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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.

November Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Grey Wagtail Passage September 2014.

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Nov 22
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
115+ Twite - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve seen from West Hide.
1 Greenshank on groyne - Meols Shore.
250 Common Scoter and 1 Red-throated Diver - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) came into roost, also 1 Merlin - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay this afternoon.

Nov 21
210 Turnstone, 300 Redshank and 1,000 Dunlin on rocks at West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide, 8 Red-breasted Merganser this afternoon.

Nov 20
73 Twite, 1 Rock Pipit, 1200+ Dunlin, 1200+ Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Peregrine - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve seen from West Hide.
120 Golden Plover, 120 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore after high tide.
100+ Fieldfare in Deeside Industrial Estate.
1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

The October Newsletter includes:

The Grey Wagtail Passage September 2014Colour 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.

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.

Dunlin at West Kirby, Nov 21st Roy Lowry - see
Kingfisher at Leasowe, Nov 16th Elliot Monteith.
Hen Harrier at Parkgate, Nov 21st Mark Evans.