Date: 6th Jan
Weather: Fine Blue Sky Cold
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
The first outing of 2018 for the Preston Society took place on a damp, cold day but 14 members bravely met on Lawson Road. The path from Lawson Road led us onto Marton Mere Nature Reserve.
The party followed the path first to the new Metal Hide, as the Owls had not been seen on the reserve for a while. Near the hide a Cetti's Warbler was heard briefly. The party continued their walk around the Mere stopping for lunch in one of the Hides, and eventually managed to visited all the Hides including the interesting Feeding Station..
One of the locals informed us of the lack of Long Eared Owls this year.
We all had a great day out at the reserve, even though, unfortunately, the weather was slightly against us being rather colder than usual.
Pink Footed Goose 1000+ over the day
Water Rail h
Golden Plover 100+ ?
Black Headed Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Greater Black Backed Gull
Long Tail Tit