Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday 23rd March

A mild day after a slight frost 2 - 12C sunny with a moderate easterly breeze

Starr Gate - 33 Whooper swans (N), 10 eiders (S), 100 meadow pipits (N)

Blackpool Zoo - Chiffchaff

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Great crested grebes, little grebe, goldeneye, 60 teal, 3 oystercatchers, 5 stock doves, 2 kestrels, 5 chiffchaffs, 5 Cetti's warblers

North Shore cliffs - Wheatear
Wheatear at Little Bispham a couple of years ago
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wednesday 22nd March

A cool day 3 - 6C heavy rain for most of the day with a moderate but decreasing easterly wind

Marton Mere LNR - 4 Sand martins, chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's warblers, 15 shovelers, 3 great crested grebes, goldeneye, water rail

Town Centre - 2 Grey wagtails

Stanley Park - 2 Pochards, 3 great crested grebes, 2 Mistle thrushes
Mistle thrush at Stanley Park
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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, 22 March 2017

Tuesday 21st March

A little below average temperatures for mid-March 4 - 8C feeling cold with heavy hail showers in the morning sunny later with a strong but decreasing south westerly veering southerly

Marton Mere LNR - Otter, 4 sand martins, 50 teal, 3 great crested grebes, lapwing, 2 buzzards, 7 stock doves, 3 Cetti's warblers

Lawson's Wetland - Marsh marigolds (in flower), 6 meadow pipits

Herron's Reach - Cowslips (in flower)

Stanley Park - Chough, 3 goldcrests, chiffchaff

Starr Gate - 2 Gannets (S), fulmar (N), 2 wigeons (S)
Chiffchaff at Marton Mere
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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, 21 March 2017

Monday 20th March

An average day for mid-March 6 - 9C showers early on then some sunshine with a brisk westerly wind

Marton Mere LNR - Little gull, common scoter, 60 teal, goldeneye, 3 great crested grebes, 4 Cetti's warblers, 2 oystercatchers

Stanley Park - Chough, 4 great crested grebes, nuthatch, chiffchaff

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - 2 Pochards, 2 teal, 4 tufted ducks, great crested grebe

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - Coal tit (singing), 2 song thrushes (singing), moorhen, frog spawn

Town Centre - 2 Grey wagtails
Chough on Stanley Park golf course by Cliff Raby http://www.fyldecoastwildlife.co.uk/
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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, 20 March 2017

Weekend 17th - 19th March

A  mild weekend 6 - 11C mostly wet with brisk westerly wind, gale force on Friday.

Sunday 19th March

Stanley Park - Chough, treecreeper, sparrowhawk, great crested grebe, 2 goldcrests, mistle thrush, siskin (over), 51 tufted ducks.

Blackpool Zoo - 5 Goklcrests, grey wagtail

Marton Mere LNR - Fox, 3 little grebes, 2 great crested grebes, 15 shovelers, 55 teal, 2 oystercatchers, water rail, 4 Cetti's warblers, 9 linnets.

Mereside - Iceland gull

Saturday 18th March

Stanley Park - Chough (only the 2nd record for the Fylde and 9th for Lancashire), 7 goldcrests

North Shore - 4 Kittiwakes

Marton Mere LNR - Sand martin, chiffchaff, stonechat, 4 Cetti's warblers, water rail, snakeshead fritillaries (a few coming into flower), cowslips (coming into flower)

Ashfield Road pond - Frog, great diving beetle

Friday 17th March

Robin's Lane/Faraday Way - Goldcrrest

North Shore - Gannet, 15 eiders

Cetti's warbler at Marton Mere
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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, 17 March 2017

Thursday 16th March

Still little warmer than average 4 - 11C some sunshine with a brisk south westerly wind

Solaris Centre - 12 Siskins (over)

Marton Mere LNR - Cetti's warbler, kestrel, 3 great crested grebes, 2 goldeneyes, 53 teal, 2 oystercatchers

Metropole Hotel - Goldcrest

Gynn Gardems - 2 Goldcrests, grey wagtail

Stanley Park - 7 Goldcrests, great spotted woodpecker
Goldcrest in Stanley Park
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

WILDLIFE EVENT - Pond dipping with the Friends of North Blackpool Pond Trail. Saturday 18th March 11am - 1pm at Ashfield Road Pond off Briar Field FY2 0FE. Nets at the ready, get your wellies on and we’re off! Join us for the first pond dipping event of the year – What will you find? FREE but a donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated.
This event is kindly sponsored by Wise Energy.

WILDLIFE EVENT - Family Easter holiday rockpooling event at the Solaris Centre Friday 7th April 2pm – 3pm near the Mirror Ball. Meet at the Solaris Centre, wear wellies or old shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Bring a net and bucket if you have them, a fine meshed net is best.
This event is 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


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday 15th March

Warm for mid-March 5 - 13C mostly sunny with a light south westerly breeze

Marton - 35 Whooper swans (NW)

Warbreck Hill - Pink footed geese (heard flying over at 22.30)

Marton Mere LNR - 6 Cetti's warblers, 2 sand martins, 2 little grebes, 2 great crested grebes, 2 goldeneyes, 55 teal, 46 wigeon, 15 shovelers, 5 water rails, 2 oystercatchers, sparrowhawk, kestrel, buzzard, 12 stock doves, 8 fieldfares, 4 linnets, 2 skylarks, chiffchaff

Lawson's Wetland - Cetti's warbler

Stanley Park - 3 Oystercatchers

Preston New Road - Siskin

Solaris Centre - Meadow pipit (NW first of the year here)

New South Promenade - Harbour porpoise, grey seal, 500 common scoters, 2 red throated divers

Starr Gate - 20 Eiders, siskin (over), meadow pipits (over), pied wagtails (over)

Norbreck - 7 Curlews (N)

North Blackpool Pond Trail - 6 Herons, pochard, 2 tufted ducks, 2 shovelers, 2 teal, great crested grebe, grey wagtail, reed bunting
Siskin
Please send your wildlife photos to solaris.centre@blackpool.gov.uk

EVENT - Pond dipping with the Friends of North Blackpool Pond Trail. Saturday 18th March 11am - 1pm at Ashfield Road Pond off Briar Field FY2 0FE. Nets at the ready, get your wellies on and we’re off! Join us for the first pond dipping event of the year – What will you find? FREE but a donation to the Friends of the North Blackpool Pond Trail would be appreciated.
This event is kindly sponsored by Wise Energy.
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