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Forestry Commission _ nice pics

Posted by on October 20, 2005 10:32 AM | 

A new hotline has been launched by the Forestry Commission to help ‘leaf peepers’ in the North West of England enjoy the riot of colour that is starting to sweep the region.

Delamere in autumn.jpg

And they've sent me these mighty purrr-ty pictures to illustrate their point.
Like its US counterparts, the Forestry Commission’s new hotline – 017687 78469 – will keep people up to date on the kaleidescope of colours that autumn brings to the North West.
Information is also available on the Forestry Commission’s website at:, where there are details of how to find each of the woods and a local weather forecast.
The Forestry Commission also provides information on the best places to see autumn colours across the whole country at
For more information on this, don't miss my Daily Post column tomorrow (Saturday).
Delamere in autumn2.jpg

Meanwhile Andy Jennings e-mailed me to say he had Merlin, Peregrine and Wheatear at Heswall on October 18th _ thanks Andy.
Yellow Browed Warblers continued to pop up again this week _ watch out for Hume's this late in the year, with call, general drab colour and very dark bill the first things that should make 'em stand out from a "normal yellow browed" , before you get in to wingbars etc etc.
Less exotic, I've got Robins singing around the streetlamps near Dempsey Towers at 5.30am now _ just about the only bird song at this time apart from Tawny Owls and the occasional Wren.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies.

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