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vghikers

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[TR] Martin Mere
« on: 09:57:52, 21/01/20 »
A few photos from a half-day walk around Martin Mere on Sunday 19th. Jan 2020, four of the five miles being the return walk from the rail station.

Countless times we have passed the Martin Mere sign adjacent to the M6, vowed to visit the site and never did. We recently joined the WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) and finally travelled to Burscough Bridge by train for a visit.

The journey up was in thick freezing fog that fortunately cleared quite soon after our arrival. It wasn't easy to get good pictures with a compact, but the twitchers were out in force with serious photographic kit set up in the hides.

Whooper Swan


View from the Harrier hide


The Harrier hide


Crowned Cranes


Black Swan


View from Raines hide


Edit: add date.
« Last Edit: 10:22:41, 21/01/20 by vghikers »

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Re: [TR] Martin Mere
« Reply #1 on: 10:08:55, 21/01/20 »
Looks good  O0
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« Reply #2 on: 13:18:59, 21/01/20 »
Interesting photos    :)    I love swans

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« Reply #3 on: 16:08:08, 21/01/20 »
Nice photo's....I especially like the Harrier hide. I could live in that  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: 18:15:51, 21/01/20 »
Thanks very much folks, an enjoyable outing.

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« Reply #5 on: 21:23:03, 21/01/20 »
Lovely pics vg :)  I quite like visiting reserves, even during the Winter months. Always something to see! 8)
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« Reply #6 on: 05:43:29, 22/01/20 »
Thanks very much, the wintering visitors was one of the attractions for that visit.

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« Reply #7 on: 18:38:10, 22/01/20 »
Lovely pics vg, love the crowned cranes  O0
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« Reply #8 on: 22:12:44, 22/01/20 »
Lovely pics VGH.  It's amazing what wildlife you can find in winter when you're out and about.
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« Reply #9 on: 05:49:39, 23/01/20 »
Thanks April & Mel  :)