"Coastal Park" Hoylake Favorite Tip by sandysmith
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Favorite thing: The North Wirral Coastal Park is a linear park running 4 miles from Dove Point at Meols and the Kings Parade at New Brighton. It cover some 400 acres in area, making it Wirral's largest park. For the sights which can be seen along the way...check out the off the beaten path section on this page.
Fondest memory: The North Wirral Coast or Foreshore is one of the country's top sites for wildlife particularly wading birds visiting during the winter or on migration in autumn or spring; in recognition of this it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Birds that can commonly be seen, particularly as the tide floods in, are Oystercatcher, Redshank, Dunlin, Sanderling, Turnstone, Lapwing, Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew. These birds visit the North Wirral foreshore because of the high numbers of fish, worms, crustaceans etc. that are found in the sand and mud. Commonly found are Shore Crabs, Shrimps, Prawns, Lugworm and Ragworm,Cockles, Tellin and Peppery Furrow shells, and such fish as Gobies, Blennies, Sole, Plaice, Flounder, Dab and Pipefish.
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