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)
2 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 1 Merlin and c800 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate Marsh, before high tide.
c3,500 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh, flew in from easterly direction.
1 Kingfisher (by R Birkett) and 1 Greenshank (by groyne) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1,500 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
80+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
12+ Water Rail, 2 Short-eared Owl (very close), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), c2,000 Pinkfooted Geese (most off Neston) and many thousands ducks and waders - Parkgate Marsh, the sea roared in over the marsh 30 minutes before high tide and flooded the Old Baths car park, it's been many years since that happened!
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
No Purple Sandpiper count from New Brighton Marine Lake today - the whole area flooded with the tide, including the 'dips' - click here for photos of flood.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Stint, 4 Spotted Redshank, 3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Jack Snipe and 60 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve, a further 20 Twite around Flint Castle.
4 Brent Geese flew upstream past Neston Reed Bed, also large movement of birds heading north-west close to shore just before high tide including 3,100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2,500 Redshank, 500 Dunlin, 900 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Wigeon, 800 Pintail, 1,000 Teal and 70 Skylark.
The December Newsletter includes: