Monday, 5 September 2016

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September

Mild for early September 12 - 18C Friday and Sunday some sunny spells with a moderate westerly wind, rain until early evening Saturday with a moderate south easterly wind

Sunday 4th September

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - Coal tit, 50 speckled wood butterflies, 25 frogs, 100 medium sized craneflies

North Blackpool Pond Trail Black Pond - 18 Moorhens, 2 rooks,  Ichneumon deliratorius wasp

North Blackpool Pond Trail Pond 7 - Swan mussel (killed by angler)

North Blackpool Pond Trail Pond 8 - Brown hawker dragonfly

Carleton Crematorium - 5 Mistle thrushes

North Blackpool Pond Trail Runcorn Avenue - Silver Y moth

Staining Nook - 3 Goldcrests, 3 tree sparrows

Marton Mere LNR - Lesser whitethroat, 5 blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, Cetti's warbler

Saturday 3rd September

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - 5 Pipistrelle bats

Friday 2nd September

Starr Gate - Mediterranean gull, fulmar, 1000 knot, 500 oystercatchers, 33 Sandwich terns, 28 gannets, peregrine, 3 shelducks

Marton Mere LNR - Garganey, 17 shovelers, pochard, little grebe, 60 lapwings, buzzard, Cetti's warbler

Blackpool 6th Form College - Goldcrest

Female parasitic wasp Ichneumon deliratorius Harmless to humans

EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September 1 - 3pm Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

EVENT - Blackpool Zoo evening Bioblitz Saturday 10th September 8.30 - 11.00pm. Places limited please book with Education Officer Kayleigh Lambert sustainability@blackpoolzoo.org.uk

EVENT - Practical Conservation Day at Marton Mere LNR Saturday 24th September 10.00am - 3.00pm Likely to be reed cutting so places are limited please book at martonmere@blackpool.gov.uk

EVENT - Bird Migration Watch at Marton Mere LNR Sunday 25th September 9.00 - 12.00 Meet at Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of  Lancaster Rd (FY3 9TB). Eyes to the skies! We'll be at the 'Paddock' gate all morning recording birds passing overhead and others using the nature reserve as a pit-stop. Join us for as long as you wish, bring binoculars if you have them. Free but a donation to the Friends of Marton Mere is appreciated.

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 2 September 2016

Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September

Warm for the beginning of autumn 13 - 18C early rain on Wednesday then good sunny spells with a moderate south westerly breeze

Thursday 1st September

Starr Gate - Great skua, 1000 common scoter

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Jays, 2  lesser whitethroats, 100 lapwings, 2 snipe, 2 sparrowhawks

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - Goldcrest feeding 3 juveniles (a very late brood)

Wednesday 31st August

Starr Gate - 2 Shovelers (S)

Marton Mere LNR - Garganey, 90 lapwings

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines
Jay
EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated
EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September 1 - 3pm Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 31 August 2016

Tuesday 30th August

Another warm late August day 15 - 20C Long sunny spells with a light westerly breeze

Solaris Centre Peregrine (S)

Starr Gate - 350 Sandwich terns (S), Arctic skua, 10 knot, whimbrel, 675 common scoters, 2 red breasted mergansers, guillemot, 10 gannets

Marton Mere LNR - Pintail, bittern, garganey, pochard, little grebe, 11 shovelers, 2 sparrowhawks, 2 kestrels, water rail
Sandwich tern by Barry Dean
EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated
EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September 1 - 3pm Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 30 August 2016

Thursday 25th - Monday 29th August

A warm end to the month 9 - 22C Lengthy sunny spells thunderstorm early hours of Sunday morning, light to moderate variable winds.

Monday 29th August

Marton Mere LNR - Osprey (S), garganey, ruff, jay, little grebe, spotted flycatcher, wheatear, 49 lapwings, water rail, lesser whitethroat, 2 Cetti's warblers

Sunday 28th August

Marton Mere LNR - 8 Snipe, 130 lapwings (S), 10 blackcaps, 3 Cetti's warblers, lesser whitethroat, green carpet moth

Lawson's Field - Ring necked parakeet, sparrowhawk

Saturday 27th August

Staining Nook - 16 House martins

Revoe Park - Willow warbler, chiffchaff

Marton Mere LNR - Green sandpiper, peregrine, redshank, water rail

Friday 26th August

Marton Mere LNR - Garganey

North Shore - Merlin (S)

Starr Gate - Black guillemot, fulmar (S), 235 Sandwich terns (S), 20 gannets (S), peregrine, 3 Arctic skuas

Thursday 25th August

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, Mediterranean gull, little grebe, water rail

Jubilee Gardens - 30 House sparrows

North Shore - Red throated diver (S), 2 kittiwakes

Gynn Gardens - Chiffchaff, willow warbler

Town Centre - Peregrine

Starr Gate - 2 Grey seals, little egret, 100 Sandwich terns
Green carpet
EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated
EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September 1 - 3pm Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 25 August 2016

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August

Warmer than average for late August 13 - 23C  prolonged sunshine with light north westerly winds


Wednesday 24th August


Marton Mere LNR - 2 Garden warblers, 2 Cetti's warblers, lesser whitethroat, 5 whitethroats, 7 chiffchaffs, 5 willow warblers, garganey, 9 shovelers, 40 tufted ducks, water rail


New South Promenade - Many Sand gobies, several juvenile blennies, many brown shrimps, common prawns, 3 green shore crabs, necklace shell with hedgehog hydroid, beadlet anemone


Tuesday 23rd August


Solaris Centre - Red admiral butterfly


 New South Promenade - 2 juvemile Common Starfish, lesser spotted catshark (dead) + mermaid's purse, hornwrack, beadlet anemone, many juvenile blennies, many sand gobies, many brown shrimps, many common prawns, several green shore crabs, 3 common sandpipers


Marton Mere LNR - Garganey, little grebe, Cetti's warbler, water rail, 2 sparrowhawks


Town Centre - Peregrine, goldcrest
Common starfish
EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated

EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September 1 - 3pm Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 23 August 2016

Monday 22nd August

A wet but mild day 15 - 19C heavy rain until early afternoon then brightening up, moderate south westerly easing later


Town Centre - Peregrine


Marton Mere LNR - Garganey


Heron's Reach - Little grebe, more dead shrews


Starr Gate - Purple sandpiper, 2 Arctic skuas (NW), 35 Sandwich terns (S), peregrine (S)


Solaris Centre - Sparrowhawk (S)


EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated

EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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, 22 August 2016

Weekend 19th - 21st August

About average temperatures for mid-August 14 - 19C Very unseasonal weather with heavy rain and gale force south westerly winds at times with some breezy sunshine later.


Sunday 21st August


Town Centre - Peregrine


Marton Mere LNR - Garganey, 250 lapwings, many common darters, several brown hawkers, migrant hawker dragonflies, many speckled woods, several small tortoiseshells, 3 painted lady butterflies


Marton - 2 red admiral butterflies


Starr Gate - Purple sandpiper, 59 turnstones


Stanley Park - 250 Coots, 13 gadwall


Saturday 20th August


Starr Gate - Purple sandpiper, 4 Manx shearwaters


South Shore - Fulmar (S), Arctic skua


North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - 3 juvenile Great crested grebes, 7 teal


Friday 19th August


Town Centre - 2 Peregrines


Starr Gate - 3 Grey seals, 2 teal (S), 3 whimbrel (S)
Poor photo of the garganey at Marton Mere LNR

EVENT - Everything about Birds at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Tuesday 23rd August  10am - 12 a lively family event to learn everything about birds with expert Charlie Pass. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated

EVENT - Moth and bat night at Kincraig Lake (FY2 0HN) Saturday 3rd September 8.30 - late. Discoover what's flying around at night, led by Dave McGrath. Wear warm clothes and bring your torch. Free but donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated

EVENT - Wildlife recording walk at Marton Mere LNR Tuesday 6th September Meet at the Lawson's Road gate opposite the end of Lancaster Rd. Come along and see what autumnal species we have from birds to dragonflies to late blooming wildflowers. Free but donation to the Friends of Marton Mere would be appreciated

Please email your sightings and wildlife photos to solaris.centre @ blackpool.gov.uk - without the spaces

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