The Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse, Leasowe Common, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside CH46 4TA • Telephone: 0151 353 0861

Opening Times

For viewing the lighthouse:
March - September, 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month 1pm - 5pm
October to February 1st Sunday of the month 12pm - 4pm

Guided tours to the top:
£2 for adults. £1 for Children who must be 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour.

Ornithological Groups

Leasowe Lighthouse stands at the heart of the north Wirral coast and Leasowe Bay and is one of the best places for a walk along the Wirral Way to see the birds on the shore and the fields. The promenades are good places to stand with a pair of binoculars to look out to sea or across the fields.

Behind the sea defences, between Dove Pint and the lighthouse itself is some superb bird habitat with sand dunes followed by a series of small horse paddocks many surrounded by overgrown hedges. This habitat seems particularly attractive to spring migrants and we get Ring Ouzels, Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtails, Wheatears, Whinchats, Redstarts and a whole range of warblers. Lingham Lane, inland of the lighthouse, with its tall hedges and the nearby River Birkett is a particularly good place to look for migrants.

It’s not just the birds, the wildflowers are lovely, including several native orchids.

Recently, Waxwing, Scaup, White Egrets, Redwing, Stonechat, Long-tailed Duck, Raven and Red Throated Divers have all been recorded near the Lighthouse.

It is always a joy to stand by Leasowe Lighthouse in the early summer and just be still.  The skylarks sing their hearts out, but are hard to see against the blue sky.  Later on in the year swallows race around the lighthouse, some perching, some flying.  Whether they are feeding, building up muscle ready for the long migration or just playing, well it’s hard to tell.

For up to date reports on what is about go to http://www.deeestuary.co.uk or http://lighthousebirding.blogspot.co.uk

 

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