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4 March 2024

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS


3rd  Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere 14 Cattle Egret-Ince Marshes Green Winged Teal-Mollington 4 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider. 3 Red-throated Diver. 9 Razorbill, 10+ Little Gull and 1500 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank-Hoylake 30+ Little Gull feeding offshore late afternoon-Leasowe Lighthouse. 2nd  Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere 12 Goosander in channel by groyne - Meols Shore. 1st  Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere 4 Little Gull (3 ad and 1 1st sum) Leasowe Gunsite Great Northern Diver - Hilbre 29th-Western Cattle Egret-14 again in field by Marsh Lane Eurasian Spoonbill-Circling high and moving north-west over Hale Marsh18 Avocet over - Burton Marsh 28th-Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere 2 Black Necked Grebe-Woolston Eyes Short-eared Owl and  Hen HarrierDenhall Quay 12 Little Gull feeding off Leasowe Gunsite c10,000 Common Scoter off North Wirral 27th Waxwing-still c 100m before Bridge 176 by Trent and Mersey Canal 26th Caspian Gull-Rosethern Mere Western Cattle Egret-6 again in field by Marsh Lane 25th Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere Kumliens Gull-3rd-winter again at WSR Recycling Centre, Ditton Road 4 Waxwing At junction of Grammar School Lane and Hinderton Drive-Newton Little Ringed Plover-1st-winter still in flooded field north of Sow Brook Playing Fields-Lymm

Green Winged Teal
(C)Phil Wollen


25 February 2024

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS

24th Waxwing-Four at junction of Grammar School Lane and Hinderton Drive-Newton Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere-Northwich Little Ringed plover-Still in flooded field north of Sow Brook Playing Fields at c 53.3906, -2.4789-Lymm Long Tailed Duck-Off Hoylake shore Waxwing-still just beyond Bridge 176 by Trent and Mersey Canal-Middlewich Adult Glaucous Gull and 3rd Winter Kumlien's Gull-WSR recycling Centre,Ditton road,Widnes 23rd Adult Glaucous Gull and 3rd Winter Kumlien's Gull-WSR recycling Centre,Ditton road,Widnes 2 Bittern- Burton Mere Wetlands 21st  3rd Winter Kumlien's Gull-WSR recycling Centre,Ditton road,Widnes,Bittern-Burton Mere Wetlands 19th Black necked grebe-Woolston eyes,Waxwing -Two still in hedge opposite ironmongery workshop 500m west of Two Mills Waxwing 15 near Crook of Dee then flew south 18th Lesser Scaup-1st-winter female still showing well on Woolston Weir basin (53.3937, -2.5226); view from public footpath over River Mersey-Woolston Eyes Common scoter Budworth mere

Kumlien's Gull

Glaucous Gull

Waxwing





18 February 2024

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS

17th-  Common Scoter-Budworth Mere-Northwich Cattle Egret-12 Ince marshes Kumlien's gull-3rd-winter again at WSR Recycling Centre, Ditton Road (WA8 0PA)-Widnes Waxwing-six still in hedge opposite ironmongery workshop 500m west of Two Mills-Two Mills Long Tailed duck-drake still off East Hoyle Bank-Hoylake-16th Iceland gull adult again on River Mersey-Hale Common Scoter-Budworth Mere-Northwich Waxwing-six still in hedge opposite ironmongery workshop 500m west of Two Mills-Two Mills 15th-1 American wigeon (not storm wigeon) with 1,300 Wigeon, also 1 Long-tailed Duck. 20 Shoveler, 1,000 Redshank, 9 Great Egret and 2 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay-14th Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere Northwich1 Red Kite 0ver cliffs - Thurstaston shore 8 Cattle Egret roosted last night - Burton Mere Wetlands 1 Long-tailed duck seen from Burton Point-13th  Kumlien's gull-3rd-winter again at WSR Recycling Centre, Ditton Road (WA8 0PA)-Widnes 1+ Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay-12th Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere-Northwich Big tide today which came right into Denhall Quay and Burton Marsh 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay 3 Short-eared Owl near Decca Pools 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Riverbank Road, Heswall 1 Jack Snipe (seen well on ground), 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 2 Merlin - Parkgate 11th Water Pipit-Carr Lane Pools-Hale Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere-Northwich 10,000 Knot flying over shore on rising tide - Leasowe Lighthouse 1 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands 1 Water Pipit on marsh off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh 2 European White-fronted Geese, also at least 7,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and at least 5 Rock Pipit - Riverbank Road, Heswall 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 10+ Marsh Harrier, 9 Great White Egret, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3,000 Lapwing, 4,000 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Greenshank, - Parkgate-10th Smew-Adult drake-Newchurch Common Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere-Northwich Lesser Scaup-1st-winter female Woolston Eyes 1 Snow Bunting on shore near Lifeboat Station - Hoylake Shore 3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail and 1 grey male) which chased off a Marsh Harrier - Parkgate 40+ Common Snipe in flooded horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse 21 Whooper Swan and 5 Greenshank - Outer Burton Marsh 212 Great Crested Grebe and c2,000 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank at high tide - Meols-9th 1 Bittern showing in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands 520 Bar-tailed Godwit, 350 Sanderling, 1,000 Knot and 11,000 Dunlin, also 14 Brent Geese - Hoylake Shore 1020 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Dabchick, 2000 Oystercatcher, 250 Golden Plover, 6000 Dunlin, 1200 Curlew, 700 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Jack Snipe flushed by high tide - Heswall Shore. Waxwing-two still south of Tableyhill along Tabley Hill Lane Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere Northwich Smew-Adult drake-Newchurch Common

American Wigeon-Denhall Quay

Common Scoter-Budworth Mere-Northwich

Lesser Scaup-Rixton Moss






1 February 2024

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 1st-9th Feb 2024

Feb 9th 1 Bittern showing in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands 520 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 hour before high tide, most I've seen there for several years), 350 Sanderling, 1,000 Knot and 11,000 Dunlin, also 14 Brent Geese - Hoylake Shore 1020 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Dabchick, 2000 Oystercatcher, 250 Golden Plover, 6000 Dunlin, 1200 Curlew, 700 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Jack Snipe flushed by high tide - Heswall Shore.
7th 1 Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands 3 Long-tailed Duck (1 drake), 100+ Great Crested Grebe and 1000+ Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake 6th 2 Bittern seen from Marsh Covert Hide, also 2 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher and 86 Gadwall - Burton Mere Wetlands 5th 400+ Brent Geese - Hilbre 4th 32 Twite flew SW and 9 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands 480 Brent Geese - Hilbre 3rd 5 Great White Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, c1,000 Lapwing and 2 Little Grebe - Parkgate 2nd 1 Bittern showing in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands 1 Bewick's Swan and 23 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
1st 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 1 Merlin - Parkgate 4 Hen Harrier (4 grey males), 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Bewick's Swan, 9 Whooper Swan and 2,000+ Pink-footed Geese - Outer Burton Marsh 1 Bittern and 11+ Marsh Harrier flew into reedbed roost - Neston Marsh.

2 January 2024

SUMARY OF BIRD NEWS 2023/2024

Jan 31st
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 28th

4 Hen Harrier (grey male and 3 ringtail) and at least Bittern - Parkgate.

Jan 27th

2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail - Burton/Parkgate.

Jan 26th
Glaucous Gull flew west before high tide - Dove Point, Meols.

Glaucous Gull
(C)M.Dohn


Jan 25th
20 Brent Geese at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1000+ Lapwing over flooded fields - Leasowe Lighthouse.
At least 4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Jan 24th
American Wigeon ('Storm Wigeon' type) on main scrape this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Crossbill over Gordale Garden Centre this afternoon - Neston.
Bittern flew into reedbed roost, also Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Bittern
(C)J.Hewitt

Jan 23rd
probable Arctic Skua - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 22nd
American Wigeon ('Storm Wigeon' type) present all day - Burton Mere Wetlands

Jan 21st

3800 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light,female Goosander, 3 Dabchick, 4600 Oystercatcher, 4000 Knot, 2500 Dunlin, 1470 Curlew, 56 Bar-tailed Godwit, 120 Black-tailed Godwit this morning - Heswall Shore.2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 20th
Caspian Gull (2nd winter) off Leasowe.
Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Jan 19th
30 Waxwing at Golf club - Holywell.

Jan 18th
Smew (drake) showing well - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3,000 Pink-footed Goose over NE at first light - West Kirby.
Red Kite flew high south - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 16th
5 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Jan 15th
2 Green Sandpiper - Neston Sewage Works.
5 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
Green Sandpiper off Marshlands Road - Neston Marsh.

Jan 14th
1,500 Pink-footed Geese in field next to Gilroy to West Kirby footpath - Hoylake Langfields.
Goldeneye (drake) and 10 Red-breated Merganser - Hilbre.
Slavonian Grebe at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
Hen Harrier (sub-adult grey male), 6 Marsh Harrier,Greenshank, 4,000 Lapwing and 2 Stonechat - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 13th
Slavonian Grebe this afternoon - Hilbre.

Jan 12th

Hen Harrier-Ringtail-Burton RSPB

Eurasian Spoonbill-Chester Weir-Chester

Caspian Gull and 3 western cattle egret-Elton Hall Flash-Sandbach Flashes

110 Great Crested Grebe and at least 1,000 Common Scoter at high tide, flat calm - Leasowe/Meols.

Slavonian Grebe-Hilbre Island

Jan 11th

3 Western Cattle egret-Sandbach flashes

Smew(Drake)-Newchurch Common

Smew

3 Waxwing feeding on berries this morning - Seabank Road, Lower Heswall.


Jan 10th

Smew(Drake)-Newchurch Common

Long Tailed Duck-Female-type still on Birchwood Pool; also 3 Waxwings opposite Recovery Wharf-Moore nature reserve.

Greater Scaup(4 drakes)-Budworth mere-Northwich

Greater Scaup

4 Waxwing spent a few hours feeding on berry tree and sitting on aerial before flying off towards centre of village - Seabank Road, Lower Heswall.

Waxwing
(C)Steve Williams

Good cold weather movement of Lapwings including 1,500 over before 9am - Burton Mere Wetlands.

3 Goldeneye (2 drake),Red-breated Merganser and 14+ Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Short-eared Owl off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.

Jan 9th

Long Tailed Duck-Female-type still on Birchwood Pool and adult Iceland gull-briefly

2 Western cattle egret-Still in field by Marsh Lane-Insh marshes

2 Long-tailed Duck,drake Goldeneye and c100 Great Crested Grebe off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

3 Goldeneye (2 drakes) and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Jan 8th

Caspian Gull-adult on mudbank off Spike Island-Widnes

Western Cattle egret-six still in field by Marsh Lane-Ince mashes and 2 waxwings flew east.

Western Cattle egret-Carr Lane Pools viewed from Town Lane-Hale

450 Bar-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore.


Jan 7th

Eurasian Bittern-still in Coward Reedbed at west end of Budworth Mere-Northwich

Smew(Drake)-Big Pool-Newchurch Common

Little Stint-Pickerings Pasture

Western Cattle egret-Carr Lane Pools viewed from Town Lane-Hale

3 Goldeneye  (2 males) and 5 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

2 Long-tailed Duck (m&f), 2 Red-throated Diver,Eider and 2 Red-breasted Merganser off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

5 Goosander, 4 Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Wigeon, 3,000 Common Scoer, 450 Brent Geese, 1 Peregrine and 1 Raven over high tide - Hilbre.

11 Goosander on pond - Meols Station.

Hen Harrier (ringtail),Ruddy Shelduck,50+ Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Marsh to Denhall Quay.

Bittern flew into roost and Bearded Tit vocal this evening, also 2 Water Pipit, 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Marsh Harrier- Neston Old Quay/Reedbed.

Jan 6th

Bittern and 6+ Marsh Harrier flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
c3,000 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

Jan 5th

Long Tailed Duck-Female-type still on Birchwood Pool

Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.

8 Woodcock flew out of roost this evening - Pasture Road, Moreton.

3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male),Merlin, 5 Marsh Harrier and 5 Great White Egret - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 4th

2 Goldeneye (pair), 9 Goosander and Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 3rd

12+ Waxwing in garden on Saughall Massie Lane this morning - Upton.

4 Waxwing in tree in Pipers Lane this morning - Heswall.

2 Goldeneye (pair) and 7 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 2nd

2 Waxwing over - Moreton.

Long tailed Duck-Female-Birchwood Pool-Moore Nature Reserve

Jan 1st

2 Cattle Egrets,Ruddy Shelduck and Water Pipit-Hale 

Eurasian Bittern-Budworth Mere-Northwich

Long tailed Duck-Female-Birchwood Pool-Moore Nature Reserve

2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

3 Waxwing near entrance to RLGC on Meols Drive - Hoylake.

Hen Harrier (grey male) and 6 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.

5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Water Pipit-Again at Carr Lane Pools viewed from Town Lane-Hale

Hen Harrier-Male flew north past Old Baths car park and 6 Great White Egrets-Parkgate

Western Cattle Egret-Two still at Carr Lane Pools-Hale

Dec 31st

Western Cattle Egret-Two still at Carr Lane Pools-Hale

Hen Harrier-Male-Parkgate

Waxwing-one flew west over Lingham Lane-Leasowe

Waxwing-At least one at King Street-Middlewich

2 Waxwing at 0825hrs - Saughall Massie.

Dec 30th

At least 17 Waxwing feeding on berries by shops in Saughall Massie Road this morning - Saughall Massie.

Dec 29th

9 Waxwing feeding on berries by shops in Saughall Massie Road this afternoon  - Saughall Massie.

4 Hen Harrier (2 grey males and 2 ringtails). 7+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 9+ Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat and 1 Kingfisher - Old Baths, Parkgate.

1 Bittern at dusk, 8 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) and 12+ Marsh Harrier - Neston Reedbed.

24 Whooper Swan (incl 7 juvs) - Burton Outer Mere

Dec 28th

Long tailed Duck-Female-Birchwood Pool-Moore Nature Reserve

2 Eurasian Bittern-Marbury Country Park

Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 26th

Long tailed Duck-Female-Birchwood Pool-Moore Nature Reserve

Waxwing-two near bridge '5' at Swanley Canal-Gradeley Green

Western Cattle Egret-Goldfinch Meadows NR-Ince Marshes

2 Long-tailed Duck (male and female) on sea off Life boat Station - Hoylake.

Dec 25th

Waxwing-23 at junction of Bridge Street and Fluin Lane-Frodsham

3 Twite with flock of 30+ Linnet - Old Baths, Parkgate

Dec 24th

Long tailed Duck-Female-Birchwood Pool-Moore Nature Reserve

10 Waxwing at jnc of Betram Drive and Birkenhead Road then moved to Egbert Road but no sign since noon - Meols.

3 Water Pipit and 2 Jack Snipe - Neston Old Quay.

c15 Cattle Egret in field at Shotwick Dips, near Shotwick Village.

Hen Harrier (grey male) and a Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Dec 22nd

Waxwing-c 20 flew west over Quay Side-Frodsham

9 Waxwing in Rowan tree behind M&S Foodhall this morning then flew east at 9.30am - Heswall.


Dec 21st

Greater Scaup-1st-winter drake-Woolston Eyes

Waxwing-three at north end of Delamere Forest car park by Tracs bike hire shop-delamere Forest

Greater Scaup-1st-winter female-Budworth Mere-Northwich

10 Waxwing in Rowan tree behind M&S Foodhall this afternoon - Heswall.

Waxwing
(Sean O'hara)

Dec 20th

Waxwing-seven by Shropshire Union Canal-Marbury

Dec 18th

5 Green Sandpiper in small pool between Brimstage and Thornton Hough.

Dec 17th

4 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

70 Pied Wagtail in field adjacent to sewage works at Target Road - Heswall Shore.

8,000 Dunlin, 1,100 Knot and 214 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) - West Kirby Shore.

Dec 16th

4 Waxwing in Rowan tree for 20 minutes before flying off - Saughall (Cheshire).

7,000 Dunlin moved south on shore on ebb tide - West Kirby.

2,500 Pink-footed Geese in fields around Pensby.

Dec 15th

2 Snow Bunting on embankment east of Dove Point, also 9,000 Knot roosting before high tide - Meols.

2 Snow Bunting (the same ones??) by the boating lake at high tide - Hoylake Lifeboat Station.

5 Stonechat sitting on fence in sand dunes between West Kirby and Red Rocks.

Dec 14th
Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Great Northern Diver
(C)Pete Sutton

Short-eared Owl - Middle Eye (Hilbre).

Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Dec 13th

Great Northern Diver and 6 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

7 Woodcock flew from roost by Pasture Road this evening - Moreton.

Dec 12th

14 Waxwing feeding on Rowan berries this afternoon - Martin Close, Irby.

8,000 Knot feeding off Dove Point at 1pm, most then flew out to edge of East Hoyle Bank - Meols.

Dec 11th

2500 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Pale-bellied Brent, 470 Shelduck, 2 Great Egret, 920 Lapwing, 149 Golden Plover, 73 Grey Plover, 3000 Knot, 5500 Dunlin, 520 Curlew, 660 Redshank, 5 Greenshank at high tide this morning - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Dec 10th

3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail, 1 grey male),Merlin and a Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Red-throated Diver off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Kingfisher and 5+ Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 4 Marsh Harrier and 2 Merlin - Denhall Quay.

Peregrine,2 Hen Harrier and 10 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

80+ Jackdaw and 50+ Magpie came into roost this evening - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

4,000 Knot - Meols Shore.

Dec 9th

Hen Harrier (grey male), at least 2 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Dec 6th

10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle on Puddington Lane - Puddington.

23 Brent Geese in channel off Leasowe Lighthouse.

4 Waxwing flew north - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 5th

Waxwing briefly near playing fields on Greenbank Road - West Kirby.

Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

5 Great White Egret and Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 2nd

18 Purple Sandpiper and 5 Eider - Hilbre.

5 Goosander at high tide - Thurstaston.

Hen Harrier (ringtail) and Merlin on marsh off Heswall Golf Course.

5 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier and 4,000 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.

Dec 1st

2025 Pink footed Geese flew inland to feed, 760 Pintail, 800 Lapwing, 180 Golden Plover, 3500 Knot, 520 Black-tailed Godwit this morning before high tide - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.

500 Cormorant on edge of East Hoyle Bank, 3,000+ Common Scoter and

50 Great Crested Grebe on the sea before high tide - Meols Shore.

Long-tailed Duck and 7 Red-throated Diver - Hoylake.

Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Snow Bunting - Little Eye.

9 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Goosander and 5 Eider - Hilbre.

Nov 30th

Goldeneye - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Great Northern Diver and Goldeneye (drake) - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Snow Bunting - Little Eye.

2 Snow Bunting - east of Red Rocks.

Nov 29th

Great Northern Diver and Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Black Redstart in garden east of Red Rocks.
20 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 2 ringtails), 2 Merlin,Peregrine and 3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Old Baths.

Nov 28th

Short-eared Owl hunting over golf course - Leasowe Gunsite.

Long-tailed Duck,Velvet Scoter and 5 Eider off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

2 Snow Bunting east of Red Rocks.

Snow Bunting
(C)Sean O'Hara

Great Northern diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 27th

Black Redstart and Snow Bunting east of Red Rocks.

Black Redstart
(Alan Hitchmouth)


3 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Parkgate Old Baths.

Nov 26th

3 Waxwing in sea-front garden early morning, flew off then one returned before flying off towards Stanley Road, also Black Redstart and Snow bunting on beach this afternoon and c14,000 Common Scoter on the sea - Hoylake.

2 Greenshank with 80+ Curlew in flooded coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.

1000 Pink-footed Geese, 560 Shelduck, 630 Pintail, 280 Teal, 5000 Knot, 4000 Dunlin, 480 Black-tailed Godwit, 160 Bar-tailed Godwit, 680 Curlew, 800 Redshank, 3 Greenshank on rising tide this morning, also 1 Woodcock over Target Road this evening - Heswall Shore.

Green Sandpiper - Neston Old Quay.

Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Nov 25th

Great Northern Diver and juv Shag -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

4 Woodcock and 3 Common Snipe flew from roost at Ditton Lane at dusk - Moreton.

drake Long-tailed Duck, 2 juv Velvet Scoter and 500+ Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

Snow Bunting just east of Red Rocks.

3 Waxwing flew west - Moreton Cross.

3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 2 juvs), 9 Marsh Harrier,Merlin (fem), 19 Great White Egret and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Parkgate Old Baths.

Green Sandpiper off Harp Inn - Neston.

Merlin and 20+ Siskin along Denhall Lane - Burton Marsh.

c1,000 Wigeon on Decca Pools.

Nov 24th

Great Northern Diver and juv Shag -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

12+Marsh Harrier, 4 Hen Harrier (1 ad male, a sub-adult male and 2 female);Peregrine and Short-eared Owl late afternoon - Parkgate Old Baths.

2 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Nov 23rd

2 Great White Egret and Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Nov 22nd

7 Brent Geese (incl 4 dark-bellied) on marsh - Hoylake Shore.

2 Merlin and 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Great Northern Diver -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 21nd

1 Great Northern Diver -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

6 sightings of Short-eared Owl and 14 Marsh Harrier in air together over reedbed at dusk - Neston Old Quay.

Nov 19th

3 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 11 Marsh Harrier,Green Sandpiper, 17 Great Egret and 6 Stonechat ( 3pr) - Parkgate.

Woodcock - Hilbre.

Nov 18th

Great Northern Diver and Common Scoter -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.

2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Nov 17th

2 Short-eared Owl,Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Marsh Harrier and 6 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.

2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 5 Marsh Harrier and Great Egret - Parkgate.

Nov 16th

2 ringtail Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Great Northen Diver, 2 Snow Bunting off north end but mobile  - West Kirby Marine Lake.

6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Swallow (very late) seen both over Leasowe Gunsite and New Brighton Prom.

Nov 15th

Snow Bunting - Hoylake Lifeboat Station.

Great Northen Diver, 2 Snow Bunting off north end but mobile  - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Firecrest in hedge - Saughall.


Nov 14th

6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Snow Bunting showing well just east of Hoylake Lifeboat Station.

Great Northen Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 13th

Water Rail and 5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

2 Snow Bunting on rocks and beach just north of the Sail Loft Cafe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 12th

Barred Warbler showed again briefly - Burton Mere Wetlands.

11 Marsh Harriers, 4 Hen Harriers ringtails,Merlin - Parkgate Old Baths this evening.

Nov 11th

Barred Warbler (seen briefly at 0845hrs in brambles by Border Hide), also Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Snow Bunting (flew SW), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Gull (1st win), c500 Brent Geese, 7 Eider and 13 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Short-eared Owl over this afternoon - Wallasey GC.

Great Northern Diver and 1 Common Scoter  - West Kirby Marine Lake.

4 Hen Harrier (1 ad male, 2 juv male, 1 juv female) and 7+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate/Heswall Marshes.

Nov 10th

Barred Warbler (photographed) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2 Purple Sandpiper on the groyne by Perch rock - New Brighton.

Great Northern Diver, flew west at 1045hrs  - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Short-eared Owl just south of Neston Reedbed.

Nov 8th

 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

10,000+ Knot on Dawpool Bank at high tide - Thurstaston.

Short-eared Owl late afternoon - Leasowe Common.

Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 7th

Great Northern Diver,Common Scoter,Shag and, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Cattle Egret again roosted overnight with Little Egrets before feeding in a nearby field full of cows - Heswall Fields NT.

Little Stint, 12 Cattle Egret and Long-tailed duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Bittern flew from Burton Marsh to Neston Reedbed late afternoon.

Nov 6th

Great Northern Diver, 10 Goosander, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Little Stint on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Goshawk this morning but flew further out and not refound - Burton Marsh.

3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Cattle Egret roosted overnight with Little Egrets - Heswall Fields NT.

Nov 5th

Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter and Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Shag
(Les Hall)

Snow Bunting by groyne - Meols.

Little Stint,Hen Harrier (ringtail), 5+ Marsh Harrier and Spotted Redshank (over) - Burton Marsh.

Little Stint on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.

9 Whooper Swan flew east - Leasowe Lighthouse

2 Goldcrest, 437 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Eider and first 2 Purple Sandpiper of the autumn - Hilbre.

6 Short Eared Owl, Merlin, 2 Hen Harrier (ring tails) 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 Great Egret- Denhall Quay.

Nov 4th

Pallas's Warbler in sycamores in NW paddock but no sign since 1110hrs - Hilbre.

Pallas's Warbler
(Alan Hitchmough)

40+ Blackbird flew into bushes ahead of rain and feeding on berries along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Snow bunting seen briefly by groyne - Meols.

18 Marsh Harrier and at least 4 Hen Harrier (juvs) this afternoon, also 4 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Great Northern Diver and 8 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Great Northern Diver
(Peter Sutton)

Nov 3rd

860 Pink footed Geese roosted overnight, 1550 Shelduck, 380 Teal, 575 Pintail, 3 redhead Goosander, 139 Golden Plover, 640 Lapwing, 3

Greenshank, 740 Redshank - Heswall Shore.

Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

260 Shelduck and 1,500 Knot - Meols Shore.

2 Merlin,ringtail Hen Harrier and Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 1st

Common Scoter on West Kirby Marine Lake.

Great Northern Diver over Hilbre.

Merlin, 3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5 Marsh Harrier (in air together) - Parkgate.

6 Red-throated Diver, 90 Great Crested Grebe and at least 1,100 Common Scoter - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Oct 31st

11 Whooper Swan over at 0830 - Meols.

Siberian Chiffchaff and 120 Siskin heading east - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Continental Coal Tit in sea-front garden - Hoylake.

Oct 30th

Short-eared Owl over heading south - Meols.

Yellow-browed Warbler caught and ringed - Bidston Hill.

Yellow Browed Warbler
(Tony Ormond)
Oct 29nd

3,500 Pink-footed Geese left their roost at first light and flew inland - Heswall Marsh.

A southerly movement of Jackdaws this morning included 60 over Little Eye and 70 over Lower Heswall (where there was also a flock 19 Magpie heading south).

34 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 4600 Shelduck, 23 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Merlin, 26 Common Snipe, 4 Jack Snipe, short-eared Owl - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

8,000 Knot on shore on rising tide and 15,000 Dunlin which came from Hoylake direction after high tide - West Kirby.

1 Red-throated Diver at high tide - Red Rocks.

Oct 28th

4 Crossbill over - Irby/Thingwall.

4 Hen Harrier (ringtails - 3 juv male and juv female) - Burton Marsh.

2 w/pl Red-throated Diver fishing close in at high tide - Leasowe Lighthouse.

700 Pink-footed Geese, 96 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3700 Shelduck, 650 Pintail, 800 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 63 Little Egret, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 300 Skylark at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

5 Hen Harrier (all ringtails) early afternoon - Parkgate.

Oct 27th

2 Short-eared Owl in off the sea over green hut cafe at 1pm - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Great Egret, Water Rail, 10 Greenshank, 5 Common Snipe and 3 Jack Snipe, 4 Coal Tit in the willows from Target Road viewpoint - Heswall Shore.

2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Rock Pipit on seawall, 400 Knot on rising tide this morning - Meols Shore.

Long-tailed Duck and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 26th

1 Long-tailed Duck and 5 Whooper Swan from border hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

1 Richard's Pipit in grass near Cafe, late afternoon - Leasowe Lighthouse.

2 Merlin together - Heswall Marsh.

Oct 25th

Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Hen Harrier (ringtail) over seen through the fog - Heswall Golf Course.

2 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret,Peregrine, 3 Stonechat and 1 Cattle Egret - Denhall Quay.

Hen Harrier (grey male) flew into roost about 1800hrs, 4 Marsh Harrier and Great Egret - Parkgate.

Oct 24th

Visible migration included 220 Siskin, 90 Chaffinch, 12 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker and Brambling, also 15 Goldcrest and 6 Chiffchaff on the ground - Leasowe Lighthouse.

18 Goosander and 10 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Long-tailed duck on Border Pool and 3 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.

720 Pink-footed Geese, 3700 Shelduck, 320 Pintail, 265 Teal, 4000 Oystercatcher, 86 Golden Plover, 2000 Knot, 1800 Dunlin, 970 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 1200 Redshank this morning - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.

Oct 23rd

Yellow-browed Warbler - Hilbre.

11 Goosander and 10 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Long-tailed duck on Border Pool - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

2 Ring Ouzel, 186 Redwing and 156 Fieldfare over - Little Neston.

Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (ringtail), 5 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 5 Great Egret, 2,500 Wigeon, 30 Shoveler and 26 Snipe, vis mig included 57 Fieldfare, 2 Brambling, Redpoll, 100+ Chaffinch and 100+ Skylark - Denhall Quay.

1 Short-eared Owl - Decca Pools.

Oct 22nd

Long-tailed duck on border path (note western half of reserve is closed due to flooding but bird viewable from cycle track at 1015hrs), also 3 Ring Ouzel with at least 150 other thrushes dropped into bushes along track and 5 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

4 Hen Harrier (3 ringtails which looked like juv males plus an adult grey male) and 10+ Marsh Harrier this afternoon, also at least Merlin, 2+ Marsh Harrier, Brambling heard and westward movement of 150 Fieldfare this morning - Parkgate.

Oct 21nd

Short-eared Owl this evening, also Marsh Harrier and Cetti's Warbler in the area - Denhall Quay.

9 Spoonbill seen flying towards Boathouse Flsh, also Water Rail heard and Great Egret - Parkgate.

Merlin, 4 Cattle Egret with sheep, Green Sandpiper and 2 Ruff - Burton Outer Marsh.

3 Swallow over tennis courts - Meols Shore.

14 Cattle Egret, Spotted Redhsank and Kingfisher, thousands of Pink-footed Geese over - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 20nd

1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 19th

Long-tailed Duck and 1 Bittern showing - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Short-eared Owl over sand dunes heading towards Dove Point, also small numbers of Fieldfare, Redwing and Siskin moving east - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Wheatear by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

2 Short-eared Owl (distant), Marsh Harrier,Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Great Egret and at least 6 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Oct 18th

Little Stint in wader roost - Hoylake.

Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Bittern
(C)Les Hall

Oct 17th

Hen Harrier (ringtail) over - Hilbre.

Hen Harrier (grey male) over high heading south - Hoylake.

Shag, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Goosander on the lake, 320 Trunstone and 80 Redshank on the rocks - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.

Oct 16th

Garganey in the channel, 2 Whooper Swan flew north,Merlin, 8 Brambling over south, 70 Skylark and 75 Linnet, also 72 Golden Plover on the marsh - Heswall Shore.

13 Goosander, 6 Red-breasted Merganser and Great Creseted Grebe, also 200 Turnstone on the rocks - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Short-eared Owl - Hilbre.

Oct 15th

Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 11 Brent Geese and 2 Eider - Point of Ayr.

Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Oct 14th

250 Redshank on rocks by West Kirby Marine Lake.

30+ Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2 Merlin - Hilbre.

grey male Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Oct 13th

33 Whooper Swan and 19 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

grey male Hen Harrrier this evening - Neston Marsh.

Oct 12th

7 Whooper Swan flew south over - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Yellow-browed Warbler west side of Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.

5,400 Shelduck on Dawpool Bank - Thurstaston.

Great Egret flew west, 2 Peregrine, 2 Merlin,Whimbrel, 223 Brent Geese, 177 Shelduck, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Eider (2 drakes), 9 Gannet , 18 Great Crested Grebe and 65 Guillemot as per Hilbre Bird Observatory - Hilbre.

Oct 10th

Lapland Bunting on west side then flew SW - Hilbre.

400+ Redwing over most in two big flocks, heading towards Burton - Little Neston.

Oct 9th

60 Redwing in three flocks heading south at 7.50am - Little Neston.

Swallow, 130 Redwing and 60 Skylark over this morning - Lower Heswall.

Oct 8th

Thousands of Pink-footed Geese coming in off the sea and flying towards the estuary this morning - North Wirral.

1740 Pink-footed Geese (1560 arrived from N by 08:45),Great Egret and 196 Little Egret left overnight roost, 90 Grey Plover, 46 Golden Plover, 250 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 740 Curlew, 2000 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, also visible migration included 62 Jackdaw, 2 Redwing, 38 Skylark, 65 Chaffinch and 7 Reed Bunting over neap tide this morning - Heswall Shore.

Curlew Sandpiper - Outer Burton Marsh.

2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

100 Redwing over late afternoon - Heswall.

Oct 7th

11 Goosander (redheads) - West Kirby Marine Lake.

2 Short-eared Owl from Harp Inn this afternoon - Neston Marsh.

Oct 6th

11 Greenshank in one group in channel - Heswall Shore.

2 juv Hobby in air together over Dungeon Wood - Thurstaston.

Oct 5th

7 Goosander (redheads) - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Oct 4th

Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gull at groyne, 1 Whimbrel over, 50+ Meadow Pipit and 16 Pied Wagtail (probable 2 White Wagtail) - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Oct 3rd

10 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 2nd

Curlew Sandpiper west of Dove Point, 1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Shore.

49 Little Egret snd 108 pale-bellied Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore.
1,750 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Oct 1st

Pectoral Sandpiper,Bittern and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

120 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Brent Geese, 5150 Shelduck, 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 91 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier,Peregrine,Common Sandpiper over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Sep 30th

Pectoral Sandpiper,Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper on main scrape. 14 Cattle Egret, 30+ Golden Plover from border hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Waders included Curlew Sandpiper,  500 juv Knot and 300 Grey Plover but quite a lot of disturbance, also 8 Goosander flew west, 4 Gannet, 50+ Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver and 9+ Swallow - Hoylake.

42 Little Egret (we think a record high for the marsh!) and 98 pale-bellied Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore.

2 Spotted Redshank, 20+ Ruff and a Kingfisher - outer Burton Marsh.

Sep 29th

3 Pectoral Sandpiper and 15 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Curlew Sandpiper,Little Stint and a Shag (juv) - Hoylake/Meols.

Sep 28th

2 Pectoral Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Pectoral Sandpiper
(C)John Hewitt

Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint - Hoylake/Meols.

Sep 27th

Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Little Stint off tennis courts - Meols Shore.

3,650 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Pectoral Sandpiper, 15+ Golden Plover and 12 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

3 Wheatear on rocks - Hoylake Lifeboat Station.

425 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Greenshank, 4 Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint - Heswall Shore.

Sep 26th

2 Little Stint off tennis courts - Meols Shore.

Pectoral Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

240 Pink-footed Geese, 3250 Shelduck, 18 Pintail, 2400 Oystercatcher, 270 Grey Plover, 200 Knot, 250 Dunlin, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1150 Curlew, 4550 Redshank on rising tide this morning - Heswall Shore.

Sep 25th

Red Kite between West Kirby and Saughall Massie.

15 Goosander on the lake, 3 Mediterranean Gull on the shore - West Kirby Marine Lake.

62 Brent Geese on the rocks - Hilbre.

Sep 24th

Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 7 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

6 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Sep 23rd

Pomarine Skua (ad) and 1 Little Gull  - Wallasey Shore.

Sep 22nd

Baird's Sandpiper flew east towards Lifeboat Station (brief view), and at least 3 Leach's Petrel - Hoylake Shore.

2 Leach's Petrel - Leasowe Gunsite.

3 Leach's Petrel from Fort Perch - New Brighton.

Leach's Petrel from Lifeguard Station - Wallasey Shore.

Leach's Petrel
(C)Alan Hitchmough

2+ Leach's Petrel and 4 Arctic Skua - Meols Shore.

6 Manx Shearwater flying west off East Hoyle Bank - Red Rocks.

Sep 21st

Pectoral Sandpiper,Little Stint and 7 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Baird's Sandpiper showing well at 3.50pm, also 2 Curlew Sandpiper this morning - Meols Shore.

Baird's Sandpiper
(C)Richard Whitby

Sep 20nd

Baird's Sandpiper (first record for North Wirral, last one on Dee Estuary was at Connah's Quay in 1979) just off Lifeboat Station this afternoon then moved to Meols Shore at 5pm (off Roman Road at 5.20pm) - Hoylake.

Pectoral Sandpiper and 7 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank,Spotted Redshank, juv Bar-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore.

Sep 19th

13 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Pectoral Sandpiper,Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Curlew Sandpiper in gutter by Middle Eye - Hilbre.

Curlew Sandpiper off south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Hundreds of Pink-footed Geese in several skeins flew over A540 between Heswall and Neston towards the estuary this afternoon.


Sep 18th

Pectoral Sandpiper, 5 Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Leach's Petrel past this evening, several Arctic Terns - Hilbre.

Leach's Petrel, 190 Arctic Tern, 5+ Black Tern, 60 Gannet, 12 Manx Shearwater and 1 Fulmar this evening - Hoylake.

430 Pink-footed Geese roosted overnight - Heswall Shore.

Sep 17th

Pectoral Sandpiper on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.

10 Spoonbill and 1 Hobby - Parkgate.

Sep 16th

2,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff,Marsh Harrier,Merlin, Yellow Wagtail with c180 Pink-footed Geese and Grey Wagtail  ver - Burton Marsh.

2 Pectoral Sandpiper, Garganey (juv), 13 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Knot and 10 Ruff, also 11 Cattle Egret (6 from Burton Point and 5 on Border Pool)  - Burton Mere Wetlands.

5 Black Tern, 2 Wheatear, 6 Swallow and several Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs - Hilbre.

Curlew Sandpiper and 7 Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.

4 Curlew Sandpiper on mud before high tide at south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Sep 15th

5 Curlew Sandpiper on mud before high tide at south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

juv Pectoral Sandpiper on main scrape, also Bittern, 13 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Cattle Egret and 3 Hobby flying together - Burton Mere Wetlands.

5 Wheatear at the groyne - Meols Shore.

Black Tern off north end - Hilbre.

4 Curlew Sandpiper before high tide - Heswall Shore.

Bittern landed on grass 100 yards out from prom at 7pm - Parkgate.

Sep 14th

5 Curlew Sandpiper on mud before high tide at south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

13 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper and Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.

3 Curlew Sandpiper and Mediterranean Gull over high tide - Meols Shore.

4 Greenshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull - Thurstaston Shore.

Golden Plover, first of the autumn there - Heswall Marsh.

2 Curlew Sandpiper roosting with waders at high tide - Hilbre.

18 Brent Geese off marsh at high tide, also 10,000+ Oystercatcher and 340 Curlew - West Kirby Shore.

Sep 13th

7 Curlew Sandpiper on mud before high tide at south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

1290 Pinkfooted Geese, 34 feral Barnacle Geese, 138 Little Egret, 2 juv Marsh Harrier, 1 juv Hobby, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 4300 Redshank - Heswall Shore,

Many small flocks of Pink-footed Geese reported flying over north Wirral towards the estuary.
10 Spoonbill - Boathouse Flash, Parkgate.

At least 6 Common Buzzard 'kettling' over Connah's Quay Nature Reserve and Rockcliffe this morning.
13 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 12th

5 Curlew Sandpiper (1 before high tide, 4 after high tide) off south end of Marine Lake, c2,000 Knot (mainly juvs) south of Tansky Rocks on rising tide - West Kirby.

3 Black Tern feeding with other terns and gulls over high tide, also 20 Red-throated Diver and 2 Arctic Skua, 13 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat on the island - Hilbre.

At least 6 Curlew Sandpiper on rising tide - Heswall Shore.

1 Osprey, 1 Bittern, 13 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Little Stint, 2 Water Rails showing well - Burton Mere Wetlands.
350 Pink-footed Geese over north Wirral flying south-west towards the marshes.

Sep 11th

2 Curlew Sandpiper off south end of West Kirby Marine Lake.

13 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 1 Merlin, 2+ Marsh Harrier, 3 Grey Wagtail (over), 21 Pintail and at least 7 Ruff on and around flooded area bottom Station Road - Burton Marsh.

2 Curlew Sandpiper and 5 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.

1 Short-eared Owl hunting over Red Rocks Marsh this afternoon.

Sep 10th

8+ Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank 1 Litte Ringed Plover and dozens of Common Snipe on flood at Denhall and flashes beyond - Burton Marsh.

2 Swift over Saughall.

5 Pintail, 2000 Oystercatcher, 65 Grey Plover, 8 Knot, 7 Dunlin, 4 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1000 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2700 Redshank this morning on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.

9 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint and 2 Cattle Egret, good views of 2 Kingfishers chasing each other - Burton Mere Wetlands.

11 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

1 Short-eared Owl on post north of Decca Pools.

6 Arctic Skua, 300+ Sandwich Tern, 120 Common Tern, 1 Shag, 3 Eider, 1 Greenshank and 1 Raven - Hilbre.

Sep 9th

7 Little Gull, 1 Razorbill, 3 Eider and 1 Shag off West Hoyle Bank - Hilbre.

Sep 8th

1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

3300 Shelduck, 2 redhead Goosander, 138 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2800 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 3200 Redshank, 1 Grey Wagtail over this morning - Thurstaston Shore.

1 pale-bellied Brent Goose (first one back!) and 1 Curlew Sandpiper - Hilbre.

1 Pomarine Skua (juv) and 4 Arctic Skua seen one mile out from New Brighton on Irish Ferry.

Sep 7th

c20 Pink-footed Geese flew over Brimstage this morning heading for Parkgate.

6 Wheatear (four on groyne, two in paddocks) and 2 Yellow Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.

13 Cattle Egret (photographed!), 1 juv Garganey, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

11 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Sep 6th

1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 5th

18 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 20+ Common Snipe, 7 Great Egret, 500 Teal, 2 Garganey, 1 Merlin and 9 Stonechat on flood at Denhall - Burton Marsh.

5 Green Sandpiper on new flash - Burton Point.

Sep 4th

1 Wood Sandpiper on flood end of Station Road, also 14 Great Egret, 2+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Siskin - Burton Marsh.

6 Blackcap and 1 Garden Warbler by bridge, Lingham Lane, also 25 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Sep 3rd

1 Whimbrel, 1 Golden Plover and 5 Mediterranean Gull on the shore, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Tree Pipit in fields, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 juv Marsh Harrier over - Heswall/Thurstaston.

1 Little Stint, 1 Bittern and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 2nd

1 Ortolan Bunting over (heard calling, not seen) - Hoylake.

1 Garden Warbler by bridge, Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.

1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Garden Warbler, first Goldcrest of autumn and 3 Goosander this morning, and 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Ruff (rare on the island) at high tide - Hilbre.

1 Spotted Flycatcher catching flies around the ponds by Visitor Centre - Thurstaston.

2 Crossbill over Column Road - West Kirby.

1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 1st

1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and 1 Great Egret this morning - Burton Marsh.

1 Peregrine, 1 Arctic Skua and a probable Great Skua, a lot less waders today but 8,000 Herring Gull sitting on the calm sea was impressive - Hoylake.

3 Greenshank, 3 Wheatear and 1 Hobby - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Aug 31st

1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) before high tide - Meols Shore.

1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) and 1 Little Stint at high tide, 2,000 juvenile Knot before high tide - Hoylake.

2 Spotted Redshank - Oakenholt Marsh (RSPB).

1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Great Egret - Burton Marsh.

17 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 30th

1 Leach's Petrel past North End this morning - Hilbre.

At least 1,000 juvenile Knot in the wader and gull roost before high tide - Hoylake.

Aug 29th

1 Curlew Sandpiper (adult) - Meols Shore.

2 Curlew Sandpiper (adults), Yellow legged Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Arctic Skua offshore over high tide, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua and 4 Arctic Skua this evening - Hoylake.

4 Crossbill and 1 Red Kite over, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.

9 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash, 1 Hobby gave spectacular views hunting hirundines - Parkgate.

Aug 28th

2 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs) and 1 Avocet - Meols Shore.

1 Osprey ('probable', flying west but distant), also 2 Eider and 3 Arctic Skua this evening - Hoylake.

550 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore.

1850 Shelduck, 83 Little Egret, 2600 Oystercatcher, 125 Grey Plover, 230 Ringed Plover, 40 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1070 Curlew, 3600 Redshank, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 1250 Black-headed Gull, 700 Common Gull at high tide - Heswall Shore.

Aug 27th

1 Long-tailed Skua (juv), 6 Arctic Skua, 65 Gannet and 8 Kittiwake, this morning - Hilbre.

1 Arctic Skua - Leasowe Gunsite.

5,550 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

20 Great Egret on Meres - Burton Mere Wetlands.

1 Curlew Sandpiper (adult) - Meols Shore.

3 Arctic Skua together offshore this evening - Hoylake.

120 Turnstone and 400 Sandwich Tern this evening - West Kirby Shore.

Aug 26th

1 Yellow Wagtail and 11 Wheatear (3 along the prom and 8 on the shore by groyne), 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Curlew Sandpiper on the shore - Meols Shore.

200 Sandwich Tern and 4 Wheatear - Hilbre.

Aug 25th

1 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper - Meols Shore.

1 Spotted Flycatcher - Leasowe Lighthouse.

1 Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.

237 (!) Little Egrets in roost in fields by Heswall Fields NT.

10 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash - Parkgate.

Aug 24th

1 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper - Meols Shore.

2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 23rd

Curlew sandpiper and Little Stint-Meols Parade

Wryneck-One in private garden-Spital

Western Cattle Egret-Burton RSPB

10 Spoonbills-still at Boathouse Flash-Parkgate

2 Citrine Wagtail off tennis courts at 4pm - Meols Shore.

Citrine Wagtail
(C)G.Connolly

Aug 22nd

Ruddy Shelduck-Frodsham Score

9 Spoonbills-still at Boathouse Flash-Parkgate

Curlew sandpiper and Little Stint-Meols Parade

Black Tern,Garganey and 2 Black Necked grebes-Woolston Eyes

9 Spoonbill, 3 Whimbrel over calling - Parkgate.

Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

4 Mediterranean Gull roosting on shore,Spotted Flycatcher in hedge nearby - Heswall.

3 Curlew Sandpiper and a Little Stint after high tide - Meols Shore.

Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper(F.Burns)

6 Whimbrel over Grange Hill this evening - West Kirby.

Aug 21st

2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper,Yellow-legged Gull and 5 Black Tern, highlights at high tide - Hoylake.

Black tern-Juvenile-Redes Mere

Black Tern-Bottom Flash-Winsford

Aug 20th

3 Black terns-Flew west along River Mersey-Hale

6350 Black-tailed Godwit (a site record) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Hobby over this morning and again later this afternoon - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 6 Black Tern - Hoylake/Meols.
Garganey, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Green Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper, 2

Greenshank and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 19th

Little Gull-Hale

2 Black Terns-Wooslton Eyes

3 Black Terns-Doddington Pool

9 Black Terns-Budworth Mere

Green Sandpiper flew from south end,Black Tern this morning then 9 Black Tern flew south late afternoon - Hilbre.

Common Sandpiper on groyne,Greenshank - Meols Shore.

9 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

3 Black Tern and a Manx Shearwater offshore, 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Arctic Tern, 12+ Whimbrel, 170 Grey Plover and 1,000 Dunlin on shore over high tide - Hoylake.

3 Great egret over and 23 Ruff- Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 18th
5,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
Cattle Egret and 10 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 17th
Curlew Sandpiper (s/pl) at high tide - Meols Shore.
10 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
Wood Sandpiper,Green Sandpiper,3 Greenshank, 5 Ruff,Hobby and 4 Raven - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 16th
2 Lesser Whitethroat (adult and juv) and 3 Wheatear by sheep pens - Burton Point.

Aug 15th
5 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Common Buzzard (in air together) - Hoylake Langfields.
Whinchat (fem/imm) - Leasowe Gunsite.
Hobby hunting this evening near marsh - Lower Heswall.

Aug 14th
Juv Shag on sea off promenade - New Brighton.
Spotted Flycatcher along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
10 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Aug 13th
10 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Whinchat - Hoylake Langfields.
2 Common Sandpiper and 5 Whimbrel - Heswall Marsh.

Aug 12th
60 Turnstone (s/pl) on wall at south end at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear on groyne,Greenshank just to the east - Meols Shore.
Hobby - Decca Pools.

Aug 11th
Osprey, circled overhead then flew west - New Brighton.
Merlin mobbed by Swallows, and a Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.
10 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
30+ Yellow Wagtail,juv Spotted Flycatcher,fem/imm Common Redstart, Whinchat and a Tree Pipit over, early morning at new viewpoint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 10th
9 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
500 Sandwich Tern over high tide this morning - West Kirby.
142 Little Egrets, 2400 Oystercatcher, 135 Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin, 3100 Black-tailed Godwit,Greenshank, 4300 Redshank, 1760 Curlew, 680 Common Gull, 16 Sandwich Tern over high tide - Heswall.

Aug 9th
Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Poimt.
Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
At least 8 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Aug 8th
100+ Little Tern in tern roost east of Hilbre.
3 Yellow Wagtail,White Wagtail and a Wheatear in horse paddocks Lesser Whitethroat along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Aug 7th
9 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Aug 6th
4 Yellow Wagtail - Hoylake Langfields.

Aug 5th
7 Whimbrel at high tide - Hoylake.
9 Spoonbill - Boathouse Flash, Parkgate.
Whinchat - Burton Mere Wetlands.
juv Hobby over - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Aug 4th
4 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 3rd
Yellow-legged Gull in gull roost at high tide - Hoylake.
Arctic Skua off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Aug 2nd
480 Sandwich Tern in among a good sized wader and gull roost largely undisturbed over high tide - Hoylake.
185 Shelduck, 137 Little Egret, 2300 Oystercatcher, 5 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 2 Whimbrel, 1600 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 3700 Redshank, 7 Mediterranean Gull on rising tide - Heswall Shore.
3,000 Black-tailed Godwit just feeding just south of West Kirby Marine Lake.

Aug 1st
5,470 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Arctic Skua (distant), 6 Manx Shearwater and 10 Gannet over high tide - Hoylake.
Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.

Jul 31st
Arctic Skua sat on shore near tide line this morning - Dove Point, Meols.
Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 30th
4,500 Black-tailed Godwit including first juvenile - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Arctic Skua west - Leasowe Gunsite.
1+ Arctic Skua and a Storm Petrel at high tide - Hoylake.
6 Arctic Skua, 10+ Manx Shearwater and 1 Black Guillemot - Hilbre.
2 Mediterraean Gull in sheep field,Kingfisher along R Birket and 1 juv Yellow Wagtail in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Jul 29th
350 Sandwich Tern at high tide just off West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jul 28th
3,640 Black-tailed Godwit and 15 Knot (most in s/pl) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
Lesser Whitethroat,Hobby and 2 juv Willow Warbler, 20+ Swift over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
Osprey over headiing S - Devon Doorway, Heswall.

Jul 27th
Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
315 Shelduck, 81 Little Egret, 2200 Oystercatcher, 32 Grey Plover, 420 Dunlin, 2000+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2600 Redshank, 1640 Curlew, 11 Mediterranean Gulls, 29 Sandwich Tern at high tide this morning -  Heswall Shore.


July 26th

2 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Common Scoter-Drake-Budworth Mere-Northwich

MEGA NEWS

FORSTER'S TERN-ARNE-DORSET

Jul 25th

Sandwich Tern-Budworth Mere-Northwich

16 Black Necked Grebe- also 3 Garganey still-Woolston Eyes

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme again; view distantly from either Bailey's Lane, Oglet, or Hale Lighthouse-Ince Marshes

3,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

July 24th

Black Necked Grebe-Juvenile still this evening; park carefully at end of Lapwing Lane, then walk back to gate and follow path to view from top bank-Lapwing Hall Pool

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme again; view distantly from either Bailey's Lane, Oglet, or Hale Lighthouse-Ince Marshes

Osprey flew west over Moreton.

200 Sandwich Tern (20% juvs) - Hilbre.

MEGA NEWS

FORSTER'S TERN-ARNE-DORSET

July 23rd

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme again; view distantly from either Bailey's Lane, Oglet, or Hale Lighthouse-Ince Marshes

3,020 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

MEGA NEWS

FORSTER'S TERN-ARNE-DORSET

July 22th

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme again; view distantly from either Bailey's Lane, Oglet, or Hale Lighthouse-Ince Marshes

4 Little Ringed Plover and a Grasshopper Warbler (reeling) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

4 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

MEGA NEWS

BLACK WINGED KITE-COLNE POINT-SUFFOLK

July 21st

Common Sandpiper,2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs),9 Ruff and a Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2,730 Black-tailed Godwit and 34 feral Barnacle Geese - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

MEGA NEWS

FORSTER'S TERN-WAREHAM-DORSET

BLACK WINGED KITE-KINGS FLEET-SUFFOLK

July 20th

Black Necked Grebe-6 also 5 Garganey still-Woolston Eyes

Red Kite over Glegg Arms pub at 0815 - Heswall.

2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Male Wheatear in sand dunes next to 12 hole of Royal Liverpool Golf Course - Hoylake.

MEGA NEWS

FORSTER'S TERN-WAREHAM-DORSET

BLACK WINGED KITE-KINGS FLEET-SUFFOLK



July 19th

Black Necked Grebe-Juvenile-Lapwing Hall Pool

Common Scoter-4 drakes-Acre Nook Sand Quarry

17 Mediterranean Gull (13 adult, 2 1st summer, 2 2nd summer), 300 Black-headed Gull, 70 Common Gull on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.

300 Sandwich Tern and 2 Mediterranean Gull in roost at high tide - West Kirby Shore.

4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine and 1 Great Egret, also numerous Stonechats with young - Burton Marsh.

July 18th

Black Necked Grebe-Juvenile-Lapwinhg Hall Pool

MEGA NEWS

BLACK WINGED KITE-HORSEY-NORFOLK

July 17th

Pomarine Skua-On River Gowy then flew north-Hockenhull Platts

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on marsh edge; viewable from Bailey's Lane, Oglet, and Hale Lighthouse

300 Sandwich Tern and 3 Mediterranean Gull in roost at high tide - West Kirby Shore.

MEGA NEWS

BLACK WINGED KITE-HORSEY-NORFOLK

July 16th

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on marsh edge; viewable from Bailey's Lane, Oglet, and Hale Lighthouse

Short Eared Owl-North of Big Pool then flew low west and lost to view-Newchurch Common

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath to Hale Lighthouse-Hale Lighthouse

Hobby over heading for marsh this evening - Lower Heswall.

Arctic Skua - Dove Point, Meols.

5 Mediterranean Gull early morning - New Brighton.

Lots of Manx Shearwters out towards the west but distant - Hoylake.

July 15th

White spotted Bluethroat-Adult male trapped and ringed on No 3 Bed, subsequently released in reedbed on left-hand side of John Morgan Hide-Woolston Eyes

Bluethroat

Ruddy Shelduck-Two again on River Mersey-Hale

Black Necked Grebe-12 also 14+ Garganey still-Woolston Eyes

Osprey-Doddington

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on marsh edge; viewable from Bailey's Lane, Oglet, and Hale Lighthouse

1,930 Black-tailed Godwit this morning - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

July 14th

White Tailed Eagle-Released 2nd-summer female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on marsh edge; viewable from Bailey's Lane, Oglet, and Hale Lighthouse

Spotted Redshank and Great White Egret-Burton RSPB

July 13th

Black Necked Grebe-15 also 14+ Garganey still-Woolston Eyes

White Tailed Eagle-presumed released immature on marsh edge beneath saltmarsh cliff-Ince Marshes

Western Osprey-Maw Green Landfill site

2 Quail heard- Parkgate.

Quail heard-Burton Point

July 12th

White Tailed Eagle-presumed released immature on marsh edge beneath saltmarsh cliff-Ince Marshes

Quail heard and 3 Greenshank - Parkgate.

Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

July 11th

Black Necked Grebe-18+ (including the 15th brood of the season); also 16+ Garganey still

4 Spoonbill flew over SW this afternoon - Upton/Greasby.

2 Spoonbill (ad and juv) flew south from Boathouse Flash this evening - Parkgate.

July 10th

2 Spotted Redshank-Frodsham Marshes

Great Egret,7 Common Sandpiper,220 Black-tailed Godwit,580 Redshank,1200 Curlew,

Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.

Hobby and a Garganey (male eclipse) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

July 9th

Spotted Redshank,Black Necked Grebe-15+ (including the 15th brood of the season); also 14+ Garganey still

Ruddy Shelduck-two on Mersey at Spike Island

2 Yellow Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper on shore east of Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Spoonbill on Old Baths Flash, 1 Wheatear on Park field - Parkgate.

Red Kite flew inland - Burton Point.

Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Green Sandpiper and 2 Great Egret - Decca Pools.

July 8th

Western Osprey-One circled high over River Mersey then flew north-east-Pickerings Pasture

10 Black Necked Grebe and 14 Garganey-Woolston Eyes

Common Quail-Silver Lane Pools

At least 18 Common Sandpiper along River Dee - Connah's Quay.
The Marsh Harrier family showed well, also 3 Spotted Redshank and 1+ Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Yellow Wagtail and juv Wheatear - Red Rocks.

July 7th

2 Eurasian Spoonbill and Ruddy Shelduck-Hale

Sandwich Tern-Found dead-Budworth Mere-Northwich

Hobby over Two Mills crossroads - Puddington.

July 6th

Common Guillimot-Morley Common-Lower Walton

White Tailed Eagle-Presumed released immature flew over River Mersey-Hale

8 Black Necked Grebe and 4 Garganey-Woolston Eyes

380 Black-tailed Godwit (in full breeding plumage) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

220 Shelduck,12 Mediterranean Gull (8 adult, 2 1st summer, 2 2nd summer),juv Yellow Wagtail - Thurstaston Shore.

Arctic Skua flew west - Wallasey Shore.

July 5th

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

9 Mediterranean Gull (6ad, 1 1st summer, 2 2nd summer), 106 Shelduck, 1070 Curlew, 390 Redshank on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.

137 Sandwich Tern (3 juvs) at high tide - Hoylake.

July 4th

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

Night Heron at back of Meres this evening,Spotted Redshank,also 6 Marsh Harrier (all in the air together) and a Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Night Heron
(C)Allan Conlin

July 2nd

Spotted Redshank-Burton RSPB

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

European Storm Petrel-two flew south-west past gunsite between 12:30 and 13:00

Black Tern (ad. s/pl),2 Little Tern,c6 Arctic Tern,Manx Shearwater,2 ad Kittiwake, probable Arctic Skua, 2 Gannet and 4 Guillemot over high tide - Perch Rock, New Brighton.

July 1st

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

Whimbrel with Redshanks and Black-tailed Godwits - Parkgate.

Arctic Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull in R Mersey mouth - New Brighton.

3 Manx Shearwater at high tide - Hoylake.

Jun 30th

Black Necked Grebe-Juvenile-Silver Lane Pools

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

14 Mediterranean Gull (6 adult, 3 2nd summer, 5 1st summer),300 Black-headed Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwit on rising tide early morning,(1 Whimbrel flew over Visitor Center calling) - Thurstaston Shore.


Jun 29th

28 Black Necked Grebe and 4 Garganey-Woolston Eyes

Common Quail-Singing male audible from footpath between Bradwall Road and Wood Lane-Sandbach Flashes

38 Sandwich Tern and 350 Black-headed Gull on rising tide early morning - West Kirby Shore.

Jun 28th

2 Spotted Redshank-Burton RSPB

Jun 27th

Spotted Redshank-No6 Tank-Frodsham Marshes

590 Oystercatcher,58 Grey Plover,2 Common Sandpiper,215 Redshank,570 Curlew,6 Mediterranean Gull,800 Black-headed Gull,420 Herring Gull,110 Lesser Black-backed Gull,55 Common Gull on ebbing tide early morning - Heswall Shore.

2 Mediterranean Gull this evening on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.

Jun 26th

2 Spotted Redshank-N06 Tank-Frodsham marshes

Spotted Redsahnk-burton RSPB

3 Ruddy Shelduck-River Mersey-Widnes

Jun 25th

Common Quail-Singing male still in long grass in horse paddocks at Park Farm; keep to footpaths and do not enter paddocks-Lostock Green

10 Common Sandpiper along River Dee near Flint Bridge.

100 Common Scoter and 10 Gannet this morning off Hilbre.

Jun 24th

Garganey-drake again on flooded meadows,viewed from footpath along River Gowy

Eider (fem) flew west - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Jun 23rd

Eurasian Spoonbill-One flew east-Hale

7 Mediterranean Gull (5 adult, 1 1st summer, 1 2nd summer), 780 Black-headed Gull, 120 Redshank on rising tide - Heswall Shore.

Jun 22nd

White Tailed Eagle-Released immature female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on Frodsham Score

White Tailed Eagle
(C)Frank Duff

White-tailed Eagle tracked by GPS flying from Frosham Marsh (where it had roosted overnight) and flew west over Wirral, over the Dee Estuary between Caldy and just south of Mostyn.Docks into North Wales this morning (tracked but apparently not seen!).

Jun 21st

Black Guilliomot-Hilbre Island

White Tailed Eagle-Released immature female 'G542' from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme still on Frodsham Score

3 Eurasian Spoonbill,Spotted Redshank and ruddy Shelduck-Burton RSPB

Ruddy Shelduck-Widnes Warth Marsh

Jun 20th

Western cattle Egret-Carr Lane Pools-Hale

Little Gull,Wood Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank-Burton RSPB

Jun 19th

Garganey-Drake,2 Ruddy Shelduck and 6 Spotted Redshank-Burton RSPB

Garganey and 2 Spotted Redshank-N06 Tank-Frodsham Marshes

Black Guillemot (s/pl) - Hilbre.

Western cattle Egret-Carr Lane Pools-Hale

Jun 18th

Common Quail-Singing male in field along Pulford Brook late morning although distant (two singing males present last week)-Poulton

Garganey and 2 Spotted Redshank-N06 Tank-Frodsham Marshes

Wood Sandpiper,Garganey,5 Spotted Redshank,3 Ruff and a Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

2 Hobby over Lower Heswall.

27 Gannet fishing and on sea - Leasowe.

Jun 17th

Hobby,35 Shelduck,315 Oystercatcher,385 Curlew,2 Whimbrel,56 Redshank,2 Mediterranean Gull (1ad, 1 2nd summer),470 Black-headed Gull,Sandwich Tern on the rising tide - Heswall Shore.

Black Guillemot (s/pl) - Hilbre.

Hobby in off the sea,Kittiwake and 7 Manx Shearwater past close in - Leasowe.

Jun 16th

Wood Sandpiper,2 Ruff,4 Spotted Redshank,2 Little Ringed Plover and a Hobby, also 400 Knot - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 15th

Common Scoter-Drake on Budworth Mere-Marbury Country Park

Common Quail-Singing near Llangollen Canal-Marbury

Black Guillemot (s/pl) and a Curlew SandpiperHilbre.

Jun 13th

Ruddy Shelduck-Burton RSPB

Jun 12th

Black Guillemot (s/pl) on rocks with Oystercatchers - Hilbre.

2 Ruddy Shelduck-Burton RSPB

Jun 11th

Baltic Gull-1st-summer on River Mersey just north-east of old Runcorn Bridge then flew over bridge; also 1st-summer Caspian Gull

Black Guillemot (s/pl) on rocks with Oystercatchers - Hilbre.

Black Guillemot
(C)Steve Williams

Quail in shore-front garden/adjacent rushes on beach - Hoylake.

Jun 10th

Osprey-One circled high over Farmwood then flew off-Withington Green

Spotted Flycatcher - Hilbre.

Quail singing - Red Rocks Marsh.

MEGA NEWS

BLUE CHEEKED BEE EATER-Foula-Shetland

Jun 9th

Garganey-Woolston Eyes

Black Guillemot (s/pl) on rocks then drifted out on sea - Hilbre.

Jun 8th

Quail singing - Parkgate.

Hobby over - Barnston.

8 Stonechat (pair with six young) - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Purple Sandpiper (only fouth ever June record for the island) - Hilbre.

Jun 7th

Black-winged Stilt from Border hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Red Kite over York Avenue just after 5pm - West Kirby.

2 Garganey-(one drake) at Decca Pools-Burton Marsh

Jun 6th

Black-winged Stilt from Border hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Black Winged Stilt
(C)Pete Sutton

2 Marsh Harrier,Red Kite and a Common Sandpiper - Burton Marsh.

At least 50 Swift screaming over Stapledon Wood this evening - Caldy.

Ruddy Shelduck-Burton mere

Black Necked Grebe-At least 49 (13+ broods) and 3 Garganey-Woolston eyes

Jun 4th

Quail-Singing male in cereal field opposite bungalow along Moss Lane by sewage works this afternoon-Glazebury

Ruddy Shelduck-Burton RSPB

Ruddy Shelduck-Drake again on Mersey at Spike Island-Widnes

Jun 4th

Garganey-Drake still on flooded meadows-Wimbolds Trafford

Jun 3rd

Garganey-Drake still on flooded meadows-Wimbolds Trafford

Common Quail-Singing male in field opposite bungalow along Moss Lane-Culcheth

Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Yellow Wagtail in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Yellow Wagtail in horse paddock - Burton.

Jun 2nd

Black Tern-Budworth Mere-Northwich

41 Black Necked Grebes-Woolston Eyes

Curlew Sandpiper from Border Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Quail heard - Denhall Quay.

Whinchat on fence by coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.

June 1st

Wheatear - Meols Common.

Spotted Flycatcher calling from willows - Moreton Station.

Black tern-Rostherne Mere

2 Black tern-Acre Nook Sand Quarry

Black tern-Budworth Mere-Northwich