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

Friday, 19 August 2016

Thursday 18th August

A hot day 14 - 24C sunny with a strong easterly wind

Lawson's Field - Sparrowhawk

Heron's Reach - 2 Great spotted woodpeckers

Marton - Sparrowhawk, buzzard (over)

North Pier - 2 Barrel jellyfish, compass jellyfish

Town Centre - Peregrine, sparrowhawk (S)

New South Promenade - Grey seal

Staining Nook - Jay

Solaris Centre - Tree bee

Gynn Gardens - Spotted flycatcher, 5 willow warblers, sedge warbler

Marton Mere LNR - Weasel, green sandpiper, greenshank, 4 curlews (W), snipe, ring necked parakeet, tree sparrow, sedge warbler + fledgling, sparrowhawk, kestrel, 5 buzzards (SE & E), swift, 400 swallows, painted lady butterfly
Swallows
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 - Marton Mere LNR Tots go Wild (Flower power) Friday 21st August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Parent and toddler sessions focusing on having fun outdoors. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for under 5's
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Kids go Wild Saturday 22nd August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable 5-10 years
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Junior Rangers go Wild Saturday 22nd August 1pm - 2.30pm Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for 11-16yrs

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, 18 August 2016

Wednesday 17th August

Another hot day 11 - 23C sunny with a stiff south easterly breeze


Kingscote Park - Sand martin (SW), 2 swallows, oystercatcher (SW), migrant hawker dragonfly, several speckled woods, red admiral, large white, small white butterflies


Marton Mere LNR - Garden warbler, lesser whitethroat, little grebe, sparrowhawk, redshank, snipe, 15 teal, 6 swifts


Heron's Reach - 2 juv Little grebes, 2 oystercatchers, kestrel, 2 more dead shrews


Marton - 16 Long tailed tits (1st record in this garden), 2 red admirals


Washington Avenue - 2 Painted lady butterflies


New South Promenade - Grey seal


Staining Nook - Lesser whitethroat, 3 whitethroats, 10 house martins


Town Centre - Peregrine
Painted lady
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 - Marton Mere LNR Tots go Wild (Flower power) Friday 21st August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Parent and toddler sessions focusing on having fun outdoors. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for under 5's

EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Kids go Wild Saturday 22nd August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable 5-10 years

EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Junior Rangers go Wild Saturday 22nd August 1pm - 2.30pm Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for 11-16yrs


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, 17 August 2016

Tuesday 16th August

Another hot day 10 - 24C sunny with a moderate south easterly wind


Heron's Reach - 2 skuas (over very high SW - probably Arctic skuas), sparrowhawk, several dead shrews again


Marton - Mallard (female + 9 well grown juvs in a garden), pipistrelle bat


Town Centre - 2 Peregrines


New South Promenade - Grey seal, many blennies (mostly juveniles), many sand gobies, common prawns, brown shrimps, several green shore crabs


Marton Mere LNR - Greenshank, redshank, 13 curlews (over), great crested grebe (juv), 5 sand martins (SE), 2 swifts, 32 tufted ducks, 2 kestrels, 3 brown hawkers, migrant hawker dragonfly


Washington Avenue - Swift, painted lady butterfly


North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - Kingfisher, goldcrest, 2 juv great crested grebes


Gynn Gardens - Whitethroat
Redshank at Marton Mere
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 - Marton Mere LNR Tots go Wild (Flower power) Friday 21st August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Parent and toddler sessions focusing on having fun outdoors. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for under 5's

EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Kids go Wild Saturday 22nd August 10.30am - 12 Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable 5-10 years

EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Junior Rangers go Wild Saturday 22nd August 1pm - 2.30pm Meet at the visitor centre. Investigating the incredible world of plants. Wear outdoor cloths. £3 per child. Suitable for 11-16yrs


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