My wife and I visited Hesketh Out Marsh for the first time in January and was pleasantly surprised at the number of bird species present and so returned with my brother in law and his wife on the 11th Feb.
On this occasion, we had a wonderful view of a barn owl from the car park as it flew across the field hunting. As we drove back towards Southport , about two mile down the road , we spotted another barn owl that nearly flew into the car. I'm sure it was not the same bird, unless it was turbo charged.
I always thought owls only hunted from dusk till dawn and this was mid afternoon, next time the camera and telephoto will not be left at home.
I'm afraid I also have to have a moan, the state of Dibs lane is a disgrace. Who is responsible for the maintenance of the lane ? I'm sure it will put visitors off from visiting more than once.
The road does not belong to the RSPB but we are working on getting something done about the surface. Not easy as you can imagine so please bear with us!
Tony, many thanks for the reply, it's good to hear the problem is being looked into.
Some road planings / scrapings would do the trick for now - most council road contractors can't wait to give it away for free (well they used to I believe) - it would fill the holes in for now at very little cost - just a thought....
Thanks for the tip Debs n Dave. You haven't been down for a while or you would have seen the large heap of planings in the car park. We are hoping to get this down on our section of track soon (we own the track but not the road). This dry spell is perfect for it. The road is a bigger job but we had a useful first meeting with the farmers this week. It may be still some considerable time before the road gets sorted though. Please bear with us - walk or cycle?!