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9 January 2020

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS

9th January
Sandbach Flashes
Iceland Gull-Adult again flew north-west over Railway Flash

Ashton Flash
? Siberian Stonechat-Probable 1st-winter male still though mobile either side of bench

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-three still in fields behind sailing club

Burton RSPB
4 Spotted Redshank-On bridge pool

Heswall Golf Course
3+ Short-eared Owl,2 male Hen Harrier-Off course

New Brighton Lake
5 Purple Sandpiper

Parkgate
3 Marsh Harrier-Flying towards Neston Reedbed also 2 Shoveller and 340 Lawing on Donkeystand Flash

8th January
Ashton's Flash
Probable 1st Winter male Siberian Stonechat

Sandbach Flashes

Iceland Gull-Adult-Railway Flash

Parkgate

3 Short Eared Owls

Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford

2 Redhead Smew-Southeast corner

Hale

Water Pipit-Two again at Carr Lane Pools viewable from Carr Lane

Heswall Golf Course

3+ Short-eared Owl

West Kirby Marine Lake

9 Goosander,Goldeneye (drake),Shag and a Rock Pipit

New Brighton Lake

7 Purple Sandpiper

Hilbre Island
7 Purple Sandpiper and 1,046 Cormorant

Wallasey Shore
Mediterranean Gull-On grass

7th January
Frodsham Marshes
3 Western Cattle Egret

Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
Redhead Smew-Southeast corner


Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-Two adults still in fields behind sailing club


Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward Reserve


Neston reedbed
Bittern-Flew into reedbed again this evening

Ashton's Flash
Probable 1st Winter male Siberian Stonechat

Heswall Golf Course
350 Pink-footed Geese very close to the path-also Marsh Harrier,Merlin and 2 Stonechat.

West Kirby Marine Lake
6 Goosander,2 Red-breasted Merganser,Male Goldeneye,Shag,5 Turnstone on the rocks

Hilbre Island
240+ Brent Geese

6th January
Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
Redhead Smew-Southeast corner

Ashton's Flash

Probable 1st Winter male Siberian Stonechat
(C)SIMON SLADE
5th January
Ashton's Flash
Probable 1st Winter male Siberian Stonechat

Frodsham Marsh
2 Greater Scaup-Western Cattle Egret-Three still with cattle at Marsh Farm; also Long Tailed Duck and 1st-winter female Greater Scaup  still on River Weaver near jetty

Newchurch Common
Redhead Smew of unknown origin-Big pool


Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-Two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club

 
(C)STEVE SEAL
Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
Redhead Smew-Southeast corner

Heswall Golf Course
3 Short-eared Owl

Burton Marsh
Red Kite-Over

4th January
Gradeley Green
Great White Egret

Marbury Big Mere
Great White Egret

Frodsham Marshes
2 Great White Egret,3 Western Cattle Egret,Long tailed duck and 2 Greater Scaup

Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
2 Redhead Smew-Southeast corner


Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-Two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club


Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward Reserve


Thurstaston Shore
22,000 Knot-Roosting off Tinker's Dell

Neston Reedbed
Bittern,Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5+ Marsh Harrier

Parkgate
400+ Pink-footed Geese close to the prom with more further out,Merlin,Peregrine,2 grey male Hen Harrier,6+ Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret

3rd January 
Hilbre Island
2 Velvet Scoter (distant) with 420 Common Scoter,4 Purple Sandpiper,Red-throated Diver,Peregrine and 400 Cormorant

Neston Reedbed
Bittern

Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret

New Brighton Marine Lake
500 Redshank,250 Turnstones and 5 Purple Sandpiper

2nd January 
Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
2 Redhead Smew-Southeast corner

Hale

Great White Egret-Hale head and Water Pipit-Carr lane pools.

Redes Mere

Russian White Fronted Goose-Two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club

Burton RSPB
12 Great White Egret

Ashton's Flash
Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still distantly from the bund bench


Newchurch Common
Redhead Smew of unknown origin-Big pool

Frodsham Marsh
Hen Harrier-Ringtail-Frodsham Score-2 Greater Scaup-Western Cattle Egret-Three still with cattle at Marsh Farm; also Long Tailed Duck and 1st-winter female Greater Scaup  still on River Weaver near jetty

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward Reserve

Burton RSPB
Water Pipit and Great White Egret

Thurstaston Shore
19,000 Knot-Roosting off Tinker's Dell

Neston Reedbed
4 Marsh Harrier together,3 Great Egret flew south,Bittern to reed bed at 16.30,Water Rail-Calling

Burton Marsh
2 Egyptian Geese and 12 Great Egret


Burton Mere Wetlands
Water Pipit

1st January 2020
Frodsham Marsh
Long Tailed Duck-Weaver Estuary,Greater Scaup-Female on N06 tank-Western Cattle Egret-Three still with cattle at Marsh Farm,3 Great White egret.

Lapwing hall Pool-Chelford
2 Smew-Southeast corner

Marbury Country Park
2 Bittern-TA Coward Reserve

Ashton's Flash
Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still distantly from the bund bench

Neston Sewage Works
Water Pipit

Thurstaston Shore
17,000 Knot-Roosting off Tinker's Dell

Neston Reedbed
Bittern, 2 Great White Egret and 10+ Marsh Harrier

Hilbre
8,000 Oystercatcher,10,500 Knot,2,500 Dunlin and 200+ Curlew

Burton Marsh
Hen Harrier (ringtail) and a Green Sandpiper

Target Road-Heswall
Crossbill-Over

Riverbank Road-Heswall
2 Hen Harrier,Merlin and a male Hen Harrier

31st December
West Kirby Marine Lake
25 Brent Geese

Thurstaston Shore

15,000 Knot-Roosting off Tinker's Dell early morning

Lapwing Hall Pool

Smew-Two today;to view, take the path that joins Lapwing Lane to Congleton Lane south of the lake

Ashton's Flash

Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still distantly from the bund bench

Redes Mere

Russian White Fronted geese-two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club

Burton RSPB

5 Spotted Redshank-On main scape

Marbury Country Park
2 Bittern-TA Coward Reserve

30th December
Hale
Great White Egret

Wallasey
Great Northern Diver-Still at docks and viewable from Tower Quays

Ashton's FlashSiberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still distantly from the bund bench

Parkgate
Ringtail Hen Harrier,Great White Egret,15 Snipe,7 Little Grebe,2 Marsh Harrier,Short-eared Owl and 4 Stonechat (2 pair).

Denhall Quay
Water Rail calling,3 Peregrine Falcon(2 fighting and the third calling),Short-eared Owl and 2 Raven

West Kirby Marine Lake
3 Shag and 3 Goosander

Burton RSPB
Water Pipit-Still in flooded field behind Bunker Screen

Frodsham Marsh
Greater Scaup-Female still on River Weaver-Western Cattle Egret-Three still with cattle at Marsh Farm,also adult Bewick's Swan still on Lordship Marsh

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted geese-two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-Still present

Lapwing Hall Pool
Smew-Two today;to view, take the path that joins Lapwing Lane to Congleton Lane south of the lake

29th December 
Frodsham Marshes
Western Cattle Egret-Three still with cattle at Marsh Farm; also adult Bewick's swan still Lordship Marsh and Long Tailed Duck still on River Weaver

Burton RSPB

Merlin Fence Post Behind Wet Grassland
Peregrine x2 On Ground Wet Grassland
Golden Plover x? Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Buzzard Fence Left Of Main Scrape
Dunlin 20+ Main Scrape
Ruff Main Scrape
Common Gulls x5 Main Scrape
Cormorant x1 Main Scrape
Snipe x1 Reception Pool
Kingfisher Over Reception Pool
Nuthatch In Gorse Covert Wood
Mistle Thrush x2 Field Left Bunker Entrance
Redwing Field Left Bunker Entrance
Little Grebes x3 Willow Pool
Mediterranean Gull Bridge Pool
Siskin x12 Alders Along Boardwalk
Fieldfare Field Right Of Birdcrop Field
Song Thrush Field Right Of Birdcrop Field
Green Woodpecker Burton Point
Egyptian Geese x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egrets x7 Burton Marsh From Point
Pink-F Geese 1500+ Burton Marsh From Point
Kestrel Near Railway Bridge
Stonechat IMF
Goldeneye (M) Border Pool
Cetti's Warbler (Seen) Far End Of Boardwalk
Woodcock On Track In Gorse Covert Wood


Thurstaston Shore

890 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light,1040 Shelduck,810 Pintail,Greenshank and 3,750 Knot

Denhall Quay
Merlin (male),Hen Harrier-Male,Short-eared Owl and several Great White Egret

Meols Pond-Next to Meols Station
2 Goosander 

Parkgate
Hen Harrier-Male and a Short-eared Owl


West Kirby Marine Lake
3 Shag

Hilbre Island
Peregrine falcon,70 Redshank,9,000 Knot,230 Grey Plover and 320 Curlew


Wallasey

Great Northern Diver-At docks and viewable from Tower Quays

Ashton's Flash

Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still distantly from the bund bench

Hale

Little stint,Jack Snipe and Great white Egret

Redes Mere

Russian White Fronted Goose-Two adults and 1st-winter still in fields behind sailing club

28th December

Sandbach Flashes
Adult Mediterranean Gull-Elton Hall Flash

Frodsham Marsh

Long Tailed Duck-On Weaver Estuary and a female Greater Scaup

Wallasey

Great Northern Diver-In front of pier at flour mills and viewable from Duke Street

Ashton's Flash

Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male still in north-west corner near Witton Mill car park viewed from metal gates

Meols Pond(Next to Meols station

2 Goosander

Burton Outer Marsh

Greenshank-On pool near model flying club

27th December

Frodsham Marsh
3 Western Cattle egret,Bewick's swan and Great White egret

Newchurch Common

Female Smew-of unknown origin still present

Ashton's Flash

Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male-still showing well from central bund

Heswall Marsh

Ringtail Hen Harrier,2 Marsh Harrier,2 Peregrine and a Merlin

Neston Reedbed

Bittern,15+ Marsh Harrier and 3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail and 1 grey male) flew into roost and 2 Great White Egret 

West Kirby Marine Lake

2 Shag,4 Goosander and 3 Goldeneye

Thurstaston Shore

235 Pintail

26th December

Ashton's Flash
Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male

Frodsham Marsh

3 Western Cattle egret,Water Pipit,Bewick's swan and 3 Great White egret

Marbury Country Park

Bittern-TA Coward reserve

Meols Pond(Next to Meols station

2 Goosander

Ness

150 Curlew and 6 Little Egret-In fields east of Ness

25th December

Ashton's Flash
Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat-1st-winter male

Frodsham Marsh

Greater Scaup-Weaver estuary and 3 Western Cattle egret,Bewick's swan and Great White egret

Hilbre Island

Black-throated Diver,6 Red-throated Diver,4 Velvet Scoter (fem type) on sea,7 Purple Sandpiper,Shag and 3 Rock Pipit 

West Kirby Marine Lake

3 Shag

24th December

Hale
2 Water Pipit-Carr Lane pools

Newchurch Common

Female Smew-of unknown origin still present

Marbury Country Park

Bittern-TA Coward reserve

Thurstaston

c300 Pink-footed Geese-Iin field by Station Road

Neston-Harp Inn

Green Sandpiper-In wet field south of Harp Inn

Burton RSPB

Great White Egret

Hilbre Island

Black Guillemot-Flew west past north end


23 December 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 6TH-23RD DECEMBER 2019

December 23rd
Burton RSPB
Pink-F Geese 5000+ Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egrets x4 Burton Marsh From Point
Wigeon 500+ IMF (A Company Or Trip of Wigeon)
Stonechat x1 IMF
Linnets Birdcrop Field
Pintail x2 Bridge Pool
Curlew x15 Near Bridge Screen
Snipe x1 Marsh Covert Hide
Raven x5 Over Marsh Covert Wood
Stonechat x2 By Reception Pool
Dunlin x2 Main Scrape
Pink-F Geese x10 Main Scrape
Buzzard Fence Post Behind Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Meadow Pipit Field Left Of Bunker Entrance
Kestrel By Barn
R-N Parakeet In Car Park
Siskin In Alders By Garden
Common Gull Main Scrape
Redwing Over Bridge Pool


Ince Marshes
2 Great White Egret

December 22nd
Burton RSPB
Meadow Pipit Field Left Bunker Entrance
Redwing 60+ Field Left Of Bunker Entrance
Peregrine x2 Wet Grassland
Ruff x2 Main Scrape
Dunlin x5 Main Scrape
Golden Plover x1 Main Scrape
Spotted Redshank x1 Main Scrape
Pintail x1 (M) Main Scrape
Snipe x1 Main Scrape
Stonechat x2 By Reception Pool
Jay In Gorse Covert Wood
Nuthatch In Gorse Covert Wood
Siskin 10+ Alders By Garden
Little Grebes x2 Willow Pool
Reed Bunting x2 (F) Marsh Covert Hide
Common Gull x2 Bridge Pool
Curlew 35+ Field Right Of Birdcrop Field
Linnets 30+ Birdcrop Field
Kestrel Over Birdcrop Field
Fieldfares Burton Point
Song Thrush Burton Point
Pink-F Geese 4000+ Burton Marsh From Point
Marsh Harrier (F) Burton Marsh From Point
Great Egrets x7 Burton Marsh From Point
Stonechat x2 By IMF Hide
Water Pipit Field Left Bunker Entrance


West Kirby Marine Lake
2 Shag,Goldeneye (male),10+ Goosander and a Rock Pipit

Heswall Shore
515 Pink-footed Geese,180 Brent Geese,1740 Shelduck,685 Pintail,530 Teal,3400 Oystercatcher,870 Lapwing,131 Golden Plover,90 Grey Plover,10000 Knot,4000 Dunlin,605 Curlew,123 Bar-tailed Godwit, 700 Redshank and 2 Greenshank

Parkgate
2 Hen Harrier,2+ Marsh Harrier,Great White Egret and 2 Stonechat (pair, Bevyl Rd area)

Chelford-Lapwing Hall pool
Smew-Redhead still; to view, take the path that joins Lapwing Lane to Congleton Lane south of the lake

Frodsham Marshes
2 Great White Egret-Frodsham score

Hale
2 Water pipit-Hale head and a Great White egret
Water Pipit-Carr Lane pools

December 21st
Parkgate
Hen Harrier (ringtail),4 Marsh Harrier,Great White Egret and 150 Redwing


West Kirby Marine Lake
2 Shag,11 Goosander,3 Red-breasted Merganser and 9 Brent Geese

Chelford-Lapwing Hall Pool

Redhead Smew

December 20th
Burton Marsh
8 Great White Egret

Heswall Shore
835 Pink-footed Geese flew inland,420 Teal,780 Lapwing and 91 Golden Plover

Parkgate
2 Merlin,Peregrine,10 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret 

West Kirby Marine Lake
2 Shag,7 Goosander and 17 Brent Geese

Hoylake Shore
22 Brent Geese

December 19th
Newchurch Common
Redhead Smew

Woolston Eyes
Hen Harrier

West Kirby Marine Lake
Shag,10 Goosander,6 Red-breasted Merganser and 40 Brent Geese

Parkgate
6 Marsh Harrier,2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) and a Merlin

December 18th
West Kirby Marine Lake

2 Shag,5 Goosander ,6 Red-breasted Merganser and 29 Brent Geese

Parkgate
5 Marsh Harrier,Hen Harrier (ringtail) and a Great White Egret 

December 17th
Hale
Great White Egret

Newchurch Common
Redhead Smew

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reserve

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose

Neston Reedbed
Bittern

Meols-Dove Point
20 Brent Geese

West Kirby Marine Lake
2 Shag

December 16th
Pickerings Pasture
Little Stint-At least two still on river bank off car park; and a Great White egret in channel

Burton Marsh
2 Great Egret

Parkgate
Short-eared Owl

Burton RSPB
Cattle Egret With cattle in field by track

December 15th
Frodsham marshes
Great White Egret-Frodsham Score

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward Reserve

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-2 Adult's and a 1st Winter

Hale
Little Stint-From Pickerings screen hide

West Kirby -Column Road
1,500 Pink-footed Geese over heading NE 

Hilbre
940 Cormorant flew out of estuary

West Kirby Marine Lake
4 Red-breasted Merganser and a Shag 

West Kirby-Gilroy Nature Park
3 Goosander

Denhall Quay
2 Goosander

Meols-Park Lane
Greenshank in flooded field

Burton Mere Wetlands
Water Pipit

Red Rocks
Red-throated Diver Flew past

Heswall-Riverbank Road
4 Great Egret and 35 Brent Geese


Parkgate
3 Marsh Harrier,Merlin,2 Kestrel,Short-eared Owl,2 Great White Egret,200+ Lapwing,Grey male Hen Harrier and 2 Marsh Harrier came in to roost 

Denhall Quay
Grey male Hen Harrier,Merlin,6 Great White Egret and 8 Marsh Harrier

December 14th
Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-2 Adult's and a 1st Winter

Hale
Water Pipit-Carr Lane Pools,Little Stint-Hale Head and 2 Great White Egret

Pickerings Pasture
2 Little Stint

Birkenhead
Caspian Gull-2nd Winter

New Brighton Marine Lake
8 Purple Sandpiper

Parkgate
2 Grey male Hen Harrier

December 13th
Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-2 Adult's and a 1st Winter

Frodsham Marshes
3 Western Cattle Egret

Parkgate
3 Marsh Harrier

Neston-Harp Inn
Grey male Hen Harrier

Hoylake
10 Brent Geese

December 12th
Heswall-Riverbank Road
138 Pale-bellied Brent Geese,7 Red-breasted Merganser,Great White Egret and a Marsh Harrier

New Brighton Marine Lake
6 Purple Sandpiper

December 11th
Hale
2 Water Pipit-Carr Lane Pools

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose-Adult and a 1st Winter

Burton RSPB
Water Pipit

Denhall Quay
2 Short-eared Owl

Parkgate
Hen Harrier (ringtail),Marsh Harrier and a Great White Egret

Burton Marsh
6 Great White Egret

December 10th
Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose

Heswall
210 Shelduck and 420 Cormorant 

December 9th
Newchurch Common
Redhead Smew

Frodsham Marshes
3 Western Cattle Egret and 4 Great White Egret

Redes Mere
Russian White Fronted Goose

Heswall Shore
580 Pink-footed Geese flew inland from roost,Pale-bellied Brent Goose,1730 Shelduck,370 Pintail,51 Little Egret left roost,620 Lapwing and 39 Golden Plover

December 8th
Hale
Iceland Gull flew past lighthouse and Great White Egret

Frodsham Marshes
3 Western Cattle Egret,Ruddy Shelduck,Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

New Brighton Marine Lake
7 Purple Sandpiper

West Kirby Marine Lake
Shag, 9 Goosander,3 Red-breasted Merganser,15 Brent Geese and a Rock Pipit on wall

Neston Reedbed
Bittern at dusk,ringtail Hen Harrier and 6 Marsh Harrier

Burton Mere
Spotted Redshank

Heswall-Riverbank Road
Ringtail Hen Harrier

Heswall Shore
19,000 Knot and 112 Golden Plover

December 7th
Frodsham Marshes
3 Western Cattle Egret-Lordship Marsh

Woolston Eyes
Ringtail Hen Harrier-N01 Bed

Hale
Water Pipit and Great White Egret

West Kirby Marine Lake
Shag,10 Goosander,3 Red-breasted Merganser and a Goldeneye

Dee Estuary
1,500 Cormorant flew out of estuary first light.

Thurstaston Shore
570 Pink-footed Geese,19000 Knot,3000 Dunlin,680 Curlew and 1270 Redshank

Heswall Fields
Woodcock


Heswall,Target Road
2 Woodcock

December 6th
West Kirby Marine Lkae
8 Goosander,6 Red-breasted Merganser and a Goldeneye

Hoylake Langfields
Peregrine (fem),50 Fieldfare,10 Redwing and 55 Goldfinch