Friday, 16 June 2017

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th June

Warmer 9 - 24C lengthy spells of sunshine with a light easterly wind turning westerly and increasing in strength

Thursday 15th June

Regency Gardens - Blackcap, red admiral butterfly

Marton Drive - Swift, swallow

Stanley Park - 2 Great crested grebes

Heron's Reach golf course - Cetti's warbler

Kipling Fields - Large skipper butterfly

Marton Mere LNR - Common tern, kestrel, buzzard, 2 Cetti's warblers, 6 house martins, 2 sand martins, 2 linnets, 2 oystercatchers

Wednesday 14th June

Solaris Centre - Amblyteles armatorius parasitic wasp, many broad centurion hoverflies

Washington Avenue - 2 Buzzards (over), 4 swifts, 2 house martins, swallow - Recently 10-spot ladybird, 2-spot ladybird

Stanley Park - 2 Coal tits, 2 juvenile grey wagtails, 4 adult + 1 juvenile great crested grebes

Heron's Reach golf course - 45 Marsh orchids, common spotted orchid, 10 bee orchids, Cetti's warbler

Kipling Fields - 100 Marsh orchids

Marton - Small tortoiseshell, speckled wood, 2 holly blue butterflies

Marton Mere LNR - Great crested grebe, sparrowhawk, kestrel, 3 Cetti's warblers
Small tortoiseshell
Please send your Blackpool wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

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


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday 13th June

About average temperatures for mid-June 12 - 17C some lengthy spells of sunshine with a moderate but decreasing westerly wind

New South Promenade - Blenny, several juvenile flat fish, juvenile sand eel (or possibly a juvenile pipefish), juvenile bearded rockling (not sure which species), many brown shrimps, several green shore crabs, necklace shells (some with hedgehog hydroid attached), tower shell, common otter shells, curved razor shells, striped venus shell, compass jellyfish, many sea gooseberries

Solaris Centre - Deptford pink, many broad centurion hoverflies

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Gadwall, great crested grebe, 4 lapwing, buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel, 21 long tailed tits

Stanley Park - 2 adult + 1 juvenile Great crested grebe, 3 blackcaps

Lawson's Field - Cetti's warbler

Heron's Reach golf course - Little grebe

Staining Nook - Cetti's warbler, willow warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap, whitethroat, song thrush, 10 tree sparrows
4 species of fish in one tray by Revoe Guides

Please send your Blackpool wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 13 June 2017

Monday 12th June

About average temperatures 13 - 16C some sunshine later with a strong westerly wind

New South Promenade - Green shore crab, common prawn, many brown shrimps, compass jellyfish, 3 juvenile flatfish sp, necklace shells, Iceland cyprine, several common otter shells, edible oyster, many pod razors, a few curved razors,

Starr Gate - Fulmar, Arctic skua, 150 Manx shearwaters, 70 gannets, 6 kittiwakes, 14 guillemots

Stanley Park - adult + 2 juvenile Grey wagtails, juvenile great spotted woodpecker (out of the nest), 10 swifts

Marton Mere LNR - Common tern, 3 Cetti's warblers, lesser whitethroat, skylark, lapwing, 2 oystercatchers, 2 kestrels, buzzard

Heron's Reach golf course - 2 Tufted ducks, reed warbler
Green shore crab found by Revoe Brownies
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, 12 June 2017

Weekend 8th - 11th June

About average temperatures for early June 11 - 19C very mixed weather with very heavy rain, strong winds and some sunshine

Sunday 11th June

Stanley Park - Hobby, 20 house martins, 10 swifts, 2 ad + 2 juv great crested grebes

Mossom Nature Field - Blackcap

Gynn Square - Great skua (N), 50 Manx shearwaters, 10 gannets, 2 kittiwakes

Starr Gate - Fulmar, 39 Manx shearwater, 8 gannets, 3 kittiwakes

Marton Mere LNR - Grasshopper warbler

Saturday 10th June

Marton Mere LNR - Great crested grebe, 4 lapwings, buzzard, kestrel, 3 Cetti's warbler

Friday 9th June

Marton Mere LNR - Gadwall, 4 Cetti's warblers, 2 lapwings

Thursday 8th June

Robin's Lane - Common hawker dragonfly
Grasshopper warbler
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

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wednesday 7th June

About average temperatures for early June 11 - 16C Prolonged rain then brightening up with a westerly gale at first becoming a gentle breeze by the evening


North Shore - 5 Fulmars (N), 42 gannets (mostly N), 2 Manx shearwaters


Marton Mere LNR - 5 Cetti's warblers, 2 Lapwings, 2 shovelers, kestrel, buzzard


Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Song thrushes, blackcap, juvenile sparrowhawk
Lapwing
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, 7 June 2017

Tuesday 6th June

Another cool wet and windy day 10 - 13C heavy rain easing off by mid afternoon with a gale force westerly wind

Starr Gate - Great skua, red breasted merganser, 27 fulmars, 240 gannets, 180 Manx shearwaters, 100 kittiwakes

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Kestrels

Stanley Park - Sand martin, 18 swifts, 4 adult + 2 juvenile great crested grebes

Town Centre - Grey wagtail
Fulmar
 
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, 6 June 2017

Monday 5th June

A cool wet and windy day 10 - 15C rain all day with a strong south easterly wind

Stanley Park - 4 adult + 2 juvenile Great crested grebes

Starr Gate - 16 Sandwich terns, 11 gannets, 2 Manx shearwaters

Norbreck - 30 Gannets

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Gadwall, 2 oystercatchers, lapwing, buzzard, kestrel, 2 Cetti's warblers, 5 swifts
Swift

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