Martin Mere 2nd August 2009

We spent the morning up at Martin Mere starting down at the Ron Barker Hide. With upstairs looking pretty full we sat alone downstairs hoping for some waders and birds of prey. It was hard to see across the islands being downstairs but we did manage Avocet and a Water Rail feeding down at the edge of the reeds. 2 Whooper Swan were feeding by the dyke and a Marsh Harrier flew over but didn’t hang around.
Apart from Redshank, Teal and Shoveler the only other notable sighting of the morning was a tawny Owl roosting at the top of a pine tree near the Kingfisher Hide.
Also plenty of species of butterfly feeding on the Buddleia in front of the Kingfisher Hide.

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