Visit to Martin Mere – 14th February 2017

By | March 4, 2017

Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff in flight – photo by Bill Hale

Black-tailed Godwit – photo by Tony Leigh


Ten members of the group attended our first outing of 2017, with four staying on for the afternoon.  The weather was fine and sunny in the morning but increasingly cloudy after lunch.

A total of 52 species were seen with large flocks of Whooper Swans; Pink-footed and Greylag Geese; Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff being among the highlights of this visit.

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Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird Several  
Black-headed Gull Hundreds  
Black-tailed Godwit c.80  
Blue Tit Several  
Buzzard 3  
Canada Goose Several  
Carrion Crow Many  
Chaffinch Several  
Coot Many  
Cormorant Many  
Dunnock A few  
Feral Pigeon Several  
Gadwall A few  
Goldeneye 1  
Goldfinch Several  
Great Black-backed Gull 3  
Great Tit Several  
Greenfinch Several  
Grey Heron A few  
Greylag Goose Thousands  
Hybrid Duck 1  
Hybrid Goose 2  
Jackdaw Many  
Kestrel 1 Bill H
Kingfisher 1 Bill H
Lapwing Thousands  
Little Egret 4  
Long-tailed Tit 1  
Magpie A few  
Mallard Many  
Moorhen Many  
Oystercatcher A few  
Pheasant 1 Bill H
Pink-footed Goose Thousands  
Pintail Several  
Pochard Several  
Redshank Many  
Reed Bunting Several PM
Robin Many  
Ruff c.100  
Shelduck Many  
Shoveler A few  
Song Thrush 3 PM
Starling Several  
Stock Dove 2 PM
Teal Many  
Tree Sparrow Several PM
Tufted Duck Several  
Whooper Swan Hundreds  
Wigeon Hundreds  
Woodpigeon Several  
Yellowhammer 1 PM – Peter B


Last Updated on March 4, 2017