Webcams go live as Geese start to arrive

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As autumn is already upon us there will be thousands of geese seen flocking to Martin Mere Wetland. The webcam is now live from the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre website which is set up from our in focus shop that has the best view of the reserve.

The reserve already has 7,000 geese which will more than double in the upcoming weeks. Anyone can access the website to view the webcam. The best time to do so will be in the morning from 7am when they will wake and leave the reserve, and from 3pm to watch them fly in to spend the evening.

Centre Manager, Andy Wooldridge, said “I encourage everyone to watch the webcam at some point as the view is truly spectacular. I live near the mere myself and get to experience every morning. It is a brilliant time of year.”

Also at this time of year the reserve welcomes over 2,000 swans that migrate from Iceland to spend the winter in West Lancashire. It is centered on the daily feeds of the swans. This can also be watched from the webcam. The majority of the swans will arrive mid November.

WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6. The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations. Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight centres.