The Dee Estuary, on the North Wales / North-West England border, is one of the United Kingdom's premier birding locations for wetland and shorebirds. This Web site describes the best Dee Estuary birdwatching areas with detailed maps and latest bird news for dedicated twitchers and casual birdwatchers alike.
December Newsletter now published on this website featuring The Great White Egret.Latest Sightings.... (more)
1 Snow Bunting, 192 Brent Geese (191 pale-bellied, 1 dark-bellied) plus a nice selection of ducks including 2 male Gadwall and 1 male Shoveler - Hilbre.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
86+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Snow Bunting, also Hilbre's first Fieldfare of the winter and 2 Goldeneye off north end - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and c500 Pink-footed Geese flying towards Burton in small groups - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Great White Egret feeding by Bevyl Road Flash, 1 Hen Harrier flew north - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Goosander flying west - Wallasey Shore (see Lighthouse and Wirral Birding Blog for details).
1 Peregrine, 1 Raven and 147 Golden Plover - Heswall Shore.
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVz7Nk3qSJI and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtGxzujen74 for YouTube
footage of Dec 5th's storm at West Kirby.
The December Newsletter includes: