Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Friday 4th to Monday 7th August

Cool for early August 12 - 18C sunny spells and heavy rain with a strong south westerly wind

Monday 7th August

Warbreck Hill - Goldcrest

Marton Mere LNR - Buzzard, sparrowhawk, 2 linnets

Town Centre - Peregrine

Starr Gate - 3 Arctic skuas, 9 gannets, sparrowhawk, whimbrel (S), 62 Sandwich terns, wheatear

Sunday 6th August

Marton Mere LNR - Great crested grebe, great spotted woodpecker, kestrel

Starr Gate - Great skua, Arctic skua, 333 Sandwich terns, whimbrel (S), peregrine, great crested grebe

Gynn Square - Kestrel (S), great skua, 2 gannets (N)

Warbreck Hill - Peregrine

Saturday 5th August

Marton Mere LNR - 3 Pipistrelle bats, bittern, barn owl, 2 sparrowhawks, 1600 starlings (roosted), lesser whitethroat, 3 chiffchaffs, curlew (over), wigeon, 2 brown hawker dragonflies, moths; Gothic, fen wainscot, brimstone, large yellow underwing, lesser broad bordered yellow underwing, least yellow underwing, flame shoulder, brown china mark, common rustic, common plume, marbled beauty, ruby tiger, straw dot, mother of pearl, silver Y

Heron's Reach golf course - Little grebe

Starr Gate - Grey seal, 5 Manx shearwaters, 500 common scoters

Mossom Nature Field - Holly blue butterfly

Friday 4th August

Town Centre - Peregrine

Marton Mere LNR - Common tern, 2 shovelers, 2 gadwall, buzzard, kestrel, great spotted woodpecker

Starr Gate - 3 Manx shearwaters (N), 26 gannets (N), Arctic skua

Tesco Mereside - 50 Pied wagtails (Pre-roost)
Marbled beauty
EVENT - North Blackpool Pond Trail - Moth & Bat night - Saturday 26th August 8.00pm - Late. Meet at the bird viewing area at Kincraig Lake opposite the Spar on Kincraig Road FY2 0HN. Bring a torch and wear warm clothes - 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