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Eastham Country Park
The broad-leaved woodland at Eastham Country Park supports a wide variety of wildlife and contains some of the finest mature trees to be found on the Wirral. The wide variety of berries, nuts and invertebrates in the woodland provide abundant food for birds and in spring the woodland rings with the sound of bird-song. Blackbird, Thrush, Blue and Great Tit, Collard Dove, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Robin, Wren and Chaffinch are some of the more familiar residents. But with patience, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, Long Tailed Tits and the tiny mouse-like Tree Creepers can also be seen.
Most of the animals in Eastham Woods are nocturnal and are active at dusk and dawn. Foxes, Hedgehogs, Woodmice and Weasels may be seen searching for food at dusk and several species of bat hunt flying insects around the woods and surrounding grassland. The familiar Grey Squirrel is the most easily seen mammal, being active during the daytime foraging for food.
The cliffs at Eastham Country Park provide superb sites for viewing the flocks of waders and ducks on the estuary. Twice daily the tide floods in from the Irish Sea covering the sandbanks, mudflats and saltmarsh. Eastham Country Park is situated on the Wirral bank of the River Mersey and provides superb views across the estuary with its abundant birdlife and busy shipping lanes.
A Visitor Information Centre, Rangers office and toilets are situated in the courtyard adjacent to the main carpark (coaches welcome). Picnic areas are provided on the open grassland close to the river and in the Tea Garden which serves refreshments and snacks during spring and summer.