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 Curlew Sandpiper next to West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Peregrine, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and large gull roost of 5,000+ (mainly Herring gulls), few terns today and small waders around 2,000 - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
2,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy, West Kirby.
12 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Manx Shearwater - Red Rocks.
5 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Manx Shearwater, c4,000 Dunlin, 500 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
12 Spoonbill and 2 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier flew past Parkgate.
1 Great Skua and 2 Arctic Skua off Dove Point.
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