15th December 2018

Wirral’s Dee Estuary

At our last Club indoor meeting, the illustrated talk was given by Graham Jones of RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.  It seems appropriate that our next field meeting which is described in the programme merely as Dee Estuary should cover the area subject of his talk and which is so busy with wintering visitors.  Along with the commoner wildfowl and waders we have rarer wonderful birds such as Marsh and Hen Harriers, Short-eared Owls, Great Egret and even a Bittern.

Saturday’s programme is in two parts.  Members can do either or both.  The weather will play a big part in people’s choices.

Parking and facilities-

Denhall Lane.  Park at side of road.  Café at Nets, a short walk in the direction of The Harp.

Parkgate.  Some parking available at side of road on the parade.  Take your chance.

Free parking at Ropewalk car park a couple of hundred yards up Station Road from the front at The Old Quay end. (Closest to Donkey Stand) (Locks up at 5pm) CH64 6TJ

Old Baths car park at North end of parade (locks up at 5pm)(farthest from toilets) CH64 6RN

Pay by phone at Old Quay public house (or use their facilities and park as their guest)

There are multiple cafes and refreshment premises (i.e.pubs).

Toilets are available at Mostyn Square.

Visitors are very welcome to join us on the day.