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 Ring Ouzel (f) by sewage works then flew west, 22 Redpoll, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in Heswall Fields NT with a third at Tinker's Dell and 1 Sedge Warbler by Dungeon Bridge - Heswall/Thurstaston this morning.
1 Osprey, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Tree Pipit - Hilbre, for more details see http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/.
2 Whinchat this evening, also 5 Wheatear, 1 Redstart, 2 White Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
5 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Neston Marsh.
3 Whimbrel, 3 Raven (including pair displaying), 110 Woogpigeon, 63 Redpoll spp, 16 Siskin, 2 Tree pipit and c15 White Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Yellow Wagtail - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
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