Explore the Mystery of Migration with Mike Dilger and WWT

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Next week (Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December) WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre will be featured on the BBC One Show as part of their two-part film entitled ‘Mystery of Migration’.

Thousands of swans migrate from Iceland to their temporary home at Martin Mere to escape The Arctic winter, an amazing wildlife spectacle.

Back in November the One Show filmed a Whooper swan catch and swan feed at Martin Mere with presenter Mike Dilger.

Mike had an enjoyable day helping with the swan catch early in the morning and then feeding the swans at Martin Mere’s Swan Link Hide at 3pm.

Mike Dilger commented “A privilege as ever to spend time so close to the Whoopers, thanks Martin Mere!”

There are currently over 1,200 Whooper swans on the Reserve and if you’d like to meet some of them, WWT Martin Mere holds a swan feed every day at 3pm in the Swan Link Hide where you can watch the fantastic view and hear the sound of the swans feeding right in front of the hide.

They are also fed outside the Raines Observatory at 3.30pm where you can comfortably sit and watch in the heated hide. This is followed by a warden’s commentary and a question and answer session.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 4.30pm during winter months 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/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

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