Visit to Marbury Country Park – 14th March 2017

By | April 10, 2017

Ten members of the group attended this, our first visit to Marbury Country Park near Northwich, Cheshire.  The weather was cloudy but fine in the morning, brightening up after lunch.  Marbury is an extensive site with a wide variety of habitats and a total of 53 different species were recorded.

Definitely worth another visit!

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Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird Many  
Black-headed Gull Hundreds  
Blue Tit Many  
Buzzard 3  
Canada Goose Several  
Carrion Crow Several  
Chaffinch A few  
Chiffchaff Heard only  
Coal Tit A few  
Common Sandpiper 2 PM only
Coot Several  
Cormorant Several  
Curlew c.50  
Dunnock A few  
Gadwall A few PM only
Goldcrest 1  
Goldeneye A few  
Goldfinch A few  
Goosander 2  
Great Crested Grebe Several  
Great Spotted Woodpecker Heard only  
Great Tit Several  
Green Sandpiper 1 PM only
Grey Heron A few  
Greylag Goose 2  
Herring Gull A few  
Jackdaw Many  
Jay A few  
Lapwing A few PM only
Lesser Black-backed Gull    
Long-tailed Tit A few  
Magpie Several  
Mallard Many  
Mediterranean Gull 1 PM only
Moorhen Several  
Mute Swan 7  
Nuthatch Several  
Oystercatcher A few PM only
Pheasant Heard only  
Pochard A few  
Reed Bunting A few  
Robin Many  
Shelduck Several  
Shoveler 1 PM only
Song Thrush A few  
Stock Dove    
Teal A few PM only
Tufted Duck A few  
Water Rail 1  
Woodpigeon Many  
Wren Heard only


Last Updated on April 10, 2017