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National Wildflower Centre .Liverpool.



Falcon General name given for Falconidae , a heterogeneous family of long-winged birds of prey closely related to the Hawk. The size of a Vulcan varies from six and a half inches , falconet to the 24 in. gyrfalcon, from the swift merlin to a sluggish caracar .

True falcons, are distinguished by their notched beaks , are widely distributed . In flight there wing beats our rapid and powerful, and a they suite from hundreds of feet at speeds of up to 175 mi. an hour to capture their prey is chiefly birds and small mammals.

Usually they kill cleanly and breaking the back of their victims'. Some falcons eat insects; the long legged caracaras ( found in South America, with one species, the audubon's caracara or Mexican buzzard, ranging to the extreme south United) also on carrion and sometimes robbing other birds of their prey.

The cosmopolitan peregrine falcon (unromantically called duck call in the United States) the gyrfalcon of the Arctic tundra have been used in falconry.

The commonest and smallest American falcon is the sparrow hawk (related to the European kestrel). Others are the pigeon h

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Merseyside
On a stretch of unspoilt coastline the nature reserve of Formby Point near Liverpool boasts sand dunes and attractive pine woods, set between the sea and Formby town. It was the site of the first lifeboat station in the country and maintains its reputation as a safe place to bathe. Picnics can take place on the expanses of dune grassland and open fields, or on the beach just a short walk from the car park. If the rare red squirrels at Formby appear jealous of picnic hampers, generous visitors can satisfy their appetite with the special squirrel food that is sold in the kiosk.

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Crosby Beach is now the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management are of the highest quality in the UK.

Visitors can walk along the Coastal Path and take in views of the sea, the Wirral and North Wales. Access to this strip of coast is good with four train stations and free car parks at Crosby Marine Lake, Mariners Road and Hall Road. The 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path starts here and a section of the national cyclepath network runs the length of the Park.

Please take note of beach safety flags and signage.
Codes of conduct available.
Lifeguard cover.

Crosby Coastal Park and Beach is managed by Sefton Coast and Countryside Service.

Awards
Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011
Opening Times

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