Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
July 5, 2002
The bird for which Martin Mere is noted is the pink-footed goose. These can exceed 20,000 in number and attract other species of geese as well, so that white-fronted and greylag are common and a number of other breeds also crop up in smaller numbers.
Then there are those noisy far-travelling swans, Whoopers and Bewick's - more than 500 of each. These alone justify the trip for me and we have been known to visit on New Year's Day.
Obviously duck species also abound as do waders and the main migration seasons in Spring and Autumn see numerous visitors.
From journal Southport and South Lancashire