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Louise Baldock blog: Newsham Park is bursting with wild life

Newsham Park, Liverpool is almost bursting with wildlife, from mini-beasts, to wild fowl, mammals.
 

We have a few firsts, the first Redwings to be photographed in Liverpool, a nesting pair of Sparrow Hawks and two nesting pairs of Kestrels.

The list of wild fowl is amazing; We have, eight Coots, ten Moorhens, up to fifteen Mallards, four hybrid drakes, twenty five Canada Geese, four common Geese and three Muscovy Ducks.



At one time we had eleven Cormorants, but two were killed recently (most probably by humans) which was upsetting as this was a pair getting ready to nest. The other nine were driven off the lakes through the actions of some park visitors. 


We haven’t had any resident Swans for a few years now, they always hatched six cygnets every year but for some reason these got killed several years running. The swans must have got fed up with this and left for good, the last cygnet to hatch in Newsham Park left two years ago. But it is not all bad news. 

We do have a  diverse range of birdlife that can be found in the park.

All the different Finches, Nuthatches, Tree Creepers, Pied Wagtails, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrush, Robins, Blue Jays, Magpies, Crows, two pairs of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. We also have migrating birds visiting the park, the Swifts have just arrived from Africa and will stay with us for several months before heading back.


We also have several different species of butterflies, bees, wasps and ladybirds.





We have two families of Foxes, a possible third family of foxes, to be confirmed and obviously our Squirrels

 


We also have a diverse range of wild flowers, trees, fungus.

The diversity of wildlife and plant life in the park is such that Merseyside Biobank take a active interest in my photography work.






 



I have set up a Facebook Book Group called Wild Life of Newsham Park if you want to see more.

Richard Milligan, 
Wildlife Photographer 
Friends of Newsham Park
20 May 2013 (7:00PM) - Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Come along, meet your local team and have your say!
Kensington Fire Station, Beech street , L4 5UU

20 May 2013 (7:00PM) - Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Come along, meet your local team and have your say!

Kensington Fire Station, Beech street , L4 5UU


Kensington Library





Kensington Liverpool L7 2RJ
Contact us
Opening times
Monday10am to 6pmTuesdayClosedWednesday10am to 6pmThursday and Friday10am to 5pmSaturday and SundayClosed
Facilities
Free public internet access.
Photocopier and fax.
Drop In Study Centre (DISC).
Polish collection.
Adaptive software is available for disabled users (screen magnification and text to speech).
Visit Disabled Go for disabled access details for Kensington Library.
For those who have had enough of the hustle and bustle of Cohen and Syders, Kensington Library is a welcome and peaceful break.

Kensington Library

Kensington 
Liverpool 
L7 2RJ

Contact us

Opening times

Monday10am to 6pmTuesdayClosedWednesday10am to 6pmThursday and Friday10am to 5pmSaturday and SundayClosed

Facilities

  • Free public internet access.
  • Photocopier and fax.
  • Drop In Study Centre (DISC).
  • Polish collection.
  • Adaptive software is available for disabled users (screen magnification and text to speech).
  • Visit Disabled Go for disabled access details for Kensington Library.

For those who have had enough of the hustle and bustle of Cohen and Syders, Kensington Library is a welcome and peaceful break.

217lemurs:

A plate from Williamson’s Tunnels in Liverpool. These plates were generally broken when they arrived in the tunnels. The houses positioned above the tunnels used the empty spaces below to throw their household debris and refuse.

217lemurs:

A plate from Williamson’s Tunnels in Liverpool. These plates were generally broken when they arrived in the tunnels. The houses positioned above the tunnels used the empty spaces below to throw their household debris and refuse.

chuckthealmighty:

This is a voting poll for us to get funding so we can open all the time.
We hardly have any money and it is a wonderful place to visit!
We need the money so we can excavate a new triple decker tunnel that we have found. 
You will have to register, but it really will be worth it and we would all be very grateful. 
“In exploring and excavating the 200 year old Williamson Tunnels, we educate the public about eccentric philanthropist Joseph Williamson whilst preserving his unique labyrinth of tunnels for public access and enjoyment.”

thepooloflife:

Williamson’s Tunnels by SomeDriftwood on Flickr.
 The Williamson Tunnels were built in the nineteenth century as a massive job creation scheme in Edge Hill. Only a small fraction of the tunnels are open.

thepooloflife:

Williamson’s Tunnels by SomeDriftwood on Flickr.


The Williamson Tunnels were built in the nineteenth century as a massive job creation scheme in Edge Hill. Only a small fraction of the tunnels are open.

In a brand new series for ITV Daytime, Rory Bremner embarks on an awe-inspiring adventure across Great Britain, hitting the road to visit an array of visually stunning views and magnificent beauty spots that have a special place in the hearts of the nation.Rory Bremner’s Great British Views sees the impressionist, satirist, and writer guide viewers through a personal tour of the British Isles celebrating sweeping vistas of the rolling countryside, dramatic coastlines, historic buildings and architectural cityscapes.From the beautiful Scottish Borders to the breathtaking Cheddar Gorge, the dramatic Jurassic coastline to the historic Warwick Castle – Rory travels in his classic convertible Morgan to explore Britain’s varied landscape and meet the local folk passionate about their area.The programme will be broadcast at 2pm on ITV every weekday starting on Monday 15th April 2013. The episode to be broadcast on 6th May 2013 focuses on Liverpool and includes Rory visiting the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre to help (?) the Digging Team as they excavate part of the Triple Decker Tunnel in preparation for its opening to the public in the (hopefully) not too distant future.Broadcast dates may change. Please check listings.

In a brand new series for ITV Daytime, Rory Bremner embarks on an awe-inspiring adventure across Great Britain, hitting the road to visit an array of visually stunning views and magnificent beauty spots that have a special place in the hearts of the nation.

Rory Bremner’s Great British Views sees the impressionist, satirist, and writer guide viewers through a personal tour of the British Isles celebrating sweeping vistas of the rolling countryside, dramatic coastlines, historic buildings and architectural cityscapes.

From the beautiful Scottish Borders to the breathtaking Cheddar Gorge, the dramatic Jurassic coastline to the historic Warwick Castle – Rory travels in his classic convertible Morgan to explore Britain’s varied landscape and meet the local folk passionate about their area.

The programme will be broadcast at 2pm on ITV every weekday starting on Monday 15th April 2013. 

The episode to be broadcast on 6th May 2013 focuses on Liverpool and includes Rory visiting the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre to help (?) the Digging Team as they excavate part of the Triple Decker Tunnel in preparation for its opening to the public in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

Broadcast dates may change. Please check listings.