LATEST MEGAS IN BRITAIN:AMERICAN ROYAL TERN-LLIGWY BAY-ANGLESEY-
FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL-Saturday 22nd December-Hightide Birdwatch at Hoylake-Start 9.30am-Sunday 13th January-Raptorwatch at Parkgate-1pm-Dusk

11 December 2018

AMERICAN ROYAL TERN-LLIGWY BAY-ANGLESEY

After the disappointment of missing this bird in June this year in West Sussex at Church Norton by ten minutes has it had flown off I couldn't believe it yesterday when the bird was relocated in North Wales on Anglesey.This individual bird looked like the same bird with a metal ring on its right leg,which was first seen in Guernsey on 5th February 2017 and had been positively identified as an American Royal tern.I made a few phone calls and arrangements were made so we could arrive at first light the next morning.There was no sign of the bird at sunrise so we went looking further down the coast.News then came out that the bird was back at Lligwy beach showing well.It didn't take long before we arrived back at the beach and the bird was just sat out on the incoming tide.

AMERICAN ROYAL TERN
This was my second Royal Tern for Britain having seen the Llandudno bird which was also in North Wales in 2009 which suggested it being of the "African" race.The West African birds are now a separate species after analysis of DNA by scientists,so i'll sit back and wait on this one as it could be another armchair tick in the future if further identification features are produced and reviewed.
LLIGWY BAY
Anyway another great grip back and another good bird for the Northwest.



10 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 10TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Peregrine Fence Post Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier x3 Over Wet Grassland 
Buzzard Fence Post Wet Grassland 
Short Eared Owl By Bunker Screen
Water Rail Reception Pool
Reed Bunting By Birdcrop Field
Linnets Birdcrop Field
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh From Point
Pink F Geese 1500+ Burton Marsh From Point
Barn Owl Back Of Reserve By Railway line
Hen Harrier (F) Over Wet Grassland
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Goldeneye (F) Bridge Pool
Green Woodpecker Burton Point


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver,2 Goosander (redheads) and 4 Red-breasted Merganser.

Heswall Marsh
1,220 Pink-footed Geese roosted overnight.


Heswall-Thurstaston
2 Greenshank,650 Teal and 730 Pintail.


New Brighton Pontoon
7 Purple Sandpiper.

Parkgate
4 Short Eared Owl

Leasowe Bay
Adult Mediterranean Gull

CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
Iceland Gull-Adult again on Railway Flash.

Newchurch Common
Smew of unknown origin-Adult female on the large pool north of the track and 5 Redhead Goosander.


Woolston
Waxwing-In bushes by Mersey then flew north.

Marbury Country Park
2 little Egret and 11 Goosander-Budworth Mere.

9 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 9TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets x20 Birdcrop Field 
Bullfinch In Copse To IMF 
Kingfisher In Ditch Near Wooden Bridge IMF
Pintail x1 Bridge Pool
Gadwall x6 Bridge Pool
Nuthatch Marsh Covert Wood
Hen Harrier (M) Over Main Scrape
Buzzard Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Post Wet Grassland
Barn Owl Over Wet Grassland
Pink Footed Geese 520+ Wet Grassland
Curlew x26 Wet Grassland
Water Rail Reception Pool
White Fronted Goose Burton Marsh From Point
Woodcock In Copse To IMF
Merlin Over Wet Grassland


Parkgate
2 Hen Harrier(male and ringtail),5 Marsh Harrier,2 Peregrine Falcon,Merlin,Kestrel,Bittern and 3 Great White Egret.


West Kirby-Gilroy Duck Pond
Goosander (redhead).

West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver.


CHESHIRE
Frodsham Marshes
Western Cattle Egret-Still present in fields south of No.4 and No.6 Tanks and best viewed from Lordship Lane; also 2 Great White Egret's on Frodsham Score.

Redesmere
Great White egret.


HaleWater Pipit-Still showing from Town lane and Ring Ouzel-In brambles at Hale Head.

Lawton Lake
19 Mandarin Duck.

Sandbach Flashes
3 Long Eared Owl-Groby Flash-PLEASE VIEW FROM A SENSIBLE DISTANCE.



8 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 8TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Hoylake Shore
Yellow-legged Gull in the gull roost.

Burton RSPB

Curlew x15 Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Pink Footed Geese Wet Grassland 
Buzzard Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Coal Tit Feeder By Reception
Siskin In Alders By Burton Mere
Dunlin x8 Marsh Covert Hide
Spotted Redshank x1 Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x2 Bridge Pool
Gadwall X4 Bridge Pool
Linnets 20+ By Railway Bridge
Goldcrest x2 In Copse To IMF
Stonechat x2 IMF
Water Rail Reception Pool 
Common Crossbill In Copse To IMF

West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver.

Parkgate

Male and Ringtail Hen Harrier.

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


Frodsham Marshes

3 Great White egret,12 Whooper Swan's and a Barn owl.

Hale

Water Pipit-Still showing from Town lane.





7 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 7TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
West Kirby Marine Lake 
Great Northern Diver this morning seen in flight at high tide.

CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
3 Long Eared Owl-Groby Flash-PLEASE VIEW FROM A SENSIBLE DISTANCE

6 Whooper Swan-Railway Flash

6 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 6TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB

Mute Swans x68 Field Back Of Wet Grassland 
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland 
Buzzard fence Behind Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Coal Tit Feeder By Barn
Water Rail Island On Woodland Pool
Kingfisher In Ditch Front of Reception
Cetti's Warbler Near Reedbed Screen
Curlew x40 Near Bridge Screen
Pintail x2 Bridge Pool
Gadwall x4 Bridge Pool
Linnets Birdcrop Field
Siskin In Alders Copse To IMF
Goldcrest x2 Along Path IMF
Bearded Tit (Heard) Reedbed
Common Crossbill (Heard) Near Bridge Screen
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Hen Harrier Marsh Covert Hide
Sparrowhawk Fence By Main Scrape


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-breasted Merganser.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
Long Eared Owl-Groby Flash- PLEASE VIEW FROM A SENSIBLE DISTANCE
Adult Iceland Gull and 6 Whooper swan-Railway Flash.

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


Frodsham Marshes
15 Whooper Swan-By the M56.

5 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 5TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets 20+ By Railway Bridge 
Water Rail IMF 
Pintail x2 Bridge Pool
Gadwall x4 Bridge Pool
Curlew Near Bridge Screen
Cetti's Warbler x2 By Marsh Covert Hide
Snipe Marsh Covert Hide
Siskin In Alders By Woodland Pool
Water Rail Reception Pool
Hen Harrier (RT) Over Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier On The Ground Wet Grassland


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver,3 Goosander and 5 Red-breasted Merganser.




4 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 4TH DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Reed Bunting Feeder By Barn 
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland 
Hen Harrier (RT)Over Wet Grassland Sparrowhawk x2 Main Scrape 
Water Rail Reedbed Screen
Curlew x15 From Marsh Covert Hide
Peregrine On Ground Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x2 Bridge Pool
Siskin In Alders Along Boardwalk
Linnets 35+ Blrdcrop Field
Bullfinch (F)By Wooden Bridge IMF
Ruff x2 Border Pool
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Kingfisher Reception Pool


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver,2 Goosander,2 Red-breasted Merganser and a Little Grebe.

Neston Sewage Works
Water Pipit-Near path.

Decca Pools
2 Short-eared Owl(In aerial combat),Water Pipit and a Peregrine Falcon.

Parkgate
Short Eared Owl-Two near Old Quay pub. 

CHESHIRE
Hale
Short Eared Owl-Again hunting over Hale marsh this afternoon from bridge on Town Lane and Ringtail Hen Harrier and 2 Water Pipits-At Carr Lane Pools.

Redesmere
2 Great White egret.


Doddington Pool
3 Little Egret and 2 Whooper Swans-Over.

Budworth Mere
2 Little Egret.



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3 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 3RD DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Pink-F-Geese Burton Marsh From Point 
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets 20+ Blrdcrop Field 
Pintail Bridge Pool
Curlew x35 From Marsh Covert Hide
Siskin In Alders Burton Mere
Merlin About Toilet Block
Water Rail Reception Pool
Coal Tit Feeder By Reception
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Hen Harrier (RT) Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine High Over Wet Grassland


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver and Little grebe.


CHESHIRE
Frodsham Score
2 Great White egret-Still frodsham score and Western Cattle egret-Still present in fields south of No.4 and No.6 Tanks and best viewed from Lordship Lane. 





2 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 2ND DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Spotted Redshank Main Scrape 
Water Rail Reedbed Screen 
Pintail x3 Bridge Pool
Curlew x27 Bridge Screen
Linnets 25+ Blrdcrop Field
Bullfinch x1 (F) Near Wooden Bridge IMF
Stonechat By Border Pool
Song Thrush Burton Point
Pink-F-Geese 2000+ Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Merlin Burton Marsh From Point
Buzzard (Just For You Ken) Burton Marsh From Point
Sparrowhawk Marsh Covert Wood
Hen Harrier Over Reedbed
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide


West Kirby Marine Lake

Great Northern Diver-Flew towards River Dee at 14.45pm

Puddington

2 Cattle Egret-Puddington Lane.

Birkenhead

2nd Winter Caspian Gull-Birkenhead Docks on flood by Beaufort Road opposite CMR Supplies mid-afternoon 

Neston Reedbed
7 Marsh Harrier,2 Hen Harrier (1m, 1 ringtail),2 Short-eared Owl,Bittern and 2 Great White Egret.

CHESHIRE
Redesmere
2 Great White egret and a Kingfisher.


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

Frodsham Score
Western Cattle egret-Present in fields south of No.4 and No.6 Tanks and best viewed from Lordship Lane. 


Marbury Country Park
2 Little egret-Budworth mere.

1 December 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 1ST DECEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point 
Mistle Thrush Burton Point 
Goldcrest x2 Along Path IMF 
Stonechat x2 IMF 
Cetti's Warbler x2 (Seen) Reedbed Screen 
Kingfisher Reception Pool 
Sparrowhawk Fence Post Front Of Reception 
Dunlin x8 Main Scrape 
Curlew x16 Wet Grassland 
Peregrine Fence Post Wet Grassland 
Merlin Over Wet Grassland 
Pink Footed Geese 150+ Over Reserve 
Hen Harrier (RT) Over Wet Grassland

West Kirby Marine Lake
Little Grebe and 4 Goosander this morning and a Great Northern Diver late afternoon 

Hilbre
7 Purple Sandpiper,200 Brent Geese,Goosander and an Eider.

Neston Marsh
3 Water Pipit and Bittern.

West Kirby
Swift reported over West Kirby at lunch time.

Parkgate
4 Hen Harrier,4 Short Eared owl and at least 3 Cattle Egret.

CHESHIRE
Frodsham Score
4 Great White egret-Frodsham score and Western Cattle egret and 22 Whooper swan on Lordship Marsh by the M56.

Redesmere
2 Great White egret and a Little egret.


Lawton Lake
20+ Mandarin Duck and 7 Goosander.

Doddington
2 Little Egret

Sandbach Flashes
Little egret

Lostock Green
38 Yellowhammer-Grid reference SJ734704

Marbury Country Park
2 Little egret-Budworth mere.



30 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 30TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB

Peregrine Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Dunlin x8 Main Scrape 
Snipe Main Scrape
Jay Gorse Covert Wood
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide
Curlew x37 From Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x5 Bridge Pool
Linnets x40+ Birdcrop Field
Siskin Alders In Copse To IMF
Bullfinch x2 (M&F) Along Path IMF
Pink Footed Geese 2000+ Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Short-Eared Owl Birdcrop Field


West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver


Neston Marsh
Eurasian Bittern,Ringtail Hen harrier,2 Short Eared owl and 4 Great White egret.

Parkgate
2 Great White egret and a Ringtail Hen harrier

CHESHIRE
Redesmere
Smew-Redhead and Great White egret.

Sandbach Flashes
Adult Iceland gull,Yellow Legged gull and 6 Whooper swan's-Railway flash.

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

Hale
Short Eared owl-One hunting over Decoy Marsh.




29 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 29TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Marsh Harrier Burton Marsh From Point 
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point 
Pink Footed Geese 550+ Burton Marsh 
Linnets 20+ Blrdcrop Field
Bullfinch (F) By Wooden Bridge To IMF
Water Rail x2 Along Stream To IMF
Snipe x2 IMF
Curlew x20 Bridge Screen
Cetti's Warbler By Reedbed Screen
Dunlin x12 Main Scrape
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide
Sparrowhawk Over Reception Pool


Great Sutton
2 Cattle Egret and 30+ Little Egret in fields Ledsham end of Badgers Rake Lane (west side of A550).

West Kirby Marine Lake
Great Northern Diver and a Little Grebe(wrongly ID'd as a Red-necked Grebe earlier).



28 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 28TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland 
Sparrowhawk Fence Front of Reception 
Dunlin x22 Main Scrape
Snipe x14 Main Scrape
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Green Woodpecker Field By The House
Curlew x26 By Bridge Screen
Linnets 30+ Blrdcrop Field
Water Rail IMF (Heard)
Hen Harrier x2 (M&F) Burton Marsh From Point
Pink Footed Geese 1000+ Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egret x5 Burton Marsh From Point
Kingfisher Over Reception Pool
Peregrine Over Car Park


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


27 November 2018

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 27TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Snipe x2 IMF 
Linnets 40+ Blrdcrop Field 
Pintail Bridge Pool 
Pochard (F) Bridge Pool
Curlew Bridge Screen
Dunlin Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier x2 Wet Grassland
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Sparrowhawk Over Main Scrape
Treecreeper Near Reception
Siskin By Burton Mere


West Kirby Marine Lake
5 Goldeneye,4 Goosander,4 Red-breasted Merganser,Scaup and 2 Brent Geese.

CHESHIRE

Hale
Short Eared owl-At Hale shore in field to left of lighthouse lane and 4 Great white egret left roost at Hale Duck Decoy from bridge on Town Lane; also Water pipit on Decoy Marsh. 


26 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 26TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB

Curlew x27 Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Reed Buntings x3 (F) Feeder By Barn 
Bearded Tits x2 Reedbed Screen
Dunlin x17 From Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool
Linnets 50+ Blrdcrop Field
Pink F Geese 3500+ Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Siskin Alders In Copse To IMF
Water Rail Left Side of Hide
Hen Harrier Over IMF
Stonechat x2 (M&F) IMF
Whooper Swans x4 Main Scrape
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Sparrowhawk Over Main Scrape
Kingfisher Reception Pool


Hoylake Shore
14,000 Knot,4,000 Dunlin,400 Grey Plover,150 Bar-tailed Godwit and 300 Sanderling.

Parkgate

Ringtail Hen harrier.

Neston
5 Hen harrier and 2 Short eared owl.

CHESHIRE
Frodsham Marshes
3 Great White Egret-Frodsham score

Thornton Hough
Brambling in with Chaffinch flock at end of Grange drive.

Sandbach Flashes
6 Whooper swan-Railway flash.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-T A Coward reedbed-Budworth mere.


25 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 25TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x4 Burton Marsh From Point 
Pink Footed Geese 4000+ Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets 40+ By Railway Bridge 
Water Rail In Copse To IMF
Siskin In Alders Along Path IMF
Golden Plover x37 IMF
Whooper Swans x16 Border Pool
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool
Cetti's Warbler Reedbed Screen
Kingfisher Reedbed Screen
Bearded Tits (Heard) Reedbed Screen
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Hen Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Dunlin x7 Main Scrape
 Peregrine Over Wet Grassland
Water Pipit IMF Left Side of Hide
Bullfinch By Wooden Bridge IMF


Neston Reedbed
16 Marsh Harrier came into roost,several when it was almost dark including 2 second calendar year males, about 8 juv males and about 5 adult females, also 2 Short-eared Owl and at least 5 Hen Harrier's.

West Kirby Marine Lake
Greater Scaup

CHESHIRE
Hale
2 Great white egret and a Short eared owl.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-T A Coward reedbed-Budworth mere.




24 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 24TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Dunlin x7 Main Scrape 
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool 
Avocet x2 Bridge Pool 
Merlin Marsh Covert Wood
Cetti's Far End boardwalk
Linnets 30+ Blrdcrop Field
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh From Point
Pink Footed Geese 700+ Burton Marsh From Point
Siskin Alders In Copse To IMF
Golden Plover 40+ IMF
Water Rail IMF
Hen Harrier Over IMF
Wigeon x590 Whole Of The Reserve
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Of Wet Grassland


New Brighton Marine Lake

3 Purple Sandpiper in wader roost.

Neston Reedbed

8 Marsh Harrier,ringtail Hen Harrier,Short-eared Owl and 2 Bittern.

Newton(West Kirby)

600 Pink-footed Geese feeding in field by playing fields.

Irby
800 Pink-footed Geese flew towards the estuary.

Heswall Shore
2 Greenshank before high tide and 965 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-T A Coward reedbed-Budworth mere and possible Woodlark with 60+ Skylarks at Higher Marston in middle field diagonally crossed by path.

POSSIBLE WOODLARK HAS BEEN SEEN NEAR THE RED PIN
Davenham
Brambling-With finch flock at bottom of Eaton lane.

Redes Mere
2 Great White Egret.


Sandbach Flashes

5 Whooper swans-Over Elton hall flash.

Lawton Mere

Woodcock and 19 Mandarin duck.

Frodsham Marshes

4 Great White egret,16 Whooper swan and a Marsh Harrier.

Pickerings Pasture

2 Water Pipit-From screen.

Hale

Ringtail Hen Harrier-Hale marsh.


23 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 23RD NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Neston Reedbed
3 Short-eared Owl,2 Water Pipit,Bittern,5 Marsh harrier and a ringtail Hen Harrier.

West Kirby Marine Lake
Scaup,Goldeneye,2 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Goosander.


Burton RSPB
Great Egret Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets By Railway Bridge 
Snipe x2 IMF 
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool
Hen Harrier (RT) Over Bridge Pool
Dunlin x20 Main Scrape
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Of Main Scrape Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Mute Swans x77 Field Back Of Wet Grassland
Golden Plover x30 IMF
Water Pipit IMF Left Side of Hide
Brambling Feeder By Reception
Treecreeper Trees Behind Reception


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

Hale
Water Pipit-At least 9 appeared to go to roost in weedy vegetation along Town Lane.Also Ringtail Hen harrier,Barn owl,Short eared owl and Merlin around the area.






22 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 22ND NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Dunlin x17 Main Scrape 
Golden Plover Main Scrape 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool 
Water Rail Recep Pool, Boardwalk & lmf
Nuthatch Car Park
Siskin In Alders Burton Mere
Pintail x7 Bridge Pool
Linnets 50+ Blrdcrop Field
Stonechat x2 Birdcrop Field
Great Egret Burton Marsh From Point
Kingfisher Burton Mere
Hen Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Water Pipit IMF Left Side of Hide
Merlin Marsh Covert Wood


Parkgate
Bittern,2 Marsh Harrier,3 Hen Harrier (1 Grey male) and a Short-eared Owl.

West Kirby Marine Lake
Scaup,Little Grebe,Goldeneye and 3 Goosander.

West Kirby Shore
10,000+ Knot.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-T A Coward reedbed-Budworth mere.

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

21 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 21ST NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Linnets 45+ Blrdcrop Field 
Pintail x5 Bridge Pool 
Dunlin x30 From Marsh Covert Hide 
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Curlew x24 Wet Grassland
Mute Swans x69 Field Back Of Wet Grassland
No Sightings Of Water Pipit Last 2 Days
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Golden Plover x2 Main Scrape
Merlin Over Wet Grassland

West Kirby Marine Lake
Scaup, 1 Little Grebe and 5 Goosander.

Thurstaston
10,000+ Knot-On rising tide.


Parkgate to Neston reedbed
2 Bittern,5 Marsh Harrier,Hen Harrier (grey male),c3,000 Pink-footed Geese,2 Great White Egret,Water Rail and a Bearded Tit heard in reedbed.

CHESHIRE
Redes Mere
Great White Egret-Near sailing club.






20 November 2018

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 20TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x1 Behind Wet Grassland 
Marsh Harrier x3 Over Wet Grassland 
Curlew x25 Wet Grassland 
Water Rail Reception Pool
Green Sandpiper Reception Pool
Kingfisher In Ditch By Reception Pool
Wigeon 200+ From Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x5 Bridge Pool
Linnets By Railway Bridge
Stonechat ( M&F) IMF
Golden Plover x1 IMF
Dunlin x7 IMF
Peregrine Over Main Scrape


CHESHIRE
Hale
Hen Harrier-Ringtail again at Hale Marsh mid-afternoon then flew across Mersey Estuary.

19 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 19TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Golden Plover x9 IMF 
Stonechat x2 IMF 
Dunlin x29 IMF 
Linnets x50+ Birdcrop Field
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool
Merlin Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Mediterranean Gull Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Wigeon Bridge Screen (Photo)
Hen Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Water Pipit IMF Left Side of Hide
Siskin In Alders Along Path IMF


West Kirby Marine Lake
Greater Scaup


Parkgate
3 Ringtail Hen Harriers

Neston Marsh
2 Bittern-Roosted at Neston Reedbed.

CHESHIRE
Astbury Country Park
Hawfinch-One c.2-300m to the left of the visitor centre car park.

Hale
Hen Harrier-Ringtail hunting field to left lighthouse lane; also Jack snipe on saltings to right of lighthouse.





18 November 2018

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Hen Harrier Over Wet Grassland 
Sparrowhawk Fence Right Of Wet Grassland 
Ruff x2 Left Side Main Scrape
Green Sandpiper Left Side Main Scrape
Nuthatch Car Park
Merlin Marsh Covert Wood
Pintail x8 Bridge Pool
Siskin In Alders Along Boardwalk
Linnets 20+ Blrdcrop Field
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Water Rail x2 Copse To IMF
Cetti's Warbler Near Wooden Bridge IMF
Goldcrest Along Path IMF
Dunlin x33 IMF
Water Pipit IMF Left Side of Hide
Stonechat (M&F) IMF
Wigeon 300+ Whole of the reserve


Lower Heswall
2 Crossbill-South over.


Heswall/Thurstaston shore
615 Pintail,275 Teal,6200 Oystercatcher,94 Golden Plover,900 Lapwing,8000 Knot,400 Redshank,330 Black-tailed Godwit and 520 Curlew.

Thurstaston
430 Pink-footed Geese in fields below Dungeon Wood.


Caldy/Thurstaston
525 Pink-footed Geese in fields between Caldy Golf Club and Telegraph Road (A540).


Neston Reedbed
2 Bittern,6 Marsh Harrier,2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) and a Great White Egret.

CHESHIRE
Hale
2 Water Pipit-Carr lane pools.

Marbury Country Park
Hawfinch-Reported near woodland hide and Mandarin duck-Budworth mere.