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Oct 21
1 Yellowhammer (a rare bird here these days), 4 Siskin, 1 Brambling, 3 Redwing, 20 Skylark, 10 Reed Bunting, 110 Chaffinch and 50 Greenfinch overhead at Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.
1,170 Chaffinch, 33 Brambling, 1,280 Starling, 100 Goldfinch, 135 Greenfinch, 14 Linnet, 1 Swallow, 43 Wood Pigeon, 72 Sky Lark, 4 Redwing, 26 Fielfare, 6 Mistle Thrush, 43 Jackdaw and 1 Grey Wagtail flew south over Red Rocks this morning.
1 Great Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier - Heswall Marsh.
1 Red Kite over marsh at 1pm, also 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 1 Green Sandpiper - Decca Pools.

Oct 20
98 Great Crested Grebe and 2,500+ Common Scoter off Meols after high tide, 1 Greenshank by groyne.
As well as a few hundred Chaffinches there were 6 Brambling, 9 Siskin, 41 Fieldfare, 5 Mistle Thrushe, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 42 Skylark over Red Rocks this morning.
5 Brambling, 7 Siskin and 3 Redpoll  over  Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.
c40 Fieldfare over Lower Heswall.
1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 bRuff and 4 Snipe - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret and 1 Green Sandpiper - Decca Pools.

Oct 19
1 Peregrine, 83 Wigeon and 4 Pintail - Hilbre at first light.
340 Curlew - south of Little Eye/Tanskey Rocks.
2 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Green Sandpiper between Decca Pools and Neston Old Quay.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) came into roost at Parkgate, plus 1 Raven over.
2 Cattle Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 18
Another good visible migration this morning included 1 Ring Ouzel, 80 Chaffinch, 7 Brambling, 9 Siskin, 60 Meadow Pipit, 52 Skylark, 40+ Fieldfare and 2 Tree Sparrow -  Red Rocks.
2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier together over Lingham Lane by Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.
1 Little Stint which narrowly escaped a Marsh Harrier, also 1 Hen harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Cattle Egret and 1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Visible migration over Thurstaston Hill this morning included 84 Redwing and 220 Wood Pigeon, also 3 Ravens and 140 Pink-footed Geese over - Thurstaston Hill.
13 Marsh Harriers came into the Neston Reed Bed roost this evening, appeared to be 11 juveniles and 2 second calendar year males.

Oct 17
1 Chough showing well around Dee Sailing Club and beach below, Thurstaston.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler moving south, 1 Swift over plus 605 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 5 Siskin, 3 Tree Sparow, 45 Skylark, 23 Mistle Thrush and 51 Fieldfare, - Red Rocks.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curkew Sandpiper and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Several flocks of Fieldfares reported including 50 over Heswall and 70 over Caldy.

Oct 16
1 Chough photographed on boulders on shore around 10am then from noon onwards either in flight, on the golf course or on the boulders at the bottom of the cliff, between Caldy steps and Dee SC.
1 Short-eared Owl near Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier this morning, 2 Marsh Harrier at lunch time and 1 Spoonbill over late afternoon - Parkgate.
2 Cattle Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Hen Harrier and 2,500+ Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 15
c3,000 Pink-footed Geese over Moreton this morning headed towards the Dee Estuary.
Large movement of Pink-footed Geese flying over Royden Park and Thurstaston Hill towards the Dee estuary from first light to 9am, initial movement was 3,450 strong followed by several small flocks - total 4,410.
2 Yellow-browed Warbler, in Alders together and moving south, also probably a third bird earlier - Red Rocks.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Cubbins Green, West Kirby.
1 Water Pipit from Marsh Covert hide, Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Hilbre.

Oct 14
4 Stonechat (2 pairs) south of Denhall Quay, also 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Merlin.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Swift over and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Long-tailed Duck off north end, 56 Brent Geese, 406 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 1 Snipe and 150 Sanderling - Hilbre.
1 Cetti's Warbler at outfall of lake - Ashton Park, West Kirby.

Oct 13
1 Mediterranean Gull off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Whooper Swan, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Cattle Egret and 2500+ Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1,000+ Sanderling, 1,000+ Dunlin, 200 Grey Plover, 600 Knot and 64 Bar-tailed Godwit - Hoylake Shore at high tide.

Oct 11
2,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6,000 Wigeon, 5,000 Pintail, 4,000 Teal and 3 Goosander - Oakenholt Marsh.
1 Short-eared Owl - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Hilbre.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler by duck pond, also Water Rail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Brambling, 25 Siskin, 10 Redwing and several Chaffinches over - Burton Point.
12 Redwing by the quarry at Lang Lane, West Kirby.

Oct 10
Significant visible migration this morning including:
52 Pink-footed Geese, 171 Teal, 57 Skylark, 60 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 90 Starling, 109 Chaffinch, 36 Linnet, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 21 Goldfinch, 95 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 33 Reed Bunting - Heswall Fields/Shore.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Hilbre.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Coal Tit and 6 Siskin - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Common Rosefinch, 975 Chaffinch, 5 Brambling, 25 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3 Jay - Red Rocks.

1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 1 Barn Owl this evening at Parkgate.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 9
1 Short-eared Owl at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
4 Rock Pipit (3 on main island, 1 Middle Eye), also 2 Snipe - Hilbre.
1 Glossy Ibis briefly and 5,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 8
2 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Shore.
4 Hen Harriers on the estuary over past couple of days - 2 different juv males, 1 juv male and 1 ad female.
1 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.

Oct 7
2,000+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Cattle Egret and 2 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Several Crosbill, 2 Brambling and 30 Greenfinch over Heswall fields this morning.
7 Marsh Harrier and 1 Jack Snipe - Parkgate.
36 Brent Geese, 454 Shelduck and 4,000 Oystercatcher - West Kirby/Little Eye.

Oct 6
2,500 Common Scoter and 53 Great Crested Grebe off Leasowe Lighthouse, 1 Greenshank by groyne.
1 Barn Owl, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier and 5 Marsh Harrier this evening - Parkgate.

Oct 5
4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 4
1 Mediterranean Gull on shore, 21 Redwing over Park Lane flying SW - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Rock Pipit early morning - Hilbre.

Oct 2
5 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Spoonbill and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Leach's Petrel in Mersey mouth this afternoon - New Brighton.

Oct 1
22 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
10 Greenshank - Bevyl Road Flash, Parkgate.

Sep 29
More movement of Pink-footed Geese today both heading towards the Dee estuary and back to south Lancashire.
8 Great Egret, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret and 3 Spoonbill highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Raven over Torpenhow (Frankby).
1 Firecrest in bushes adjacent to Decca Pools.
1 Kingfisher along R Birkett, Lingham Lane, Moreton.
300 Pink-footed Geese over Burton Marsh this afternoon.
14 Brent Geese and 1 Greenshank - Hilbre.
6+ Marsh Harrier came into roost - Parkgate.

Sep 28
Several reports of hundreds of Pink-footed Geese moving over north Wirral towards the Dee estuary, wonderful sight and sound on this lovely morning.
An estimated 2,000+ Common Scoter off Meols just before high tide (almost impossible to do an accurate count with heat haze and sea running).
3,920 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Short-eared Owl over Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, this evening.

Sep 27
1 Marsh Harrier flew south down west side and 1 Great Egret - Hilbre.
5 Guillemot off Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Spoonbill, 310 Shoveler (record high for site), 1 Garganey and 9 Mandarin duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Several reports of small flocks of Pink-footed Geese moving over north Wirral towards the Dee estuary.

Sep 26
2 Wheatear on groyne - Meols Common.
1 Guillemot stranded on West Kirby beach, picked up then flew to the Marine Lake where it seemed to be doing OK.

Sep 25
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flew over Old Baths car park and later were chased by a Great Spotted Woodpecker, also 2 Great Egret, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin and some distant flocks of Pinkfeet -  Parkgate this morning, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Merlin and 3 Hen Harrier this evening.
1 Water Rail along Lingham Lane by bridge - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Sep 24
1 Whinchat opposite Denhall House Farm - Burton Marsh.
1 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier and 1 Great Egret -  Parkgate.
1 Raven flew north over Wallasey this morning.

Sep 23
7 Pink-footed Geese over, 7 Brent Geese, 3 Goosander, 2 Eider, 1 Merlin and 2 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Great Northern Diver off Leasowe Lighthouse, with 1 Greenshank near the groyne.
55 Pink-footed Geese (came in high from NE), 180 Grey Plover, 240 Ringed Plover, 380 Knot, 450 Dunlin, 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3500 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore on rising tide, 20 Golden Plover in nearby field.
3 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 22
5 Brent Geese (first of autumn), 7 Leach's Petrel, 5 Manx Shearwater and 1 Eider by 8.30am - Hilbre.
1 Leach's Petrel abd a few Manx Shearwater by 7.45am - Hoylake.
1 Great Skua, 1 Little Gull and 1 Arctic Tern early morning - New Brighton.
2 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) - Heswall Shore on rising tide.
1 Pallid Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Whooper Swan and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
c600 Common Scoter on a calm sea this afternoon - Meols.
4 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh,
1 Great Egret and 1 Peregrine on a post, several Pink-footed Geese dropping in - Neston Marsh.

Sep 21
1 Roseate Tern late afternoon (good views, bird still had full cap), 1 Great Northern Diver flew high out of Mersey at 9.15am, 1 Long-tailed Skua in Mersey mouth at 8.15am, also 1 Sabine's Gull (juv), 8+ Leach's Petrel, 2 Grey Phalarope (1 landed on beach right in front of observer) with 2 Grey Phalarope this evening over Mersey,  2 Little Gull, 3 Arctic Tern and 1 Black Tern - New Brighton.
1 Long-tailed Skua (juv) flew west and into estuary, 4 Leach's Petrel, 1 probable Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Phalarope, 47 Golden Plover and 1 Ruff this morning, several Leach's Petrel over East Hoyle Bank this evening not making much progress against the wind - Hoylake.
15 Leach's Petrel, 5 Manx Shearwater and 1 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.
1 Pallid Harrier - Parkgate.
7 Leach's Petrel, 8 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill, 64 Golden Plover, 2 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Guillemot past Leasowe Gunsite.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Spoonbill, 3 Marsh Harrier and 1,800 Teal highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 20
1 Avocet on beach before high tide - Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.

Sep 19
1 Great Egret, 15 Spotted Redshank and 27 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Leach's Petrel mid-afternoon, also 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 5 Manx Shearwater and 3 Arctic Tern - Hoylake.
1 Black-tern and 1 Manx Shearwater - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Goosander (redhead) on beach by Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.
60 Little Egret, 2500 Oystercatcher, 70 Grey Plover, 80 Ringed Plover, 250 Dunlin, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 100 Knot, 3000 Redshank, 600 Bl;ack-tailed Godwit, 1250 Curlew - Heswall to Thurstaston.
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ruff and 1 Cattle Egret all from IMF hide -  Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 18
7 Marsh Harrier (one with green wing tags) this morning, 1 Hobby (juv) this afternoon - Parkgate.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Wheatear - Hilbre.

Sep 17
2 Hen Harrier in and around the roost at Parkgate this evening, earlier 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier.
1 Pallid Harrier - Neston Marsh this afternoon.
1 Marsh Harrier (with wing green wing tags) over Hilbre this morning flying west, 1 Fieldfare at first light and 3 Wheatear - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Pink-footed Goose, 3000 Shelduck, 58 Little Egret, 60 Ringed Plover, 170 Dunlin, 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3500 Redshank, 3850 Black-tailed Godwit, 1200 Curlew - Heswall to Thurstaston.

Sep 16
1 Chough at 1620hrs, landed on building roof before flying towards Point of Ayr, good views and calls heard - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Crake, 1 Garganey and 2 Common Sandpiper  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Pallid Harrier, showed well at 1.15pm, 4 Marsh Harrier and 1 (ringtail) Hen Harrier came in to roost,  1 Barn Owl showing well and 1 distant Great Egret - Parkgate.

Sep 15
1 Spotted Crake again showing well by pool next to Reception, also 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redahank and 1 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Pallid Harrier - Parkgate.

Sep 14
1 Spotted Crake, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Greenshank, 7 Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper and 300+ Pintail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Pallid Harrier flew west past Decca Pools late morning.
2 Wheatear near Burton Point.

Sep 13
No access today and Friday to Burton Mere Wetlands from Burton Village due to road works, access OK via Puddington.
1 Spotted Crake even closer to Reception Hide this morning, also 700 Pintail, 6 Spotted Redhank, Greenshank and Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Mediterranean Gull (ads) - Thurstaston Shore on rising tide.
4 Marsh Harrier and 1 Barn Owl from old baths Parkgate.

Sep 12
6+ Wheatear on rocks by Hoylake Lifeboat Station before high tide.
1 Spotted Crake showing well close to Reception, also 4 Spoonbill, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Spotted Redshank, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 1700 Teal and 430 Pintail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Skua, 1 Raven and 1 Wheatear at first light - Hilbre.
6 Greenshank, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 9 Pintail and 2 Wigeon - Donkeystand Flash, Parkgate.
1 Marsh Harrier seen catching a Water Rail, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Merlin - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1,000 Common Scoter off North Wirral before high tide.
2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Sep 11
1 Spotted Crake showing well close to Reception - Burton Mere Wetlands.
8 Marsh Harrier, 16 Common Greenshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Great Egret - Parkgate over high tide.
5000+ Shelduck, 39 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 3000 Redshank, 1400 Curlew, 1000 Black-headed Gull - Riverbank Road, Heswall, over high tide.
c50 Grey Plover on Heswall Shore on rising tide.
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Merlin this afternoon - Burton Marsh.

Sep 10
1 Curlew Sandpiper (briefly at high tide) - Hoylake Shore.
4 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 9
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 11 Spotted Redshank, 20 Greenshank and 3 Great Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve.
4 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Yellow-legged Gull over high tide, plenty of juvenile waders including 54 Knot, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Black-tailed Godwit all looking brand new! - Hoylake Shore.
1 juv Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 15+ Greenshank 2 Peregrine, 3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
3 Great Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.
5,170 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Sep 8
4 Spoonbill, 2 LIttle Ringed Plover, 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Great Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 imm Marsh Harrier - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 7
1 Leach's Petrel and 1 Velvet Scoter over high tide, 1 Eider, 3 Red-throated Diver and 1 juv Shag at first light- Hilbre.
1 Cattle Egret, 3 Great Egret and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Tern and a few Kittiwakes - New Brighton around high tide.
4+ Marsh Harrier came into roost, 1 Hen Harrier (ad fem), 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 1 Barn Owl showing well and 3 Greenshank - Parkgate.

Sep 6
1 Pallid Harrier (juv)Parkgate Old Baths, early morning, then at several locations through the day.
1 Eider, 1 Peregrine, 494 Curlew, 9,000 Oystercatcher, 84 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 900 Black-headed Gull - Hilbre on rising tide this morning.
1 Hen Harrier (fem), note two imm males have been recorded last few days so that makes 3 on the estuary - Burton Marsh, 1 Pallid Harrier present this evening.
1 Garganey (imm) with 7 Teal and 1 fem Pintail on duck pond - Gilroy, West Kirby at 4pm, Garganey couldn't be seen at 6pm and may have flown off.

Sep 5
1 Pallid Harrier (juv)Parkgate Old Baths, Burton Marsh and Burton Mere Wetlands!!
2 Spotted Crake showing on 'Rocky Pool', present for several days - Shotton Steelworks.
1 Tree Pipit south over, and 1 Spotted Flycatcher along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Osprey observed flying south down Dee Estuary from Red Rocks, also 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Cetti's Warbler.
5,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Marsh Harrier - Burton Point, with 1 Cetti's Warbler at Cop Hole.
As well as the Pallid Harrier there were 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier, 15 Common Buzzard, 145 Shoveler and 1 Willow Tit (by the railway bridge) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
At least 6 (possibly as many as 12) Marsh Harrier came into roost at Parkgate.

Sep 4
1 Pallid Harrier (juv) seen well at both Parkgate Old Baths and Burton Marsh, at Parkgate at 1440hrs.
2 Hen Harrier (juvs), 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin and 1 Hobby - Parkgate Old Baths.
1 Osprey over Pensby flew towards Dee estuary.
3 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
11 Wigeon, 3000 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 4600 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Wheatear, 4 Grey Wagtail flew south - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Hobby (by western kissing gate), 20 Wheatear, 1 Greenshank and 2 Spotted Flycatcher - Leasowe Lighthouse/Meols Common.
16 Wheatear, 120 House Martins in a single flock, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Eider, 1 Raven and 1 Peregrine - Hilbre this morning.

Sep 3
1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Barn Owl hunting off Heswall Golf Course this evening.
1 Hobby over Caldy Hill.
1 Hen Harrier flushed a Green Sandpiper at Burton Point, 1 Hobby and 1 Whinchat by the Rifle Range - Burton Marsh.

Sep 2
1 Garganey on Bridge Pool - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wheatear - Leasowe Bay.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Parkgate Old Baths.
1 Garganey flew into Rifle Range Pool and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.

Sep 1
1 Osprey at main scrape, 1 Yellow Wagtail flew south, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Peregrine hunting on shoreline, 5 Goosander (redheads) flew west and 780 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear on Middle Eye - Hilbre.
1 Great Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), also 9 Pink-footed Geese flying W - Neston Old Quay.
1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap and 3 Sparrowhawk - Heswall Fields NT this morning.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), at least 2 Marsh Harrier and 4 Greenshank - Parkgate around 2pm.

Aug 30
c80 Little Tern and c1000 Sandwich Tern at Gronant today, offshore there were many thousands of Common Scoters looking towards Burbo Bank windfarm.
4 Spoonbill on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6,010 Black-tailed Godwit at - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby, a site record and probably a record high for a single site on the Dee Estuary, this is 9.9% of the total Icelandic sub-species!
8 Greenshank, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Peregrine circling over power station - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
800 Sandwich Tern this evening - Hilbre.

Aug 29
1 Swift over Higher Shotton early morning.
1 Bonaparte's Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull, good numbers of Sandwich Terns, also 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Eider, 7 Teal flew by and 4 juv Kittiwakes - Hilbre.
1 Redstart by hedge over railway bridge this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 28
1 Bonaparte's Gull again showing in gutter early morning - Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 380 Sandwich Tern and c2,000 small waders mostly Dunlin - Hoylake Shore.
1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Ruff and 30 Snipe Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 27
1 Bonaparte's Gull (early morning and again this afternoon) also 30 Manx Shearwater, 60 Gannet, 22 Kittiwake and 15 Arctic Skua - highlights from Hilbre for more details and photos see http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/.
4 Spoonbill on main scrape, also 1 Cattle Egret and 1 juv Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 juv Long-tailed Skua west of King's Gap, seen briefly and appeared to land on sea, 6 Kittiwake, 3 Manx Shearwater, 3 Guillemot, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern, 100+ Sandwich Tern and 12 Common Tern - Hoylake Shore.
1 ad Black Tern flew west - Leasowe Gunsite at 1pm.
26 Greenshank and 1 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Aug 26
2 Greenshank around groyne this morning - Meols Common.
1 Bonaparte's Gull (early morning), 700+ Sandwich Tern, 120 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine  and 1 Mediterranean Gull before high tide - Hilbre.
1 juv Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 600+ Sandwich Tern, 40+ Common Tern, 300 Common Ringed Plover, 14 Grey Plover and 1000+ Dunlin - Hoylake Shore.
1 Osprey on post at 4pm, also 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby and 1 Merlin - Burton Marsh off Station Road.

Aug 25
1 Bonaparte's Gull seen before high tide, also 5 Manx Shearwater, 6 Little Tern, 1 Razorbill and 1 Eider - Hilbre.
2 Spotted Flycatcher in hedge behind Lingmere Fisheries, Leasowe.
1,130 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby to Hoylake at high tide.
18 Little Tern, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Manx Shearwater from Red Rocks at high tide, 5 Wheatear in nursing home garden.
4 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hobby - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 24
1 Grey Phalarope (flew west), 3 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua plus at least 20 sightings of them chasing terns and gulls, 9 Whimbrel and 2 Black Tern, Manx Shearwaters and Kittiwakes in three figures, several flocks of Common Scoters at least 200 in total - Hoylake.
2 Great Skua and 1 Kittiwake in Mersey mouth at high tide - New Brighton.
1 Grey Phalarope (flew west after the one at Hoylake), 3 Little Tern, 4 Kittiwake and 10+ Manx Shearwater - Leasowe Gunsite.
3 Black Tern, 4 Fulmar, 490 Common Scoter, 35 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua and 56 Manx Shearwater - Hilbre.

Aug 23
1 Bonaparte's Gull seen before high tide - Hilbre.
4,920 (including at least 165 juvs) Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Greenshank on groyne, 2 Swift over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Redstart, 3 Great Egret and 1 Cattle Egret, 1 hunting Peregrine showing well - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 22
1 Great Skua heading west at high tide - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Bonaparte's Gull - Hilbre.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier flushed 2 Grey Partridge - Parkgate.
1 Peregrine and 1 distant Red Kite - Burton Marsh.

Aug 21
2 juv Marsh Harrier, 30 Greenshank, 4 juv Ruff, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 56 Dunlin - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
1 Bonaparte's Gull found at 1pm, 3 Whimbrel, c1,000 Sandwich Tern, 10 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 15 Willow Warbler, 4 Razorbill, 10 Guillemot, 1 Shag and 3 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.
1 Tree Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail both flying south over Lower Heswall this morning, 1 Hobby circling overhead early afternoon.
3 Wheatear on groyne - Meols Common.
1 Garden Warbler and 1 Spotted Flycatcher by Lingham Lane bridge, 13 Wheatear and 1 Yellow Wagtail (over) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
70+ House Martins on roof of Red Rocks nursing home this morning.
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Great Egret and 11 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Aug 20
3 Wheatear, 44 House Martin (dropped in at the south end then several seen clinging to wall of Buoymasters House), 1,000 Sandwich Tern and 150 Common Tern - highlights from Hilbre for more details and photos see http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/.
1 Redstart, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruddy Shelduck and 1 Marsh Harrier - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 19
1 Bonaparte's Gull, 23 Arctic Skua, 102 Manx Shearwater, 59 Gannet and 11 Whimbrel - highlights from Hilbre for more details and photos see http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/.
1 Spotted Crake, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Kingfisher and 4 Great Egret - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 18
1 Bonaparte’s Gull again present east of the island this morning - please view from a safe distance, also 1 Hobby, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Eider, 3 Whimbrel, 12 Snipe (in flock which flew over) and 310 Curlew  - Hilbre.
1 Bonaparte's Gull - Hoylake Shore, at high tide.
1 Spotted Crake, 2 juv Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Redstart (imm) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 17
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) - Hilbre this morning.
2 juv Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret, 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Redstart - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Wheatear by sheep pens - Burton Point.
8+ Arctic Skua and 1 Pomarine Skua - Point of Ayr.
4,510 (including 71 juvs) Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Aug 16
1 Yellow-legged Gull from East Hide, also an injured Pink-footed Goose - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Great Skua and 1 juv Kittiwake both flying W, 1 Eider (juv male), 3 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit and 125 Swallow roosted overnight - Hilbre.
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) - Hoylake Shore, east of Lifeboat Station and moving west with incoming tide.
1 Curlew Sandpier (moulting adult) - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate, over high tide.

Aug 15
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter), also 1 Whimbrel and a good selection of terns and waders - Hoylake Shore, high tide.
1 Spotted Crake on main scrape this morning, also 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff and 2 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands - previous report of Corncrake was an error, apologies.
1 Eider and 1 Whimbrel, 155 Swallows roosted overnight - Hilbre.

Aug 14
3 Arctic Skua, 12 Manx Shearwaters, 43 Gannet - Hoylake Shore, high tide. 
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) - off Red Rocks an hour before high tide then west of Kings Gap, Hoylake, over high tide.
157 Swallow roosted overnight at Niffy Bay - Hilbre.

Aug 13
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) - Hoylake Shore, high tide.
4,760 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby, flew in before high tide between 10am and 11am.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Pover, 1 Hobby, 3 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Redstart (juv) - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl over Wallasey Golf Couse this evening.

Aug 12
1 Bonaparte's Gull (ad winter) - Hoylake Shore before high tide, and just off old Lifeboat Station at 1.45pm.
1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail (ad male), and 2 Stonechat with fledged young - Burton Point (sheep pens).
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton between Forth Perch and the 'Dips'.

Aug 11
3 Manx Shearwater seen from Red Rocks before high tide.
1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Peregrine, 1 Mediterranean Gull, and 2 Arctic Skua - Hoylake Shore.
600 Black-tailed Godwit seen flying inland, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear, 600 Sandwich Tern and 1 Eider early morning, 115 Swallow in overnight roost, 4 Arctic Skua just before high tide - Hilbre.
1 imm Redstart on fence in sheep field by railway, also 1 Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat in Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red Kite over Saughall.

Aug 10
260 Little Tern (two thirds fledgling, some being from Ireland) still roosting at Gronant (Great Egret there yesterday).
1 Yellow-legged Gull on beach, 1 Arctic Skua on the sea - Hoylake Shore.
1 Spotted Crake on main scrape this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 9
4 Great Egret, 2 Peregrine (ad + juv), 18 Greenshank, female Redstart on fence - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Eider, 9 Whimbrel, 75 Ringed Plover, 1150 Sandwich Tern and 700 Black-headed Gull, 90 Swallows roosted overnight - Hilbre, early morning.
2 Arctic Tern, 50 Common Tern and 670 Sandwich Tern - Red Rocks at high tide.
800 Shelduck, 2000 Oystercatcher, 16 Grey Plover, 435 Dunlin, 4600 Redshank, 1650 Curlew, 7 Yellow Wagtail - Heswall Shore, on rising tide.
3,590 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby, at high tide.

Aug 8
1 Wheatear near Lighthouse, 3 Kingfisher along river at Lingham Lane bridge - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Eider, 14 Whimbrel, 1,500 Dunlin and 82 Ringed Plover -  Hilbre, early morning.
78 Little Egret, 350 Dunlin, 4100 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 880 Black-tailed Godwit, 1700 Curlew, 7 Yellow Wagtail - Heswall Shore.
2 ad Mediterranean Gull and 250 Black-headed Gull - Thurstaston Shore.

Aug 7
1 Spotted Crake on main scrape, 2 juv Water Rail, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Red Kite over and 3 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
500 Sandwich Tern and 400 Dunlin in roost next to West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide, 1 Peregrine on the sand bank.
1 Arctic Skua off north end, also 1 Eider, 9 Whimbrel, 65 Ringed Plover, 1800 Dunlin, 74 Little Tern and 200 Sanderling, 145 Swallow roosted - Hilbre.
4 Manx Shearwater flew west, 3 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Aug 6
10 Whimbrel, 65 Ringed Plover, 384 Curlew, 4,200 Oystercatcher, 66 Cormorant - Little Eye/Hilbre.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Mediterranean Gull on shore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Marsh Harrier (Heswall Marsh), 1380 Oystercatcher, 400 Dunlin, 4200 Redshank, 920 Black-tailed Godwit, 1140 Black-headed Gull, 840 Common Gull - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.

Aug 5
3 Arctic Skua (2 dark, 1 pale), 1 Great Skua, 2 Little Tern, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Sandpier, 1 Greenshank, 11 Whimbrel and 1,000 Sandwich Tern, 45 Swallow roosted overnight - Hilbre.
1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Common.
1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 2 Spotted Redshank and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Marsh Harrier (fem) off Decca Pools.

Aug 4
1,000 Sandwich Tern, 1 Eider, 8 Whimbrel, 10 Sanderling and 8,000 Herring Gull early morning, 1 ad Wheatear this afternoon -  Hilbre.
1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 3
Quote from Hilbre Blog "A superb early morning sea watch found a raft of 280 Manx Shearwaters out from the mouth of the Dee. They took off en mass and headed towards the north end with a smaller group splitting off up the Dee. The remaining flock (180) went passed the north end where they wheeled about whilst more birds split away. The remainder of the flock headed towards Red Rocks at Hoylake where small groups could be seen for a good half hour."
1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hobby showing well over marsh and 1 Great Egret early morning but no sign of poss Pallid Harrier - Parkgate.
3,140 Black-tailed Godwit including 12 juveniles - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Aug 2
1 Eider, 19 Whimbrel, 95 Swallow in overnight roost, 1 Peregrine and 500+ Sandwich Tern -  Hilbre.
1 Water Rail giving good close views, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier - hghlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
Possible Pallid Harrier, lot paler than Hen Harrier with prominent and large white ring, came into roost at Parkgate.

Aug 1
1 Marsh Harrier (juv) flew in off sea and over Hoylake prom.
1 Yellow-legged Gull (4cy), 210 Common Scoter, 18 Whimbrel, 16 Gannet, 1 Little Tern, 1 Eider, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Common Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Jul 31
1 Eider (male juv), 6 Whimbrel, 23 Gannet and 746 Sandwich Tern, 125 Swallow roosted overnight - Hilbre.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (moulting adult) seen from main scrape, also 1 Cattle Egret this evening - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,840 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
460 Shelduck, 103 Little Egret, 570 Oystercatcher, 1spl Grey Plover, 35 Dunlin, 3200 Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 1210 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail - Heswall Shore on rising tide.

Jul 30
Just heard that the pair of Marsh Harriers nesting in Neston Reed Bed successfully fledged three chicks - a FIRST for the Dee estuary, many congratulations to the RSPB.
160 Bar-tailed Godwit (all s/pl) and 200 Knot (all s/pl) off Leasowe Gunsite this morning.
1 Storm Petrel, 3 Eider, 9 Whimbrel, 650 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Scoter, 12 Gannet and 44 Turnstone (s/pl), also 6,500 Herring Gull West Hoyle Bank - Hilbre.

Jul 29
2,760 Black-tailed Godwit including first juvenile of the year - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Hobby over Decca Pools.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) seen distantly from Parkgate Old Baths.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Cattle Egret and 4 Greenshank - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 28
1 Cattle Egret on scrape, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher and a good selection of waders including 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Whimbrel - Thurstaston Shore.
2,580 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Whimbrel and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Meols Shore as tide came in.

Jul 27
2 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Common.
1 Red Kite over, 1 Cattle Egret on scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads beginning to lose s/pl) - Hoylake shore at high tide.
4 Mediterranean Gull (all ads, two have lost their black heads) - Thurstaston Shore (off Dee SC).

Jul 26

500+ Little Tern, 200 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern, 200 Dunlin, 19 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Yellow Wagtail - Gronant.
2,710 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.Red Kite being chased by Buzzard  this morning in fields between Willaston and Ledsham.1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Woodpecker - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 25
14 Eider (1 juv, 3 off Middle Eye, 10 flew E to W), 230 Swallow which again roosted overnight, 4 Whimbrel, 14 s/pl Turnstone, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (s/pl) and 562 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Crake far side of main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
400 Redshank, 3 Whimbrel, 975 Black-headed Gull, 4ad Mediterranean Gull, 435 Common Gull - Thurstaston Shore (off Dee SC).
300 Dunlin, 1spl Sanderling, 6 spl Knot, 4500+ Redshank, 750 Black-headed Gull, 55 Common Gull - Heswall Shore (off Heswall Fields NT).

Jul 24
4 Mediterranean Gull (all juvs) - Gronant.
1 Arctic Skua spooked the large tern and gull roost off West Kirby Marine Lake this morning before high tide, roost had at least one Mediterranean Gull.
2,400 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
108 Little Egret, 350 Dunlin, 5200 Redshank, 1300 Curlew, 1080 Black-headed Gull, 43 Common Gull - Heswall Shore at high tide.
1 Marsh Harrier off Neston Reed Bed.
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv) - Dove Point, Meols.

Jul 23
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) and 1 Yellow Wagtail (juv) - Gronant.
2 Mediterranean Gull, 350 Sandwich Tern and 3,000 Black-headed Gull off West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide.
2,310 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
305 Shelduck, 81 Little Egret, 780 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4425 Redshank, 125 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1280 Curlew - Heswall Shore at high tide.
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Green Sandpiper - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Arctic Skua and 6 Eider plus 200 Swallow which roosted overnight and erupted at first light! - Hilbre.

Jul 22
1 Arctic Skua - Gronant.
3 Mediterranean Gull in gull roost - West Kirby Shore.
6 Eider, 12 Whimbrel, 350 Sandwich Tern and 4 Gannet, 60 Swallows roosted - Hilbre.

Jul 21
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv) on beach just off Leasowe Lighthouse.
2,380 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper and 11 Ruff - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 20
1 Hen Harrier - Neston Old Quay.
1 Marsh Harrier flew east over Leasowe Station.
1 Osprey flew south over Thurstaston Hill.
1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 19
1 Green Sandpiper on slipway north end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Eider, 12 Whimbrel, 1 Great White Egret flew into estuary then across to Wales, 530 Sandwich Tern, 242 Curlew and 6,500 Herring Gull - Hilbre.

Jul 18
1,670 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Water Rail (juv) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Parkgate this morning.
8 Whimbrel, 4 s/pl Turnstone, 72 Redshank, 1 Eider, c5,000 Herring Gull and 80 Swallow - Hilbre.

Jul 17
54 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1500 Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 1400 Curlew, 1ad spl Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.
1,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Quail (male) calling from fields in Saughall close to Shotwick Castle site.

Jul 16
1 Mediterranean Gull juv, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Common Tern, 6 Knot (all in summer plumage), 9 Red-breasted Merganser and a juv Coot on the sea - Gronant.
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad and 1 st sum), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd sum) and 200+ Sandwich Tern in gull roost at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Mediterranan Gull (ad) on municipal golf course this evening -Hoylake.
5 Spotted Redshank, 5 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 15
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Goosander and 1 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Cuckoo flew from Lingham Lane to Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 107 Sandwich Tern and 1,500 Black-headed Gull - West Kirby Shore.
231 Sandwich Tern - Red Rocks.
1 Hen Harrier (over rifle range seen from Burton Point), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Egyptian Goose and 4 Spotted Redshan (s/pl) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 14
1 Greenshank and 5 Dunlin - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
16 Whimbrel - Caldy Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) and 60 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore on rising tide.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Yellow-legged Gull(2nd summer) and 245 Sandwich Tern - Hoylake Shore at high tide.

Jul 13
8 Whimbrel, 24 Little Egret and 890 Black-tailed Godwit on rising tide - Caldy Shore.
1,360 Black-tailed Godwit, flew in from the shore when they were flushed by the rising tide -  Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Red Kite over Greasby heading south.
3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 20+ Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 2 Stonechat and 1 Raven - Parkgate Marsh.

Jul 12
1 Eider, 3 Whimbrel and 362 Sandwich Tern on rising tide - Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer) in gull roost - Hoylake.
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Little Ringed Plover highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 11
1,100 Redshank, 26 Whimbrel, 1000 Curlew, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull - Heswall Shore.
1,210 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 10
1 Eider, 3 Gannet flew N, 225 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel and 1 Turnstone (s/pl and first of 'autumn') - Hilbre.
1300 Black-headed Gull, 75 Common Gull, 5ad spl Mediterranean Gulls, 345 Herring Gull, 185 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Greater Black-backed Gull - Heswall Shore.

Jul 9
1 Black Tern - Bevyl Road Flash, Parkgate.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
75 Dunlin, 1090 Redshank, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Whimbrel, 1140 Curlew, 1275 Black-headed Gull, 2ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Jul 8
2 Cuckoo in sand dunes, by sandy lane west end of paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Whimbrel, 50+ Common Tern, 200 Sandwich Tern and 1 Eider - Hilbre on early morning tide.
10 Goosander (probably one brood), 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 7
2 Cuckoo in sand dunes - Leasowe Lighthouse.
225 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull - Thurstaston Shore off Shore Cottage at high tide.
5 Dunlin, 780 Redshank, 865 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 870 Curlew - Heswall Shore.

Jul 6
2 Grasshopper Warbler between Station Road and Burton Point, total numbers well down on recent years.
1 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake (ad), 10 s/pl Dunlin, 384 Curlew and 580 Oystercatcher - Hilbre on early morning tide.
5 Dunlin, 6 Knot, 700 Redshank 390 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 900 Curlew, 2ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore early morning.
1,020 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover , 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Hobby - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 5
12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1030 Curlew, 855 Black-headed Gull, 1ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore early morning.
900 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 s/pl Dunlin - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 4
1 Quail - Gronant, this morning.
820 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 3
1 Mediterranean Gull  (adult) off south end of Marine Lake, West Kirby.
700+ Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 2
1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer) off Dove Point, Meols.
510 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 1
1 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Common.
490 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Eider and 12 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.
1 Red Kite over Pensby heading towards Heswall at 1.15pm. also seen over Prenton.
1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

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