Wetland Birds in Spring

Following on from the Woodland Birds article, this entry features the birds that can be seen at Mere Sands Wood and Martin Mere. The chicks are beginning to venture out onto the pools and ponds accompanied by their protective parents (except for the Coots that is) and they are much easier to capture photographically than…

In Search of the GCG

A visit today to Mere Sands Wood near Rufford developed into a fine day with Spring sunshine and minimal rain. The meres were populated by water birds pairing up and confirming bonds prior to the mating and subsequent rearing of their offspring. Many species were noted both on the water and on the banks. Below…