Trip reports

Sefton Park

Sefton Park
Autumn foliage - H Mills

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A visit to a well known Liverpool park on a day which started out overcast, soon developed into a warm and sunny day, and the autumnal colours on a lot of the trees were a joy to behold. The main lake provided its usual variety of species, the most notable being close up sightings of a little grebe. At the farthest end of the lake, we came across a family of mute swans, namely both parents and 8, yes 8, maturing cygnets. A remarkable achievement for a local park. Once away from the lake , amongst the woodland and open spaces, we were not disappointed either, with jay, gt spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and goldfinches being the most notable. The total refurbishment of the park a few years ago is now certainly reaping dividends, and is well worth a visit at any time of the year. Alas, the resident and very colourful parakeets were not playing ball for us today, so we did not come across them . A total of 25 species were seen: Coot, mallard, canada geese, black headed gull, little grebe, moorhen, crow, wood pigeon, jay, magpie, common gull, grey wagtail, mute swan, blackbird, robin, blue tit, gt tit, nuthatch, goldfinch, jackdaw, starling, gt spotted woodpecker, long tailed tit. Mammal grey squirrel.

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