Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Martin Mere

I thought I'd start my first entry at Martin Mere, an amazing wildfowl and wetland centre in Lancashire. At this time of year especially, it is teeming with thousands of swans and geese. It's a great day out, with lots of birds to be seen at all times.  There are plenty of hides along well laid out paths, and feeding stations too. Here you will find the usual finches and tit flocks. A Kingfisher can regularly be seen, and on the day I went, there was a Red Kite and two Marsh Harriers. Two great birds to see in flight.

Below are some of my photos from my day at Martin Mere in September. Some of these are captively bred, but they are still quite nice shots.

This Red Crested Pochard posed nicely for me.

This male Common Eidur Duck was constantly preening and splashing.

Here we have two Pink Footed Geese either side of a Barnacle Goose.

Here you can see the numbers that were starting to build up in September.

And finally, a Whooper Swan.

1 comment:

  1. Having been brought up in Southport I spent many happy hours birding at Martin Mere and remember the massive flocks of Pink Feet flying over the house in the winter


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