Friday, 27 February 2009

Beginners Woodland Walk

I will be leading a walk on Saturday 28th Feb at the Black Woods. This is a guided walk to look at woodland birds and help people appreciate birds of this habitat. The walks starts at 9.30am, if you want join us be at the corner of Woolton Rd and Aldbourne Ave then.
Last year we even got buzzard on this 2hr trip.

Meeting and Birds or Birds and meetings!

Phil Antrobus and myself had a meeting with Mersey Ferries about this year's seabird cruises. We had a really good meeting and left the offices to go to New Brighton Marine Lake.

A quick look at the jetty and you could see a number of waders roosting over the high tide.

A good selection of turnstones, dunlin, redshank but best of all 5 purple sandpipers. I managed to get 4 in the picture. The size of these birds can be quite difficult to judge so in the picture I have included a black headed gull.
The best place to see purple sands is Hilbre Island so it was great to find these birds.
If you get a chance try and go and see them over the high tides this week. Chris