LATEST MEGAS IN BRITAIN:
FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL-Thursday 21st March,Friday 22nd March and Saturday 23rd March. High Tide Birdwatch at Parkgate(RSPB). 10.30am-2.30pm.High tide times:Thursday 21st at 11.16am;Friday 22nd at 12noon;Saturday 23rd at 12.42pm.

16 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 16TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Leasowe Lighthouse
Greenshank in flooded horse paddock and Glaucous Gull-Juvenile on beach near lighthouse car park.
(C)ALLAN CONLIN
West Kirby-Column Road
Merlin-Over heading towards estuary.

Burton RSPB
Pintail x6 IMF 
Reed Bunting x2 IMF 
Great Egrets x4 By Border Pool 
Buzzard Over Marsh Covert Wood
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Ruff x1 (M) Main Scrape
Spotted Redshank x3 Main Scrape
Avocets x? Main Scrape
Egyptian Goose Behind Wet Grassland
Pink F Geese Wet Grassland
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Common Sandpiper Main Scrape


Puddington
Western Cattle Egret-Again in field near Manor House Farm on Puddington Lane. 

CHESHIRE
Hale
Great White Egret,16 Whooper Swan and 2 Marsh Harrier.

Pickerings Pasture
Caspian Gull-1st Winter.

Woolston Eyes-Permit Only
Adult Little Gull. 


15 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 15TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Cattle Egret x2 Field Left Bunker Entrance 
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape 
Avocets 65+ Main Scrape 
Marsh Harrier x2 ( M&F) Over Main Scrape Great Egret x1 Wet Grassland
Egyptian Geese Behind Wet Grassland
Buzzard Fence Post Right Wet Grassland
Cetti's Warbler Near Reedbed Screen
Snipe x1 Marsh Covert Hide
Spotted Redshank x8 Marsh Covert Hide
Little Grebe x3 Bridge Pool
Reed Bunting ( M) IMF
Pintail x6 IMF
Photo Marsh Harrier Feeding Main Scrape
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Barnacle Goose Wet Grassland
Skylarks x3 Wet Grassland
Sand Martins x2 Over Marsh Covert Hide


Heswall-Riverbank Road
Barn Owl and  Short-eared Owl.

Hilbre
Redpoll,3 Eider and 232 Brent Geese(1 Dark-bellied).

CHESHIRE
Woolston Eyes-Permit Only
Adult Little Gull and Kittiwake-N03 Bed.



14 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 14TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
West Kirby Marine Lake

Dark Bellied Brent Goose with 32 Pale Bellied Brent Geese.

Parkgate
Great White Egret,Short Eared Owl and a Barn Owl.

Burton RSPB
Pintail x7 IMF 
Hen Harrier ( RT) Over Bridge Pool 
Little Grebe x4 Bridge Pool 
Spotted Redshank x5 Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti's Warbler x2 Reedbed Near Screen
Avocets x75 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Great Egrets x5 Wet Grassland
Egyptian Geese x3 Behind Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Buzzard Fence Post Right Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Post Right Wet Grassland
Barn Owl From Bridge Screen


CHESHIRE
Woolston Eyes-Permit Only
Adult Little Gull-N03 Bed.

Sandbach Flashes

Little Gull-Pumphouse Flash.

Frodsham

Adult winter Little Gull-With Black Headed Gulls in fields by River Weaver to east of village.

Two Mills
Cattle Egret-Two again in field opposite Tudor Rose at SJ349742.




13 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 13TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
New Brighton Marine Lake
Purple Sandpiper-One individual on pontoon and Little gull-Adult flew out of estuary.

Burton RSPB
Egyptian Geese x3 Behind Wet Grassland 
Great Egrets x5 Wet Grassland 
Avocets x? Main Scrape 
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Pink-F Geese 600+ Field Behind 'D' Barn
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Spotted Redshank x3 Marsh Covert Hide
Great Crested Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Pochard (M) Bridge Pool
Little Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Pintail x7 IMF


Neston Marsh
2 Ringtail Hen Harrier.

CHESHIRE 
Two Mills
Cattle Egret-Two again in field opposite Tudor Rose at SJ349742.

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




BIRDGUIDES REVIEW OF RARE BIRDS THIS WEEK IN BRITAIN-6TH-12TH MARCH 2019

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12 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 12TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
IMPORTANT NOTICE: our visitor centre will be CLOSED all day tomorrow, Wednesday 13 March, for essential work in preparation for Friday's big reveal! The rest of the reserve is open as normal including toilets, but no refreshments available.
Bird Sightings:
Peregrine Burton Marsh From Point 
Great Egret x1 Burton Marsh From Point 
Pintail x7 IMF 
Linnets 15+ By Railway Bridge
Reed Bunting x4 By Birdcrop Field
Cetti's Warbler Near Bridge Screen
Great Crested Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Mediterranean Gull ( Adult) Bridge Pool
Egyptian Geese x3 Bridge Pool
Bearded Tits x2 Reedbed Screen
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Nuthatch In Car Park
Avocets x66 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Redwing Field Left Bunker Entrance
Pink F Geese 1000+ Field Behind 'D' Barn
Short E Owl Over Wet Grassland
Hen Harrier (RT) Over Wet Grassland
Chiffchaff Marsh Covert Wood


Burton-Mudhouse Lane

Red Kite-Over.

Puddington

2 Cattle Egret with 30+ Little Egret in field across A540 from Two Mills pub-north east of Puddington.

Parkgate
2+ Short-eared Owl,Merlin,3 Marsh Harrier flew into roost and a Grey male Hen Harrier flew inland to roost behind Old Baths.

Hilbre Island
249 Brent (1 dark-bellied),Rock Pipit and 2 Eider. 

CHESHIRE
Little Leigh
Northern Wheatear-Male to northwest in ploughed field by A49 Whitley services.

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


Two Mills

Cattle Egret-Two again in field opposite Tudor Rose at SJ349742.



HELPING THE PARNABY FAMILY AFTER THE BIRD OBSERVATORY FIRE,FAIR ISLE

After the devastating fire on sunday at the bird observatory the people of Fair Isle have set up a donation page on facebook for the Parnaby family.Thousands of people have already donated to help replace their belongings they lost in the fire.The birding community has really come together on this and the donation page is below:

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11 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 11TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland 
Great Egret x1 Wet Grassland 
Buzzard Wet Grassland 
Avocets 45+Main Scrape
Barnacle Goose Right Of Main Scrape
Pink F Geese 1500+ Field By 'D' Barn
Cetti's Warbler x2 Near Reedbed Screen
Barn Owl Over Reeds Bridge Pool
Chiffchaff x2 Marsh Covert Wood
Raven x2 Over Birdcrop Field
Fieldfare Field Right Of Birdcrop Field
Snipe x1 IMF
Pintail x3 IMF
Reed Bunting x2 By IMF
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed IMF


New Brighton Marine Lake
7 Purple Sandpiper.

Hilbre Island
228 Brent Geese and 3 Eider.

West Kirby Marine Lake
15 Brent Geese.

Leasowe Lighthouse
2 Kittiwake.
(C)ALLAN CONLIN
CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
2 Mediterranean Gull-Budworth Mere.
(C)GREG BAKER
Astbury Mere
5 Brambling-Still around feeders.

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

10 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 10TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Hilbre
2 Eider and 183 Brent Geese.

Parkgate

Western cattle Egret-One on pool opposite Old Baths car park.

Burton RSPB

Pintail x5 IMF 
Great Egrets x2 Between IMF & Bridge Pool 
Pochard x2 ( M&F) Bridge Pool 
Spotted Redshank x3 Marsh Covert Hide
Avocets x43 Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Hen Harrier ( M) Over Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Wet Grassland
Buzzard Fence Right Wet Grassland
Peregrine Wet Grassland
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland
Great Egrets x2 Wet Grassland
Stock Doves x12 Wet Grassland
Black-T Godwits 1200+ Wet Grassland
Dunlin x10 IMF


New Brighton Marine Lake

8 Purple Sandpiper.

CHESHIRE

Pickerings Pasture
Little Stint-One again in high tide roost.

Warrington

Iceland Gull-Adult still at Warrington College.  

Frodsham Marshes
2 Great White Egrets, 8 Whooper Swan and a Marsh Harrier.

FIRE DESTROYS FAIR ISLE OBSERVATORY

I just couldn't believe the news this afternoon as it was put out on our What's app group that Fair Isle bird observatory was on fire.My thoughts go out to everyone on Fair isle and especially the Parnaby family who have lost their home and all their possessions.I know the birding community will gather together and as soon as more information is put out regarding helping the Observatory I will let everyone know via this site.
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9 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 9TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Barnacle Goose Wet Grassland 
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland 
Great Egrets x5 Wet Grassland 
Pink F Geese 500+ Wet Grassland
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Avocets x65 Main Scrape
Nuthatch In Car Park
Buzzard Over Marsh Covert Wood
Spotted Redshank x4 Marsh Covert Hide
Pochard x2 (M&F) Bridge Pool
Little Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Reed Bunting IMF
Pintail x5 IMF
Ruff x1 Wet Grassland
Mediterranean Gull (Adult) Main Scrape
Dunlin x2 Main Scrape


Parkgate
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male),3 Short-eared Owl,4 Marsh Harrier and several Great White Egrets.

New Brighton Marine Lake
4 Purple Sandpiper.

CHESHIRE
Frodsham Marshes
Great White Egret

Astbury Mere
12 Brambling.

Lawton Lake
6 Mandarin duck.

Sandbach Flashes
2 Mediterranean Gull.  


8 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 8TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Heswall
10 Red-breasted Merganser on tide.

Puddington
3 Cattle Egret with 30 Little Egret in field by Two Mills pub.

Parkgate
3 Short-eared Owl between and a Male Hen Harrier.

Burton RSPB
Great White Egret and a Male Hen Harrier.

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reverse
Woodcock-Neumann's Flash
9 Sand Martin-Budworth Mere





7 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 7TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great White Egret Wet Grassland 
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland 
Buzzard Fence Right Wet Grassland 
Hen Harrier (M) Over Wet Grassland
Avocets x26 Main Scrape
Reed Bunting Reception Pool
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Reedbed
Cattle Egret Seen From Bridge Screen
Pochard x2 ( M&F) Bridge Pool
Oystercatcher x2 IMF
Pintail x7 IMF
Water Rail Marsh Covert Hide
Bearded Tits x2 Reedbed Screen


Heswall
Red KIte-Brimstage road,heading north west.

CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
Sand Martin-Elton Hall flash.























CHESHIRE

6 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 6TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Leasowe Lighthouse
Mediterranean Gull-Near Kerr's field.

Hilbre

Great Northern Diver-Off North end.

Puddington

2 Cattle Egret-In field by Puddington Lane.

Burton RSPB
Great Egrets x2 Burton Marsh From Point 
Linnets By Railway Bridge 
Chiffchaff Along Path To IMF 
Pintail x4 IMF
Snipe x2 IMF
Buzzard Over IMF
Reed Bunting x2 By Birdcrop Field
Cetti's Warbler In Copse To IMF
Pochard x2 ( M&F) Bridge Pool
Cetti's x2 Reeds Between Screen & MCH
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland
Sparrowhawk Near Bunker Screen
Avocets 20+ Main Scrape
Oystercatcher x2 Main Scrape
Bearded Tits x3 Reedbed Screen
Ruff x1 Main Scrape



5 March 2019

BIRDGUIDES PHOTO OF THE WEEK 27TH FEBRUARY-5TH MARCH 2019

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 5TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB

Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland 
Avocets 25+ Main Scrape 
Cetti's Warbler Reeds Between Screen & MCH 
Spotted Redshank x4 Marsh Covert Hide
Great Egret By Bridge Pool
Pochard x2 ( M&F ) Bridge Pool
Little Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Linnets By Railway Bridge
Golden Plover x6 Border Pool
Dunlin x8 Border Pool
Pintail x8 IMF
Stonechat (M) IMF
Reed Bunting (M) IMF
Marsh Harrier Over IMF
Ruff x1 IMF
Barnacle x1 Wet Grassland
Crossbill x2 Over Railway Bridge
Chiffchaff By Railway Bridge


Denhall Quay

Barn Owl

CHESHIRE

Marbury Country Park
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

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

4 March 2019

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS 4TH MARCH 2019

WIRRAL
Leasowe Lighthouse
Twite in Linnet flock in horse paddocks and a Mediterranean Gull in s/pl on the shore.

Hilbre Island
318 Brent Geese betwen Tanskey Rocks and Hilbre (highest count this winter),4 Eider (2 pr),404 Curlew, 108 Grey Plover and a Peregrine falcon.

Thurstaston
26 Brent Geese by Dee SC causeway at high tide.

New Brighton Marine Lake
6 Purple Sandpiper.

Burton RSPB
Golden Plover x67 IMF 
Pintail x7 IMF 
Sparrowhawk Over IMF 
Linnets Birdcrop Field
Pochard x2 Bridge Pool
Great Crested Grebe x2 Bridge Pool
Little Grebe x3 Bridge Pool
Great Egret By Bridge Pool
Chiffchaff Marsh Covert Wood
Cetti's Warbler Marsh Covert Wood
Buzzard Over Marsh Covert Wood
Avocets x26 Main Scrape
Mediterranean Gull (Adult) Main Scrape
Barnacle Wet Grassland Left Main Scrape
Egyptian Geese x3 Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Cattle Egret x2 From Marsh Covert Hide
Spotted Redshank x3 Marsh Covert Hide


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

BURTON MERE RSPB WEEKLY ROUNDUP-W/K 4TH MARCH 2019

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