Otterspool, 30th October 2011

Despite the change of clocks, we all turned up at Liverpool ONE for the 82A to Riverside Drive. We had hoped the Festival Park would be open, but still no news of it. All we could do was look through the gate!


We strolled southwards on the prom in the warm sunshine, talking to the fishermen. One said they hoped for small Whiting or Codling, or perhaps a Ray. Two had made decent catches, both of Cod. “You get some nice fish coming out now”, said another.



Not many birds today. Black-headed Gulls, Cormorants, a Magpieand some Crows. We thought we saw a butterfly, perhaps a Peacock, during our lunch stop. At the Sitting Bull we turned north again.


There is a new Otters Café, which will be splendid when its lake and grounds are complete. Next to it they appear to be building a maze, a play fort and an adventure ropes course.



Through the woodland path up to Aigburth Vale we saw Chaffinch, Wood Pigeon, a Robin and a Grey Squirrel. Some of the ornamental trees were in autumn colours and the three wonderful Cut-leaved Beeches covered the path with bronze leaves.



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