Birdwatching 1 – Programme 2017/18

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Date Venue Possible species Remarks High tide Rough distance/time Approx price not inc. fuel
27 Sep 17 Pennington Flash nr Leigh WN7 34PA Garganey, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, waders, finches, Willow Tit 7 Hides, toilets, snack bar 1500 29m/33mins Parking charge
25 Oct 17 Belvide, Shutt Green Lane, Brewood & Gailey Reservoir       ST19  9LX Wildfowl, waders, gulls 4 hides, no facilities but 2 x Ecoloos 1615 40m/47 mins


Non-members £3 per head.
22 Nov 17 Wirral Coast

Thurstaston Visitor  Centre is CH61 0HN

Waders, seabirds, Twite, Harriers, Short-eared Owls, Purple Sandpipers. Choice of Thurstaston, Parkgate, Leasowe, New Brighton, BurtonMW. 1300 58m/61 mins Parking charges depending on where we stop.
13 Dec 17 Marbury CP CW9 6AT Wildfowl, winter finches & thrushes, Snipe. Northwich Community Woodlands hides. 0729 16m/27 mins Parking charge. Christmas Lunch at the Spinner & Bergamot
24 Jan 18 WWT Martin Mere               L40 0TA Bewick’s and Whooper Swans, Pink-footed Geese, Pintail, Shoveler, Shelduck, Ruff, Lapwing, raptors. Good facilities, 9 hides. 1600 46m/58 mins Bring WWT member cards, or spare vouchers if able. OTW £8-62 per concession.
28 Feb 18 Moore LNR Warrington WA4 6XE Wildfowl, gulls, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Several hides. 0910 25m/37mins Car park in Lapwing Lane
26-30 Mar 18 Suffolk – Minsmere, North Warren, Dunwich Heath Avocet, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Dartford Warbler Birdwatching en route – both directions. 211m/3h45 Ufford Park Hotel nr Woodbridge IP12 2QW
25 Apr 18 Woolston Eyes WA4 1PD Black-necked Grebe, Black-headed gull, Swallows, Warblers Under Thelwall viaduct, a nationally important site for breeding Black-necked Grebe. Hides, toilet. 0800 21m/33mins £2 per head
23 May 18 Gronant LL19 9TT & Point of Ayr Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, Grasshopper Warbler, Gannet, Whimbrel, Waders No facilities but cafe at Gronant. Toilets & cafes Point of Air. 1810 63 m/1hr 22 min