LATEST UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST UPCOMING EVENTS-Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March-High Tide Raptor Watch at Parkgate-10.30am to 1.30pm-There is free public parking at the Old Baths car park (CH64 6RN) at the north end of The Parade and the Wirral Country Park car park on Station Road (CH64 6QJ)-Tide times: Saturday 3 March, 10.0m at 12.03pm; Sunday 4 March 9.9m at 12.44pm

22 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 22ND FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Reed Bunting x6 Birdcrop Field
Fieldfare x15 Far End Boardwalk
Merlin Far End Woodland Mere
Kingfisher Willow Pool
Avocet x14 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Peregrine Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Mediterranean Gull Main Scrape
Ruff x3 Marsh Covert Hide
Grey Partridge Bird crop Field 


Denhall Quay
3 Short Eared owls

CHESHIRE
Moore Nature Reserve
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers.

Marbury Country Park-Hawfinch-12+ in arboretum and a Lesser Spotted woodpecker calling.

Moulton
Glaucous gull-adult flew over Niddries Court and towards Winsford Flash.

Astbury Mere
2 Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track and 250 Brambling.


Wimbolds Trafford
Juvenile Kumlien's Gull at Gowy Landfill as viewed from footpath off Picton Lane;1st-winter Caspian Gull and Yellow Legged gull.


Sandbach Flashes
2 Great White egrets,1st Summer Glaucous gull and a Greater Scaup-Railway Flash
(C)ANDY GOODWIN

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on the south basin; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

21 February 2018

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 14TH-21ST FEBRUARY 2017

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 21ST FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Thurstaston Shore
Red Kite heading NE which flushed 3,000 Knot.
Burton RSPB

Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Avocet x4 Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Nuthatch x2 Car Park
Kingfisher Willow Pool
Reed Bunting 
Willow Pool
Goldcrest By Woodland Mere
Water Rail Reedbed Screen
Snipe x4 Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat Bird crop Field
Great Egret Burton Marsh From Point
Pink-Footed Geese X700+ As Above

Hilbre
6 Eider,177 Bar-tailed Godwit,2 Raven,235 Brent Geese plus several flocks of Pink-footed Geese totalling around 750.


Little Neston
2 Great White egrets,2 Ringtail Hen Harriers and 4 Short Eared owls.


CHESHIRE
Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track and 250 Brambling still around the area.


Hale
Water Pipit-On Hale Marsh viewable from the bridge on Town Lane.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 7 Hawfinch at old hall site.


Astbury Mere
2 Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park.


Frodsham Marshes
2 Bewick's swans with 22 Whooper swans on Lordship marsh.

Sandbach Flashes
1st Winter Iceland gull,2 Juvenile Glaucous gulls and a Great white egret.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on the south basin; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

20 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 20TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Hen Harrier (RT) Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egret As Above
Chiffchaff Trees Along Boardwalk
Nuthatch Marsh Covert Wood
Treecreeper By Woodland Mere
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Wet Grassland
Peregrine As Above
Curlew x25 Right Main Scrape
Pintail x2 Main Scrape
Avocet x3 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Dunlin x8 Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier x2 Wet Grassland


Hilbre
Common Scoter (704),Peregrine Falcon,Rock Pipit,Northern Gannet,Common Eider (6) and 10 Purple Sandpiper.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 3 Hawfinch at old hall site.

Newchurch Common

Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track and 100 Brambling.

Astbury Mere
3 Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park and 3 Brambling.

Sandbach Flashes
1st Winter Iceland Gull.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN

HOLBOELL'S RED NECKED GREBE-Probable still from ferry terminal this afternoon(20th day)-Aird Mhor-Barra-Western isles-Scotland.


NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

WALKING 100 MILES TO INSPIRE YOUNG NATURALISTS

Wirral birder Elliot Monteith will be doing a sponsored walk on the 31st March to raise funds for the Cameron Bespolka Trust.For further reading on Elliots 100 mile walk CLICK ON LINK

19 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Goldcrest Trees Along Boardwalk
Little Grebe Burton Mere
Snipe x3 Reception Pool
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x6 Field Behind D Barn Then Flew To Border Pool
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Wet Grassland
Treecreeper By Reception


CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 17 Hawfinch at old hall site.


Woolston Eyes

Bittern-N01 Bed.

Astbury Mere

Hawfinch-still in trees by gardens between conservation area and public beach.

Crewe

Hawfinch--Along Cycle path behind Merlin pub.

Sandbach Flashes

Adult Glaucous Gull.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN

HOLBOELL'S RED NECKED GREBE-Probable still from ferry terminal this afternoon(20th day)-Aird Mhor-Barra-Western isles-Scotland.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.


THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

PACIFIC DIVER-still off Penlee Lifeboat Station-Mousehole-Cornwall.

18 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 18TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Curlew x25 Main Scrape
Peregrine Fence Right Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Kingfisher Willow Pool
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh From Point
Pink-Footed Geese x25 Flew Over Reserve
Ruff x3 Bridge Screen
Pintail Border Pool
Goldcrest Along Path To IMF
Brambling Feeder By Barn\


Hilbre
7 Eider and 181 Turnstone.


Tanskey Rocks.
5,500 Knot and 1,000 Dunlin.


New Brighton marine lake
10 Purple Sandpiper and 125 Turnstone.

Denhall Quay
1 Brambling on tide wrack.


Parkgate Marsh
2 Great White Egret,Bittern and a Marsh Harrier (fem).

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 11 Hawfinch at old hall site.

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track.

Astbury Mere
2 Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park.

Sandbach Flashes
Juvenile Glaucous Gull and 2 Great White egrets.Long Eared owl-Groby flash.Juvenile Glaucous Gull-Maw Green tip.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
TAIGA MERLIN-1st-winter male relocated chasing Snow Buntings near quarry then flew east towards Scrabster and lost to view-Holborn Head-Highland-Scotland.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

17 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 17TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x1 Near Border Pool
Raven Burton Point
Chiffchaff Trees Along Boardwalk
Cetti`s Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Ruff x1 Marsh Covert Hide
Kingfisher Willow Pool
Avocet x4 Main Scrape
Peregrine x2 Wet Grassland
Curlew x28 Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Sparrowhawk Over Gorse Covert Woodland
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Pink-Footed Geese x500+ Flew Over Reserve
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Brambling Feeder By Barn


Hoylake Shore
240 Sanderling,640 Grey Plover,8,000 Dunlin and 12,000 Knot.Thousands of very Common Scoter off shore.

Parkgate Marsh
2 Hen Harrier,2 Marsh Harrier,several Water Rail calling,Great White Egret and 1,000+ Pink-footed Geese.


Thurstaston/Heswall Fields
c2,000 Pink footed Geese flew of late afternoon towards marsh.


Burton-Marsh Cottage
2 Brambling.
Denhall Quay
5 Short eared Owl,Male Hen Harrier and a Great White Egret.

Hilbre
10 Purple Sandpiper.

CHESHIRE
Astbury Mere
Hawfinches-3 in silver birches left of visitors car park and 2 Brambling.


Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Frodsham Marshes
Bewick's Swan-2 still in field by blue tank viewed from ramp between No.4 Tank and No.6 Tank and Water Pipit in flooded field near Lordship lane.

Hale Marsh
2 Little Stint and Water Pipit on Carr lane pools.


Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 4 Hawfinch at old hall site.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Setter Marsh-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

HOLBOELL'S RED NECKED GREBE-Still from ferry terminal this afternoon(20th day)-Aird Mhor-Barra-Western isles-Scotland.

SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT-Probable female on bird table at River Dun Navigation (for 5th day); from car park at southwest end of Low Lane walk southwest for 300m to view bird table of last boat-Barnby Dun-South Yorkshire.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

PINE BUNTING-Male by railway embankment then flew west towards white poplars-Chamber's wall-Kent.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

PACIFIC DIVER-Still by Low Lee cardinal buoy viewable from Cliff Road-Mousehole-Cornwall.

16 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 16TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Outer Burton Marsh
6-7,000 Pink-footed Geese and a Hen Harrier (ringtail).

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Redwing x40+ Field Left Bunker Entrance
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Right Wet Grassland
Nuthatch Feeder Far End Reception Pool
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Pintail Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat x2  Marsh Covert Hide
Chiffchaff Trees Along Boardwalk
Goldcrest As Above
Avocet x1 IMF
Green Woodpecker Burton Point
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh From Point
Water Pipit x2 Marsh Covert Hide


New Brighton
10 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon.


CHESHIRE
Astbury Mere
Hawfinches-2 in silver birches left of visitors car park.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-2 in TA Coward reedbed and 3 Hawfinch.

Cuddington
Hawfinch-3 still at Delamere Park at corner of Westrees.

Sandbach Flashes-Railway flash
Glaucous Gull-3 Juvenile and an adult.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult off Rock pool cafe and White billed Diver-Mousehole-Cornwall.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

15 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Redwing x15 Field Left Bunker Entrance
Fieldfare x9 As Above
Mistle Thrush As Above
Marsh Harrier (Juvenile♂️) Over Wet Grasland
Pink-Footed Goose Wet Grassland
Peregrine On Ground Wet Grassland
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Curlew x12 Main Scrape
Goldcrest Marsh Covert Wood By Woodland Mere
Snipe x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti`s Warbler Along Boardwalk
Stonechat x2 IMF
Pintail Border Pool
Kingfisher Burton Mere

New Brighton
11 Purple Sandpiper and a Greenshank.

Neston Marsh
4 Short eared owls,Marsh harrier,Peregrine,Merlin and 2 Great white egrets.

CHESHIRE
Hale Marsh
2 Little Stint

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track and Hawfinch by fisherman's car park west of track.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Astbury Mere
Four Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park and 2 Brambling.

Sandbach Flashes-Groby Flash
Long Eared owl.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed,Mandarin Duck-Budworth mere and a Hawfinch at old hall site.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti near west of causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

PIED BILLED GREBE-Setter Marsh-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

14 February 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 14TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Hilbre
6 Eider,284 Brent Geese,338 Curlew,485 Grey Plover,70 Turnstone and A Ruff (flew east).

Burton RSPB
Bullfinch x2 Railway Bridge
Meadow Pipit x3 Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Merlin Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Curlew x40 Wet Grassland
Pintail x1 Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Grey Wagtail Island Reception Pool
Golden Plover x1 Main Scrape


CHESHIRE
Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Marbury Country Park
8 Hawfinch at old hall site.


Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-On large pool north of track.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile east of the road c.SU070177-Tidpit-Hampshire.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

13 February 2018

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BIRDGUIDES REVIEW OF RARE BIRDS THIS WEEK IN BRITAIN-7TH-13TH FEBRUARY 2017

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 13TH FEBRUARY 2017

WIRRAL
Denhall Quay
2 Short-eared Owl,2 Marsh Harrier and a Merlin.

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Redwing x80+ Field Left Bunker Entrance
Pintail x1  Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Right Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Sparrowhawk Tree By Reception Pool
Grey Wagtail Reception Pool
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Stonechat x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Chiffchaff Tree Along Boardwalk
Cetti`s Warbler (Seen) Near Bench Along Boardwalk
Fieldfare x100+ Field On Right Far End Boardwalk
Ruff Main Scrape
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide


CHESHIRE
Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 19 Hawfinch at old hall site.

Sandbach Flashes
3 Juvenile Glaucous gulls and Juvenile Iceland gull.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.