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 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.
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.
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.
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