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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.

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December Newsletter now published on this website featuring 'A Pied Wheatear at Meols', Colour Ring Report and Latest Events.


Latest Sightings....
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Dec 10
1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Goosander (redheads) and 4 Red-breasted Merganser, also Grey Seal on one of the pontoons!  - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Stonechat in dunes between West Kirby and Red Rocks.
1 Woodcock flushed from Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1,220 Pink-footed Geese roosted overnight on Heswall Marsh and flew inland at first light.
2 Greenshank, 650 Teal and 730 Pintail between Heswall and Thurstaston.
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Dec 9
1 Great Northern Diver this morning - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese (could be feral) and 3,000+ Pink-footed - Burton Marsh (viewed from Burton Point).
2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Bittern and 1 Great Egret - Parkgate during RSPB Raptor Watch event.
1 Goosander (redhead) on Gilroy duck pond, West Kirby.

Dec 8
1 Yellow-legged Gull in the gull roost - Hoylake Shore.
1 Woodcock - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Northern Diver this morning - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 7
1 Great Northern Diver this morning seen in flight at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 6
1 Black Redstart on beach - Gronant.
1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1+ Bearded Tit (heard), 1 Crossbill (heard), 1 Kingfisher, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Peregrine -  Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 5
1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Goosander and 5 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

The December Newsletter includes:
'A Pied Wheatear at Meols'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.

Great Northern Diver at West Kirby Marine Lake, December4th Richard Steel
http://wildlifephotographic.blogspot.com/



Hen Harrier at Parkgate, December 3rd Ryan Williams



Great Northern Diver at West Kirby Marine Lake, December 2nd Elliot Monieth



Great Northern Diver at West Kirby Marine Lake, November 30th Chris Challoner



Great Northern Diver at West Kirby Marine Lake, November 30th Steve Round
https://www.stevenround-birdphotography.co.uk/



Green Sandpiper at Burton Mere Wetlands, November 20th David Wilson



Marsh Harrier at Neston Reedbed, November 20th Ryan Williams



Fieldfare at Deeside Industrial Estate, November 18th Jeff Cohen


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."