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.
Great Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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