Friday, 29 October 2010

Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire

I went out to Mere Sands Wood LWT today with Sarah and her dad (Grandad Bob) with the original intention of going on to Marshside at Southport later in the day.  We were also doing a spot of geocaching in the area to show Grandad Bob the ropes of this outdoor activity.

Mere Sands Wood looked to be a great place but we saw very few birds today.  The birds we did see were the 'usual suspects' including:
  • A solitary Cormorant
  • Grey Heron
  • Teal
  • Tufted Duck
  • Coot
  • Moorhen
  • Mallard
  • Wood Pigeon
Unfortunately the star bird, the Kingfisher, didn't make an appearance today although we did find the right place to see them.   While we were out, the weather changed very quickly from being very breezy but bright to being dull and overcast with some rain.  It was too dark for photographs for most of the time were birdwatching here.

Back on the car park just before we were leaving we met a man who had videoed some Tree Sparrows on the feeders and he also showed us some fungi which were quite abundant here.

We decided that it has got a bit too late and dark to carry on to Marshside today and so we finished off our trip with a couple of caches. So it was a slightly disappointing day in terms of birding but quite good from a geocaching and scenery point of view (see my other blog).

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