Martin Mere

I finally got around to visiting Martin Mere in September 2015. The mere is a vast marsh, that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England.

It is now a wetland nature reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The reserve is at its best in winter, attracting huge flocks of pink-footed geese and wigeon, many whooper swans and occasional rarer birds such as the snow goose.

It is also excellent for wintering birds of prey such as hen harrier, peregrine and merlin.

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