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Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Mar 4
2 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Decca Pools.
2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 5 Little Gull (adults) offshore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.
2 Raven flew over Little Neston towards the marsh.
2 Raven, 2 Rock Pipit, 362 Brent Geese, 110 Turnstone and 100+ Common Scoter - Hilbre.

Mar 3
6 Crossbill - Ness Gardens.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Kerr's Field, Leasowe.

Mar 2
1 Red Kite flew from Connah's Quay Nature Reserve towards Connah's Quay town.
2 White-fronted Geese with Pink-footed Geese, also 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 Green Sandpiper in flooded field by Shotwick Boating Lake.
7 Purple Sandpiper, 313 Turnstone and 123 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Avocet by pool in field next to Moreton spur (M53).

Mar 1
1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby Marsh.
1 Cetti's Warbler heard by track to Burton Point.
243 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Eider (drake), 1 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit and 40 Linnet - Hilbre.
Lots of reports of singing Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps.

Feb 28
1 Barn Owl showing well - Burton Marsh.
A nice early Wheatear *first of spring* in paddocks along Park Lane, Meols.
1 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Long-tailed Duck off Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Snow Bunting on beach, 2 Eider off shore - Hoylake.
12 Crossbill - Ness Gardens.
1 Marsh Harrier - Neston Marsh.
1 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 320 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 1 Goldeneye and 240 Pink-footed Geese over flying north - Hilbre.

Feb 27
11 Crossbill - Ness Gardens.
4 Eider, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 350 Common Scoter off Hoylake.
1 Eider (drake), 302 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 460 Sanderling (flying north) and 100+ Bar-tailed Godwit (flying north) - Hilbre.

Feb 26
3 Yellowhammer (males) - Thornton Hough.
4+ Crossbill - Ness Gardens.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Mediterranean Gull on shore, c100 Common Scoter off shore and 1 Kingfisher on duck pond (briefly) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Eider off Hoylake.

Feb 25
Several Crossbill and 5 Redpoll - Ness Gardens.
6 Yellowhammer - Thornton Hough.
1 Merlin - Heswall Marsh.
3 Velvet Scoter (2 drakes) and 2 Eider (pair) off  Hoylake this afternoon.
416 Brent Geese swam up east gutter with tide, 380 Curlew, 85 Sanderling, 3 Rock Pipit, 45 Linnet and 2 Stock Dove flew west - Hilbre.Feb 25
Several Crossbill and 5 Redpoll - Ness Gardens.
6 Yellowhammer - Thornton Hough.
1 Merlin - Heswall Marsh.
3 Velvet Scoter (2 drakes) and 2 Eider (pair) off  Hoylake this afternoon.
416 Brent Geese swam up east gutter with tide, 380 Curlew, 85 Sanderling, 3 Rock Pipit, 45 Linnet and 2 Stock Dove flew west - Hilbre.

Feb 24
26 Brent Geese - Gronant.
1265 Pink-footed Geese, 343 Shelduck, 65 Pintail, 176 Teal, 1 Dabchick, 2400 Oystercatcher, 700 Lapwing, 62 Grey Plover, 144 Golden Plover, 1300 Knot, 5000 Dunlin, 565 Curlew, 1600 Redshank, 1 Greenshank on rising tide - Heswall.
2 Woodcock - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2+ Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
6 Snow Bunting on the rocks by the Lifeboat station, Hoylake.
9 Brent Geese - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane.

Feb 23
3+ Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
7 Crossbill in pine trees - Mudhouse Lane, Burton.
13 Avocet and 8 spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Jack Snipe - Red Rocks Marsh.

Feb 22
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Gronant.
12 Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
1 Scaup off Leasowe Lighthouse, 8 Stonechat in horse paddocks.
1 Merlin and plenty of Skylarks singing - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over farmland - Willaston.
1 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane.
48 Great Crested Grebe in Dee channel south of Mostyn Dock.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 2 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Snow Bunting, 320 Brent Geese (1 dark bellied), 6 Goosander (redheads) preening on nort end), 1 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven - Hilbre.

Feb 21
7 Snow Bunting on the rocks by the Lifeboat station, Hoylake.
2 Goldeneye (drake), 2 Razorbill, 2 Eider (pair) and 1 Red-throated Diver - off East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.
2 Snow Bunting, 305 Brent Geese (1 dark bellied), 9 Red-throated Diver, 3 Razorbill and 1 Eider (male) - Hilbre.
25 Brent Geese and 14,000 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
12 Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.

Feb 20
1+ Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
2 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane.
5 Crossbill in pines - Mudhouse Lane, Burton.
1 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton.

Feb 19
9 Brent Geese - Leasowe Lighthouse.
12 Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
1 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane.
3,200 Pink-footed Geese roosted overnight just north of Heswall Marsh.

Feb 18
12 Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.

Feb 17
12 Crossbill in pines by Ness Gardens.
1 Green Sandpiper on flooded field - Benty Heath Lane, Willaston.

Feb 16
Pair of Eider observed mating - Hilbre.
1 Water Pipit, end of Marshlands Road - Neston Marsh.
1 Green Sandpiper on flooded field - Benty Heath Lane, Willaston.

Feb 15
3 Goosander and 5 Brent Goose - West Kirby Marine Lake.
12,500 Knot. 7,000 Dunlin, 95 Grey plover and 375 Curlew - Hilbre.
1 Jack Snipe and 4 Skylark (2 displaying) - West Kirby Marsh/Dunes.

Feb 14
3 Goosander and 7 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Whooper Swan and 10 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over fields along Arrowbrook Lane heading towards Thurstaston Hill early afternoon.
1,600 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
200+ Brent Geese, 880 Cormorant flew out of the estuary, 9,000 Knot flew towards Hoylake, 530 Grey Plover and 14,300 Oystercatcher at first light - Hilbre.
3 Red-throated Diver at high tide off Hoylake.
2 Jack Snipe flushed by walkers - West Kirby Marsh.

Feb 13
1 Woodcock near Lingham Lane, Moreton.
2,000+ Pink-footed Geese in fields adjacent to Wirral Way, Thurstaston.
120 Black-tailed Godwit over Newton (West Kirby).
3 Goosander and 11 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Jack snipe flushed by dog from area of unfrozen water - Red Rocks Marsh.
35 Black-tailed Godwit over east, 70+ Sanderling, 230 Grey Plover, 6 Lapwing west - Hilbre.
4 Rock Pipit - Middle Eye.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Egret and 3 :ittle Grebe - Parkgate.
Cold weather movement of Lapwings with several small flocks reported.

Feb 12
5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Peregrine, 1  Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret amd 1 Water Pipit - Neston Marsh/Sewage Works.
1,200 Pink-footed Geese in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.

Feb 11
1 Firecrest in bushes entrance to sewage works - Target Road, Heswall.
1 Marsh Harrier, and 4,000 Pink-footed Geese in the air together - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
50+ Common Scoter off north end, 291 Brent Geese, 110 Curlew, 9,000 Oysterctcher, 6,000 Knot, 295 Grey Plover, 5,000 Dunlin, 680 Sanderling, 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven - Hilbre.

Feb 10
3,000+ Dunlin, 200 Redshank, 60 Turnstone and 20 Knot on the rocks, 5 Goosander and 3 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
7,000 Knot - Heswall Shore.
1 Firecrest in bushes entrance to sewage works - Target Road, Heswall.
1 Bittern off Old Baths, Parkgate.
2 Peregrine, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breated Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 7,000 Knot, 2,500 Dunlin, 10,000 Oystercatcher, 300 Curlew, 120 Grey Plover, 13 Purple Sandpiper, 98 Turnstone and 250 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Barn Owl shoeing well just before dusk - Burton Marsh.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
1 Bittern flew into roost at 5.30pm - Neston Reedbed.

Feb 9
570 Pink-footed Geese, 490 Shelduck, 227 Teal, 63 Pintail, 3700 Oystercatcher, 21 Grey Plover, 202 Golden Plover, 1700 Lapwing, 3500 Knot, 5000 Dunlin, 694 Curlew, 126 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1350 Redshank over high tide - Heswall Shore.
3 Little Egret in fields - Puddington Lane.
1 Bittern flew into roost at 5.16pm - Neston Reedbed.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) being followed by a Merlin, also 2 Marsh Harrier and 5 Little Grebe on Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.

Feb 8
2 Avocet (first of year) and 1 Bittern flew into roost at 5.35pm - Neston Reedbed.
At least 300 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 2 Raven, 150+ Curlew and 8,000 Oystercatcher - Hilbre.
5 Little Egret in fields - Puddington Lane.

Feb 7
2 Goosander (pair) on pond by Meols Station.
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 5 Little Grebe - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
397 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven and 4 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
1 Bittern flew into roost at 5.15pm - Neston Reedbed.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 1 Merlin and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road Heswall.

Feb 6
1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Great Egret - Decca Pools.
410 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) and 1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Feb 5
1 Long-tailed Duck off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
Report of 6 Twite - Hilbre.

Feb 4
5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
400 Brent Geese (including 1 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 20 Shoveler - Gronant.

Feb 3
At least 306 Great Crested Grebe over high tide - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4220 Pink-footed Geese roosted north end of Heswall Marsh overnight then flew off in northerly direction early morning.
1 Spoonbill flew high over Burton Marsh late afternoon.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Feb 2
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Gronant.
1 Scaup , 2 Red-throated Diver and  600 Common Scoter on sea, 8 Snow Bunting on beach - Hoylake Shore.

Feb 1
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Gronant.
1 Long-tailed Duck on sea, 8 Snow Bunting on beach - Hoylake Shore.
2 Eider (drake and duck), 13,500 Knot, 3,000 Dunlin, 230 Grey Plover, 8,500 Oystercatcher and 3 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
2 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander and 7 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Great Egret and 2 Stonechat - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 31
1 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Neston Marsh/Reed Bed.
1 Mediterranean Gull in flooded fields, 3 Whooper Swan over - Park Lane, Meols.
2 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.
85 Grey Plover, 6,000 Knot, 300 Common Scoter, 1 Eider (fem) and 3 Rock Pipit before high tide - Hilbre.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Jan 30
1 ad Mediterranean Gull with good numbers of waders and ducks in flooded fields - Park Lane, Meols.
1 grey male Hen Harrier over fields - Ness.
1 Bittern flew into roost at 5.23pm - Neston Reed Bed.
2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 29
18 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
8 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton, Hilbre and New Brighton birds counted at same time.
6 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
2 Cattle Egret and 40+ Little Egret in field by Puddington Lane.
1 Merlin, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl and 5 Great Egret - Burton Point.
32 Twite - Flint Castle.

Jan 28
1 Long-tailed Duck on sea - Hoylake.

Jan 27
17 Purple Sandpiper roosting also 1 Eider - Hilbre.
5 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
11 Goosander and 7 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting and 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Long-tailed Duck on sea - Hoylake.
1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Raven, 13 Brent Geese on shore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton.
1 Bittern flew in at dusk - Neston Reedbed.
5 Bewick's Swan and 28 Whooper Swan - White Sands (outer Burton Marsh).

Jan 26
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands - "A reminder that Burton Mere Wetlands is open again from today for local, essential exercise only. Trails are still very wet & muddy, & sometimes icy, so wellies are recommended. Please follow all current Government legislation and reserve signage to help us".
54 Brent Geese just off beach between Caldy and Thurstaston on ebbing tide.

Jan 25
17 Purple Sandpiper roosting over high tide, highest count for several years, also 1 Eider, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Raven mobbing a Peregrine, 300 Curlew, 115 Golden Plover south, 200+ Grey Plover and 7.500 Knot - Hilbre.
620 Pink-footed Geese, 22 Barnacle Geese (feral), 240 Pintail, 205 Teal, 4700 Oystercatcher, 57 Grey Plover, 223 Golden Plover, 1500 Lapwing, 4000 Knot, 2500 Dunlin, 118 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1150 Curlew, 930 Redshank, 2 Greenshank between Heswall and Thurstaston at high tide.
1 Bittern flew in at dusk - Neston Reedbed.
62 Shoveler and 1 Water Rail in flooded field by Pasture Road, Moreton.

Jan 24
1 Bitttern came into roost just after 5pm - Neston Reedbed.
1 grey male Hen Harrier (and probable distant ringtail), 1 Merlin and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Greenshank and 22 Brent Geese by groyne - Meols Shore.
4 Great Egret, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 4 Stonechat, 1 Little Grebe on Decca pools - Burton Marsh.
2 Raven and 7 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Jan 23
11 Goosander, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Brent Geese - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
7 Marsh Harrier and 4 Great Egret - Neston Reedbed.
220 Pintail, 4500 Oystercatcher, 127 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3400 Knot, 350 Dunlin off Dee Sailing club on ebbing tide - Thurstaston.

Jan 22
2 Marsh Harrier and 1 male Hen Harrier - Parkgate Old Baths.
9 Goosander, 7 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 21
Burton Mere Wetlands closed for several days due to extensive flooding.
9 Brent Geese on shore and 50 Linnet managed to find a dry spot to feed in the horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
1 Great Egret near rifle range - Burton Marsh.
1 Bittern flew in at dusk - Neston Reedbed.

Jan 20
1 Mediterranean Gull on fence post along Park Lane, area flooded - Leasowe Lighthouse.
30 Twite - Bettisfield cob, Bagillt.
13 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 5 Brent Geese and 1 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 19
6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 18
2 Goldeneye (drakes), 5 Goosander and 1 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Peregrine, 2 Rock Pipit, c9,000 Knot and 2,500 Dunlin at first light - Hilbre.
4 Stonechat by road - Burton Marsh.
1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 7 Brent Geese and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Leasowe Lighthouse.
8 Purple Sandpiper (six on Marine Lake and two on sea wall) - New Brighton.

Jan 17
2 Green Sandpiper in stubble field adjacent to Shotwick Boating Lake.
2 Stonechat on the marsh - West Kirby.

Jan 16
8 Snow Bunting on embankment - Leasowe Lighthouse.
34 Shoveler on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
2 Rock Pipit - West Kirby Marsh.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 500+ Pintail - Heswall Marsh.
15,500 Knot and 4,800 Dunlin on flood tide - Hilbre.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.

Jan 15
1 Bittern flew into roost, 1 grey male Hen Harrier - Neston Reedbed.
1,700 Wigeon, 320 Pintail, 150 Teal, 2 Goosander, 70 Brent Geese, 4,500 Oystercatcher, 1,000 Dunlin, 1,000 Knot, 7 Grey Plover, 3 Golden Plover, 600 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank and 14 Snipe - Point of Ayr.
12 Golden Plover, 200 Curlew and 1,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Warren Farm, Talacre.
1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.

Jan 14
1 Goldeneye 14 Red-breasted Merganser and 12 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Goosander on pond - Meols Station.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 2 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Barn Owl - Burton Point.
21,000 Knot, 6,500 Dunlin and 430 Grey Plover flew past Hilbre into estuary from Hoylake on ebbing tide.

Jan 13
3 Goldeneye 12 Red-breasted Merganser and 12 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Raven, 19 Lapwing, 25 Oystercatcher, 8 Canada Geese, 12 Shoveler and 2 Mistle Thrush early morning - Kerr’s Field, Leasowe.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 12
3 Goldeneye and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Greenshank on groyne - Meols.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Red-throated Diver with several hundred Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
3 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Red-throated Diver, 280 Brent Geese and c3,200 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
1 Short-eared Owl flying high, 1 Bittern and 4 Marsh Harrier late afternoon - Neston Reedbed.

Jan 11
1 White-fronted Goose (Russian race) and 3 Barnacle Geese with Pink-footed Geese at Burton Point.

Jan 10
36 Shoveler on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
4 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 9
1 possible Black Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck (drake) and 2 Great Northern Diver off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
7 Snow Bunting which flew towards Red rocks about 9.30am - Hoylake Shore.
1 Peregrine, 1 Little Owl and 1 Bullfinch - Burton Point.
1 grey male Hen Harrier over Hoylake Langfields heading towards Newton.
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Merlin, 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret and 3 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Marsh.
1 Barn Owl showing well at dusk - Station Road, Neston.
1,218 Cormorant flew out of the estuary, 1 Eider (fem), 335 Grey Plover, 75 Ringed Plover, 8 Purple Sandpiper, 270 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) and 3 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Jan 8
1 Velvet Scoter with hundreds of Common Scoters off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
33 Shoveler on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 fem Eider off north end - Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Wallasey Shore.
4 Goldeneye and 16 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Jan 7
3 Goldeneye and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Lapland Bunting on Middle Eye early morning but not re-located.

Jan 6
2 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Merganser and 10 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting flushed by photographer (PLEASE KEEP A SENSIBLE DISTANCE FROM THEM) - Hoylake Shore.
2 Bewick's Swan came into roost this evening, also 1 Little Stint and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern flew into roost at dusk - Neston Reedbed.
2 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
2 Whooper Swan flew east, 1 Mediterranean Gull on groyne - Meols.

Jan 5
3 Goldeneye and 5 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Bewick's Swan and 1 Great Egret - Shotwick Fields.
2 Little Owl and 1 Green Woodpecker - Burton Point.
22 Shoveler on flood by Pasture Road, Moreton.
10 Brent Geese on embankment - Leasowe Lighthouse.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Jan 4
3 Goldeneye this morning but flew off towards Hoylake, and 1 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.
177 Golden Plover - Heswall Shore.

Jan 3
1 Grey Phalarope seen and photographed between 1pm and 4pm between Flint and Bagillt.
8 Snow Bunting this morning, 3 Velvet Scoter off shore - Hoylake Shore.
2 grey male Hen Harrier, 3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret, 30 Redwing in field behind car park - Old Baths, Parkgate.
4 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
1 Cattle Egret with Little Egrets along Puddington Lane.
7 Purple Sandpiper and 80+ Turnstone - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Bittern flew into roost at dusk - Neston Reedbed.
1 Snow Bunting - Gronant.

 Jan 2
2 Eider (m&f) - Hilbre.
8 Snow Bunting this morning, 3 Velvet Scoter off shore - Hoylake Shore.
4 Goosander (2 drakes) on pond by Station - Meols.
1 Water Pipit by path with Meadow Pipits, 2 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Chiffchaff - Neston Marsh.
1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 3 Golden Plover and 20 Siskin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7+ Chiffchaff around Heswall Sewage Works (Target Road).

Jan 1
8 Snow Bunting this morning but likely to get very busy on the beach - Hoylake Shore.
2 Cattle Egret in horse field just west of entrance to sewage works, also 1 Green Sandpiper flew into sewage works, 2 Water Pipit by stream outfall - Neston Sewage Works/Old Quay.
2 Eider (m&f) and 15,500 Knot - Hilbre.
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Goosander on pond by Station - Meols.
1 Barn Owl showing well and 2 Little Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 39 Golden Plover and 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard) on the marsh - Burton Point.
1 Gannet and 1,000+ Common Scoter off Hoylake.
1 Bittern flew into roost at Neston ReedBed.