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20 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 20TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Western Cattle Egret and Ruddy Shelduck.

Leasowe
2 Garden warblers-Lingham Lane.

CHESHIRE
Newchurch Common
Smew of unknown origin-Adult female on the large pool north of the track.

Marbury Country Park
2 Little Egret,2 Greenshank,2 Green Sandpiper,16 Little Grebe,Black Tailed Godwit,Little Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin-Neumann's Flash.






CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 19TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egrets x3 Burton Marsh From B-Point
Redstart (Juv) By Railway Bridge
Whitethroat By Railway Bridge
Chiffchaff x2 By Railway Bridge
Dunlin x3 IMF
Spotted Flycatcher Marsh-C-Wood By Woodland Pool
Blackcap As Above
Common Sandpiper Reception Pool
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Ruff x3 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Pink-Footed Geese x2 IMF
Lesser Whitethroat By Railway Bridge
Merlin Burton Marsh From Point
Yellow Wagtail Fence Burton Point
Cetti`s Warbler Reedbed Screen


Hilbre Island
Bonarparte's Gull,20 Arctic Skua,90+ Manx Shearwater,Gannet's,Guillimot's and Common Scoter's.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
70+Curlew,5 Dunlin,2 Greenshank,3 Green sandpiper,Little Ringed Plover,2 Little Egret,2 Black tailed Godwit and a Snipe.

Sandbach Flashes
Great White Egret-Railway Flash.
3 Green Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper and a Ruff-Elton Hall Flash.



18 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 18TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Hilbre Island
Bonaparte's Gull-Again present east of the island-please view from a safe distance. Yesterday morning bird was flushed by birder with camera (but fortunately returned to same location).Bird roosted with other gulls on Hoylake shore,left of Lifeboat station at 5.10pm.

Burton Mere
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Ruff x3 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Pintail x2 (F) Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Of Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Common Sandpiper Reception Pool
Whitethroat Railway Bridge
Redstart Sheep Field Burton Point
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Pink-F-Geese x2 IMF
Dunlin x2 IMF
Spotted Crake Back Of Main Scrape
Spotted Flycatcher x2 (J) Marsh C Wood From Reedbed Screen
Curlew Sandpiper Imf
Lesser Whitethroat By Railway Bridge


CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Marsh Harrier,4 Dunlin,4 Green Sandpiper,Little Ringed Plover,2 Greenshank,3 Black Tailed Godwits,75 Curlew,2 Little Egret,Water Rail,2 Raven,13 Little Grebe and a Ringed Plover.

Sandbach Flashes

Common Sandpiper,3 Green Sandpiper and a Hobby.

Woolston Eyes

Garganey,Marsh Harrier,Green Sandpiper,Grasshopper Warbler,Garden warbler and a Willow Tit-N03 Bed.


17 August 2018

THE WIRRAL WADER FESTIVAL 2018

The Wirral Wader Festival in its fourth year will be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October from 12.00 (noon) to 4.00pm.
There will be high tide roost watching events at both Hoylake and Red Rocks, West Kirby.

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 17TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Redstart (Juv) Sheep Field B-Point
House Martins Over Burton Point
Swallows Over Burton Point
Swifts Over Birdcrop Field
Whitethroat Birdcrop Field
Blackcap Railway Bridge
Sand Martins Over IMF
Peregrine Over IMF
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Common Sandpiper Reception Pool
Mediterranean Gull (Adult) Main Scrape
Common Gulls x10 Main Scrape
Dunlin x7 Main Scrape
Ruff x3 Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Main Scrape
Wheatear x3 Sheep Field B-Point
Spotted Flycatcher x2 (Juvenile) Marsh-C-Wood West Of Woodland Mere

Great White Egret IMF

Hilbre
Bonaparte's Gull (Adult winter)-On the mud from the observatory.

Caldy Wildfowl Collection
4,510 Black Tailed Godwits.

CHESHIRE
Hale
Great White Egret-On Scape and Curlew Sandpiper-Hale marsh.

Woolston Eyes
Garganey-On No.3 bed.

Poynton 
Great White Egret-Flew over south.

Congleton
Yellow Wagtail-Flew over town centre.

Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret,Black Tailed Godwit,Greenshank,2 Little Egret,2 Green Sandpiper,4 Dunlin and Water Rail-Neumann's Flash.






16 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 16TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Hilbre
Great Skua,Juvenile Kittiwake,Eider(Juvenile male),3 Whimbrel,Peregrine,Rock Pipit and 125 Swallow roosted overnight.

Hoylake

Bonaparte's Gull-Adult still on the beach from the tennis courts.

Burton RSPB

Spotted Crake Back Main Scrape
Ruff x3 Main Scrape
Common Sandpiper Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Blackcap Far End Boardwalk
Linnet x11 Railway Bridge
Jay (Juvenile) By Railway Bridge
Whitethroat By Railway Bridge (With Jay)
Swift x7 Over Railway
Swallows Over Birdcrop Field
House Martins Over Birdcrop Field
Dunlin x1 IMF
Pink-F-Geese x2 IMF


Parkgate
Curlew Sandpiper-Moulting Adult-Donkey stand flash.


Cheshire
Newchurch Common
Smew of unknown origin-Adult female on the large pool north of the track.

Marbury Country Park

Great White Egret,2 Little Egret,2 Dunlin,24 Curlew,Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank-Neumann's Flash.

15 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 15TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Blackcap Near Railway Bridge
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Spotted Crake Back Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Main Scrape
Ruff x3 Main Scrape
Little Ringed Plover x1 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Dunlin Main Scrape
Pink-F-Geese x2 Marsh Covert Hide


Hilbre
Eider,Whimbrel and 155 Swallows roosted overnight.

Hoylake Shore
Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) and a Whimbrel.

Parkgate
Great White Egret-Donkey Stand Flash.

CHESHIRE
Little Bollington
Garganey-one on the River Bollin c.800m above the weir.

Woolston Eyes
2 Garganey on No.3 bed.


Astbury Mere
Hobby.

Marbury Country Park
Barn Owl-Haydn's Pool
Budworth Mere-Mandarin Duck

14 August 2018

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 14TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB

Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Avocets x2 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Common Sandpiper Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Green Woodpecker Far End Boardwalk
Linnet Railway Bridge
Blackcap Railway Bridge
Whitethroat Railway Bridge
Redstart (Juv) Sheep Field B-Point
Spotted Redshank x2 IMF
Water Rail IMF
Yellow Wagtails x2 Main Scrape


Hoylake-Kings Gap
Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter).

Hilbre
157 Swallow roosted overnight at Niffy Bay.

CHESHIRE

Woolston Eyes
2 Garganey on No.3 bed.

Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.



BONAPARTE'S GULL-KINGS GAP-HOYLAKE

An adult winter Bonaparte's Gull was found on sunday afternoon by Tim Kinch at Hoylake.I was in work when the bird was found and I was well gripped off as I needed it for Cheshire.Thankfully the bird has hung around and I connected with it this afternoon sat out on the beach at Kings gap.


                                 


ADULT WINTER BONAPARTE'S GULL
BIRDERS ON SITE

This is the 7th record for Cheshire and Wirral the previous records are shown below:
2004 Inner Marsh Farm, adult, 20th May.
1998 Richmond Bank, first-winter, 20th February.
1994 Inner Marsh Farm, first-winter to first-summer, 1st to 14th June.
1991 New Brighton, Wirral, adult, intermittently,20th March to 20th April.
1990 New Brighton, Wirral, adult, 22nd, 24th and 29th April.
1979 Seacombe Ferry, Wirral, first-summer to second-winter, 21st August.

13 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 13TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Dunlin x26 IMF
Little Ringed Plover x3 Border Pool
Blackcap Birdcrop Field
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Common Sandpiper Main Scrape
Ruff x5 Main Scrape
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Snipe Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Of Main Scrape
Peregrine x3 Over Main Scrape (All 3 Together)
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Wet Grassland
Redstart (Juv) Sheep Field Burton Point


Hoylake
Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter).

Caldy Wildfowl Collection
4,760 Black-tailed Godwit.

Wallasey Golf Course
Short-eared Owl.


Neston Marsh
Hen Harrier(Ringtail)

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
2 Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.


Hale
Curlew Sandpiper-Adult on Decoy Marsh

12 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 12TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Ringed Plover Main Scrape
Little Ringed Plover Main Scrape
Ruff x5 Main Scrape
Snipe x3 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Dunlin x5 Main Scrape
Common Sandpiper Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Of Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Swifts x3 Over Birdcrop Field
Whitethroat x2 By Railway Bridge
Redstart (Juv) Sheep Field B-Point


Hoylake Shore
Bonaparte's Gull(ad winter)-Before high tide-Just off old Lifeboat Station but no further sign by 8pm.

Bonaparte's Gull(ad winter)
(C)ALLAN CONLIN
CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.


11 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 11TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Bur
ton RSPB

Redstart (Juv) Sheep Field Burton Point
Willow Warbler Path To IMF
Western Cattle Egret IMF
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Green Sandpiper Main Scrape
Little Ringed Plover x2 Main Scrape
Dunlin x4 Main Scrape
Ruff x5 Main Scrape
Snipe x6 Main Scrape
Water Rail (Juv) Back Of Main Scrape
Avocets x2 Main Scrape
Yellow Wagtail Over Main Scrape
Peregrine From Burton Point
Hobby x4 Sightings Over Reserve 1 Carrying Prey


Red Rocks
3 Manx Shearwater.

Hoylake Shore
Black Tern,Wheatear,Yellow-legged Gull,Peregrine,Mediterranean Gull and 2 Arctic Skua


Hilbre
600 Black-tailed Godwit seen flying inland,Peregrine,Merlin,Wheatear,c2800 Sandwich Tern,Eider,115 Swallow in overnight roost and 4 Arctic Skua.

Leasowe Lighthouse

Whinchat in Kerr's Field.

Saughall
Red Kite-Over


CHESHIRE

Wybunbury-Lea Forge
2 Hobbies and a Red Kite.

Doddington
Wheatear.

Sandbach Flashes
5 Green Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper,3 BlackTailed Godwit,2 Juvenile Ruff,2 Dunlin,Wood Sandpiper and 14 Curlew.

Hale Lighthouse
Tree Pipit,3 Marsh Harriers,Peregrine Falcon,Curlew Sandpiper,Whinchat and a Hobby.





10 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 10TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Avocets x2 Main Scrape
Dunlin x8 Main Scrape
Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Snipe x5 Main Scrape
Little Ringed Plover x2 Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Marsh Harrier (F) Over Reedbed
Reed Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Whitethroat Near Bridge Screen
Sedge Warbler x2 IMF
House Martins x15+ Over IMF
Great Egret Flew On To Border Pool
Willow Warbler x4 Along Path To IMF
Spotted Crake Back Of Scrape
Water Rail Left Side Marsh Covert Hide

Western Cattle Egret-Main Scape

Hoylake Shore
Yellow-legged Gull on beach and a Arctic Skua on the sea.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
2 Great White Egrets-Neumanns Flash


9 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 9TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Western Cattle Egret

Hilbre
Eider,9 Whimbrel,75 Ringed Plover,1150 Sandwich Tern,700 Black-headed Gull,90 Swallows roosted overnight.

Red Rocks
2 Arctic Tern, 50 Common Tern and 670 Sandwich Tern.

Heswall Shore
800 Shelduck,2000 Oystercatcher,16 Grey Plover,435 Dunlin,4600 Redshank,1650 Curlew and 7 Yellow Wagtail.


Caldy Wildfowl Collection
3,590 Black-tailed Godwit.


CHESHIRE
Wybunbury
Juvenile Black Redstart-On the southeast side at Lea Forge late afternoon.Park off A51 at quarry entrance and follow track to demolished buildings.


Sandbach Flashes

2 Curlew Sandpiper-Elton Hall Flash 10:30-11:00 then flushed.

Woolston eyes

3 Garganey-N0 3 Bed

Marbury Country Park

3 Little Egret,2 Water Rail,2 Dunlin,2 Black Tailed Godwit,2 Great White Egret and 11 Little grebe-Neumann's Flash




8 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 8TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Ruff x6 IMF
Marsh Harrier Over IMF
Whitethroat Birdcrop Field
Blackcap Along Boardwalk
Green Woodpecker Marsh Covert Wood
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Ruddy Shelduck Main Scrape
Snipe x14 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Spotted Redshank x1 Main Scrape + x1 IMF
Water Rail Back Of Main Scrape
Spotted Crake (Adult) Back Of Main Scrape
Little Ringed Plover x1 Main Scrape
Song Thrush (Juv) 


Leasowe Lighthouse
Wheatear near Lighthouse, 3 Kingfisher along river at Lingham Lane bridge.

Hilbre
Eider,14 Whimbrel,1,500 Dunlin and 82 Ringed Plover.


Heswall Shore
78 Little Egret,350 Dunlin,4100 Redshank,2 Greenshank,880 Black-tailed Godwit,1700 Curlew,7 Yellow Wagtail.

Thurstaston Shore
2 Adult Mediterranean Gull and 250 Black-headed Gull.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.


Wybunbury
Black Redstart-On the southeast side at Lea Forge late afternoon.Park off A51 at quarry entrance and follow track to demolished buildings.

Woolston eyes
3 Garganey-N0 3 Bed

7 August 2018

BIRDGUIDES REVIEW OF RARE BIRDS THIS WEEK IN BRITAIN-1ST-7TH AUGUST 2018

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 7TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Reed Warbler Back Of Main Scrape
Water Rail (Juv) Back Of Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Ruff x6 Main Scrape
Ruddy Shelduck Main Scrape
Sparrowhawk Over Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Reedbed
Whitethroat By Birdcrop Field
Blackcap Near Railway Bridge
Little Ringed Plover x3 IMF
Spotted Redshank x2 IMF
Common Sandpiper IMF
Spotted Crake Back Main Scrape
Red Kite Over Gorse Covert Wood


West Kirby Marine Lake
500 Sandwich Tern and 400 Dunlin in roost and Peregrine on the sand bank.

Hilbre
Arctic Skua off north end,Eider,9 Whimbrel,65 Ringed Plover,1800 Dunlin,74 Little Tern and 200 Sanderling, 145 Swallow roosted.

Leasowe Lighthouse
4 Manx Shearwater flew west and 3 Lesser Whitethroat.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.

6 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 6TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Lesser Whitethroat Railway Bridge
Whitethroat Railway Bridge
Chiffchaff x2 Willows Along Boardwalk
Little Ringed Plover x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Wood Sandpiper Main Scrape
Spotted Redshank x2 Main Scrape
Snipe x11 Main Scrape
Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Reed Warbler Back Of Main Scrape
Ruddy Shelduck Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Water Rail Back Of Main Scrape



CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret-Neumanns Flash.





5 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 5TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton Rspb
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Green Sandpiper Willow Pool
Wood Sandpiper Marsh Covert Hide
Whitethroat Birdcrop Field
Blackcap (F) Railway Bridge
Mediterranean Gull IMF
Spotted Redshank x2 IMF
Dunlin x1 IMF
Snipe x4 IMF
Avocet x2 IMF
Green Sandpiper Marsh Covert Hide
Raven Burton Point
Common Gulls x4 IMF


Hilbre
3 Arctic Skua (2 dark, 1 pale),Great Skua,2 Little Tern,Tree Pipit,Common Sandpiper,Greenshank,11 Whimbrel and 1,000 Sandwich Tern and 45 Swallow roosted overnight.


Meols
Greenshank by groyne.

Decca Pools

2 Marsh Harrier (fem).

CHESHIRE
Frodsham Marshes
Ruddy Shelduck-Still on estuary near sluice gates.

Marbury Country Park
Great White Egret and 2 Juvenile Garganey-Neumanns Flash.

4 August 2018

HEN HARRIER DAY-PARKGATE-SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST 2018


CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 4TH AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Dunlin x5 IMF
Spotted Redshank x2 IMF
Yellow Wagtail x2 IMF
Hobby Over IMF
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Sedge Warbler Along Boardwalk
Wood Sandpiper Marsh Covert Hide
Green Sandpiper As Above
Blackcap (M) By Willow Pool
Green Sandpiper Recepiont Pool (There Are Two On Reserve)
Dunlin x7 Main Scrape
Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Water Rail Back Of Scrape
Snipe x6 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Spotted Crake Was Seen Last Night Back Of Scrape


Hilbre
Long Tailed Skua-Possible flew past at long range,1,000 Sandwich Tern,Eider,8 Whimbrel,10 Sanderling,Wheatear and 8,000 Herring Gull. 

CHESHIRE
Astbury Mere
4 Common Terns-Then flew off south west

Marbury Country Park

Great White Egret,Little Egret,Goosander,Green Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper,Dunlin,Grey Wagtail,Garganey,Snipe,Juvenile Marsh Harrier,13 Little Grebe and 2 Black Tailed Godwit.

Frodsham Marshes

Ruddy Shelduck and c700 Black Tailed Godwits-On Weaver Sluice Gate side of Mersey Estuary.

Comberbach

2 Hobbies-Over.

Pickerings Pasture

Greenshank,2nd Summer Mediterranean Gull,2 Yellow Legged Gull(3s/Adult and a Juvenile) and Hobby.
GREENSHANK
(C)Dave Craven

3 August 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 3RD AUGUST 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Yellow Wagtail Back Of Main Scrape
Reed Warbler Back Of Main Scrape
Cattle Egret Main Scrape
Ruff x6 Main Scrape
Wood Sandpiper Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Cetti`s Warbler (Family) Along Boardwalk
Sedge Warbler Along Boardwalk
Swallows Over Railway Bridge
House Martins Over Railway Bridge
Hobby By Railway Bridge In Tree
Common Whitethroat By Railway Bridge
Blackcap By Railway Bridge
Spotted Redshank x3 IMF
Snipe x7 IMF
Little Ringed Plover x1 IMF
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Lesser Whitethroat By Railway Bridge

Spotted Crake on mainscape.

Parkgate

2 Hobby showing well over marsh and a Great Egret early morning but no sign of possible Pallid Harrier.

Caldy Wildfowl Collection

3,140 Black-tailed Godwit including 12 juveniles.

Hilbre

280 Manx Shearwaters.

CHESHIRE

Marbury Country Park
Little Egret,Marsh Harrier,Great White Egret,3 Garganey,11 Little Grebe,Yellow Wagtail,Common Sandpiper,Little Ringed Plover,Ringed Plover,90 Curlew,Black-tailed Godwit,Dunlin and a Water Rail- Neumann's Flash.

Sandbach Flashes
7 Green sandpiper,2 Common Sandpiper,4 Snipe,Black Tailed Godwit and 3 Goosander(Red Head)-Elton Hall Flash.