Bird Watching Group

Summary The Birdwatching Group is for anyone interested in birds and other wildlife which we may see.
Venue Usually 4th Wednesday at 09:15 but see below
Contact Diana Oldfield and Paul Carter - Telephone details are in the paper/email copy of the newsletter
Email with 'U3A Bird Watching Enquiry' as the subject

Birdwatching Group Report 2017

We are a small group meeting approximately one Wednesday per month for a birdwatching trip. Usually we are out for a morning, leaving at 9.15am and returning about 2pm, but in the summer we may have a few earlier starts and full days. This year we have visited a wide range of habitats, including coastal, woodland and moorland. Generally, we go to RSPB reserves or other managed areas with good facilities. An exception to this is our spring walk along the Goyt valley in search of summer visitors such as redstart and warblers. Some reserves such as Burton Mere on the Wirral provide a variety at any time of year. Pennington Flash, Neumannís Flash, New Brighton and Marbury Country Park have all been visited in the last 12 months. In the summer we may go further afield to North Lancashire or North Wales.

Paul and I have set a programme of dates for the first half of 2018 so that group members can have more advance notice. The proposed dates are January 3rd, February 2nd, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, and June 13th.

If you would like to join the group please get in touch to confirm dates and venues as they are subject to change, for example for poor weather conditions. The decision as to where to go on each trip is taken close to the time as Paul researches bird movements and makes enquiries as to what birds have been seen.

Diana Oldfield and Paul Carter

Swans at Leighton Moss, photo by Graham Porter

December 2017 Report: View

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