Bird Watching

Convenor: Gwyn Davies
To contact Gwyn, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Gwyn Davies’.

Venue and day/time: This is an enthusiastic group which meets at 10am on alternate Thursdays in the car park at the back of St Mark’s Church in Worsley, travelling to venues usually decided by members.

The accent in the winter months is on sites nearer to home and possibly with a place to get a midday meal.

Members almost always use their own transport, with car sharing to accommodate those without a car, and may bring a packed lunch.

Birdwatching group
At Woolston Eyes, October 2021


A selection of bird photos taken by the group is available in the gallery.

Then a few paces further on we managed to find a small flotilla of Tufted Duck whilst a party of Long-Tailed Tit demanded our attention be drawn in their direction and after acquiescing to their demands, they gracefully flew across a gap to give us a brief view before the next set of trees took them into cover.

Dave Steel, October 2021


To read the full and entertaining account of our trip to Woolston Eyes in October 2021 by ranger David Steel, please view his report.

2021 programme

DateLeaderDestination
7 OctGuyWoolston Eyes, with ranger David Steel
21 OctShirleyBrockholes PR5 0AG
4 NovDoreenPennington Flash
18 NovVivWigan Flashes WN3 5NY 
2 Dectba
16 Dectba
30 Decno meeting

2022 programme

DateLeaderDestination
13 Jantba
27 JanGuyMartin Mere. WWT members bring cards; lunch available in cafe or bring packed lunch.
10 Febtba
24 FebDoreenSankey Valley
10 MarShirleyYarrow Valley Country Park
24 MarDoreenCulcheth
7 Aprtba
21 AprGwynMarshside Nature Reserve, Southport
5 MayGwynRSPB Burton Mere, Deeside CH64 5SF. Bring membership cards if you have them. Lunch at Ness Garden Centre
19 Maytba
2 JunShirleyLunt Meadows Nature Reserve, near Crosby
16 Juntba
30 JunShirleyMarbury Country Park, Budworth, Cheshire

You may also be interested in:

The u3a subject advice page for birdwatching contains useful information and several interesting links including The RSPB.