Formby Squirrel Reserve, Saturday 17th August 2013

(Report from John Clegg)  A dull morning and a very bad weather forecast may have caused the very poor turnout for this meeting, with only two members attending. However, the rain stayed off and we were rewarded with a number of very close views of Red Squirrels at the feeding stations and running around in the trees. One of the Squirrels was almost black.

A number of Tit flocks were seen, including Blue- Great- and Coal Tits. Other birds included Jay, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Wood Pigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Magpie and, on returning to the warden’s hut, Chaffinch and Dunnock.

One Gatekeeper butterfly was seen near the end of the walk, just before the rain arrived.

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