Friday, 20 January 2017

Thursday 19th January

Another typical January day 6 - 7C cloudy with a barely noticeable south easterly breeze

Solaris Centre - Diving beetles (possibly Colymbetes fuscus), damselfly nymphs, ramshorn snails, keeled ramshorn snails, pea mussels, backswimming water boatmen, front swimming water boatmen, water hog louse, a springtail (1st record in the pond)

Starr Gate - 35 Redshanks, 650 common scoters

Marton Mere LNR - Iceland gull, 5 goldeneyes, 5 Cetti's warblers, 3 water rails
Diving beetle at the Solaris Centre
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

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wednesday 18th January

A dull January day 6 - 7C with a very light wind

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 2 Goldcrests

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern (seen twice), 2 water rails, 5 Cetti's warblers, 33 oystercatchers  (over), 27 snipe, sparrowhawk, 30 fieldfares, great spotted woodpecker, 8 long tailed tits, 32 linnets, 60 greenfinches

New South Promenade - 1000 Common scoters, red throated diver
Red throated diver in winter plumage
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, 18 January 2017

Tuessday 17th January

A mild day 7 - 9C persistent drizzled with a very light southerly breeze

New South Promenade - 1000 Common scoters, 13 great crested grebes

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Warbreck Hill - 2 Peregrines

Marton Mere LNR - 69 Linnets, 4 snipe, 90 wigeon, goldeneye
Linnet on gorse at the Solaris Centre
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, 17 January 2017

Friday 13th - Monday 16th January

About average temperatures for mid-January 1 - 9C some sunshine, some rain with a strong north westerly wind decreasing to almost calm

Monday 16th January

Marton Mere LNR - Otter, 75 greenfinches, 83 linnets, 2 little grebes, 8 stock doves, buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel, 3 water rails, 3 Cetti's warblers, goldeneye

Town Centre - 2 Peregrines

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Woodland Gardens - Snowdrops opening, 2 goldcrests

Sunday 15th January

North Shore - 2 Little gulls, 3 kittiwakes, 11 eiders

North Shore go-kart track - 125 Redshanks, 25 turnstones

Stanley Park - 3 Great crested grebes, pochard, 22 gadwall, 21 shovelers, 36 tufted ducks

Marton Mere LNR - 2 Ravens (N), sparrowhawk, kestrel, goldeneye

Saturday 14th January

Stanley Park - 2 Great spotted woodpeckers, 22 shovelers, 27 tufted ducks, 18 gadwall, great crested grebe, 2 redwings

Mereside Tesco - 64 Pied wagtails

Central Pier - 5 Kittiwakes (N)

Warbreck Hill - 2 Peregrines

Woodland Gardens - Little egret, nuthatch, 10 great tits, 2 goldcrests, coal tit

Marton Mere LNR - Iceland gull, long eared owl, 72 grey lag geese, 2 water rials, Cetti's warbler, coal tit, sparrowhawk, buzzard, 2 kestrels, goldeneye, 9 stok doves

Friday 13th January

Marton Mere LNR - Peregrine, sparrowhawk, kestrel, shelduck, goldeneye, 62 wigeon, mistle thrush

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

New South Promenade - Kittiwake (N)
Great tit
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, 13 January 2017

Thursday 12th January

About average for mid-January 2 - 5C mostly cloudy with a brisk westerly wind

Marton Mere LNR - Otter, 88 grey lag geese, goldeneye, little grebe, Cetti's warbler, 3 water rails, buzzard, kestrel, sparrowhawk

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Town Centre - Peregrine

Starr Gate - 15 Little gulls, 2 red breasted mergansers, 1350 common scoters
Little gull at Marton Mere
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, 12 January 2017

Wednesday 11th January

Another mild day 6 - 8C some good sunny spells with a gale force westerly wind

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine (roosting)

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 100 Magpies (roosting), goldcrest, song thrush (singing)
Waxwings at Wickes DIY car park Preston New Road 9th January
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, 10 January 2017

Monday 9th January

A mild day 6 - 8C heavy rain in the morning but bright sunny spells later with an increasing westerly wind

Preston New Road - 11 Waxwings

Mansfield Road - Waxwing

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine (roosted), goldcrest

Devonshire Road Rock Gardens - 50 Magpies (roosted), goldcrest

North Blackpool Pond Trail Kincraig Lake - Pochard, 20 teal, chiffchaff, goldcrest, great spotted woodpecker

Marton Mere LNR - Bittern, 125 greenfinches (roost), 23 linnets, 26 lapwings, 5 fieldfares, goldeneye, buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel
Greenfinch
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