North Wirral (Liverpool Bay) (1 Viewer)

Jane Turner

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OK so its a bit 3rd division compared to Blanna, Bridges etc, but since I already wrote a guide on how to sea Leach's Petrels, I may as well link to that.

It good Manxies, Skuas and Sabine's Gulls in the right conditions pants for large shearwaters in any conditions. It must be the best place in the world to see Leach's Petrels in both numbers and proximity

Full details of whatconditions you need and where to seawatch from are here...plus I'm always happy to answer PMs on the subject.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=23062

Accommodation - living on the sea front I have never considered it. I expect that the cheapest is the Premier Inn attached to the 12th Man at Greasby.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=ut...&ved=0CAQQtgM&iwloc=cids:18111720788057156110

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The Green Lodge In Hoylake
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=ut...&ved=0CAQQtgM&iwloc=cids:18111720788057156110


There is a Holiday Inn opening in Hoylake
http://www.sanguinehospitality.com/construction/kings-gap.htm

Alternatively there are plenty of guest houses and no doubt hotels in New Brighton - so you could conceivably see petrels from the window.
 

Johnny1

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Your last statement looks good to me Jane, sea watching in the comfort of a guest house! I love sea watching but I hate the bad weather that usually accompanies it and at the end of the day spending ages removing sand from everything! I usually do my sea staring along the Formby coast where you are guaranteed a sand blasting!
 

Rob Smallwood

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I think one of the new bars on New Brighton seafront has windows overlooking the river mouth - I suspect on a "good" day you could tick Leach's from the warmth of the bar....
 

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