Monthly Archives: February 2013

Anfield Cemetery & Stanley Park, 24th February 2013

There was a bitingly cold north wind today, as we took the 19A bus from Queen Square to Walton Lane/Bodmin Road and crossed into Anfield Cemetery. There weren’t many birds, just Carrion Crows, Magpies and a flock of Black-headed Gulls, … Continue reading

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Greenbank and Sefton Parks, 17th February 2013

It was a bright and sunny day, but deceptively cold. We took the 86 bus to the Brookhouse pub and walked down Gorsebank Road to Greenbank Park. The lake was full of the usual birds of urban parks. Mallards of … Continue reading

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Holyhead pictures

Chris Derri has sent me some pictures from our coach trip to Holyhead and Beddmanarch bay on 9th February. First, two shots of a Black Guillemot in winter plumage. A Ringed Plover Two pictures of a Shag A trio of … Continue reading

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Burscough Reed Beds, Saturday 16th February 2013

(Report by John Clegg) A total of 20 members arrived at Burscough Bridge Interchange, by bus, train or car, for our walk on a mild sunny morning. As we left the station a group of Jackdaws flew over, the first … Continue reading

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Burscough Reedbed Photos

Photos taken by Chris Derri on the MNA Burscough Reedbed walk English Longhorn Cattle Barn Owl Pinkies Siskin Whooper Swans Mute Swan

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Liverpool Museum 10th February 2013

It was a very bleak and wet day so we decided to go to the Museum of Liverpool. We did get some bird watching and fresh air, though. As well as taking a trip on the Mersey Ferry for lunch, … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary day in the lab…

Well not quite I was working on some oil-well drill cuttings from Kurdistan. Lifted the penultimate sample bag from one of the boxes when out pops a gecko! These boxes have been in a storage garage on the Wirral for … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Anglesey 9th Feb 2013

The first MNA Coach trip of 2013 saw us returning to a familiar venue at Holyhead Harbour and the nearby Breakwater CP. It was a misty and drizzly day but we soon got down to some birding with Starlings and … Continue reading

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Southport, 3rd February 2013

It was warmer today, but with a squally north wind. At Southport we headed straight down to the Marine Lake, and had a good day for birds, with several notes of leg rings to report. On and around the lake … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Jan 2013

Just returned from hols on the tropical island of Sri Lanka. Although mainly a cultural tour visiting ancient painted cave temples, numerous gigantic Buddha statues,┬áthe dramatic sky fortress of Sigiriya, tea plantations and deserted ruined cities, I managed to see … Continue reading

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