Moreton Common, 9th May 2010

Took the train from Central to Moreton, then cut through the Tarran Way Industrial Estate to the Moreton Brickworks Landfill site. Circled Moreton Mere and had our lunch at Leasowe Lighthouse. The sun brought out lots of butterflies today – Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell and a Common Blue. Lots of Whitethroats were singing in the open, we had good views of Greenfinch and Goldfinch, a fleeting sighting of a Linnet and saw several Swallows zipping over the horse fields. After lunch we walked along the front past Leasowe Castle, where there were several hundred Oystercatchers on the tide line. We had been invited to tea at the home of a previous member who has not been able to walk with us for a while, so we cut over the fields to Lillian’s, where we were so well entertained with tea and cakes that it was after 5pm before we got back to Liverpool.

Next Sunday 16th May is Walton Hall Park, meeting at Queen Square at 10am.  I will not be blogging about that walk, because I will be away birdwatching in Poland, volcanic ash permitting.

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