Monthly Archives: July 2012

New Brighton, 29th July 2012

It was raining hard before we set out, but by the time we emerged from the train at Wallasey Grove Road it had mostly cleared up, and we were greeted by a Goldfinch singing on a telegraph wire. Today’s birds … Continue reading

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Added pictures

Just a note that I have added some extra pictures by Chris Derri. To Potteric Carr on 7th July I’ve added two Longhorn Beetles and a Picture-winged Fly. To Cemlyn Bay on 23rd June I’ve added an Arctic Tern and … Continue reading

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Gorse Hill, 22nd July 2012

Off to Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, near Ormskirk, on a hot and sunny day. We took the train to Aughton Park, the stop before Ormskirk, and headed for Aughton Church. Just opposite, a footpath leads up through barley fields to … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Long Mynd 21st July 2012

Fifteen members joined the MNA Coach Trip to Long Mynd, Shropshire. We parked in the National Trust car park in Cardingmill Valley, Church Stretton where a yaffling Green Woodpecker greeted our arrival. House Martins and Swallows were buzzing overhead and … Continue reading

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Crosby Marine Gardens and the Iron Men, 15th July 2012

It was yet another dry and sunny day between the rainy weekdays, but with a brisk northerly breeze keeping the temperature down. Starting at Waterloo station, we toured all four of the beachfront gardens, once the private preserve of the … Continue reading

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MNA Trip Wigan Flashes 14th July 2012

Nine members joined the MNA walk around Wigan Flashes with the weather ranging from heavy downpours to glorious sunshine and strong breezes. Although a quiet time for birdlife we did see Great-crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Mute Swan pair with two … Continue reading

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Offa’s Dyke, Llangollen 12th July 2012

Chris Butterworth, David Bryant and I made an early morning decision to head out to Llangollen. After alighting from the infamous X94 bus we took a taxi the short distance to WorldÂ’s End. We walked up the lane towards the … Continue reading

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Calderstones and Allerton Tower, 8th July 2012

For a change, after the last few weeks’ rain, it was a dry, sunny, and almost warm day. The bus dropped us at the Menlove Avenue entrance to Calderstones Park, and we wandered across, admiring the trees as always, and … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Potteric Carr 7th July 2012

MNA Coach Trip to Potteric Carr, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserve, with a variety of habitats from open water and marsh to woodland. Although sunny when we arrived a huge thunder and lightning storm with a torrential downpour soon … Continue reading

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Wildflowers at Walton Station

A few months ago David Bryant offered to plant a wildflower meadow on an unused bank next to Walton Station. Merseyrail were happy to allow it. It’s now up, the poppies are out, and it’s alive with bees. David asked … Continue reading

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