THIS BLOG IS ABOUT MY OBSESSION BIRDS!MAY IT BE BIRDING IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL MY HOME COUNTY OR TWITCHING MEGA BIRDS AROUND BRITAIN WITH MY BIRDING COMPANIONS ON TRIPS,TICKS AND DIPS!IT WILL ALSO BE UPDATED DAILY WITH A SUMMARY OF ALL THE BIRDS RECORDED IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL AND GENERAL BIRD NEWS AROUND THE UK.ENJOY!.

25 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 25TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
West kirby-Mediterranean Gull (ad).

Hilbre-Arctic Skua,6 Whimbrel,Willow Warbler and a Wheatear.


Hoylake-2 Little Tern,3 Arctic Tern,24 Common Tern (8 juv) and 113 Sandwich Tern (30 juv).

Meols-Common Sandpiper on the groyne also 3 Mediterranean Gull after high tide.


Heswall marsh-Hobby.


Burton RSPB-4 Spoonbills flew towards Burton marsh.

CHESHIRE
Hale-Stone curlew this evening viewable from Town lane.

RARE AND SCARCE BIRDS IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL

My good friends Allan Conlin and Eddie Williams have just finished writing there new book Rare and Scarce birds in Cheshire and Wirral.Ray Scally has done the illustrations which are stunning pieces of art work.You can pre order the book for £19.99 including post and packaging at rarebirdingwirral@gmail.com.




24 July 2017

BRITISH PUBLIC LACKS CONNECTION WITH NATURE

Worrying new research published today (24 July 2017) has revealed that seven in 10 people in Britain report that they are losing touch with nature.CLICK ON LINK

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 24TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Caldy-Ruff and 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit.

Heswall-4 Whimbrel.

Burton marsh-Redstart (juv) in scrub and Grasshopper Warbler.

CHESHIRE
Frodsham marshes-Common scoter-NoTank.

Sandbach Flashes-Female Garganey.

Woolston Eyes-Wood Sandpiper.

Rosethern Mere-Juv Purple heron-reported yesterday.




23 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 23RD JULY 2017

WIRRAL
West Kirby-2 Mediterranean Gull (ads).

Meols-Mediterranean Gull (ad),Greenshank and a Whimbrel.


Hoylake-Little Tern,22 Common Tern and 559 Sandwich Tern.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

22 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
West Kirby-2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.

Hoylake-2 Little Tern,30 Common Tern and 145 Sandwich Tern in gull roost just after high tide.

Burton RSPB-Garden Warbler.

CHESHIRE
Newchurch common-Great white egret

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
BAND RUMPED STORM PETREL-Probable-Prawle point-Devon.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

BULWER'S PETREL-Possible-Porthgwarra-Cornwall.



21 July 2017

RECORD YEAR FOR BREEDING BLACK WINGED STILTS IN BRITAIN

An unprecedented 13 Black-winged Stilt chicks have fledged in Britain from sites in Kent, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, including nine on two RSPB reserves.CLICK ON LINK

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

WIRRAL
Hilbre-c20 Manx Shearwater flew past in small groups and 21 Whimbrel roosted, 143 Little Tern and a Mediteranean Gull (ad) roosted on East Hoyle Bank as tide ebbed.

Caldy-1,100 Black-tailed Godwit.


Heswall-300 Shelduck, 1000 Dunlin,2000 Redshank,700 Curlew,42 Whimbrel,1ad + 1 2nd sum Mediterranean Gull and 500 Black-headed Gull.


Leasowe-Arctic Skua.

Burton RSPB-Great white egret.

CHESHIRE
Newchurch common-Great white egret


20 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Hilbre-3 Whimbrel and lots of Sandwich terns.


Caldy-1,100 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton RSPB-Red Kite,2 Great White Egret,4 Mediterranean Gull,4 Green Woodpecker,Raven,Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach flashes-Fem Garganey.


BEE EATERS HATCH YOUNG IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

The RSPB has announced that the European Bee-eaters breeding at East Leake Quarry, Nottinghamshire, have hatched young.CLICK ON LINK

19 July 2017

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

WIRRAL

Heswall-Imm Marsh Harrier,46 Little Egret,31 Grey Plover,1600 Dunlin, 70 Knot,3000 Redshank,170 Black-tailed Godwit and 1140 Curlew,3 Whimbrel.

Caldy-630 Black-tailed Godwit.

West Kirby Marine lake-2 Mediterranean Gull (ads).

Meols-c1,500 Knot, 300 Dunlin and a Greenshank.

New Brighton-2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad s/pl and 1 juv).

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

18 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
West Kirby Marine lake-700 Sandwich Tern,40 Common Tern and 1,000 Black-headed Gull.

CHESHIRE
Wood sandpiper-Elton flash-Sandbach.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

17 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-750 Black-tailed Godwit.

New Brighton-Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl).


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female from substation by minor road to Crows-an-Wra c.800m NNW of St Buryan-Cornwall.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

16 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-780 Black-tailed Godwit.

Meols-Greenshank.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

15 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-700+ Black-tailed Godwit.

Thurstaston shore-6 Whimbrel,Greenshank and 1,000+ Dunlin.


Meols-Greenshank and a Peregrine at the groyne.

Heswall shore-Imm female Peregrine,32 Little Egret,675 Oystercatcher,240 Dunlin,2350 Redshank and 890 Curlew.


Birkenhead Docks-Roseate tern-Possible adult over East Float at Birkenhead Docks then flew north.

CHESHIRE
Woolston eyes-Spotted crake-Male reportedly singing as heard from Rotary Hide

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

14 July 2017

PALLID HARRIER BREEDS IN WESTERN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

The first pair of Pallid harriers to breed in Western Europe has been found in the Netherlands this summer.CLICK ON LINK

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-560 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton marsh-Whinchat (male),Hobby,3 Marsh Harrier (incl ad male),2 Raven and 2 Grasshopper Warbler.


Burton RSPB-5 Little Ringed Plover,3 Ruff,Greenshank,4 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad + 2 juvs),24 Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

SWINHOE'S STORM PETREL-Adult (first bird from 2013 and seen again in 2016) retrapped at Skadan overnight-Fair Isle-Shetland.

13 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Red Rocks-260 Sandwich Terns.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
SOOTY TERN-Possible reported at Valley Cob earlier this morning but no sign during a subsequent search-Valley-Anglesey.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

12 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 12TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Caldy-500 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton RSPB-2 Spotted Redshank.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

9 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 9TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB-Male Yellowhammer near entrance,2 Spoonbill (imms),Great White Egret,Fem Marsh Harrier,2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Ruff.

Hoylake-3 Sanderling (s/pl),Kittiwake (ad) and 3 Gannet.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

8 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 8TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
West Kirby-4 Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl),270 Sandwich Tern and 1,500 Black-headed Gull.


Caldy-510 Black-tailed Godwit.


Heswall-47 Little Egret,1200 Redshank,1080 Curlew,600 Black-headed Gull and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull.

Burton RSPB-2 Great White egrets.

CHESHIRE
Four Ways Quarry-20 Common Scoter.

Tatton Park-Black Kite-One circled and gained height then lost to view.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female at Raftra Farm crossroads-Polgigga-Cornwall.

7 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 7TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Caldy-540 Black-tailed Godwit.

Thurstaston hill-2 Yellowhammer (pair).


West Kirby Marine lake-3 Mediterranean Gull(ad s/pl) and 200+ Sandwich Tern.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female at Raftra Farm crossroads-Polgigga-Cornwall.