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)
4 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
1 Kingfisher and 1 Greenshank on groyne, 1 Wheatear on track by duck pond, 3 Grey Wagtail along River Birket - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Glossy Ibis flew from Reception scrape towards Border Pool at 1525 hrs, also 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Firecrest seen briefly in sea-front garden - Hoylake.
1,960 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Spotted Crake (photographed), 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint and 1 Peregrine, 1 Great White Egret seen flying in the distance - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Grey Wagtail - Park Lane, Meols.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1,600 Black-tailed Godwit -
961 Great Crested Grebe between Hilbre and Leasowe Lighthouse at high tide.
1 Richard's Pipit briefly landed on Hilbre then flew towards West Kirby Marsh at 1340hrs, also 25+ Goldcrest and 1 Merlin.
1,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
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