Thursday, 8 December 2016

Wednesday 7th December

A very mild day 7 - 14C mostly dull with some spells of hazy sunshine with a light to moderate southerly breeze

Marton Mere LNR - 45 Redwings, 12 fieldfares, 3 snipe, chiffchaff

Stanley Park - 24 gadwall, 17 shovelers
Chiffchaff
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 7 December 2016

Tuesday 6th December

A dull murky day 3 - 9C low misty cloud turning to rain later with an increasing south easterly breeze

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 50 Magpies (roosted), 3 goldcrests

Regency Gardens - Goldcrest

Heron's Reach - Woodcock, sparrowhawk

Lawson's Wetland - Water rail

De Vere's Hotel entrance pond - Water Rail

Preston New Road - 2 Grey wagtails

Marton Mere LNR - Jack snipe, g0ldeneye, 2 buzzards, 8 stock doves, 17 redwings, 4 fieldfares, 2 Cetti's warblers, great spotted woodpecker

Stanley Park - 28 Gadwall, 21 shovelers, kestrel

Starr Gate - 2 Scaup
Jack snipe - photographed in Yorkshire
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 6 December 2016

Monday 5th December


A cold day with a frosty start 0 -  5C hazy sunshine with a light south easterly breeze
Woodland Gardens - Little egret

New South Promenade - Long tailed duck, 5 red throated divers (S), 3 razorbills, 12 dunlin, knot, grey plover

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Foxes, 2 long eared owls (Please stay on the paths and DO NOT enter the scrub to view these birds), 3 whooper swans (S), pintail, 2 goldeneyes, little grebe, 5 water rails, jay, great spotted woodpecker, 10 chaffinches, 30 fieldfares, 25 redwings, 10 long tailed tits, 2  Cetti's warblers
Dunlin
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 5 December 2016

Weekend 1st - 4th December

About average temperatures for early December -1 - 9C some sunshine with light variable winds increasing and turning easterly on Sunday

Sunday 4th December

Town Centre - Peregrine

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 10 Redwings (roosted?), goldcrest, sparrowhawk

Poulton Old Road - Grey wagtail

North Blackpool Pond Trail - 27 Teal, chiffchaff

Lawson's Wetland - Water rail, Cetti's warbler

Starr Gate - Snow bunting, 2 scaup, 1255 common scoters, 89 red throated divers, 36 great crested grebes, 9 razorbills, 5 wigeon, 4 mute swans (very unusual here)

Marton Mere LNR - Long eared owl (Please stay on the paths and DO NOT enter the scrub to view these birds), Mediterranean gull, 4 goldeneyes, 200 coot, 3 water rails, 120 wigeon, 20 redwings, 160 fieldfares (possibly left roost), chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler, 2 goldcrests, 2 sparrowhawks, buzzard

Saturday 3rd December

Bloomfield Road football stadium - 30 Goldfinches (W)

Starr Gate - Harbour Porpoise, grey seal, 2 Scaup, 106 red throated divers, 1100 common scoters, 36 great crested grebes, 3 razorbills

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Foxes, 5 whooper swans (over), 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 goldeneyes, grey wagtail

Friday 2nd December

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Starr Gate - Velvet scoter, 2 scaup, 80 wigeon (S), 1600 common scoters, 38 red throated divers, 44 great crested grebes, 4 razorbills, guillemot

Thursday 1st December

Marton Mere LNR - Long eared owl (Please stay on the paths and DO NOT enter the scrub to view these birds), 4 goldeneyes, buzzard, 30 blackbirds, 8 song thrushes, 15 redwings, 5 fieldfares, 15 long tailed tits, Cetti's warbler
Redwing at Marton Mere
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 1 December 2016

Wednesday 30th November

A cold start becoming mild -2 - 10C mostly cloudy with a light westerly wind

New South Promenade - Grey seal

Lawson's field - 3 Snipe, sparrowhawk

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 40 Magpies, 3 goldcrests

Starr Gate - Harbour porpoise, 2 scaup, 1000 common scoters, 25 red throated divers, 47 great crested grebes, 2 razorbills

Marton Mere LNR - Little grebe, goldeneye, 2 water rails, 20 teal, 20 shovelers, 30 wigeon, 6 redwings, 10 long tailed tits, 5 reed buntings
 
Reed bunting
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 30 November 2016

Tuesday 29th November

A cold day -4 - 4C sunny with a very light south easterly breeze

North Shore go-kart track - 2 Purple sandpipers

Town Centre - 2 Grey wagtails

St Clement's Avenue - Grey wagtail

New South Promenade - Grey plover, 12 turnstones, 3 Pied wagtails

Starr Gate - 2 Velvet scoters, 2 scaup, 1000 common scoters, 9 wigeon, 2 teal, 50 red throated divers, 54 great crested grebes, 3 razorbills

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Long eared owls (view only from the paths - do not enter the scrub to look for these birds), 2 goldcrests, 2 goldeneyes, 3 pochards, 3 little grebes, sparrowhawk
Goldeneye
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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, 29 November 2016

Monday 28th November

A cool day -2 - 8C some hazy sunshine with a light easterly wind

North Shore go-kart track - 3 Purple sandpipers

Lawson's Wetland - Water rail

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Goldcrests

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Town Centre - 3 Grey wagtails

New South Promenade - 3 Pied wagtails

Stanley Park - 6 Pied wagtails

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Little grebes, 86 grey lag geese, 75 wigeon, 2 goldeneyes, 5 water rails, 3 Cetti's warblers, buzzard, 9 stock doves, 40 skylarks, 8 chaffinches
Pied wagtail at Norbreck promenade
EVENT - Marton Mere LNR Saturday 10th December 10am - 3pm Practical conservation day. Give volunteering at the nature reserve a try, get involved with a practical conservation task. This might be removing vegetation, clearing pathways or renovating benches or hides. The day's project will be confirmed prior to the event. Free but please book at marton.mere@blackpool.gov.uk

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