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January 2023 Newsletter


Wader's Walk - Meols

Redwings over Hilbre, October 19th Alan Hitchmough

Rather hidden away behind the tennis courts along Meols Parade is a collection of lovely bird paintings, 32 in total. This is the 'Wader's Walk' opened on 21st August 2021 by Montse Benitez. but I'll let the photographs of the notices and a selection of ten of the paintings tell the story (there is a map showing the location at the bottom of this article):

'Reach for the Sky' by Carol Tippin

'Dunlin, Knot, Oystercatchers' by Susan Lee Brown

'Dunlin & Redshank' by Diana Baddley

'Ringed Plover' by Marion Tuffrey

'Tern' by Jill Plunkett
The caption reads "The Littlest Tern asked 'Why do we always fly back to the Wirral?'
The wise old Tern repleid - 'Because it is a beautiful place to be'. 'Oh, I see said the Littlest Tern, of course it is.'.

'Roosting Waders' by Margaret Sixsmith.

'Gulls' by Michael Horgan.

'Cormorant' by Emma Dromgoole.

'Dunlin' by Tony Crelley

'Gull' by Community Artists

Map showing The Wader's Walk between Hoylake Lifeboat Station and Sandhey Slipway

The start of the Wader's Walk from the Hoylake Lifeboat Station end

A lovely photo of some of the real waders to be seen off the Wader's Walk - December 2021 on the ebiing tide Les Hall

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December Bird News

A short Newsletter this month means I will do a combined December and January Bird News for the February Newsletter.

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January Highest Spring Tides (Liverpool)

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23rd January, 12.07hrs (GMT), 9.9m.
24th January, 12.54hrs (GMT), 10.0m.
25th January, 13.40hrs (GMT), 9.9m.

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