Category Archives: Sunday Group

Marshside, 26th March 2017

It was dazzlingly sunny as we left the bus in Preesall Close, and it stayed that way all day. We wondered if the House Martins who nest under the eaves there would be back and building, but there was no … Continue reading

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Wirral Way, Neston and Parkgate, 19th March 2017

Despite the colder turn, spring is still moving forward. I love this time of year, when the distant trees show faint washes of colour – misty greens and maroons – as they start to bud and leaf. There was a … Continue reading

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Calderstones, 12th March 2017

When we entered the park near the south east corner, at the Allerton Road / Ballantrae Road junction, we found a new path going off to the left, through some shrubby woods. There were clumps of Three-cornered Leek and a … Continue reading

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Southport, 5th March 2017

Well, what nasty Sunday weather that was! A hard cold rain started at about 9.30 am and went on relentlessly all day. Even the city centre pigeons decided to take shelter inside Central Station. Somewhere with plenty of cover was … Continue reading

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Landican and Arrowe Park, 26th February 2017

Our plan for Landican Cemetery was to look for Brown Hares, which are known to be there, occasionally nibbling the freshly-offered bouquets of flowers. In the event only two of the group saw one (not me, so no picture). It … Continue reading

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Kew Woods, Southport,19th February 2017

Kew Woods are under the management of the Forestry Commission, and are part of the Mersey Forest.  It’s a former landfill site off Town Lane, where 12,000 new trees and shrubs have been planted in recent years, although it’s still … Continue reading

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New Brighton (and Heswall on another unsuccessful Waxwing twitch) 12th February 2017

It was a terribly unsuitable day for New Brighton, really, with a raw north-east wind, but we wanted to see a small group of Purple Sandpipers which have been roosting at high tide on the pontoons on the Marine Lake. … Continue reading

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Waterloo, 5th February 2017

We started at Potter’s Barn, a Grade II listed building from 1841. It was intended to be the gate-house (with attached coach house and stables) for a larger estate, and was built as an intentional replica of the farmhouse on … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 29th January 2017

There were Waxwings reported yesterday (Saturday) at the tunnel end of Scotland Road, so we headed that way in hope. However, although there were plenty of red-berried trees north of the JMU building, some with Redwings in them, there were … Continue reading

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Eastham, 15th January 2017

Our first walk of 2017 might have become a Waxwing hunt if any had been reported in Liverpool, but it seems they have all moved on to Warrington. (But I saw a few last week – see below.) We decided … Continue reading

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