Category Archives: Sunday Group

Eastham, 22nd October 2017

This morning we were still being thrashed by the squally showers of Storm Brian, but by lunchtime the sun had come out. The only bird to be heard as we set off down the path past the Leverhulme Sports Field … Continue reading

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Mossley Hill, 15th October 2017

On a wonderfully warm and sunny day before Storm Ophelia hits us on Monday, we returned to the Liverpool Thorn Collection on Templemore Avenue. We went there in May 2016 when the trees were flowering, but now we wanted to … Continue reading

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Gorse Hill Apple Festival, 8th October 2017

There was a “V” of about 50 Pink-footed Geese flying north over Aughton church, identified by their high-pitched contact calls. On the way up to the reservoir the field to the left of the path was ploughed, and several Black-headed … Continue reading

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Pickerings Pasture, 1st October 2017

Pickerings Pasture, on the Mersey estuary near the Widnes-Runcorn bridge, is the site of the old Widnes tip which was reclaimed in the 1980s and declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1992. The Mersey Estuary is a Site of Special … Continue reading

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Marshside, 24th September 2017

An odd day at Marshside, with an almost deserted Sandgrounders hide, both inside and out, but all the excitement at Nel’s hide, where there were two Cattle Egrets. However, even this late in the season there are still flowers to … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 17th September 2017

The Model Boat Club meets at Sefton Park every Sunday morning, even in misty drizzle like today. The usual birds were on the lake, Mallards, Coots and Moorhen, Canada Geese and Mute Swans. There seemed to be a lot of … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day, 10th September 2017

Not much nature-watching today, although we did spot some in the end. Our plan was to squeeze in three free events, a dock tour on the Floating Grace, a ride on a vintage bus to Knotty Ash and another attempt … Continue reading

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Colliers’ Moss, 3rd September 2017

We haven’t been to what used to be called Bold Moss for at least seven years, and now all the signs call it Colliers Moss Common Local Nature Reserve (with no apostrophe!).  The way in is different, too. From St … Continue reading

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Reynolds Park, 27th August 2017

By entering Reynolds Park at the “wrong” (east) end, we came straight into their wild flower meadow. Much of the early blossom had gone over, but there was still a tangle of Teasel, Corn Marigold, Oxeye Daisy, Purple Loosestrife, Common … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Park, 20th August 2017

Another tree trail this week, following the plan in the Friends of Birkenhead Park’s “Unusual Trees” booklet (£2 from the Visitors’ Centre.) Our first target was the Black Mulberry Morus nigra, which is on the north bank of the Lower … Continue reading

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