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    Inner Marsh farm or Marshside Marsh for Bird Photography

    If anyone is wondering about the photographic opportunities around Marshside here's a few photographs I've taken in the last week or so .
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    Duck I.D. Please

    Hi , This duck was with the Whooper Swans and other "wild" birds on Martin Mere and I didn't immediately recognise it . Can anyone help ?
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    Dudk I.D. Please

    Hi , This duck was with the Whooper Swans and other "wild" birds on Martin Mere and I didn't immediately recognise it . Can anyone help ?
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    Willow Warbler ?

    We don't normally have Warblers in our garden , so I was surprised to see this today . Can you tell me if it's a Willow Warbler ?
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    Martin Mere, Mere Sands and around the area

    The Juvenile Cuckoo is still showing well from the Ron Barker hide at Martin Mere . It's been there for nearly a week now and is showing no sign of moving on . It's quite flighty and has been moving about from post to post . While I was there it was sitting in a distant bush , then flew onto a...
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    My Highland garden

    Hi Marcus , I'll be up your way from Sunday . Do you know if there's much activity around the beaches at Chanonry and Alturlie at the moment ?
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    Martin Mere, Mere Sands and around the area

    Cheers Jaff , as with most things it was luck . When we arrived the Little Stint was up one of the channels in the distance but feeding along the waters edge . Then a herd of cows arrived and gradually drove all the birds towards the hide ( what a result ! ) .
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    Martin Mere, Mere Sands and around the area

    No reports of the Pectoral Sandpiper at Martin Mere today . Weather was horrendous in the morning so only went as far as Marshside . Lo and behold , the sun came out and so did the birds . A family of Gadwalls outside the Sandgrounder hide , then a Ruff appeared , then 3 Common Sandpipers , a...
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    Lancashire Birding

    This could trundle on , so my final words on this matter are - My photographs show the bird on the fence of a working skipyard ( with vehicles moving in and out all day long , so an unlikely place for a nest ) . A local ranger who works at the skipyard is quoted as saying " given the high...
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    Lancashire Birding

    Don't see a problem myself since the bird's disappeared , I haven't given the location of a nest and nobody even knows if they've bred in the area .
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    Lancashire Birding

    Juvenile Black Redstart was around the Ainsdale Discovery Centre prior to the Southport Air Show but I imagine the Red Arrows were the final straw and I don't think it's been seen since . It's had a few people wondering where it came from and the possibility that Black Redstarts may have bred in...
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    My Highland garden

    It's quite difficult sometimes where birds are concerned...while you want them to breed successfully when they're on your property you have to contend with the resulting mess . Luckily you don't have any classic cars parked in your garage ( or do you ? )
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    My Highland garden

    Delighted to hear that your move has proved so fruitful for you Marcus . It gets a bit obsessive putting more feeders and perches out to get better photos doesn't it ? ( I should Know ! ) . I don't think my wife would let me set up any hides , though I do have good views from our side window ...
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    Seaforth NR

    Hi Andy, The link below takes you to the blurb on the Peel site about the proposals & the consultation. There is a link on that page to the consultation / comments form but if you look at it you can see how the questions have been phrased in such a way that you could find yourself supporting...
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    Seaforth NR

    It's outrageous that Peel Ports are trying to steamroller through their plan for Seaforth NNR . They probably see the nature reserve as a millstone around their neck that doesn't generate any money . The questionaire that you can fill in regarding the proposals is produced in such a way that if...
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    UNKNOWN OWL - help from owl experts please

    Visited Turbary Woods Owl Centre near Preston on Tuesday and photographed this owl but forgot to ask what it was ( may be foreign ). Can anyone possibly identify it for me as they don't seem to have an e-mail address .
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    Eagle Owls Bowland Forest

    Eagle Owls have been nesting in the Bowland area since 2007 at Dunsop Bridge . In May 2007 they raised 3 chicks and were attacking dog-walkers and other people along the adjacent footpath causing much consternation . The site is not a secret...in fact if you Google " Dunsop Bridge Eagle Owls "...
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    Sparrowhawk attack!

    Here's a few shots of the Sparrowhawks that visit our garden . The female has a Starling in one of the shots .
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    Willow Warbler ?

    Here's a couple of other cropped shots Jane... the wings might be a bit clearer on these . I'm afraid I'm useless on birdsong recognition so couldn't say what it's song was like , just know that it wasn't going "chiff chaff " . The bird was down Lingham Lane by Leasowe lighthouse
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    Willow Warbler ?

    Saw this warbler today and it wasn't "chiffchaffing "....is it a Willow Warbler or something else ?
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