Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Let's Enjoy Some Raptors Together

This Sunday (27th November) it is the RSPB Raptor Watch event at Parkgate on the Wirral.  

If you have never been to Parkgate and are fascinated by wild places, then I know you will really want to be there. There are acres and acres of salt marsh off the promenade that are home to a vast variety of birds, invertebrates and mammals.

All you hen harrier campaigners that have not had many opportunities to see a hen harrier; this is the event for you. Both males and ringtails are wintering there at the moment and are very active, giving great views throughout the day.

At last months raptor watch we saw hen harriers, a peregrine, kestrels, buzzards, marsh harriers and a sparrowhawk; but there is also the opportunity to see shorted eared owls and barn owls.

And it's not just the raptors of course; what about a great white egret or two! 

A huge variety of waders are also found across the marsh and you never know what else might turn up.

There are so many of you that would really enjoy watching these great birds, so please go along if you can. 

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful place to watch birds Finlay and then to see those raptors and photograph them Well done.