Monday, 14 January 2013
Med' Gull, Martin Mere WWT.
I ended up at Martin Mere WWT for a couple of hours this afternoon after an aborted trip to Hesketh Out Marsh. For once the hides seemed inviting in the wintry weather in preference to the exposed HOM seawall. Surprisingly quiet at the wetland centre - very few people around but loads of birds. The Pink-footed Geese were offsite and the best I could find during my brief stay was this adult Mediterranean Gull that dropped infront of the Harrier Hide with BHGs to bathe briefly.
At least 500 Whoopers on the mere with more to arrive after I left no doubt as there were 180 with a Black Swan along Curlew Lane outside the wetland centre. At least 50 Ruff flying around, plenty of Tree Sparrows and Treecreeper with a tit flock.