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Wirral is the peninsula lying between the rivers Dee and Mersey in North West England. The area, particularly the Dee Estuary, is of International importance for Shelduck, Pintail, Oystercatcher, Knot, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank, and is of National importance for 13 more species, notably Curlew, Ruff and Lapwing.

Jay at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston Visitor Centre

Location map showing Wirral

Wirral is blessed with a wide range of different landscapes, including woods, farmland, reed beds, salt marsh, extensive beaches and lowland heath. The varying habitats are used by many different species, making the region an excellent base for bird watching.

 

 

Next Indoor meeting - "Feathers and Wings" - Brian Anderson - Thursday 27th April 2017 (8.00 pm to 9.30 pm)

This presentation features over 50 bird species from Brian’s travels to five continents over the last 30 years.

His diverse and colourful images include familiar avian species from Europe, to more exotic vultures and caracaras from South America; kites, sun birds and bee-eaters from Asia, kittiwakes, ivory gulls, auks and guillemots from the High Arctic, to albatrosses, petrels, penguins and snowy sheathbills from Antarctica.

This presentation, lasting approximately 75 minutes, is not to be missed by ‘twitchers’ and lovers of wildlife and nature in general.

This illustrated presentation will take place at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL

Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is £4.00, which includes light refreshments.

The attached photograph was provided by Brian.

 

Next Field meeting - Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve - Saturday 29th April 2017

Woolston Eyes has been created by the dumping of spoil from Manchester Ship Canal dredging, and is a managed SSSI near Warrington with a great variety of wildlife with Black-necked Grebes being a speciality. There is a possibility of being able to observe bird ringing, which takes place frequently here. There are several hides and an eco-loo. There is an entrance fee of £2 per head which goes towards the upkeep of the site. This is payable to Mike upon arrival, please. We will have the guidance of a voluntary warden for the first couple of hours. Meet at Thelwall Lane 9.00 am - SatNav Post Code WA4 1PD.

 

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