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January Newsletter now published on this website featuring Dee Estuary Voluntary Wardens, Colour Ring Report and December Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

NOTE: Most of you know the problems we have had recently with people encroaching onto  the marsh at Denhall Quay (Neston Marsh) in order to photograph the Short-eared Owls, causing much disturbance and driving the birds away. I would highly recommend to read Dan Trotman's article which has just been published on the RSPB website called 'Denhall Quay: What's owl the fuss about?'. https://community.rspb.org.uk/placestovisit/deeestuary/b/deeestuary-blog/posts/denhall-quay-what-s-owl-the-fuss-about

Jan 23
120 Sanderling, 500 Grey Plover, 7,000 Dunlin and 11,000 Knot at high tide (all estimates as distant), also 1 Snow Bunting - Hoylake.
3 Beiwck's Swan and 1 Whooper Swan - Shotwick Fields (also seen from Border hide at Burton Mere Wetlands).
Single Marsh Harriers recorded at both Burton Mere Wetlands and Burton Marsh.
21 Red-breasted Merganser, 4,740 Dunlin and 5,260 Oystercatcher over high tide - Heswall Shore.
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey males) - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.

Jan 22
8+ Brambling with 200 Chaffinch and 180 Skylark - Thornton Hough.
7,000 Knot fed on edge of incoming tide - Meols Shore.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
5 Snow Bunting - Wallasey Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.

Jan 21
170 Golden Plover this morning - Heswall Shore.
7,000 Knot early morning before Peregrine spooked them - Meols Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 20
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Chiffchaf around sewage works, 3 Water Pipit by the Old Quay, 1 Bittern flew into reed-bed this evening - Neston Marsh/Reedbed.
4 Little Grebe on Donkeystand Flash, also 1 Barn Owl and 1 Jack Snipe - Parkgate.
4,000 Knot roosting before high tide then flew towards Crosby - Meols Shore.

Jan 17
c2,000 Pink-footed Geese flew between Irby and Heswall this morning.
6 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
5 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Eider drake, 165 Great Crested Grebe and c2,000 Common Scoter this afternoon off East Hoyle Bank.
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station flew high towards Hilbre late afternoon - Hoylake.

Jan 16
9 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern and at least 8 Marsh Harrier came into roost this evening - Neston Reedbed.

Jan 15
1190 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light, 27 feral Barnacle Geese, 630 Pintail, 240 Teal, 5500 Oystercatcher, 740 Lapwing, 193 Golden Plover, 4000 Knot 1500 Dunlin, 63 Snipe, 260 Black-tailed Godwit, 840 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 815 Redshank over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool, 4+ Purple Sandpiper roosting on breakwater off prom - Wallasey Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 3 marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 1 Barn Owl from Old Baths this evening - Parkgate.

Jan 14
1 drake Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck and c5,000 Common Scoter off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern flew into  Neston Reedbed at dusk.
3,000 Woodpigeon flock just north-east of Thornton Hough.
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Goldeneye and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
16 Purple Sandpiper, 400+ Brent Geese, 2 Raven and c1,200 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin and 1 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Jan 13
1 Great Northern Diver and 40+ Little Grebe - Shotwick Boating Lake.
3 Bewick's Swan and 1 Great Egret in stubble field opposite BP garage - Shotwick Fields.
1 drake Eider off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 12
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 drake Eider and 1 Great Northern diver off Hoylake.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff in evergreens near path to golf course, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
11 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 11
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver, also 1 Green Sandpiper in nearby field - Shotwick Boating Lake.
2 Rock Pipit by groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl (distant), 1 Barn Owl, 5+ Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Jan 10
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool and 2 Mediterranean Gull in nearby flooded 'pitch and putt' - Wallasey Shore.
2 Water Pipit and 5 Spotted Redshank  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20+ Brambling near Thornton Hough.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reed Bed.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Marsh.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) - Shotwick Fields.

Jan 9
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Woodcock - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Marsh Harrier and 5 Great Egret, also 2 Green Woodpecker by Boathouse Lane - Parkgate.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) - Shotwick Fields.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern flew into roost from Parkgate direction, also at least 8 Marsh Harrier - Neston Reed Bed.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 3 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great Egret - Heswall Marsh.

Jan 8
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) with 1 Whooper Swan, 4 Great Egret and 2 Green Sandpiper in flooded fields - Shotwick Fields.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Jan 7
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Guillemot - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Short-eared Owl and 2 Hen Harrier (grey males) - Denhall Quay.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 6
5 Snow Bunting on shore and sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

 Jan 5
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male, 1 sub-adult grey male, 1 ringtail), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Bittern (flew towards Neston Reedbed late afternoon), 4+ Short-eared Owl over outer marsh, 8+ Marsh Harrier and 10+ Great Egret - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
4 Snow Bunting in dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
At least 4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Jan 4
1 Snow Bunting in dunes by Derby Pool this morning and at least three on the shore this afternoon - Wallasey Shore.
3 Goosander on big pond by station - Meols.
3 Hen Harrier (all grey males), 5 Marsh Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 3
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
8 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 3 Short-eared Owl, 12 Snipe over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
4 Hen Harrier (3 grey males) and 1 Bittern (distant) - Parkgate.
At least 10 Brambling with Chaffinches - Thornton Hough.
1 Long-tailed duck and 4 Ruddy Shelduck over - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Cattle Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey males) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 2
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool, 1 Eider (fem) on sea - Wallasey Shore.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Greenshank in field off Park Lane, 1 Cetti's Warbler at duck pond with Water Rail nearby - Leasowe Lighthouse.
9 Brent Geese, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier over high tide - Heswall Shore.
At least 5, possibly 7, Short-eared Owl also 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Long-tailed duck on lake and 30+ Siskin at entrance - Shotwick Boating Lake.
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male, 1 fem ringtail), 5 Great Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier a a pair of Stonechat- Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 1
1 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.
27+ Ringed Plover - Flint Point.
1 Long-tailed duck on lake, 1 Green Sandpiper nearby - Shotwick Boating Lake.
2 Great Egret and 1 Cattle Egret - Puddington Lane.
5 Snow Bunting between Harrison Drive and Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
2 Peregrine - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
3 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 31
1 Snow Bunting between Harrison Drive and Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
5 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
20 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine over high tide - Hilbre.

Dec 30
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
26 feral Barnacle Geese, 430 Pintail, 316 Teal, 5100 Oystercatcher, 6000 Dunlin, 4000 Knot, 740 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 815 Redshank on ebbing tide - Heswall Shore.

Dec 29
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
12 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 28
5 Snow Bunting on sea defence east end of Leasowe Bay.
5 Short-eared Owl, 1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.
3 (1 imm male and 2 grey male) Hen Harrier and 1 Barn Owl - Parkgate.
1 Long-tailed duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Dec 27
3 Snow Bunting just off Derby Pool, Wallasey Shore.
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male, 2 ringtail), 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Great Egret - Parkgate.
1,140 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light, 945 Lapwing, 157 Golden Plover, 5,000 Knot, 380 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grenshank and at least 52 Common Snipe - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore this morning.
1 Long-tailed duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Eider (drake) on sea off Hoylake.
5 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Dec 26
2 Green Sandpiper near Shotwick Boating Lake.

Dec 25
1 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
3 Whooper Swan by Puddington Lane.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff in hedge by footpath between Old Baths and Wirral Way - Parkgate.

Dec 24
2 Snow Bunting on shore at 10am in front of Derby Pool, Wallasey.

Dec 23
1 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
1 Cattle Egret seen from Puddington Lane.

Dec 22
10,000 Knot roosting before high tide in channel - Thurstaston.
1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Shore.

Dec 21
12,000 Knot roosting before high tide in channel - Thurstaston.
8 Goosander and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 Marsh Harrier and 1 grey male Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
6+ Cattle Egret seen from Puddington Lane.

Dec 20
5 Snow Bunting, moving around today but just east of Derby Pool car park at 11am - Wallasey Shore.
12 Shoveller on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
1 Shag, 302 Brent Geese, 290 Redshank, 268 Grey Plover, 2 Golden Plover, 12,500 Knot and ,500 Dunlin, 1 Rock Pipit on Hilbre - Hilbre/West Kirby Shore.
1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby Marsh.

Dec 19
5 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
24 Whooper Swan on main scrape and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
8 Goosander on Marine Lake, 500+ Shelduck and 7 Pintail on sea before high tide. 4,500 Dunlin and 8,500 Knot in high tide roost - West Kirby.

Dec 18
10 Red-throated Diver off Hoylake at low tide.
5 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
1 Shag north end and 510 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
11 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 grey male Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Dec 17
256 Great Crested Grebe and at least 2,000 Common Scoter on a flat calm sea at high tide - Meols.
1 Long-tailed Duck on lake, 1 Green Sandpiper in fields - Shotwick Boating Lake.
16 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
5 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
680 Cormorant flew out of estuary, 230 Shelduck, 24 Teal, 320 Curlew, 9,000 Oystercatcher, 2,500 Knot, 6,500 Dunlin and 120 Grey Plover at first light - Hilbre.

Dec 16
4 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
1 Great Northern Diver on sea off north end just after high tide, also 18 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Shag - Hilbre.
25,000 Knot on Dawpool Bank on ebbing tide - Thurstaston.
6 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1,000 Common Scoter, 50+ Great Crested Grebe and 5 Red-throated diver off Hoylake.
5 Water Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit in front of Neston Old Quay this morning.
2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Dec 15
1 Common Sandpiper - Flint shore.
6 Short-eared Owl (counted with one sweep) - Neston Marsh (Harp Inn).
5 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.

Dec 14
15+ Raven in fields and on the marsh, 1 Cetti's Warbler in sheep dip reedbed - Burton Marsh/Farm.
2 Snow Bunting off Harrison Drive - Wallasey Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl hunting around Neston Reedbed late afternoon.
490 Brent Geese, 4 Rock Pipits distributed along the islands, 310 Curlew, 165 Turnstone, 115 Ringed Plover, 168 Redshank and 6,000 Oystercatcher - Hilbre.

Dec 13
1 Corn Bunting glimpsed briefly at Burton Mere Wetlands, also 1 Hen Harrier.
1 Bittern flew into reed bed at dusk - Neston Reedbed.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
8 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
Report of 12 Twite on Hoylake shore at midday.
1,651 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light. 592 Brent Geese (at least 2 dark-bellied), 154 Turnstone and 4 Rock Pipit (3 on Hilbre and 1 on Little Eye)- Hilbre.

Dec 12
1 Corn Bunting at Burton Mere Wetlands.
1,146 Cormorant flew out of estuary at first light, 446 Brent Geese (at least 2 dark-bellied), 3,000 Herring Gull drifting NE all morning, 1 Shag and 1 Marsh Harrier - Hilbre.
6 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.
5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Peregrine. 1 Great Egret and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.
5 Marsh Harrier,  2 Stonechat, 3 Great Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier and 3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Greenshank near groyne, 1 Rock Pipit on sea wall and 1 Goosander fishing in pool in front of the Lighthouse - Meols/Leasowe.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret, 1 Peregrine and 1 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail and 1 Cetti's Warbler heard - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Bittern and 10 Marsh Harrier flew into reed bed at dusk - Neston Reedbed.

Dec 11
10,000 Knot roosting off Tinker's Dell at first light - Thurstaston.
2 Cattle Egret in field next to Puddington Lane - Puddington.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Dec 10
1 Barn Owl, 3 Great Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier and 4+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Dec 9
1 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over flooded fields by R Birket at firsr light - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) which landed on marsh, it flushed at least 90 Skylarks, also 4 Raven and 5 Common Buzzar circling - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
17 Raven in field - Burton Marsh Farm.
1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
2 Goosander on big pond by station - Meols.
16 Brent Geese - Hoylake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
3+ Short-eared Owl (3 in the air together) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 8
1 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
1 Kingfisher - New Brighton prom.
572 Brent Geese this morning on flood tide - Little Eye/West Kirby Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and at least 3 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Dec 7
18 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 6
2 Snow bunting flew west - Dove Point, Meols.
1 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton.
1 Greenshank and 12 Brent Geese - Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting flew on flood tide, 558 Brent Geese, 5,500 Knot flew NE, 140 Curlew and 1 Raven before high tide - Little Eye.

Dec 5
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male, 2 ringtail) at high tide off Cottage Lane, Heswall.
2 Goosander on big pond by station - Meols.
445 Brent Beese (with at least one dark-bellied) on tide edge, 2 Rock Pipit and 2 Stonechat - West Kirby Shore.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 47 Little Grebe - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
12+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ring-tail), 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, c6 Great Egret and 1200+ Lapwing this morning - Parkgate.
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male and 1 ringtail) which dropped into reedbed off Heswall GC late afternoon, 3-4 Great Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard calling and 1 Water Rail heard - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Dec 4
46 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 800 Shelduck, 625 Pintail, 360 Teal, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ring-tail), 9 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 150 Skylark - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 3
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Egret, 4 Hen Harrier (1 adult male, 1 sub-adult male and 2 ringtail), 1 Merlin and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
17 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Marsh Harrier - Heswall Marsh.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
5 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (family with two adults and 3 juvs constantly chattering!) in private garden - Burton.
16 Purple Sandpiper, 215 Turnstone and 1 Shag - Hilbre.

Dec 2
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
20 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad win), 4 Purple Sandpiper and 412 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.
1 Common Sandpiper on Swinchiard Creek - Flint.
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 4 Marsh Harrier in air together and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
10,000 Knot and 4,000 Dunlin - Thurstaston Shore.

Nov 30
14 Brent Geese - Leasowe Shore.
2 Barn Owl - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Woodcock in fields - Meols.
430 Pink-footed Geese, 460 Pintail, 5100 Oystercatcher, 86 Grey Plover, 730 Lapwing, 157 Golden Plover, 4000 Dunlin, 10,000 Knot, 900 Black-tailed Godwit, 680 Curlew, 1100 Redshank, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over high tide - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Nov 29
Report of a very late Lesser Whitethroat in Lower Heswall (good description received).
18 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Long-tailed Duck and c60 Little Grebe - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Egret and c25 Whooper Swan - Outer Burton Marsh.
2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
400+ Brent Geese, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Whooper Swan flew north and 1 Peregrine - Hilbre.

Nov 28
1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Pochard - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1,890 Cormorant flew out of estuary at first light, also 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
8,600 Herring Gull feeding on large starfish and shellfish wreck on outer edge of East Hoyle Bank.
2 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.

Nov 27
4 Goosander and 1 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) late afternoon - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 26
8 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 25
400 Pintail, 150 Black-tailed Godwit and 120 Shelduck at high tide seen from footbridge - Ffynnongroyw.
Another late Swallow- Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Greenshank - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Snow Bunting on the sandstone, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing in the marsh - Red Rocks.
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 8 Egyptian Geese and 1 Peregrine - Burton Marsh.
2 Woodcock - Ditton LNR, Moreton.
6 Rock Pipit and 1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby marsh.
12,000 Knot this morning, flew towards Thurstaston - Caldy Shore.

Nov 24
2 Water Rail calling in the marsh, and 2 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Swallow, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 23
6,000 Knot roosting just off the beach early morning - Thurstaston.
6 Goosander (3 drakes, 3 redheads) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper and 9 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 22
1 Woodcock in high school playing fields (probably injured) - Neston.
4 Hen Harrier (1 grey male) - Parkgate.
910 Cormorant flew out of estuary and 515 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) at first light - Hilbre.

Nov 21
8 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
594 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) between Little Eye and Hilbre at first light, 696 Cormorant flew out of the estuary and 6,500 Oystercatcher - Hilbre.
24 Great Egret around the meres - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Snow Bunting by cycle track inland of dunes - Gronant.

Nov 20
An undisturbed high tide wader roost included at least 12,500 Dunlin, also 1 Raven which attacked and killed a Curlew - Hoylake Shore.
2 Barn Owl. 1 Peregrine, 2 Merlin, 10+ Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier (2juv male and 1 ad male), 1 Jack Snipe flushed by a Marsh Harrier and 2 Brambling over - Parkgate.
434 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 15 Purple Sandpiper, 942 Cormorant flew out of the estuary and 4,000 Knot - Hilbre.

Nov 19
13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Snow Bunting on beach - Gronant.
2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
2 Kingfisher seen from bridge over River Birkett - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Snow Buntings on the rocks at Red Rocks.
2 Barn Owl and 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 18
612 Brent Geese (incl 2 dark-bellied) spread between Tansky Rocks and Hilbre - another record high, also 252 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light and 3 Rock Pipit on main island - Hilbre.
12 Goosander on lake and 2 Rock Pipit on prom wall - West Kirby Marine Lake.
970 Pink-footed Geese, 510 Pintail, 3,000 Dunlin, 1,700 Knot and 130 Black-tailed Godwit at first light - Thurstaston Shore.
910 Cormorant on East Hoyle Bank after high tide - Meols.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
8 Raven over Lower Heswall this morning.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Nov 17
2 Barn Owl over the marsh early morning - Parkgate.
436 Cormorant flew out of the estuary, 300+ Brent Geese, 130 Grey Plover, 462 Curlew, 2,500 Dunlin and 15,000 Knot early morning on flood tide, 1 Great Northern Diver flew past at lunch time - Hilbre.
2 Little Owl and at least 12 Raven - Burton Point.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Nov 16
1 Swallow - Deeside Industrial Estate.
2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
404 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 714 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, 392 Shelduck, 15 Purple Sandpiper, 6,500 Knot, 435 Curlew, 3,000 Dunlin, 110 Ringed Plover, 120 Grey Plover and 3 Raven flying east, on flood tide early morning - Hilbre.
3+ Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 15
7 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
810 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, 388 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 285 Shelduck, 15,500 Knot, 2,000 Dunlin, 360 Curlew, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 110 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl (this afternoon) and 1 Rock Pipit (Little Eye) - Hilbre.
5 Short-eared Owl (one had an ariel duel with a Marsh Harrier which lasted over 20 minutes!), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), lots of Marsh Harrriers - Denhall Quay.
1 grey male Hen Harrier - Burton Point.
1 Dusky Warbler
showing intermittently in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr

Nov 14
1 Ring Ouzel (1st win/fem) in trees then flew south - Redstone Close, Meols.
1 Dusky Warbler
showing well in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr, also 1 Woodcock, 6 Brambling and 30+ Siskin.
1 Kingfisher on groyne, 1 Peregrine harrying a Raven on the shore - Meols Shore.
6 Short-eared Owl in air together, also 2 ringtail Hen Harrier - just south of Denhall Quay.
1320 Pink-footed Geese, 1225 Shelduck, 660 Pintail, 315 Teal, 46 Little Egret, 4800 Oystercatcher, 440 Lapwing, 16 Grey Plover, 89 Golden Plover, 4600 Knot, 2300 Dunlin, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 835 Curlew, 1830 Redshank - Heswall/Thurstaston over high tide.
1 Swallow over Hoylake prom.
2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
2 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Woodcock and 11 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Nov 13
1 Dusky Warbler in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr.
2 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Barn Owl and 4+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Black-throated Diver off north end then flew SW, 370 Cromorant flew out of the estuary, 386 Brent Geese, 11,000 Knot and 1 Rock Pipit at first light - Hilbre.
1 House Martin over main scrape and 1 fem Brambling with finch flock near railway - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Woodcock - Lower Heswall.

Nov 12
3 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
6 Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier (grey male, 2 ringtails), 2 Barn Owl, 1 Great Egret and 1 Water Rail - Parkgate.

Nov 11
A few hundred Redwings flew SE over Thurstaston Shore and Lower Heswall early morning.
1 Snow Bunting (Little Eye), 468 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 2 Rock Pipit and 4 Goosander - Hilbre.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
4 Egyptian Geese and 3 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.

Nov 10
4 Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Raven, 4 Great Egret, 5 Whooper Swan, 40 Fieldfare, 5 Siskin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat - Burton Point.
25 Shoveler, 25 Pintail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 850 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail and 1 Ruddy Shelduck on flood - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
2 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 7 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 100 Black-tailed Godwit - Parkgate.
c3 Rock Pipits - Hoylake Shore.
1 Snow Bunting, 6 Purple Sandpiper and 300 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
Another late Swallow, also 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 9
2 Long-tailed Duck this morning with Scoters off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting, 10 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Rock Pipit, 31 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shag (imms), 7 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Robin, 5 Siskin and 7 Skylark - Hilbre.
2 late Swallows seen along the sea-front - New Brighton/Wallasey.

Nov 8
21 Whooper Swan (5 juvs) with 30 Mute Swan - Outer Burton Marsh.
494 Brent Geese (incl 2 dark-bellied) - A Record High! - , 1 Snow Bunting, 280 Curlew, 110 Redshank, 620 Sanderling, 175 Grey Plover, 3,500 Grey Plover, 6,000 Knot, 8,000 Oystercatcher, 3 Rock Pipit and 1 Red-breated Merganser (male) - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel (late!), 30 Siskin and 2 Brambling over, 2 Rock Pipit on groyne and 1 Mediterranean Gull in field by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Snow Bunting, 7 Brambling, 60+ Chaffinch, 15 Reed Bunting, 40 Fieldfare, 1 Water Rail, 10 Goosander, 550 Shelduck, 65 Pintail, 52 Wigeon, 9 Brent Geese, 1 Greenshank, 500 Redshank, 7 Grey Plover, 650 Dunlin, 160 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 5,000 Oystercatcher, 1,000 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk - Point of Ayr.
3 Whooper Swan over, 5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Parkgate.
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 5 Whooper Swan, 6 Goosander and 1,000 Pintail (on flood) - Burton Point.

Nov 7
4 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
3 Jack Snipe and 4 common Snipe flushed by tide, 2 Stonechat (pair), 1 Rock Pipit and 15 Skylark, 1 Red-throated diver flew into estuary - West Kirby saltmarsh/Red Rocks.
5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Great Egret and 2 Stonechat (pair) over high tide - Parkgate.
1 probable Water Pipit (flyover), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3 Great Egret, 3 Rock Pipit and several hundred Skylarks - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 6
Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares passing through, plus a few Bramblings.
155 Brent Geese, 2300 Shelduck, 450 Wigeon, 73 Little Egret, 2 Great Egret, 6 Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 350 Skylark, 200 Meadow Pipit over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Cattle Egret over flooded inland paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Twite - Oakenholt Marsh.

Nov 5
6 Whooper Swan flew north - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier plus several Marsh Harriers - Parkgate.
8,000 Dunlin on flooding tide, 21 Twite in marsh - West Kirby Shore.
2 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 120+ Redshank on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Brambling, 50+ Chaffinch, 12+ Siskin, 700+ Redwing, 2+ Fieldfare, 10+ Reed Bunting over, also 1 Greenshank, 400 Knot, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10,000 Oystercatcher and 10 Brent Geese -  Point of Ayr.
2 Bewick's Swan east over Little Eye.

Nov 4
Several reports of small flocks of Fieldfares arriving at last!
100+ Fieldfare and 250 Redwing - Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston.
60 Fieldfare and 200 Redwing over Column Road, West Kirby.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment, 200 Black-tailed Godwit in field by Park Lane - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 6+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
9 Gooosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
287 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 292 Curlew, 7,500 Oystercatcher, 170 Grey Plover, c4,000 Knot, c2,000 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine and 50 Linnet (on Middle Eye) - Hilbre.

Nov 3
20+ Twite before high tide, also 2 Rock Pipit - West Kirby Marsh.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment and a late Wheatear on the groyne - Meols.
2 Great Egret, 3 Spoonbill, 1 Hen Harrier, 4+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.
10 Egyptian Geese, 20+ Golden Plover, 2 Great Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven and 2 Stonechat - Broken Bank, Burton Marsh.

Nov 2
1 Snow Bunting and 1 Rock Pipit on embankment - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Brambling, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5 Whooper Swan flying west - Parkgate.
620 Pink-footed Geese, 240 Pintail, 2600 Oystercatcher, 5000 Knot, 4500 Dunlin, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 770 Curlew, 1800 Redshank, 2 Greenshank - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.
2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Raven, 1 Barn Owl and 30+ Linnet - Burton Marsh.
74 Siskin and 4 Brambling over Leasowe Lighthouse.
600 Shelduck off Red Rocks.
330 Cormorant, 280 Brent Geese, 415 Shelduck, 7,800 Oystercatcher, 358 Curlew, 310 Grey Plover, 4,800 Knot, 3,500 Dunlin and 1 Peregrine on rising tide - Hilbre.

Nov 1
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
520 Shelduck and 4 Golden Plover - Hilbre.