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    Default POSSIBLE WIRRAL WILDLIFE MEET UP .

    following a thread on one of nats post ,i,m thinking about a meet up on the wirral for any interested members with a view to some wildlife shots ,(if you wish to shoot other stuff thats your perogative) .

    having checked the tides the next best available high tides are on tuesday the 12th of august at 12.00pm with a height of 9.8mtrs or 32.2 feet .

    then on the wed the 13th at 12.50p.m again 9.8mtrs or 32.1 feet

    with either of these its advisable to arrive and set up a hour or so earlier ,suggested venues being either gayton sands ,car park at park gate ,or the promenade at hoylake the latter would be my choice as we can then move to other spots from there easily .

    i do realise this is a weekday (working day ) meet but you have to work around the tides ..

    bit of background ,the wirral and dee estuary holds a significant amount of wildlife and migrating birds and is one of the prime spots in the north west for birds of prey ,which include marsh and hen harriers,buzzards ,short eared owls ,barn owls ,peregrines ,sparrow hawks ,kestrels, hobbies etc these all tend to prey on the massive amount of species that are disturbed by the high spring(monthly) tides .living on the welsh side of the estuary but on a hillside with unrestricted views of the whole estuary i do have a large amount of local knowledge of the area through work and play .

    if anyone is interested in coming along can they add there name underneath so i can take it further or if they want to learn a bit more about wildlife photography and whats involved i,ll do my best to help .

    heres a sample of what is possible taken at park gate earlier this year when the tide reached the sea walls
    i know an old spider that swallowed a kestrel LOL by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging, on Flickr

    and yes i know this is a nikon pic but its valid to this post .marsh harrier at burton mere wetlands
    mojos back !! by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging, on Flickr
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    Default Re: POSSIBLE WIRRAL WILDLIFE MEET UP .

    Jeff,
    I leave it to you for all your local knowledge re tides etc and I will opt for wed 13th August 12.50 @ the promenade Hoylake. However,if more members opt for 12th August, I will go along with that

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    I am certainly going to give that some serious though Jeff, and probably will be 'attending'.

    More than likely, the Tuesday , sounds good to me.
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    Default Re: POSSIBLE WIRRAL WILDLIFE MEET UP .

    I will also opt for the Tuesday- 12th Aug, as I have a Podiatrist appointment on the 13th.
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    Sounds good ,if you come to mine nat you can come with us if it's easier

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    Default Re: POSSIBLE WIRRAL WILDLIFE MEET UP .

    I am planning to travel around that area in that week and see if i can combine it, it will great to catch up with some of the forum members. Raj
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    Default Re: POSSIBLE WIRRAL WILDLIFE MEET UP .

    I will certainly accept your kind offer Jeff although I will feel quite incompetent in the midst of your photographic family! Having been out with Jeff before I must say that any forum member who is able to join on that Tuesday,12th August, will definitely gain a lot; he seems to have eyes everywhere and I know that when I was only looking at something on the ground, Jeff has already seen something up in the sky and on other tree tops, with camera clicking away!!
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    Wait till you see what I have got in the first couple of days down here in Suffolk ,been trying to get these shots for five years .no processing access with me so it's the waiting game

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    Ok then its Tuesday the 12th yeah?... where am I to meet up with you lot.
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    Jeff, I will come to you, if that is convenient to you.
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