Mersey Birders

Birding the North West

On this day Rare birds from the past

Wed. 1/24 All day On this day

An American Bittern was seen at Marton Mere LNR on 24th January 1991, and then again on 2nd January 1992-12th May 1992, the second Lancashire record.

Thu. 1/25 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Cattle Egret was on 25th January 1999 at a site near Martin Mere WWT-11th May 1999.

Tue. 2/6 All day On this day

The first record of a Blue-winged Teal for Lancashire was of a male at Leighton Moss RSPB on 6th February 1967.

Thu. 3/15 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Forster's Tern was at Seaforth NR on 15th March 1987.

Mon. 4/2 All day On this day

An Apline Swift was at Sankey Valley Park St Helens on 2nd April 1985.

Fri. 4/6 All day On this day

A White spotted Bluethroat was at Southport Marshside RSPB on 6th April 1995.

Mon. 4/9 All day On this day

A 2nds Laughing Gull was at Marton Mere LNR on 9th-16th April 2006, 2nd Lancashire record.

Sat. 4/14 All day On this day

A Savi's Warbler was at Leighton Moss RSPB on 14th April-24th June 1991.

Wed. 4/18 All day On this day

Two males of probably the western race hispanica were seen on 18th-22nd April 1940 at Lytham, Lancashires first record.

All day other records

A Red-rumped Swallow was at Marton Mere LNR on 18th April 2004, the 3rd record for Lancashire.

Fri. 4/20 All day On this day

A Savi's Warbler was at Leighton Moss RSPB on 20th April-1st May 1979, 2nd Lancashire Record.

Sat. 4/21 All day On this day

Lancashires 2nd record of a Black-eared Wheatear of the western race was on 21st April 1943 at Ainsdale.

Mon. 4/23 All day On this day

A male Little Bittern was at Leighton Moss RSPB on 23rd April-2nd May 1993.

All day other records

A Black Stork was seen on 23rd April 1995 at Ellel near Lancaster, 5th Lancs record.

Sat. 4/28 All day On this day

A Savi's Warbler was at Southport Marshside RSPB on 28th April 1977, Lancashires first record.

Mon. 4/30 All day On this day

A Pallid Swift was at Seaforth NR on 30th April 2009, lancashires first record.

Thu. 5/3 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Male Dartford Warbler was on Darwen Moor on 3rd-17th May 2003

Fri. 5/4 All day On this day

Lancashires first record of a Citrine Wagtail was on 4th-7th May 1997 at Newton Marsh Freckleton.

All day other records

Lancashires first record of a Red-rumped Swallow was on 4th May 1968 at Ainsdale.

Sat. 5/5 All day On this day

Three Black-winged Stilts arrived at Martin Mere WWT on 5th May 2006, 2 of which stayed and attempted to breed, last seen on 23rd June.

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The photos on this site are mainly digi-scoped thru a Leica 77 telescope, using a Nikon Coolpix 995 3.4 MP for the older shots and the more recent shots are with a Fujifilm Finepix Z20 10 MP and a Samsung NV9  hand held to the eye-piece.

Also a Canon DSLR 40D with a 28-90 mm, 80-200mm lenses, 350D, Sigma 500mm f4,5 APO EX DG HSM, 7D.

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