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 Willow Tit at Lingham Lane Bridge earlier but not seen again, also 2 Kingfisher and 4 Raven - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Spoonbill, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2,500 Dunlin on the mud off the south end of West Kirby Marine Lake as tide went out this morning.
450 Black-tailed Godwit at 10am, flew off to the shore in several small flocks - Gilroy, West Kirby.
9 Spoonbill, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Marsh Harrier & 1 Spotted Crake (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hobby - Parkgate, this evening.
160 Dunlin, 2000 Redshank, 236 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Yellow Wagtail (ad+2juv) and 2 Black Swan - Heswall Shore.
1 Spotted Crake and NINE Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
315 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy, West Kirby.
1 Spotted Crake (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spotted Crake (ad and juv) and 5 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
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