Sunday, 26 June 2016

Pex Hill

The weather had been a bit unpredictable so we didn't plan a big day out. It stayed dry for a while so we had a local walk instead, up to Pex Hill and round past J7 on the M62.

Pex Hill route

Quite a few Yellowhammers around. Also a very loud Song Thrush, an obliging Kestrel and fields swarming with Swifts.

Swooping swifts

Song Thrush singing


M62 from a new perspective

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Visit by Her Majesty the Queen to Liverpool

On Wednesday 22 June the Queen visited Liverpool and came out onto the balcony of the Town Hall to wave to the crowds.

Sunday, 5 June 2016


A walk around Delamere Forest, mostly sheltering from the blazing sun.

Delamere elevation

Delamere route

The day started off very misty, which quickly burned off to leave bright sunshine.

Misty trees

Misty trees

Halo around sun behind the broadcast towers

Halo around the sun behind the broadcast towers

A pair of Blackcap were feeding their young (hidden in the undergrowth somewhere).

Male Blackcap

Male Blackcap

Later on we found some Willow Warblers doing the same thing.

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler