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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 - "Islands of Ice, Fire and Wind" - Jeremy Bradshaw - Thursday 27th July 2017 (8.00 pm to 9.30 pm)
Jeremy Bradshaw is Leader of the RSPB’s Wirral Local Group, and his illustrated presentation will be in two parts.
The first part will be about the wonders of Iceland, both in its scenery and the bird life, and the second part will have a similar theme, but this time about the Shetlands.
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 is of a Siberian Accentor, which was seen by Jeremy on Shetland.
Next Outdoor meeting - Cilcain, Sunday 30th July 2017
A stroll up as far as the ridge of the Clwydian Range starting at the on-road parking half a mile west of Cilcain village. The route starts as a tarmac road and gradually deteriorates to a rough stony track so strong footwear is recommended.
Beginning with hedgerows and farmland the habitat becomes wilder as we gain height with heather and bilberry predominating. Birds should range from ‘chats’ to raptors and scenery will be beautiful if the weather is kind.
Visitors are very welcome to join us at no cost.
Meet off-road car park, half a mile west of Cilcain at 9.30 am.