Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Coot
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goshawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Greenfinch
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Grey Heron
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Grey Wagtail
Hawfinch
Herring Gull
Hoopoe
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Swallow
Swift
Tawny Owl
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow
Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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WWT Martin Mere

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust's Martin Mere reserve is in Lancashire.

The reserve comprises pools, scrapes and wet pastures for wildfowl and waders and small woodland tracts. There is also a collection of captive wildfowl, some of which are part of breeding programmes for endangered species around the World.

An annual pilgrimage, just before Christmas, is to Martin Mere to see the thousands of wildfowl including internationally important numbers of Whooper Swans and other ducks and geese. a few of the smaller Bewick's Swans are usually present, but in recent years these have become fewer in number. Something unusual is often present too, such as Ferruginous Duck, Green-winged Teal or Red-breasted Goose.

There are several hides around the reserve with wheelchair access to most of them. The visitors centre includes toilets, shop and cafeteria.

Below is a list of species I have seen on my visits to the reserve.

What You Might See
Bar-headed Goose
Barn Owl
Barnacle Goose
Bewick's Swan
Black-headed Gull
Black-tailed Godwit
Blackbird
Blue Tit
Brambling
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Collared Dove
Common Buzzard
Common Gull
Coot
Cormorant
Dunnock
Ferruginous Duck
Fieldfare
Firecrest
Gadwall
Goldcrest
Goldeneye
Goldfinch
Goosander
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Tit
Green-winged Teal
Greenfinch
Grey Heron
Greylag Goose
Hen Harrier
Herring Gull
House Sparrow
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Grebe
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Merlin
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Mute Swan
Oystercatcher
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Wagtail
Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
Pochard
Red-breasted Goose
Redshank
Reed Bunting
Ringed Plover
Robin
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruff
Scaup
Shelduck
Shoveler
Siskin
Skylark
Snipe
Snow Goose
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Teal
Tree Sparrow
Tufted Duck
Whooper Swan
Wigeon
Wood Pigeon
Wren


Last revision: 21 Feb 2015
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