Reece wanted to head up to Marton Mere to see if the reported American Bittern was around but as we had little time I thought and hours visit to HOM would be better. I pulled in to a very full car park to see an almost full viewing point and BBC Radio Lancashire interviewing Graham the RSPB warden we'd met on last weeks walk.
Raptors were present in small numbers including 2 Merlin, 3 Buzzard and a Marsh Harrier (seen before I arrived). Teal, Wigeon and good numbers Shellduck as well as Pinkfooted by the Ribble and over head. A few Redshank showed close and Curlew, Snipe and Lapwing showed in the distance, the latter also in the nearby fields. 2 Bewick's were a good sighting on the Warton side, 11 Whooper flew over and 4 Mute in a nearby stretch of water. As well as the odd Skylark fly by c20 Fieldfare fed in the field by the carpark.