It is sad that Wirral council felt it necessary to strim all the wildflowers down in its prime on the verges of the main road out of Prenton towards Arrowe Park particularly where very few pedestrians go. This was a beautiful vista as you came off the motorway. Could they not have waited until the seeds had formed at least. It seems pointless planting wildflower seeds in one area and then destroying ones in their natural habitat, totally missing the point of biodiversity.
White and Pink Valerian is very prolific and healthy this year with its spires protruding from stonewalls and concrete cracks. It seems to prefer places where it is not in competition with anything else.
All the incomers were nest building and the males were advertising their presence to prospective females, so we did get to see many birds I had never seen or heard before. Burton Point is also a wonderful place for discovering unusual coastal wildflowers.
We were guided by a very informative enthusiastic volunteer who took us round the newly extended walks around the reserve. We only covered two thirds in the 2 hours it took for the walk. It is just very sad that the reserve is not accessible by public transport.
|Avocet - also once very rare bird|
It is a delight to see and hear all the baby birds gathering together in the trees and shrubs. Sadly our nest box of Blue Tits fledged too early and only lasted a day. Much to our sadness and heartbreak of their parents who spent the whole of the next day looking for their young.
I was not intending to show this photograph as it is so sad, but their little short lives deserve celebrating after all the hard work of the parent birds.
|Bluebell covered Iron Age Fort at Burton Point|