Saturday 19th Jan
Fine but cool. Breezy at the River
A party of 5 people set off from the car park next to School on Shore Road Hesketh Bank and walked along the road for a few hundred yards Then turned right up a track onto the Marsh. After half a mile turned right along track to eventually cross Guide Road and onto the embankment overlooking the River Douglas. Followed this south to a track back across the Marsh to Guide Lane. Turned left back to Shore Road then right back to the car park.
There were lots of drainage ditches to be checked and arable land to be looked over for feeding birds.
Large flocks of Starling one of which had a white tail. A large flock of Wigeon of 400+ on the Douglas with a large flock of Canada Geese over on Longton Marsh. A flock of 50+ Linnet were flitting around the fields.
A good afternoon with a cold breeze on the River.
We got back after three hours and retired for refreshments at The Cock and Bottle PH.