marton Mere LNR - Fox, lesser whitethroat, Cetti's warbler, great spotted woodpecker, swift, 7 stock doves, buzzard, kestrel, painted lady butterfly

Starr Gate - 550 Common scoters, 2 Arctic skuas, 430 Sandwich terns, 15 common terns, 2 Arctic terns

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines
Painted Lady
EVENT -  Marton Mere Celebration Day Saturday 19th August Lots going on from 10am until 4pm. More details at the Visitor Centre on the day - FREE

North Blackpool Pond Trail - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 26th August 8.00pm - Late. Meet at the bird viewing area at Kincraig Lake opposite the Spar on Kincraig Road FY2 0HN. Bring a torch and wear warm clothes - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects




There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Friday 4th to Monday 7th August

Cool for early August 12 - 18C sunny spells and heavy rain with a strong south westerly wind

Monday 7th August

Warbreck Hill - Goldcrest

Marton Mere LNR - Buzzard, sparrowhawk, 2 linnets

Town Centre - Peregrine

Starr Gate - 3 Arctic skuas, 9 gannets, sparrowhawk, whimbrel (S), 62 Sandwich terns, wheatear

Sunday 6th August

Marton Mere LNR - Great crested grebe, great spotted woodpecker, kestrel

Starr Gate - Great skua, Arctic skua, 333 Sandwich terns, whimbrel (S), peregrine, great crested grebe

Gynn Square - Kestrel (S), great skua, 2 gannets (N)

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Saturday 5th August

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Pipistrelle bats, bittern, barn owl, 2 sparrowhawks, 1600 starlings (roosted), lesser whitethroat, 3 chiffchaffs, curlew (over), wigeon, 2 brown hawker dragonflies, moths; Gothic, fen wainscot, brimstone, large yellow underwing, lesser broad bordered yellow underwing, least yellow underwing, flame shoulder, brown china mark, common rustic, common plume, marbled beauty, ruby tiger, straw dot, mother of pearl, silver Y

Heron's Reach golf course - Little grebe

Starr Gate - Grey seal, 5 Manx shearwaters, 500 common scoters

Mossom Nature Field - Holly blue butterfly

Friday 4th August

Town Centre - Peregrine

Marton Mere LNR - Common tern, 2 shovelers, 2 gadwall, buzzard, kestrel, great spotted woodpecker

Starr Gate - 3 Manx shearwaters (N), 26 gannets (N), Arctic skua

Tesco Mereside - 50 Pied wagtails (Pre-roost)
Marbled beauty
EVENT - North Blackpool Pond Trail - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 26th August 8.00pm - Late. Meet at the bird viewing area at Kincraig Lake opposite the Spar on Kincraig Road FY2 0HN. Bring a torch and wear warm clothes - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR






Friday, 4 August 2017

Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd August

Slightly warmer than average temperatures 13 - 22C but feeling cool in the strong south westerly wind with frequent heavy showers

Thursday 3rd August

New South Promenade (National Whale & Dolphin Watch) - 5 Manx shearwaters, 4 gannets

Staining Nook - Weasel

Kipling Drive fields and hedgerows - 40 House sparrows

Marton Mere LNR - Green woodpecker, Mediterranean gull, common tern, grasshopper warbler, buzzard, kestrel, 25 house martins

Wednesday 2nd August

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - Great spotted woodpecker, sparrowhawk

New South Promenade (National Whale & Dolphin Watch) - Grey seal, peregrine, 56 dunlins, great crested grebe

Town Centre - 3 Peregrines

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern
Peregrine in the town centre
EVENTS - National Whale and Dolphin Watch - Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August See here for local details - FREE

Marton Mere LNR - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 5th August 8.30pm - 11.30pm meet at the old cabin at the west end of the nature reserve - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR






Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Monday 31st July & Tuesday 1st August

About average temperatures for the end of July 12 - 19C Sunny spells, very heavy rain early Monday morning with a strong south westerly wind

Tuesday 1st August

Starr Gate - 500 Common scoters, 6 shelducks (S), 4 gannets (S), 2 whimbrels (S), great crested grebe (S)

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines, grey wagtail

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Gadwall, great spotted woodpecker, sand martin, Cetti's warbler

Monday 31st July

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Mossom Nature Field - 10 Long tailed tits, willow warbler

Warbreck Hill - Kestrel (S), 3 house martins (over)

Starr Gate (National Whale & Dolphin Watch) - Peregrine (S)

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Stock doves, kestrel
Long tailed tit
EVENTS - National Whale and Dolphin Watch - Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August See here for local details - FREE

Marton Mere LNR - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 5th August 8.30pm - 11.30pm meet at the old cabin at the west end of the nature reserve - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR
 
 

Monday, 31 July 2017

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July

Warm nights but below average days 12 - 19C mostly sunny spells with heavy rain on Friday evening and a strong south westerly wind all weekend

Sunday 30th July

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - Willow warbler, adult & juvenile sparrowhawk, whitethroat

Gynn Square (National Whale & Dolphin Watch) - 8 Golden plovers (S), curlew (S), 21 dunlin (S)

Mossom Nature Field - 2 Willow warblers, comma butterfly

Marton Mere LNR - Cetti's warbler, sparrowhawk

Stanley Park - 213 Coots, sand martin, 8 house martins, 5 pied wagtails

Saturday 29th July

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

New South Promenade (National Whale & Dolphin Watch) - Grey seal, 150 common scoters

Stanley Park - Nuthatch, 3 great crested grebes

Marton Mere LNR - Otter, wigeon, kestrel

Friday 29th July

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, kestrel, buzzard

Town Centre - Peregrine
Grey seal
EVENTS - National Whale and Dolphin Watch - Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August See here for local details - FREE

Marton Mere LNR - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 5th August 8.30pm - 11.30pm meet at the old cabin at the west end of the nature reserve - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR
 
 
 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th July

Slightly cooler than average for late July 11 - 19C some very heavy rain and squally wind with some sunshine too.

Thursday 27th July

Coleridge Road/Talbot Road - Fleabane, coltsfoot, feverfew, black knapweed, tufted vetch, common mallow, dog rose, rough hawkbit, meadow brown butterfly, grasshopper sp, Eristalis sp hoverfly, red tailed bumble bee

Marton Mere LNR - Otter

Stanley Park - 3 Great crested grebes

Starr Gate - 1220 Common scoters, 14 Manx shearwaters (S), 11 gannets (S),19 Sandwich terns

Warbreck Hill - 8 Cormorants (N)

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Wednesday 26th July

Marton Mere LNR - Wigeon, kestrel, sparrowhawk

Town Centre - 3 Peregrines

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - 2 adult + 2 juvenile Great crested grebes

Starr Gate - Roseate tern (S), 3 Shelducks, 500 common scoters, 212 Manx shearwaters (S), 24 gannets, 90 dunlins (S), 11 whimbrels (S), 2 Arctic skuas (S), 97 Sandwich terns

Red tailed bumble bee on black knapweed
EVENTS - National Whale and Dolphin Watch - Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August See here for local details - FREE

North Blackpool Pond Trail - Big Butterfly Count - Saturday 29th July 1pm - 3pm meet at the Kincraig Lake bird viewing area - FREE 

Marton Mere LNR - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 5th August 8.30pm - 11.30pm meet at the old cabin at the west end of the nature reserve - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR
 
 
 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Monday 24th July & Tuesday 25th July

About average temperatures for late July 12 - 20C some sunshine but heavy drizzle on Tuesday morning

Tuesday 25th July

Mossom Nature Field - Comma butterfly

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, bullfinch, 2 barn owls, shoveler, wigeon, sparrowhawk, Cetti's warbler, emperor dragonfly, 2 brown hawker dragonflies

Salisbury Woodland Gardens - Smooth newt, toad, blue tailed damselfly

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Monday 24th July

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Marton Mere LNR - Bullfinch, bittern, 2 barn owls, sparrowhawk, grey wagtail, Cetti's warbler, brimstone butterfly
Comma at Devonshire Road Rock Gardens
EVENTS - National Whale and Dolphin Watch - Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August See here for local details - FREE

North Blackpool Pond Trail - Big Butterfly Count - Saturday 29th July 1pm - 3pm meet at the Kincraig Lake bird viewing area - FREE 

Marton Mere LNR - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 5th August 8.30pm - 11.30pm meet at the old cabin at the west end of the nature reserve - FREE

The North Blackpool Pond Trail have a Facebook group page

There is a Facebook group for all things Marton Mere LNR including news of events and volunteer projects



There is also a page specifically for wildlife news at Marton Mere https://www.facebook.com/groups/343548299164728/ please Like, Share and post your sightings and wildlife photos from the nature reserve

Follow Marton Mere LNR on twitter @MartonMereLNR