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November Newsletter now published on this website featuring a review of 'Rare and Scarce Birds of Cheshire and Wirral'.

Nov 23
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Heswall Marsh at first light.
2 Goosander, 9 Spotted Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 1 Avocet, 1 Great White Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve.
500 Black-tailed  Godwit and 6,500 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.

Nov 22
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - in front of Harp Inn, Neston.

Nov 21
11 Eider still at Hilbre.
5,000 Knot, 715 Black-tailed Godwit and 540 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
345 Pink-footed Geese, 28 Little Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Kingfisher on pond near Visitor Centre, in or over fields by Wirral Way - Thurstaston/Heswall Fields.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - in front of Harp Inn, Neston.
5 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Nov 20
337 Brent Geese off West Kirby Marsh at high tide.
2 Greenshank in channel on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.
11 Eider, 9 Purple Sandpiper and 280+ pale-bellied Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 19
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese (prob 2 family groups with 4 ads and 5 juvs) feeding among 2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Warren Farm fields, Talacre. 
13 Whooper Swan flew over from north, 130 Golden Plover, 3500 Knot, 600 Black-tailed Godwit off Tinker's Dell early morning - Thurstaston Shore. 
1 male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier,  2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin - Heswall Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 pair of Stonechat ( m and f ) and 1 Grey Wagtail at the Harp Inn - Denhall Quay.
Pair of Stonechat, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
5 Brambling in a flock of 200 Chaffinch, 235 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 2,500 Dunlin, 17 Sanderling, 28 Grey Plover, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Knot 200, 13 Brent Geese, 1 Merlin - Point of Ayr.
1 Great White Egret and 8 Spotted Redshank - Oakenholt Marsh.
Up to 20 (or more!!) Marsh Harriers came into roost at Neston Reed Bed late afternoon.
6 Stonechat (3 pairs) between Derby Pool, Wallasey GC and Leasowe Bay this afternoon.
18 Snipe, 2 Great White Egret and 3 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.

Nov 18
1 Little Auk few west past north end of Hilbre, also 1016 Cormorant, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Eider, 3 Red-throated Diver and 1 Merlin.
360 Black-tailed Godwit and 3,500 Knot south of Tinkers Dell on rising tide, all disturbed by a Peregrine - Thurstaston Shore. 
1 Avocet still at Burton Mere Wetlands
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm fields, Talacre.    

Nov 17
1 (probably 2) Snow Bunting over Hoylake shore heading towards Hilbre after high tide.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm fields, Talacre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin and 4 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Nov 16
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1+ fem Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
520 Grey plover, 200+ Shelduck, 564 Curlew, 6,500 Dunlin, 9,000 Knot, 490 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Peregrine - between Hilbre, Little Eye and West Kirby Shore.

Nov 15
4 Ring-necked Parakeet over Hilbre College then landed in trees - West Kirby.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) seen across the channel form Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1800 Shelduck, 1515 Cormorant flew N down the estuary, 1500 Dunlin, 6000 Knot, 800 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 725 Black-tailed Godwit, 650 Curlew - Heswall Shore over high tide.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) off Riverbank Road, Heswall.
4 female Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel, 3 Grey Partridge in field - Decca Pools, Burton MarDecca Pools, Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.
11 Eider, 1 Peregrine and c300 Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 14
12+ Marsh Harrier flying into roost at Neston Old Quay late afternoon, also 2 Cattle Egret just inland of path, 2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail).
1 Kingfisher by Thurstaston Visitor Centre with 350 Pink-footed Geese over flying in from north.

Nov 13
1,370 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, also 12 Eider and 444 Shelduck - Hilbre.
220 Pink-footed Geese, 420 Pintail, 5000 Oystercatcher, 123 Golden Plover, 1900 Dunlin, 5000 Knot, 800 Redshank, 350 Bar-tailed Godwit, 820 Black-tailed Godwit, 630 Curlew, 1 Brambling - Thurstaston Shore between Heswall marsh and the Dee SC Causeway.
1 Barn Owl, 2 Short eared Owl, 3 Water Pipit, 1 Merlin and 4 Marsh Harrier on or over marsh, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff inland - Neston Old Quay.

Nov 12
11 Eider - Hilbre.
7 Marsh Harrier and 2 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Cattle Egret in field by Neston Old Quay.
3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2+ Merlin and 2 Peregrine - Parkgate Old Baths late afternoon.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Common Sandpiper - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Nov 11
307 pale-bellied Brent Geese (record high for island) and 632 Cormorant - Hilbre.
8 White-fronted Geese (7 prob Greenland race, 1 Eurasian race) with Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7 Whooper Swan heading towards Thurstaston over Newton (West Kirby) this morning.
4 distant Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven and 1 Marsh Harrier at Decca Pools this afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret at Parkgate, dusk this evening.
310 Pintail, 124 Golden Plover, 1700 Dunlin, 4000 knot, 800 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 191 Black-tailed Godwit, 550 Curlew - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) showing well at Denhall Quay around 2.30pm.

Nov 10
3 Hen Harrier (incl 1 grey male) and 6+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate this afternoon.

Nov 9
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Woodcock, c200 Knot and c200 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
4 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails)- Denhall Quay.

Nov 8
5 Hawfinch, 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Avocet and 1 Merlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Snow Bunting flew high inland - Leasowe Bay.
260+ Brent Geese and 4 Pintail - West Kirby Shore at high tide.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 3+ Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
85,000 Starling came into roost in the reed bed this evening - Gronant.
2,287 Starling flew west early morning - Hilbre.
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate this afternoon.

Nov 7
2 Woodcock flew from Target Road reed bed into adjacent sewage works - Heswall Shore.
130 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6,000 Knot before high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Raven - Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Marsh.
25 Twite and 7 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
24 Whooper Swan, 3 Bewick's Swan, 30 Mute Swan, 3 Black Swan and 4 Great White Egret - outer Burton Marsh.

Nov 6
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male and 1 ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin and 3 Brambling - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Kingfisher and c70 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
15 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Jackdaw, 92 Starling, 920 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 7 Greenfinch, 16 Goldfinch, 2 Redpoll - visible migration over Heswall Fields NT this morning.
At least 120 Great Crested Grebe and several thousand Common Scoter off Meols at high tide, but despite lack of any wind on the coast there was quite a large sea running making accurate count impossible.
1 Brambling (on ground), 249 Starling (over) and 125 Meadow Pipit - Hilbre.

Nov 5
12 Great White Egret between Parkgate and Burton, and possibly 2 more which flew into IMF (12 is the current highest count, from 2016).
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, near duck pond this morning.
3 Water Pipit, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Great White Egret - Outer Burton Marsh before high tide.
3 Hen Harrier (incl grey male) and 5 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
4 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 5 Short-eared Owl, 1 Bewick's Swan and 12 Whooper Swan - Denhall Quay/Burton Marsh.
1 Goosander (red-head), 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Avocet, 1 greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
190 Knot and 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl CollectioCaldy Wildfowl Collection.
5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male - close views), 2 Great White Egret and 1 Peregrine - Gayton/Heswall Marsh.

Nov 4
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon at high tide.
2 Cattle Egret and 2 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier (incl 1 grey male) - Parkgate.
30+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Scaup (fem) in channel and 270 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 3
1 Siberian Chiffchaff at 3.15pm by duck pond, and over high tide 327 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Peregrine and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - Leasowe Lighthouse.
20,000 Common Scoter, 18 Red-throated Diver, 244 Brent Geese, 8 Eider and 1 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Cetti's Warbler and 150 Chaffinch (over) - Red Rocks.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Shore.
420 Curlew, 350 Grey Plover and 6,000+ Oystercatcher on shore between Hilbre/Little Eye and Red Rocks, also 6 Whooper Swan flew NE over.
580 Pink-footed Geese, 3500 Shelduck, 230 Pintail, 1f Scaup, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 800 Black-tailed Godwit - Heswall Shore, early morning.
4 Avocet, 1 Raven, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail and 3 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5+ Great White Egret and 2+ Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
40+ Twite by West Hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Denhall Quay. 

Nov 2
47 Twite by West Hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great White Egret - Oakenholt Marsh.
2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret - Heswall Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail)  and 1 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay/Neston Marsh.
1 Geat White Egret and 3 Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 1
10 Twite by West Hide, also 3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
8 Purple Sandpiper and 12 Eider - Hilbre.
140 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 111 Golden Plover, 430 Lapwing, 400 Dunlin, 900 Knot, 2000 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1200 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 570 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
1 Green-winged Teal reported from Marsh Covert Hide, also 1 Hen Harrier, at least 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin, 4 Avocet, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff and 1 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Great White Egret (flew past late afternoon), 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay. 
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
4 Short-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 pair of Stonechat and c700 Fieldfare - Burton Marsh.

Oct 31
1 Cetti's Warbler, 120 Fieldfare plus hundreds of finches - Red Rocks.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.

Oct 30
3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, at least 1 male and 1 female Stonechat - Burton Marsh to Neston Old Quay.
1 White-fronted Goose (European race) - Oakenholt Marsh.
1 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Brambling and 385 Chaffinch - Red Rocks.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Twite - Gronant.

Oct 29
1 Melodious Warbler on Lingham Lane near bridge - photo on home page, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near duck pond, 7 Fieldfare and 1 Kingfisher - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Gannet (juv) on river - Connah's Quay Reserve.
132 Pintail, 87 Golden Plover, 515 Lapwing, 350 Knot, 3000 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 500 Black-tailed Godwit, also 67 Fieldfare flew W - Heswall Shore early morning.
1 Leach's Petrel - Wallasey Shore early morning.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Ruff, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad + 1st wint), 7 Whooper Swan, 2 Marsh Harrier, and 1 Fieldfare - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7 Short-eared Owl – 2 of which seemed to be fighting, 1 Great White Egret, 2 f Marsh Harrier, 13 Snipe and 1 Ruff  - Burton Marsh to Denhall Quay.

Oct 28
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh (seen from Connah's Quay).
c20 Twite, 15 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 KIngfisher - Connah's Quay Reserve.
10+ Leach's Petrel in two hours - New Brighton.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler near duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cattle Egret -   Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret - Oakenholt Marsh.
65 Pink-footed Geese and 1 Mediterranean Gull in fields by Wirral Way/Heswall Fields.
1 Marsh Harrier and 4 Hen Harrier (incl grey male) - Denhall Quay.

Oct 27
3,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 7,500 Wigeon and 2,500 Pintail - Oakenholt Marsh.
4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 6 Short-eared Owl and 1,000 Piink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler near duck pond, present all day - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1190 Pink-footed Geese (arrived high from NE between 09:05 and 09:20), 3 Snipe, 37 Skylark, 2 Rock Pipit, 130 Redwing, 11 Song Thrush,  65 Jackdaw, 165 Starlin, 45 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling - visible migration along Heswall Shore this morning.
1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher - Ness Gardens this morning.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) -  Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) -   Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier (including 1 grey male but distant), 6 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Whinchat and 1 Stonechat - Denhall Quay and Decca Pools.
2,250 Black-tailed Godwit and 280 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Oct 26
1 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Eider and 1 Merlin - Hilbre.
2 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin and 2 Grey Partridge between Denhall Quay and Decca Pools.

Oct 25
11 Eider, 295 Cormorant and 1 Merlin which flew high W - Hilbre, early morning.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Raven, 1 Peregrine and 1 Stonechat between Denhall Quay and Decca Pools.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 70 Pink-footed Geese, 3000 Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 81 Golden Plover, 350 Dunlin, 3250 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 800 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
1 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
2 Peregrine, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Stonechat - Burton Marsh.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Merlin, early evening - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 24
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Oct 23
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Old Quay.
2 Marsh Harrier, female Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Stonechat and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.

Oct 22
10 Leach's Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Mediterranean Gull  and 6 Brent Geese - New Brighton.
1 Pomarine Skua - Hilbre.
2,870 Black-tailed Godwit and c250 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
7 Leach's Petrel and 1 Great Skua (also another large Skua), also 9 Brent Geese on shore - Hoylake Shore.
2 Leach's Petrel, 2 Pomarine Skua, 2 Gannet, 2 Razorbill, 2+ Kittiwake, 6+ Guillemot, 11 Greenshank and 2 Brent Goose - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
2 Leach's Petrel west, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Great Skua and 12 Brent Geese - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Leach's Petrel before and 5 after high tide past with one over road, 2 Great Skua, 1 Eider. 1 Wigeon, 12 Brent Geese in parties of 9 before and 3 after tide, 1adult Pomarine Skua at 11.20, 1 Great Northern Diver high circling heading inland, 2 Kittiwake and 2 Razorbill - Wallasey Shore (end of Harrison Drive).
2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Old Quay.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier at Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 21
1 Wheatear, 2 Brent Geese on Oakenholt Marsh - Connah's Quay Nature Reseve.

Oct 20
1 Mediterranean Gull in field - Hilbre School, West Kirby.
69 Pintail, 240 Lapwing, 69 Golden Plover, 186 Grey Plover, 900 Dunlin, 3500 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff - Heswall Shore.
72 Pink-footed Geese in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail) off the Harp Inn, Neston.
1 Marsh Harrier off the Boathouse Parkgate.

Oct 19
1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 10 Eider, 95 Brent Geese, 520 Grey Plover, 3,500 Dunlin and 10,000 Oystercatcher between Hilbre/Little Eye and Red Rocks before high tide.
1 Ruff and c400 Sanderling in wader roost at high tide - Hoylake.
3,840 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Connah's Quay Nature Reseve.

Oct 18
Large movement of Pink-footed Geese this morning with hundreds of birds moving both out of and in to the estuary from direction of South Lancs.
1 Brambling 1 Redwing, 150 Chaffinch, 40+ Jackdaw, 13 Mistle Thrush and 14 Siskin over, 5 Stonechat, 2-3 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest on the ground - Red Rocks early morning.

Oct 17
3 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (Harriers coming in to roost) - Parkgate.
10 Marsh Harrier came in to roost at Neston Reed Bed this evening.
1 Leach's Petrel, 5 Red-throated Diver, 95 Golden Plover over in two flocks, 119 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 4,000 Common Scoter, 290 Shelduck, 452 Cormorant flew out of the estuary and 10 Eider - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.
1 Hobby - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Grey Phalarope very close and 1 Leach's Petrel - Hoylake Shore.
2,900 Black-tailed Godwit and 300 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay/Decca Pools.

Oct 16
1 Rose-coloured Starling - Connah's Quay, adult in garden on Kingston Drive early afternoon.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler caught and ringed - Hilbre this morning.
3 Avocet, 3 Egyptian goose, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Jack Snipe and 5 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6+ Great White Egret between Neston and Burton.
4 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
1 Wheatear - Tinker's Dell, Thurstaston.

Oct 15
Visible Migration included 175 Chaffinch,5 Brambling, 12 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Swallow - Red Rocks.
775 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 115 Grey Plover, 350 Dunlin, 700 Knot, 4000 Redshank, 2750 Black-tailed Godwit, 980 Curlew - Heswall at high tide.
Mixed flock of birds along nature trail included 15+ Long-tailed Tit, 2+ Chiffchaff and 6+ Goldcrest - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 5 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Great White Egret - Neston Old Quay/Harp Inn.
3 Mash Harrier - Parkgate.
2 Avocet, 1 Jack Snioe, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint and 31 Golden Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
117 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 488 Shelduck, 6,000 Oystercatcher and 348 Curlew -  Hilbre this morning.
13 Marsh Harrier counted coming in to roost at Neston Old Quay this evening.
3 Short-eared Owl - Decca Pools.

Oct 14
2 Marsh Harrier displaying which were then seen to fly south to join a third over Neston Reed Bed, also 2 Hen Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
350 Pink-footed Geese flew south, 92 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Rock Pipit, 3 Eider and 2 Raven - highlights from Hilbre.
4+ Marsh Harrier in air together, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great White Egret and 5 Ruff - Neston Old Quay.
3 Hen Harier, 3+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 2 Kestrel - Parkgate.

Oct 13
12 Spotted Redshank and 17 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great White Egret, 36 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 53 Golden Plover, 4000 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 650 Black-tailed Godwit - Heswall Shore.

Oct 12
1 Pallid Harrier put on a superb display off Parkgate this afternoon, also at least 3 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier.
10 Eider, 481 Cormorant flew out of estuary at dawn, 90 Ring Plover, 30 Linnet and 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
6 Buzzard 'kettling' over Lower Heswall at lunch time, two were clasping talons and displaying.
2 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wheatear on Caldy Golf Course.

Oct 11
10 Eider, 96 Brent Geese, 1 Peregrine and 1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre at first light.

Oct 10
2 Great White Egret - Heswall Marsh.
7 Redwing - Thurstaston.
1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 9
1 Brambling  (first of the year for RR), 75 Chaffinch, 7 Siskin, 1 Tree Sparrow and 2 Great Spotted Woopecker - Red Rocks.
140 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Great White Egret, visual migration included 85 Redwing, 38 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit - Heswall Marsh.
3 Little Stint, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 50 Golden Plover, 30 Redwing, 2 Raven, 500+ Pink-footed Geese flying over at 6pm and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3,000 Common Scoter - Meols Shore.

Oct 8
1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 52 Golden Plover, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Stint and a late Reed Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Eider - Hilbre.
4 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
620 Grey Plover in wader roost at high tide, 3 juv Eider (2 seen flying and 1 on the sea) - West Kirby Shore.

Oct 7
9 Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, 5000 Shelduck, 300 Pintail, 9 Great White Egret, 37 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1000 Curlew off Riverbank Road, Heswall on rising tide.
2 Greenshank, 1 Little Stint and 3 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Leach's Petrel (1 caught by a Peregrine) and 1 Little Gull - New Brighton.
10 Spotted Redshank and 16 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
145 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 180 Grey Plover and 24 Linnet - Hilbre/Little Eye before high tide.
60+ Skylark flew north over Lower Heswall as tide came in.
200 Knot and 4,020 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Oct 6
1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 possible Pallid Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl and 25 Ruff - Denhall Quay/Neston Marsh.

Oct 5
1 Sooty Shearwater - Wallasey Shore at 1135am, gave good views before flying straight out, also 3 Leach's Petrel, 4 Manx Shearwater, 12 Little Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Red-throated Diver.
5 Leach's Petrel flying west plus 1 east, also 1 Pomarine Skua (ad) - Hoylake Shore.
18 Leach's Petrel, 3 Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Arctic Skua and 3 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Leach's Petrel off Oakenholt Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier - Old Baths, Parkgate.
13 Leach's Petrel and 9 Red-throated Diver - New Brighton.
1 Pallid Harrier seen from Denhall Quay out towards Burton Point.
68 Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore.

Oct 4
3 Leach's Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 1 Black Tern and Eider - Hilbre, for more detail see Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.
1 Leach's Petrel, 1 Little Gull and 1 Great Skua on the beach - Hoylake Shore.
60 Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore, big influx last couple of days.
1 Little Gull (ad) - New Brighton.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 3
2 Leach's Petrel, 2 Sabine's Gull (juvs), 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Arctic Tern - Hoylake Shore.
Several Brent Geese along north Wirral including 3 at Hoylake and 3 off Dove Point (presumably the same ones).
4 Manx Shearwater, 1 1st winter Little Gull and 2 Merlin (arrived together, Icelandic migrants?) - Wallasey Shore.
4 Leach's Petrel, 5 Manx Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and 4 Eider - Hilbre.
1+ Arctic Skua, 2 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Curlew Sandpiper - Connah's Quay Reserve/Oakenholt.
5 Grey Partridge (2 ad and 3 juv) - in field by Target Road, Heswall.
9 Great White Egret, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Marsh.

Oct 2
1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Leach's Petrel, 2 Pomarine Skua (ad) flew west, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 19 Red-throated Diver, 4,000 Common Scoter, 4 Arctic Tern and 4 Great Skua, hundreds of Gannets - Hoylake Shore.
1 Long-tailed Skua (juv) and 1 Pomarine Skua (ad) - New Brighton.
3740 Black-tailed Godwit and c150 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Great White Egret, 6 Spotted Redshank and 20 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 2 Eider, 400 Razorbill, 500 Guillemot, 500 Gannet and 7,000 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 2 Greeat White Egret - Neston Old Quay.
1 Pallid Harrier off Burton Point this afternoon.
3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.

Oct 1
1 Pallid Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Great White Egret, 3 Raven, 6+ Marsh Harrier (1fem, 5 juv), 4 Peregrine (together!), 1 Merlin, 3 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Merlin - Denhall Quay/Neston Old Quay.
2 Marsh Harrier displaying, 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Pallid Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew into roost at Parkgate this evening.
3 Wheatear on groyne - Meols Common.
6 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 30
1 Greenish Warbler (confirmed from sound recording) - Red Rocks.
1 Pallid Harrier (fem/juv) first for Cheshire/Wirral, also 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Short-eared Owl further out - Neston/Burton Marsh.
4 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Cattle Egret, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 9 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Cetti's Warbler, 6+ Goldcrest, 2+ Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse/Park Lane.

Sep 29
1 probable Pallid Harrier (fem/juv) - Neston/Burton Marsh, also seen Tues and Thurs.
1 Barn Owl, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Greenshank and 10 Spotted Redshank- Connah's Quay Reserve.
10 Little Stint from Inner Marsh Farm Hide this morning; also 3 Curlew Sandpiper -  Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler in willows by car park, heard and seen at 12 noon - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.
2+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Sep 28
3 Lapland Bunting dropped into saltmarsh, earliest autumn record for site, also 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
3,000+ Common Scoter off Meols at low tide this morning, most close to East Hoyle Bank.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Little Stint - Connah's Quay Reserve.
5 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) very close in to Neston Old Quay and the Harp Inn.

Sep 27
3 Little Stint - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Firecrest - Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler heard by duck pond - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 5 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 26
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (earliest record for Hilbre) and 1 Firecrest - Hilbre.
1 Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
6 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Garganey and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Mediterranean Gull in field adjacent to Hilbre College, West Kirby.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Greasby garden.

Sep 25
50+ Goldcrest - Hilbre.
1 Kingfisher fishing off sea defence, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Common Scoter and 3 Guillemot, no sign of Grey Phalarope - New Brighton.
4/5 Wheatear in field next to cycle track, 1 Stonechat (male by sheep pens) and 2 Kingfisher - Burton Marsh by Burton Point track.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 4 Ruff and about 8 Dunlin on scrape outside Reception hide -  Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Great White Egret, 1 Wheatear and 2 Black Swan on flash by model aero club - Burton Outer Marsh.

Sep 24
1 Grey Phalarope - New Brighton.
1 Ring Ouzel plus 7 Pintail on tide edge - Hilbre.
1 Cetti's Warbler singing by duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
200 Pink-footed Geese over Thurstaston heading towards the marshes.
1 Cattle Egret 6 Great White Egret , 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 juv Ruff with 3,960 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff and 1 Teal - Hoylake Shore.

Sep 23
2 Wheatear on groyne and 1 Greenshank in gutter - Meols Common.
2 Little Stint - Hoylake Shore.
1 Grey Phalarope (probable) - New Brighton.

Sep 22
3 Little Stint - Hoylake Shore.
6 Goosander, 2 Brent Geese and 1 Sandwich Tern, highlights from Hilbre for more details see Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.
1 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.
1,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Connah's Quay/Oakenholt Marsh.
2 Brent Geese close to the marsh at high tide, 60 Grey Plover (6 s/pl), 2 Wheatear and 30+ House Martin over - West Kirby Shore.

Sep 21
3 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper - Hoylake Shore.
5,090 Black-tailed Godwit, another record high count - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
6 Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
6 Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, 20 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Spottted Redshank, 30+ Ruff, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cattle Egret, 1+ Great White Egret, 1 Treecreeper and 2 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 20
At least 3 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler heard by Curzon road - Hoylake Shore.
2 Little Stint - Dove Point, Meols.
2 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier (juv) - Heswall Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Ruff and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

2,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 5,500 Redshank, 1 Ruff, 16 Spotted Redshank, 17 Greenshank, 1 Hobby and 2,500 Teal - Oakenholt Marsh.

Sep 19
2,700 Common Scoter off North Wirral at high tide.
1 Brent Goose - Bird Rock, Red Rocks, also 10 Bottle-nosed Dolphin seen from both Red Rocks and Hilbre, earlier at Red Rocks were 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 42 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin and 15 House Martin over.
23 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear, 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese and 1 Great Skua - Hilbre.
1 Little Stint - Hoylake Shore.
2 Sandwich Tern on groyne - Meols Shore.
366 Curlew - Hilbre/East Hoyle Bank as tide came in.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
30 Pintail - Little Eye.
1,500 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Merlin, 2 Short-eared Owl and 3 Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.

Sep 18
1 Little Stint - Hoylake Shore by Lifeboat Station.
4,000 Common Scoter off North Wirral at high tide.
188 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Red-throated Diver, 63 Guillemot - Hilbre..
1 Ruff (juv) with 4,020 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Sep 17
5 Little Stint (juv), 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Great White  Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve/Oakenholt Marsh.
1 Great Skua over terrorising the waders, also 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Brent Goose, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Wheatear and 2 Peregrine - Hilbre.
1 Little Stint, 1 Great White Egret and 14 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank (juv), 100 Pink-footed Geese and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 16
1 Purple Sandpiper (early!), also 1 Brent Goose, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Wheatear - Hilbre.
1 Grey Phalarope on groyne with 18 Little Egret - Meols Shore.

Sep 15
3 Peregrine (one seen carrying Leach's Petrel), 1 Great Skua and 2,000 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
1 Great Skua (on shore) and 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Leach's Petrel around 4pm - Hoylake Shore.
7 Leach's Petrel late afternoon and evening - Wallasey Shore.
2 Leach's Petrel and 1 Osprey - New Brighton.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 14
65 Leach's Petrel, 3 Grey Phalaraope (together), 23 Manx Shearwater, 18 Fulmar, 2 Arctic Skua, 12 Black Tern and 2 juv Sabine's Gull - Hoylake Shore.
1 Grey Phalarope by outfall this afternoon and 1 Leach's Petrel flew over car park - West Kirby Marine Lake.
90 Leach's Petrel, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 1 juv Sabine's Gull, 9 Arctic Skua,9 Black Tern, 5 Manx Shearwater, 4 Tufted Duck and first Pale-bellied Brent of autumn for the island (one, probably the same bird, was off Hoylake yesterday) - Hilbre.
4+ Grey Phalarope (2 at 4pm) and 10+ Leach's Petrel - New Brighton.
31 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.

Sep 13
35+ Leach's Petrel, 2 Sabine's Gull, 3 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua (juv) and 1 Arctic Skua - Point of Ayr.
51 Leach's Petrel by 5pm, also 6 Manx Shearwater and 4 Black Tern highlights from Hoylake Shore.
4 Grey Phalarope, 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Black Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 Little Gull (ad) and 88+ Leach's Petrel (incl 35 between 4pm and 5pm) - New Brighton.
17 Leach's Petrel, 3 Black Tern and 5 Manx Shearwater, 1 Hobby flew west - Hilbre.
1 Grey Phalarope - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Sep 12
49 Leach's Petrel and 1 Black-throated Diver; plus 175 Sandwich Tern, 25 Common Tern and 600 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
26 Leach's Petrel early morning - Hoylake Shore.
2 Grey Phalarope - New Brighton.
4987 Black-tailed Godwit at Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Spoonbill in pools by Rifle Range, Burton Marsh.

Sep 11
1 probable juveniile Storm Petrel, 35+ Leach's Petrel, 1+ Arctic Skua and 2 Great Skua - Leasowe Shore.
1 Wilson's Storm Petrel (good description!!), 35+ Leach's Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult with spoons), 3+ Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 5+ Black Tern, 20 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 50 Sandwich Tern and 12 Common Tern - Hilbre.
15+ Leach's Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 2+ Sabine's Gull, 2 Black Tern, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Kittiwake and 12 Gannet - New Brighton.
60 Leach's Petrel, 21 Fulmar, 17 Arctic Skua, 15 Great Skua, 195 Manx Shearwater, 8 Razorbill, 48 Guillemot, 3 Black Tern, 3 Sabine's Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 100s Sandwich and Common Tern and 300+ Kittiwake - Hoylake Shore.
5 Leach's Petrel, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Fulmar, c50 Manx Shearwater, c30 Kittiwake, c30 Gannet and 15 Guillemot - Point of Ayr.
36 Leach's Petrel, 1 Guillemot, 2 Black Tern and 3 Kittiwake - Dove Point, Meols.

Sep 10
1 Greater Yellowlegs on incoming tide but no further sign - Hilbre, also 1 Leach's Petrel this afternoon.
3 Curlew Sandpiper - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Oakenholt Marsh.
1 Great White Egret and 3 Marsh Harrier (in the air together) - Neston Marsh.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Sep 9
1 Leach's Petrel, at least 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 juv Peregrine - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
1 Leach's Petrel - Wallasey Shore this afternoon.
3 Short-eared Owl near Decca Pools.

Sep 8
1 Black Tern flew west - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
2 Short-eared Owl near Decca Pools.

Sep 7
c10 Black Tern flew west, 4 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) and 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 1st year) in the gull roost - Hoylake Shore at high tide (Black Terns were seen separately in several small groups and it is possible some were double counted).
3000 Shelduck, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Marsh Harrier (1m, 2j), 5000 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1200 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail - Heswall Shore.
10 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Sep 6
5 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
1 Great White Egret and 10 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Hobby, 3 Marsh harrier, 1 Hen harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Great White Egret, 3+ Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker -  Burton Marsh. 
1 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
At least 4,300 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).

Sep 5
At least 4 Black Tern flew west, also 1 Arctic Skua and 1000+ Common Scoter - Hoylake Shore over high tide.

Sep 4
Total of 12 Wheatear between Hoylake and along Meols Common.
1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 5 Greenshank, 1 Garden Warbler, 20 Little Egret and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Leasowe Lighthouse and groyne - for further details and photos see Leasowe Lighthouse Birding Blog.
1 Marsh Harrier off Burton Point with 1 Cetti's Warbler heard at Cops pool.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandiper, 9 Ruff, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail - ad fem) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Cattle Egret, 7 Great White Egret, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Grey Wagtail -  Burton Marsh.

Sep 3
1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Greenshank and 14 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Yellow-legged Gull (ad) - Bagillt shore by metal dragon.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) and 3 Egyptian Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4,360 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Greenshank and 34 Little Egret on groyne - Meols Common as tide came in.
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Arctic Skua highlights from Hilbre, for more details and photos see the Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.

Sep 2
1 Citrine Wagtail over this morning, also 1 Marsh Harrier over, 1 Guillemot and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Hilbre.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1 Garganey - Decca Pools.
12 Common Buzzard 'kettling' over Talacre and Gronant.
1 Barn Owl hunting behind Parkgate Old Baths at dusk.
1 juv Green Woodpecker, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 f Wheatear, 30+ Pied Wagtail and 10 Meadow Pipit in field next to Station road, Burton.
3 Stonechat and 3 Wheatear - Burton Point.

Sep 1
1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
5 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank at Burton Point this morning.
6 Wheatear by sheep dip this evening - Burton Marsh.
12+ Wheatear and 2 Stonechat (pair) in horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Aug 31
1 Spotted Flycatcher - Hilbre.
1 Wheatear on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 30
118 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (1m, 1juv), 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat - Heswall Shore.
1 Spotted Flycatcher by duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Great White Egret, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Great White Egret this morning, 10 Wheatear, 3+ Stonechat and 1 Hen Harrier this evening  - Burton Point/Outer Burton Marsh.
3 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear and 4 Gannet - Hilbre.

Aug 29
1 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat - Hilbre.
1 Green Sandpiper by spartina on East Hoyle Bank (Hoylake).
1 Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 juv/fem Marsh Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh/Rifle Range Pools area.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (heard) - Parkgate.
4,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
3,000+ Black-tailed Godwit and 250 Sandwich Tern just south of West Kirby Marine Lake this evening on ebbing tide.

Aug 28
2 Kingfisher and 1 Little Owl along River Birkett by Lingham Bridge, Moreton.
2,700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
4 Great White Egret and 2 Kingfisher, also singles of Wheatear, Whinchat, Swift and Green Sandpiper - Burton Point/Outer Burton Marsh.
8 Ring-necked Parakeet at Llanasa (just inland of Point of Ayr).

Aug 27
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Burton Marsh.
2 Wheatear on groyne, 1 Greenshank in gutter and 1 Whimbrel over - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Aug 26
1 Black Tern this morning - Hilbre.
68 Little Egret, 400 Dunlin, 100 Knot, 6670 Redshank, 1500 Curlew - Heswall Shore.

Aug 25
200 Swallow chased by a Hobby, also 2 Mediterranean Gull - Leasowe Lighthouse/Park Lane.
5 Black Tern in tern roost this evening - Hilbre.
4 Red-breasted Merganser, 33 Great Crested Grebe, 93 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (1 male, 1 juv), 2 Peregrine, 16 Ringed Plover, 6000 Redshank, 1300 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
3,000 Black-tailed Godwit (incl 227 juvs) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road) , see videos of the roost site:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEmHiDFBuyI  and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgXmqvR29Cg&feature=youtu.be
 

Aug 24
1 Kingfisher on Roodee Mere - Royden Park (Thurstaston Hill).
14 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
3 Wheatear - Burton Point.

Aug 23
1 Black Tern (juv) in tern roost at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
3 Arctic Skua and 2 Great Skua - Red Rocks at high tide.

Aug 22
1 Black Tern (juv) high over Bird Rock and 1 Eider  - Red Rocks at high tide.
1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 37 Grey Plover, 31 Ringed Plover, 200 Dunlin, 6150 Redshank, 1500 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Raven - Heswall Shore.
1 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Wheatear in horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
120+ Common Tern and 80+ Sandwich Tern - Hoylake Shore just after high tide. 1200 Sandwich Tern - Gronant.
27 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 15 Yellow Wagtail (mainly Juvs), 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Green woodpecker Juv - Burton Marsh Farm fields.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Hilbre.

Aug 21
2,000 Black Tailed Godwit, 5,000+ Redshank, 800 Dunlin, 200 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Spotted Redshank, 9 Greenshank and 1 Great White Egret - Oakenholt Marsh.
800 Ringed Plover and 4,000 Dunlin, 20 Common Scoter flew west - Hoylake Shore.
3,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
202 Little Tern, 300 Sandwich Term and 150 Common Tern - Hilbre, see details on Hilbre Bird ObS Blog.

Aug 20
2 Arctic Skua and c60 Little Tern - Hilbre.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Yellow wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 calling Cetti's warbler - Burton Point early morning.
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.

Aug 19
7 Arctic Skua, 12 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar and 8 Kittiwake, also 4 Harbour Porpoise - Hilbre.
3,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 fem Wheatear - Heswall Shore late afternoon.

Aug 18
1 Peregrine, 68 Ringed Plover, 73 Grey Plover, 300 Dunlin, 5000 Redshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1500 Curlew, 9 Whimbrel, 1 Yellow Wagtail -  Heswall Shore.
3,100 Black-tailed Godwit (15 colour-ringed and 179 juveniles) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Hen Harrier which flushed 40 Snipe, 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 17
2 Greenland Wheatear - Bird Rock, Red Rocks.

Aug 16
9 Greenshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 220 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Yellow-legged Gull - Connah's Quay Reserve.
29 Great Crested Grebe, 63 Little Egret, 4500 Redshank, 2000 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, also 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat at the Sewage Wks -  Heswall Shore.
1 Cattle Egret and 20 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 15
1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Wheatear on wall near Burton Point, also 1 Green Woodpecker in area.

Aug 14
3,300 Black-tailed Godwits (103 juvs), also 18 Mandarin duck - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and at least 44 Little Egrets, also 3 juv Yellow Wagtail around the boats near Sheldrakes Restaurant - Heswall Shore.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 13
2 Greenshank on groyne, 1 Wheatear on embankment - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret around Shotwick/Saughall area.
1 Cattle Egret flushed by a Peregrine, 2 Yellow Wagtail on Ash Pool and 1 Yellow-legged Gull on Oakenholt Marsh - Connah's Quay Reserve.
15 Common Buzzard 'kettling' over Lower Heswall this afternoon.
3 Great White Egret flew over Burton Point this evening, also 2 Marsh Harrier over the marsh.

Aug 12
1 Red Kite over Little Neston at 5pm.
1 Kingfisher and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua at high tide, 1 Stonechat (juv) on saltmarsh - Red Rocks.

Aug 11
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Wgite Egret, 1 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 2 Snipe and c60 Dunlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Manx Shearwater off Hoylake Shore at high tide.
2,000 Dunlin, 2,000 Redshank and 2,700+ Black-tailed Godwit off Cubbins Green, West Kirby, as tide came in.

Aug 10
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
58 Little Egret, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 11 Grey Plover, 4000 Redshank, 1000 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 1 juv Yellow Wagtail in sewage wks - Heswall Shore.
2,850 Black-tailed Godwit off Cubbins Green, West Kirby, as tide came in, then flew to Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Redstart (juv) - Thurstaston near Church Farm.

Aug 9
2 Arctic Skua, 10 Gannet, 3 Manx Shearwater, 50+ Little Tern and 200 Sandwich Tern came into roost, also 2 Whimbrel - Point of Ayr.
1 Great White Egret and 5 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
250 Sandwich Tern - highlights from Hilbre, for more details and photos see Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.
1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 8
1 Arctic Skua (pale morph), c150 Little Terns and 1 Yellow Wagtail - Gronant.
4 Great White Egret and 8 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Aug 7
4 Arctic Skua - Red Rocks over high tide.
9 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua and 30+ Gannet over high tide - Hoylake Shore.
2,700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
6 Greenshank, 4+ Spotted Redshank and 2 Great White Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Aug 6
40+ Manx Shearwater, 7+ Arctic Skua, 2 Red-throated Diver and 25+ Gannet- Red Rocks over high tide.
33 Little Egret, 2000 Dunlin, 3000 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 860 Black-tailed Godwit, 535 Common Gull, 790 Black-headed Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail at the sewage wks - Heswall Shore.
1 Great White Egret and 5 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Aug 5
47 Little Tern, 300 Sandwich Tern, 60 Common Tern, 9 Whimbrel and 2 Peregrine - highlights from Hilbre, for more details and photos see Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.
1 Kingfisher along River Birket by Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
75 Lapwing, 11 Ringed Plover, 4000 Dunlin, 2000 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1080 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Yellow Wagtail in the Sewage Wks - Heswall Shore.
11 Avocet, 10 Greenshank, 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Redstart and 1 Peregrine - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Aug 4
1 ad Curlew Sandpiper, 41 Little Egret, 280 Oystercatcher, 150 Knot, 2 Turnstone, 4300 Dunlin, 4000 Redshank, 800 Curlew, 6 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
A flock of 6 Raven over Moreton.
Good passage of Swifts including a flock of 250 over fields at Thurstaston.
1 Yellow Wagtail flew north over Lower Heswall.

Aug 3
2,300 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
500+ Sanderling betwen the isalnds as the tide went out - Hilbre.
4,000 Dunlin - Heswall Shore.
About 400 Swift over Lower Heswall.
5 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 2
1 probable Spotted Crake flushed from lagoon - Gronant.

Aug 1
56 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, 1100 Dunlin, 4800 Redshank, 750 Curlew - Heswall Shore.

Jul 31
4 Great White Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve.
6 Knot and 2,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) - New Brighton 'dips'.

Jul 30
12 Whimbrel and 3 Turnstone, plus a small fall of Willow Warblers and Wheatears - Hilbre, this morning.
3 Great White Egret, 3 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Connah's Quay Reserve.
4 Spotted Redshank and 15+ Little Egret - Heswall Shore.
1,950 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).

Jul 29
2 very red Knot and 1,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Great White Egret, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Bullfinch near the entrance - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Common.

Jul 28
1 Red Kite heading NW over Greasby at 1110am.
1 Knot (in full summer plumage), 18 Mandarin and 1,600 Black-tailed Godwit (including first juvenile of the summer and 8 colour-ringed birds) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
4 Greenshank - Bevyl Road Flash, Parkgate.
22 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore as tide came in.
1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Turnstone and 300 Little Tern at high tide still (195 fledglings for the season now) - Gronant.

Jul 27
1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Peregrine, 350 Dunlin, 4100 Redshank, 1000 Curlew, 9 Whimbrel, 1ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier - Neston Marsh.
2 Greenshank and 2 Raven over off Denhall Lane - Burton Marsh.

Jul 26
1 Peregrine, 400 Dunlin, 3350 Redshank, 900 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow Wagtail - Heswall Shore.
1 Common Sandpiper and 1,250 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 25
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) - West Kirby Shore on rising tide.
1 Arctic Skua, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Wheatear - Hilbre.
2 Little Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 24 Common Tern (8 juv) and 113 Sandwich Tern (30 juv) -  Hoylake Shore.
1 Common Sandpiper on the groyne, also 3 Mediterranean Gull after high tide - Meols Shore.
3 Red Kite flying behind Connah's Quay Reserve, 4 Spotted Redshank and 3 Common Redstart on the reserve.
1 Hobby - Heswall Marsh off Seabank Road.
3 Great White Egret - Burton Point.
4 Spoonbill flew high over Burton Mere Wetlands towards Burton Marsh this evening, also 3 Mediterranean Gull (ad and 2 juvs), 250 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Ruff.

Jul 24
1 Ruff and 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
4 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Redstart (juv) in scrub and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Point.

Jul 23
3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel by the groyne - Meols Common.
1 Little Tern, 22 Common Tern and 559 Sandwich Tern - Hoylake Shore.

Jul 22
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.
2 Little Tern, 30 Common Tern and 145 Sandwich Tern in gull roost just after high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Garden Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 21
c20 Manx Shearwater flew past in small groups and 21 Whimbrel roosted, 143 Little Tern and 1 Mediteranean Gull (ad) roosted on East Hoyle Bank as tide ebbed - Hilbre.
1 Lesser Yellowlegs - Burton Outer Marsh (Flintshire), (there is now a lot of doubt about the veracity of this record).
1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
9 Lttle Tern sheltering from strong wind on sand bank near Little Eye.
300 Shelduck, 1000 Dunlin, 2000 Redshank, 700 Curlew, 42 Whimbrel, 1ad + 1 2nd sum Mediterranean Gull, 500 Black-headed Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Arctic Skua off Leasowe Lighthouse at high tide.

Jul 20
3 Whimbrel, lots of Sandwich Terns difficult to count because of wind but juveniles around 25% - Hilbre.
1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Red Kite, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Jul 19
1 imm Marsh Harrier, 46 Little Egret, 31 Grey Plover, 1600 Dunlin, 70 Knot, 3000 Redshank, 170 Black-tailed Godwit, 1140 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore, over high tide.
630 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Wood Sandpiper and 3 Great White Egret over - Shotton Lagoons.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) - West Kirby Shore as tide came in.
c1,500 Knot, 300 Dunlin and 1 Greenshank - groyne, Meols Common.
2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad s/pl and 1 juv) - New Brighton 'dips'.
1 Mediterranean Gull juv, 36 Whimbrel, 212 Sanderling, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern and 450 Little Tern - Gronant.

Jul 18
700 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Tern and 1,000 Black-headed Gull between West Kirby Marine Lake and Hilbre as tide ebbed this morning, see more details and photos on http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.co.uk/.

Jul 17
750 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl) - New Brighton 'dips'.
2 Great White Egret at Shotton Lagoons.
NOTE: report of a probable Lesser Yellowlegs on the River Dee by the A548 bridge (Shotton) on Jul 14th).

Jul 16
4 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
780 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Greenshank - Meols Common.
129 Curlew and 690 Oystercatcher off Leasowe as tide came in.
1 Gannet (sitting on rock!), c230 Sandwich Tern, 3 Little Tern, 9 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper and 90 Dunlin - Hilbre.

Jul 15
5 Eider - Hilbre.
700+ Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
6 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank and 1,000+ Dunlin - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Greenshank and 1 Peregrine at groyne, Meols Common.
3 Raven circling over wood by Cottage Loaf,  Thurstaston.
1 imm f Peregrine, 32 Little Egret, 675 Oystercatcher, 240 Dunlin, 2350 Redshank, 890 Curlew  - Heswall Shore, over high tide.

Jul 14
560 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
1 Whinchat (male), 1 Hobby, 3 Marsh Harrier (incl ad male), 2 Raven and 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Marsh.
5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad + 2 juvs), 24 Dunlin and 1 Common Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 13
260 Sandwich Tern - Red Rocks as tide came in.

Jul 12
500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).

Jul 11
23 Great Crested Grebe, 36 Little Egret, 70 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1700 Redshank, 1190 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore, on rising tide.

Jul 9
1 male Yellowhammer near entrance, 2 Spoonbill (imms), 1 Great White Egret, 1 fem Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret, Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper and 592 Little Tern (including 109 fledglings) - Gronant.
3 Sanderling (s/pl), 1 Kittiwake (ad) and 3 Gannet - Hoylake Shore (off East Hoyle Bank).

Jul 8
4 Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl), 270 Sandwich Tern and 1,500 Black-headed Gull off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.
510 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
47 Little Egret, 1200 Redshank, 1080 Curlew, 600 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore, over high tide.

Jul 7
540 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
2 Yellowhammer (pair) - Thurstaston Hill.
3 Mediterranean Gull(ad s/pl) and 200+ Sandwich Tern off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.

Jul 6
410 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
55 Common Scoter (mostly flying west), c100 Sandwich Tern, 340 Cormorant and c500 Herring Gull on the beach, 1 Stonechat in the dunes, Little Terns up to 161 breeding pairs (record high) - Gronant.
1 Great White Egret flew over Shotton Steel Works.
2 Mediterranean Gull on roof - Hilbre College, West Kirby.
1 Great White Egret and 5 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Hobby chasing hirundines - Wallasey shore embnakment.
55 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 female/imm Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 5
300+ Little Tern with 45 fledged chicks on the beach, 40 Common Scoter flew west and 1 Quail flushed from dunes plus 1 Wheatear (juv) - Gronant.
32 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 225 Black-tailed Godwit, 870 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore, over high tide.
120 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (next to Column Road).
The Black-tailed Godwits we've been seeing over the past few days are nearly all in breeding plumage so it seems likely that many are birds returning from Iceland rather than non-breeders over-summering. These are VERY early returning from Iceland but we have been told they have had a poor breeding season in the north of the country, normally we wouldn't expect them back until late July.
1 Barn Owl in field, 1 Mediterranean Gull on roof, 3 Sand Martin and 30 Swift - Hilbre College, West Kirby.

Jul 4
20 Little Egret, 125 Knot (non breeders), 6 Common Sandpiper, 610 Redshank, 118 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 785 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore, over high tide.
2 Great White Egret and 2 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Jul 3
28 Little Egret, 34 Grey Plover, 530 Redshank, 218 Black-tailed Godwit, 620 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 500 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore, over high tide.
1 Spoonbill and 1 Gargney (fem) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 2
1 Kingfisher along River Birkett - Lingham Lane, Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Common Scoter on Shotwick Boating Lake.
3 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Yellowhammer - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Grasshopper Warbler - Boathouse, Parkgate.

Jul 1
Confirmed breeding of Mediterranean Gulls at Burton Mere Wetlands with a pair with two chicks, also 1 Spoonbill circling over-head, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 1 juv Cuckoo.
1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling), 2 Stonechat, 2 Raven and 2 Spoonbill - Denhall Lane/Burton Point.
1 Common Snadpiper and 8 Whimbrel - Hilbre.

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