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.(more)
1 Spotted Crake (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spotted Crake (ad and juv) and 5 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Green Sandpiper, 2 juvenile Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 1 Merlin - Burton Marsh near Rifle Range, early morning.
2 Garden Warbler and 1 Lesser Whitethroat along Lingham Lane, 1 Osprey (heading SE) and 1 Raven over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.
2 Spotted Crake, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher and 5 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Arctic Skua (juv chasing terns), 1 Manx Shearwater, 13 Little Tern, 4+ Whimbrel and 1 juv Wheatear - Hilbre.
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