Martin Mere Wetland Bird Centre

A little while ago I took the opportunity to visit the Martin Mere Centre near Burscough in Lancashire, one of the most popular “bird resorts” in the North of England.

It had been recommended a number of time by fellow bird watchers / enthusiasts and it was suggested that the best time to visit was in late October as several hundred thousand Geese descend on the place from Iceland, the Artic Circle and Norther Scandinavia.

Unfortunately, although there were some Geese around the vast numbers had not yet arrived but were expected any time. Anyway, we made the most of our visit by walking around to visit the various hides and we were very grateful to the regulars who helped us tremendously with bird identification. Amongst the species we saw were Snipe, Ruff, Black Tailed Godwit, Teal, Pintail, Pochard and many small land birds including Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit and Great Tit.

Below are some of the numerous photographs I took on the day and I will leave it to any reader to try and identify the species featured.

(C) Kindadukish 2021

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