Roy Lowry's photos with the Formby Point

Formby Point

Formby Point
With a blue sky and some winter sunshine even the sediment-laden waters of the River Mersey can look attractive. Taken from Crosby coastguard station.
Added on February 27, 2016

Formby Point

Formby Point
A view of Formby Point from south of the point where the River Alt runs into the River Mersey. The endpoint of a delightful walk from Crosby.
Added on April 29, 2015

Jay

Jay
The most colourful of the British crows. Whilst a very beautiful bird, it is still a crow by nature and so a bit of a thug. This one was photographed as it was about to raid one of the feeders put up for the red squirrel colony on Formby Point.
Added on November  9, 2014

Formby Point

Formby Point
The vegetated back dunes between the pine woods (home to red squirrels) and the sand dunes and beach. This area has huge areas of stinging nettles with plenty of flowering plants making it an ideal environment for some species of butterfly. I have never s…
Added on July 14, 2014

Speckled Wood Female

Speckled Wood Female
Following Minty's criteria to differentiate the sexes I trawled through my stock shots to find one I think fits as a female. No doubt Minty will correct me if I'm wrong.
Added on June 19, 2014

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
A close encounter with a young red squirrel at Formby Point.
Added on May 26, 2014

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
A red squirrel tucking into a pine cone at the Formby Point National Trust pine woods.
Added on May 26, 2014

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty
This is one of two plants sharing this common name - the other is Claytonia virginica. I find its form with the leaves forming a collar around the flower stem fascinating. It seems to like sandy soils. I've seen odd plants on the North Wirral coast, but t…
Added on May 26, 2014