Record numbers of Whooper swans at WWT Martin Mere03/12/2012 10:51:17 Nearly 2500 whooper swans counted at Martin Mere
December 2012. A count of whooper Swans confirmed a record number of 2,480 birds at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.
Whooper swans spend the summer in Iceland and winter in the UK. Approximately 7% of the population of whooper swans visit Martin Mere over the winter offering spectacular displays that we call ‘Swan Spectacular'. Everyday, the swans are fed at 10.30am and 3pm from Swan Link hide and at 10.45am and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory. The 3.30pm feed also includes a wardens talk to learn all about these amazing animals.
Probably more on the way
WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm 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.
2480 Whooper swans have been counted already at Martin Mere, with more expected.