Author Archives: Barbara

Southport Crematorium, 18th February 2024

This is a place we had never been to before, but we had recently heard it was a haunt of Red Squirrels, so worth checking. It isn’t a large cemetery, just the chapel building itself flanked on the south-west side … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight, 11th February 2024

Port Sunlight, a model village built to house the workers at the Sunlight Soap factory, is a good place to go in chancy weather, as it has several warm and dry places to retreat to if necessary.  We walked along … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 4th February 2024

These mild days seem to have fooled some creatures into thinking there is an early spring. Usually there are great flocks of gulls on Sefton Park Lake, but most of the adults appear to have already left for their breeding … Continue reading

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Hoylake, 28th January 2024

It was a day to see Wirral’s Wonderful Waders. There was a high tide due at Hoylake at about 12.40, which brings the wading birds right up to the remaining bit of beach/marsh. From Manor Road station we walked down … Continue reading

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Crosby Marine Lake, 21st January 2024

At this time of year, when we re-start our Sunday walks, there are often uncommon birds on the local coastline. Today was one of those days and we set off on a twitch. There had been reports of an adult … Continue reading

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New Brighton, 17th December 2023

It was a bright and sunny day for our last Sunday walk of the year. From New Brighton Station we walked south to Vale Park, then northwards along the prom, with the wind and sun behind us. The tide was … Continue reading

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Chester, 10th December 2023

From the station, we walked down City Road, along Russell Street and Dee Lane, and turned into Grosvenor Park by its north-east corner. There had been drizzly rain earlier, but it soon stopped, and it wasn’t cold. However the paths … Continue reading

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Liverpool Loop Line, 3rd December 2023

After a few frosty days and nights, this morning it was just above freezing, with water in the puddles. From Rose Brow we walked through Gateacre Village, listening to the bell of the Unitarian chapel summoning their faithful to Sunday … Continue reading

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Landican Cemetery and Arrowe Country Park, 26th November 2023

It was a cold and still day, overcast but dry. Landican is a lovely cemetery, neat and symmetrical, beautifully kept, and all the trees grow perfectly, with plenty of room to show off their characteristic forms. There were birds about, … Continue reading

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West Kirby, 19th November 2023

Our goal today was to look for several unusual birds, occasional winter visitors to the local coastline, which had been reported on various birder’s websites. It was a miserable day for it, with drizzly rain nearly all day, but at … Continue reading

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