Marton Mere

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Marton Mere.Pic Scott W
Marton Mere Nature Reserve

Marton Mere Nature Reserve

Marton Mere nature reserve is a glacial freshwater lake and nationally recognised Site of Special Scientific Interest for its bird populations, but it also supports a number of other nationally important species such as dragonflies, butterflies, bats and orchids.The site contains a diversity of habitats including open water, reed beds, grassland as well as pockets of woodland and scrub. Visitors can enjoy the area through following the designated footpaths around the site and visiting the numerous bird watching hides. Marton mere is the most important site in Lancashire for breeding little grebe (pictured) with up to 10 pairs, and is of county importance for its populations of great crested grebe, coot (second only to Leighton Moss) , mallard, pochard and shoveler.
Over 140 species of passage migrant have been recorded and regular passage waders include ruff, greenshank and curlew. The reserve can also host spectacular murmurations of starling in Winter (See video section).

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