Martin Mere -= Red Crested Pochard

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It was a great Sunny day last Sunday and with Alan and Mark for company it was pleasurable too. There are many birds at the Mere but this guy never fails to make for good pics. Just thought you may like to see a few more from the IS main page. The two together pulling that “grass” were having a right old time. Do not know why they wanted it but they were not giving up in that birdy tug of war.

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20 Apr, 2011
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robashfield said:

Superb photos mike....thanks for sharing.

21 Apr, 2011
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great set Mike

21 Apr, 2011
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johnponting said:

Great single bird series really shows off it's colours - and body.

Good use of blog.

21 Apr, 2011
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littlewren said:

fantastic photos.....can I ask....is Martin Mere near Blackpool?? if so I feel a little trip coming on

21 Apr, 2011
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johnponting said:

Hi LW I should really let mike answer but I think this could be 6 miles from Ormskirk & 10 miles from Southport. Only been to Blackpool once so not sure where that fits.

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21 Apr, 2011
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littlewren said:

Near enough to where I was looking...thanks for the link. Couple of hours drive ....stay at a Premier Inn and Martin Mere is a definite...Next on my list.

21 Apr, 2011
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mike said:

Right LW. MM is as John says - near to Southport. It is also close to Marshside - another favourite of Muddy's. There is a Premier at Blackpool and Southport but because you have to come inland from Blackpool and then out West again it is about 30 miles from there (or if you fly - about 10 miles.) I cannot recommend it more highly - it will be a great day for you.

21 Apr, 2011
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muddywalters said:

Great blog/photos Mike - they are photogenic aren't they?

Sheila, if you're doing Martin Mere or Marshside and you'd like a 'coffee buying' guide - give me a shout! :-)

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