Venue: Marton Mere Blackpool
Date: Saturday 7th Jan 2017
Weather: Misty and Damp
Park: Lawson Road
Leader: Graham Thomas/John Wilson
Party Number: 20
The party followed the path to the left as usual locating the spot where the Owls had been seen in previous years, but the birds were not present.
Cetti's Warblers were heard 3 times in different locations during the day. Also seen was a spectacular Male Goldeneye.
We continued our walk around the Mere, stopping for lunch in one of the Hides, eventually visited all of the Hides including a new metal fireproof container style hide.
We spoke to several locals who all stated that the Owls had not been seen for over a week, however, on our way out of the reserve we spoke to another local who knew of a single Owl that could be observed by walking towards the new Hide, then 30 yards before looking for path on left by a rosehip bush. After the bush, finally walk into the scrub for approximately 20 yards to hopefully observe the Owl.
We had a great day out even though the weather was slightly against us.
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