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Little ringed plover

Birkdale and Marshside 13/07/2022

I had read a report compiled by someone who had walked along Birkdale beach saying there were terns on the…

Siskin male and female at Arbour Lane Standish

Saturday June 18

Today turned out to be a special day. The morning walk had the usual blackcap, chiffchaff and willow warbler singing,…

Burton Mere 15/06/22

After a long wait, we finally had a scheduled visit with good weather. The sun shone and coats were not…

Reed Bunting at Pennington Flash by Duncan Turner

Pennington Flash 11/06/22

The car park was busy when we arrived, a fun run was just ending, and the adjacent golf course was…

Cuckoo by John Cobham

White Coppice to Anglezarke and back 11/05/2022

Well, the day started badly. It was windy and raining and I already knew there would be a few regulars…

Monday May 23

This is a bit of a catch-up post. My usual morning walk has not produced anything significantly different. Today I…

Wigan RSPB Local Group at Hesketh Out Marsh by Hazel Johnson

Marshside and Hesketh Out Marsh 10/11/21

Following the first “proper” indoor meeting the turnout for this trip was up again. The gang was back together again….

Whitethroat at Standish by Duncan Turner

Saturday 30 April dawn walk

Last Saturday, April 30, I repeated the dawn walk that I made the previous two years. I walked from home…

Skylark at Standish by Duncan Turner

Thursday 28 April 2022

My recent walks have emphasised how the birdlife changes year by year. I have seen one swallow locally this year,…

Duncan’s nature notes

Every day, I take a brisk walk, or at least that is what I try to do, to get my…

Sizergh and Leighton Moss, 13/04/2022

Today we went to Sizergh, changing our routine to meet at Sizergh so we could be there earlier. the reason…

Monday 11 April

On my morning constitutional it was a more productive day than normal. I heard the usual wren, dunnock, blackbird and…