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Bewick's swan, firecrest? (1 Viewer)


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Mrs. Moadib has a couple of year target birds she was really hoping to see, being Bewick's swan and firecrest. In Scotland there is limited chance, but we were thinking to pop down into north-west area of England (going right down to Slimbridge or such is too much of a trip, as we were hoping to do over a Sat/Sun).

Are there any locations which would be recommended for those species? Around Leighton Moss has seemed good for Bewick's, but patchy. Firecrest seems maybe even harder, around Conwy area has sightings, but generally scarce.

Any recommendation much appreciated.


Chris G6 UXU

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WWT Martin Mere, there are Bewicks mixed in with the Whoopers and I have seen Firecrest there on occasions, hope this helps.


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Many thanks for that. Do you know if there have been sightings recently? I had a look on Martin Mere website, but couldn't see firecrest or Bewick's swan. It did mention Bewick's on the Ribble estuary - would it be recommended to go there, and if so would there be a best place to go to look from?

Always great having a day away birding - excellent to meet the locals in different places and explore different areas!

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