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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.

May Newsletter now published on this website featuring "Rights and Wrongs". 

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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May 2
1 Cuckoo flyig west - Meols Common.
1 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Wood Warbler singing in wood next to car park - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 1
1 Cuckoo at fishing lake end of White Gate Lane, also 1 Osprey (flew west), 3 Whimbrel and 3 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse, 1 Goosander (redhead) swimming next to the embankment this afternoon.
1 Hobby showing well along Park Lane, Meols, this morning.
235 Grey Plover, 2,000 Dunlin, 700 Knot, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Whimbrel, 2 Lesser Whitethroat - Heswall Shore early morning.
1 Pied Flycatcher (male) showing well by the Mere Ponds - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 30
1 Hooded Crow over Lingham Lane flying west, couldn't be relocated - Leasowe Lighthouse, also 1 Redstart (fem) by east kissing gate.
2 Common Sandpiper and 175 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Godwit field, West Kirby.
1 Grasshopper Warbler calling in the Target Road reedbed and 2+ Whimbel on the shore - Heswall.
1 Common Tern, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 5 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Swift - Denhall Quay.

The May Newsletter includes:

"Rights and Wrongs"Colour Ring Report and  Forthcoming Events.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.
Contact


Pied Flycatcher at Burton Mere Wetlands, May 1st Carole Killikelly


Hobby near Leasowe Lighthouse, May 1st Elliot Monteith
https://elliotsbirdingdiaries.wordpress.com/  



Common Sandpiper at Gilroy, West Kirby, April 27th Les Hall.


Short-eared Owl over Neston Marsh, April 23rd Roy Wilson

Photographers - please note there is a wildlife photographers code of practice , also read Guidelines.
Please Maintain a safe working distance from all birds, particularly roosts, so as not to cause unnecessary disturbance.
"There is one hard and fast rule whose spirit must be observed at all times. The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph."