Bird watching

Thursday 16th May, Guided tour of the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, Silverdale, LA5 0SW (Junction 35 M6). Meeting at the reserve 10.30am. Cost is £8 plus admission charge. If you are a member of the RSPB admission is free.

Contact June Avery if you are interested.Telephone 526 9118 or email


Bird Watching

Thursday 21st March 10.30am, High Tide birdwatch at Parkgate, Wirral with RSPB. Free parking at Old Baths car park ( CH64 6RN), north end of the Parade or Wirral Country Car Park on Station road (CH64 6QJ). Contact June Avery on 526-9118 or email if you want to come along.

Thursday 11th April 10am, Meresands nature reserve, Rufford, L40 1TG. A walk around the reserve. Plenty of bird hides. Toilets. Car Parking charges apply. Contact June Avery if you want to come along.

I will be arranging a visit to Wigan Flashes with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. I am waiting for them to get back to me with a date. Wigan Flashes is a large area of wetland formed from previous coal extraction

I am also arranging a visit to RSPB Leighton Moss, Silverdale, near Morecambe in May. Given the location I will hire a mini bus but I can only do this if enough people are interested. I am waiting for the RSPB to confirm the dates they can give us a guided tour.


Wednesday 17th October. Visit to Lunt Meadows. Meet at the Lunt Meadows car park, off Lunt road, Lunt village at 11am. Hopefully we may see some short eared owls and lots of geese This is not a guided tour. Lunt Meadows does not have toilet facilities. It is an open site with open hides. Wrap up warm and bring a hot drink. Contact June Avery on 526- 9118 or email  Let me know if you want to go but do not have transport

Wednesday 14th November. Visit to the Festival Gardens, Otterspool,  Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, Liverpool with the Liverpool branch of the RSPB. Meet at the Riverside Park Gates, Riverside Drive at 11am. We can meet at Maghull station for the 10.01 train to Central and then get a train to St Michaels. Riverside Drive is a short walk from the station. You can drive if you prefer. There are car parks along Riverside Drive. Contact June Avery on 526-9118 or email

Bird Watching

Bird Recognition for Beginners at Mere Sands Nature Reserve, Holmeswood Road, Rufford, L40 1TG on Weds 2nd May 10am-12 noon.

Cost is £6 for non members of Lancs Wildlife Trust including parking and £5 for members. There are toilets on site and you can buy a hot drink. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables on site.

Contact June Avery on 526-9118 or email

Let me know if you would like to go but will need a lift and I’ll see what I can sort out.


Bird Watching First Trip

IMG_0723A trip has been arranged for the group to visit Lunt Meadows on Monday afternoon, 16th October at 1pm. We will meet in the car park on site

See the link below for some info and the location of the car park. Also included is the  link to their Facebook page which is very interesting in terms of which species have been spotted and lots of photos.

Please let June Avery know  (0151 526 9118)  if you want to come on the visit if you have not already done so. Or if you need a lift or if you don’t have binoculars, as she will see if Adam Graham, the ranger can loan us any.
Please wear stout shoes/boots as the site can be muddy. Also depending on the weather wrap up warm, it  is rather exposed. There are a number of open hides on the site with benches. June will collect £2 from everyone on the day as a donation to the Wildlife Trust.