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November Newsletter now published on this website featuring Dunlin - Species Spotlight, also Colour Ring Report and October Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Nov 29
1 Bittern flew into Neston Reed Bed at dusk.
1 Woodcock over Meols fields.
1 Woodcock, 1 Kingfisher, 80 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
32 Brent Geese on shore by Dee Saling Club, 230 Bar-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston.
2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 28
9 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Greenshank on the shore, 5 Whooper Swan heading for outer marsh and 1,000+ Pink-footed Geese heading inland early morning, also 1 Green Woodpecker heard inland - Heswall Marsh.
Large flocks of Knots over West Kirby Shore at high tide, seen from some distance but must have been in the region of 30,000.
1 Bittern flew into Neston Reed Bed at dusk.
500+ Pink-footed Geese in field by Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
23,500 Knot, 7,500 Dunlin, 235 Grey Plover and 1 Rock Pipit early morning - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2 Greenshnak, 120 Black-tailed Godwit and 1,000+ Pintail after high tide - Heswall Shore.

Nov 27
9 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
700 Pink-footed Geese in field close to Heswall Fields NT.
2 Great Egret heading NE at dusk - Target Road, Heswall.
4 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Cattle Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, 50 Siskin and 1 Kingfisher, Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier came in to roost in reedbed - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern flew into Neston Reed Bed at dusk.

Nov 26
c13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl over horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.
1 Peregrine, 385 Curlew, 7,500 Oystercatcher, 720 Sanderling, 5,500 Dunlin, 210 Grey Plover, 1 Raven and 1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Nov 25
1 Short-eared Owl (Pinfold Lane), 1 Cetti's Warbler and 2 Water Rail - Red Rocks.
25 Brent Geese and 10,000 Knot by Dee Sailing Club causeway - Thurstaston.

Nov 24
765 Pink-footed Geese roosted and flew inland, 745 Pintail, 270 Teal, 65 Little Egret left overnight roost, 6700 Oystercatcher, 920 Lapwing, 86 Golden Plover, 15000 Knot, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 890 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 465 Redshank early morning on ebb tide - Heswall Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Little Grebe - Parkgate.
2 Cetti's Warbler and 2 Egyptian Geese - Burton Marsh.
9 Goosander (2 males) - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 23
15 Cattle Egret at Burton Mere Wetlands with another 5 reported along Puddington Lane.
1 Snow Bunting and 1 Stonechat on sea wall and 2 Mediterranean Gull - Meols.
2 Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
7 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 22
15 Cattle Egret in field with cattle along Puddington Lane.
250 Pink-footed Geese in stubble field by Pensby High School.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.
1 Goldeneye (east past N end), 566 Cormorant and 300+ Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 21
2 Goosander and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
7,500 Knot and 7,500 Dunlin feeding on mud off West Kirby Sailing Club this morning.
13 Cattle Egret and 5 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 20
2 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Nov 19
3 Whooper Swan past north end, 349 Brent Geese, 680 Grey Plover and 200+ Sanderling on the flood tide - Hilbre.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew out to Decca Pools from inland fields.

Nov 18
2+ Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 4 Spotted Redshank and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) this morning, 10 Cattle Egret, 27 Great Egret and 124 Little Egret this evening came into roost - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Lapland Bunting seen and heard briefly after being flushed by dog, not yet relocated (09.15) - Red Rocks Marsh.
2 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
1 Merlin which caught a Snipe, 1 Little Owl and 2 Egyptian Geese - Burton Point.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) showed well over Decca Pools this afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier and 2 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.
4,000 Knot - Meols.

Nov 17
180 Turnstone roosting on rocks before high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) flew inland at first light, 9+ Great Egret off Heswall Golf Course - Parkgate.
1 Greenshank, 8 Purple Sandpiper, 340 Turnstone and 700 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.
19 Brent  Geese (pale-bellied), 2 Snow Bunting, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 200 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100 Common Scoter, 200 Pintail, 120 Wigeon, 600 Shelduck, 3 Goosander, 450 Knot, 33 Grey Plover, 250 Dunlin, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 450 Redshank, 7,500 Oystercatcher, 700 Curlew and 22 Common Snipe - Point of Ayr.
32 Great Egret flew into roost - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 16
1 Great Skua in Mersey mouth at 9.15am - New Brighton.
2 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
c10 Red-breasted Merganser, c100 Brent Geese, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 4+ Marsh Harrier and 7+ Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 6 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Burton Point.
1 Common Sandpiper by the River Dee at Queensferry.
1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Nov 15
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Red-throated Diver and 3 Gannet - Hoylake.
4 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great Egret, c40 Little Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male) over high tide - Cottage Lane, Heswall.
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.
2 Greenshank - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 2 Short-eared Owl, 45 Little Egret and 5 Great Egret over high tide Parkgate.
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
10 Purple Sandpiper, 370 Grey Plover, 530 Sanderling, 7,500 Dunlin and 374 Brent Geese on flood tide - Hilbre.

Nov 14
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Eider (drake) and 1 Red-throated Diver - Red Rocks.
2 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
1 Peregrine, 8 Greenshank and 8+ Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
40 Little Egret roosting in trees - Ness Gardens.

Nov 13
1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Brent Geese, 60 Scoter, 2 Guillemot and 4 Razorbill over high tide - Red Rocks.
1 Greenshank and 1 Mediterranean Gull by the groyne - Meols.
At least 3 Hen Harrier (including a grey male), up to 6 Marsh Harrier and 2 Peregrine - Heswall Marsh.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
800 Sanderling, 5,000 Dunlin, 1,200 Knot, 1,500 Oystercatcher and 75 Grey Plover - Hoylake Shore.

Nov 12
14 Cattle Egret and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
11 Brent Geese and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) at high tide - Heswall Marsh.
6 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl of RLGC - Red Rocks.

Nov 11
1880 Pinkfeet, 550 Pintail, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 6000 Oystercatcher, 92 Golden Plover, 97 Grey Plover, 600 Lapwing, 2000 Dunlin, 17000 Knot, 1000 Curlew, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Bar-tailed Godwit, 900 Redshank, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Goosander (redheads) in gutter west of Meols groyne.
1 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 5 Red-throated Diver and 10 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
9 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (grey males) at dusk - Parkgate.
1 Cetti's Warbler - Red Rocks.

Nov 10
1 Yellow-browed Warbler with Long-tailed Tit flock by duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
c40,000 Knot and c25,000 Oystercatcher off Thurstaston/Caldy at low tide.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), small flock of Siskins and LOTS of Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male) by Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (male), 1 Merlin. 1 Great Egret, 500 Pink=footed Geese and 3 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Nov 9
1 Woodcock, 383 Brent Geese (3 dark-bellied) and 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
1 Woodcock - Caldy Woods.
1 Woodcock in field off Saughall Massie Road - West Kirby.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
1 Ruddy Shelduck and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 8
2 Green Sandpiper (Burton Point), 1 Greenshank, 7 Whooper Swan, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Merlin and 2 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Marsh.
7 Marsh Harrier appeared to be going to roost off Old Baths and 5 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Nov 7
10,000+ Knot on Dawpool Bank, Thurstaston.
100 Pink-footed Geese briefly in stubble field, 1 noisy Raven cicling over Stapledon Wood, Caldy
1 Swallow and 1 Brambling, both by railway bridge - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 4 Stonechat (2 pairs), several other distant harriers - Parkgate.
1 Whooper Swan in flooded field - Hoylake Langfields.
3 Eider, 4 Whooper Swan flewSW, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Merlin, 1 Raven and 265 Cormorant flew out of estuary early morning - Hilbre.

Nov 6
1 Whooper Swan in flooded field - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Woodcock, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Whooper Swan - Hilbre.
8,000 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
11 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) showing well, 1 Merlin and 2 Marsh Harrier - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 grey male Hen Harrier, 10 Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.

Nov 5
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Siskin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Ruff and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Marsh/Point.
1 Cattle Egret by border pool - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Marsh Harrier  - Shotwick Lake area.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Stonechat - Royal Liverpool Golf Course, Hoylake.

Nov 4
1 Snow Bunting on embankment by Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.
2 grey male Hen Harrier and 2 Merlin - Parkgate.
1 Merlin, 1 grey male Hen Harrier and 100+ Brent Geese - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Stonechat - Royal Liverpool Golf Course, Hoylake.

Nov 3
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Hen Harrier and 11 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
1 Little Owl and 1 Green Woodpecker - Burton Point.

Nov 2
1 Snow Bunting on embankment 100 yards west of Leasowe Lighthouse.
360 Pink-footed Geese in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Spoonbill (in flight) - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (young female) roosting in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 1
2 Snow Bunting on embankment 100 yards west of Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great Egret in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (fem) and 14 Great Egret flying to roost - Denhall Quay.
4 Hen Harrier (2 grey male, 1 sub-adult male and 1 ringtail), 10 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great Egret - Parkgate.
9 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 31
24+ Great Egret counted flying over Burton Marsh towards Burton Mere Wetlands this evening.
2 Snow Bunting on embankment by Leasowe Lighthouse this morning then moved back to Dove Point, Meols.
285 Pintail, 2,900 Knot and 180 Black-tailed Godwit off Tinker's Dell early morning - Thurstaston.
490 Lapwing, 69 Golden Plover, 600 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank and 700 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
600+ Sanderling, 1000+ Dunlin, 500 Knot, 1 Golden Plover and 90+ Grey Plover, 2 drake Eider off East Hoyle flying west - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh (off Harp Inn).
4 Marsh Harrier, 4+ Great Egret and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Oct 30
1 Black Redstart still among gardens behind boatyard at Dove Point, also 2 Snow Bunting - Meols.
3 male Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Kingfisher by Larton Fishery - Frankby.

Oct 29
1 Black Redstart on roof of house behind boatyard at Dove Point, 2 Snow on sea defence just east of Dove Point slipway, 1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols.
1 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier, also 5 Kestrel over the marshes - Parkgate.
1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 28
1 Black Redstart in vicinity of car/boat park Dove Point, 2 Snow Bunting on cycle path just to the east, 350 Shelduck and 1,000 Oystercatcher on the shore - Meols.
1 Lapland Bunting, 260 Starling, 7 Skylark, 535 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 40 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll and 8 Reed Bunting on vis mis, 4,000 Knot on the shore - Heswall Fields/Shore.
2 Goosander (redheads) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Decca Pools.
2 Raven - Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.

Oct 27
2 Snow Bunting on path by sea-defence - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Parkgate.
1 Swallow, 1 Ruddy Shelduck and 2 Hen Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 26
2 Snow Bunting by car parks at Leasowe Golf Course.
4 Hen Harrier came to roost this evening (2 adult male, 1 adult female and 1st year male) - Parkgate.

Oct 25
6 Ruff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Great Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands. 
285 Pink-footed Geese (roosted overnight and flew inland at first light), 110 Pintail, 3300 Oystercatcher, 62 Golden Plover, 180 Grey Plover, 600 Dunlin, 2000 Knot, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 900 Curlew, 800 Redshank, 1 male Merlin over high tide - Heswall Shore.
2 (possibly three) grey male Hen Harrier, 8+ Great Egret, 1 Short-eared Owl, 4+ Marsh Harrier and 2 Raven - Parkgate.
1 Great Egret - Meols Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Point.

Oct 24
1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden - Heswall.
1 Wheatear on golf course fence - Red Rocks.

Oct 23
c9 Whooper Swan flew east over Hoylake.
2 Hen Harrier (grey males) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
6 Whooper Swan flew SW - Wallasey Shore.

Oct 22
5 Whooper Swan over heading south - Thurstaston.
13 Cattle Egret and 1 Great Egret, several thousand Pink-footed Geese over - Burton Mere Wetlands. 
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Oct 21
1 Swift over this afternoon - Meols.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.
600+ Sanderling both today and yesterday - Hoylake Shore.

Oct 20
2 Swallow over West Kirby Shore.
13 Cattle Egret - another record high, also 1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands. 

Oct 19
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.
1 Short-eared Owl flushed from Middle Eye.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.
8 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Jack Snipe and 1 Stonechat - Red Rocks Marsh.

Oct 18
1 Ring Ouzel in sea-front garden (trapped for ringing but escaped!) - Hoylake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.
52 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 6500 Shelduck, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 redhead Goosander, 3 Great Egret, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl (nice fly past), over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Oct 17
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.
5 Egyptian Geese in field between Seabank and Riverbank Roads this morning - Heswall.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler on edge of Hooton Station car park.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Egret and 1 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
 
Oct 16
1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.
6 Egyptian Geese in field between Seabank and Riverbank Roads this morning - Heswall.
25 Siskin and 16 Whooper Swan flying east - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl over golf course - Red Rocks.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2+ Marsh Harrier, 5+ Great Egret and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
500 Pinkfooted Geese, 22 Pale-bellied Brent, 6 Egyptian Geese, 5800 Shelduck, 500 Pintail, 250 Wigeon, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Egret, 950 Curlew, 1 Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, 200+ Jackdaw over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Cetti's Warbler and 5 Raven - Neston Old Quay.

Oct 15
Hundreds of Jackdaws over Pinfold Lane, West Kirby.
170 Chaffinch, 40 Greenfinch, 2 Brambling, 20 Redwing, 25 Siskin, 14 Skylark and 2 Snipe over east,  200 Golden Plover over north east, 1 Cetti's Warbler by Nature Trail, 1 Yellow Wagtail on roof top by Kerr's Field, 1 juv Peregrine on top of lighthouse - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) and 2 Hen Harrier (male and fem) - Parkgate.
1 Little Stint, 3 Greenshank and 61 Golden Plover - Heswall Shore.
6,100 Pink-footed Geese flew into roost this evening - Burton Point.
580 Shelduck - Tansky Rocks.
257 Brent Geese, 610 Sanderling, 330 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and 1 Raven on rising tide - Hilbre.

Oct 14
40 Redwing, 90 Fieldfare and 70 Woodpigeon over in 30 minutes early morning - Lower Heswall.
1,000 Fieldfare, 40 Mistle Thrush, 500 Redwing and 25 Song Thrush mostly heading east, also 1 Cetti's Warbler by nature trail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Richard's Pipit over west (heard not seen) - Hoylake.
10 Great Egret beyond Donkeystand Flash, Parkgate.
6 Red-throated Diver, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 250 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 180+ Brent Geese, 21 Skylark with many Redwing & Blackbirds overhead pre-dawn - Hilbre.

Oct 13
16 Whooper Swan over high towards Burton, also 1,000 Wigeon this morning, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) this afternoon - Denhall Quay.
3 Raven over Meols Shore.
Up 300 Jackdaw, 1 Peregrine and large flock of Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
269 Brent Geese, 888 Shelduck, 20 Wigeon, 65 Grey Plover, 45 Ringed Plover, 325 Cormorant flew out of the estuary, 110 Linnet and 10 Twite- Hilbre.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Great Egret and 3 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 12
Two large flocks of Redwing over Lower Heswall this morning.
6 Egyptian Geese, 4000 Shelduck, 170 Lapwing, 41 Golden Plover, 3800 Oystercatcher, 500 Dunlin, 1200 Knot, 1500 Black-tailed Godwit, 540 Curlew, 2700 Redshank over high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
4 Whooper Swan flew west, 23 Little Egret between Hilbre and Tansky Rocks, 7,000 Oystercatcher, 135 Linnet, 7 Rock Pipit (including 4 which flew to West Kirby Marine Lake), 40+ Carrion Crow on East Hoylake Bank and 2 Jack Snipe- Hilbre.
600+ Pink-footed Geese south over Caldy/Thurstaston.

Oct 11
4 Cattle Egret, 16 Little Egret and 1,000 assorted gulls mainly Common and Black-headed on flooded fields this morning - Hoylake Langfields.
2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Swallow over at Lingmere fisheries, 1 Kingfisher at Lingham Bridge - Moreton.
850 Pink-footed Geese over headed towards estuary - Leasowe Lighthouse.
202 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 6 Rock Pipit, 15 Twite and 135 Linnet on Middle Eye with another Linnet flock of 50 flying west and 116 Redshank - Hilbre.
1 Barn Owl and 2 Great Egret - Parkgate.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, 1 Avocet, 1 Whooper Swan and 4 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 10
1 Little Gull over New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Arctic Tern and 3 Brent Geese this morning,  3 Pomarine Skua (pale morph adults) flew west mid-afternoon - Leasowe Bay this morning.
2,980 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
4 Cattle Egret, c20 Little Egret, 336 Jackdaw and 300+ Black-headed Gull on flooded fields - Hoylake Langfields.
Oct 9
2 Hen Harrier, 3 Marsh Harrier and thousands of Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
2 Merlin which each caught a Snipe, 1 Hen Harrier (juv) - Denhall Quay.

Oct 8
161 Brent Geese, 724 Shelduck, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat and 40 Linnet - Hilbre.
150+ Pink-footed Geese over Pensby this morning headed for the estuary.
1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier (ad fem and 1st year male) and 5,000 Pink-footed Geese flew into roost - Denhall Quay.

Oct 7
4 Greenshank and 2 Peregrine - Boathouse Flashes, Parkgate.
1 Merlin - Decca Pools.
4 Brent Geese and 1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols.
6 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Harp Inn to Neston Reedbed.
12 Sandwich Tern - Leasowe Bay.

Oct 6
1 Cetti's Warbler in marsh, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet heard along Stanley Road - Red Rocks.
5 Raven - Burton Marsh.
300 Pintail, 75 Wigeon, 1,700 Shelduck, 5 Goosander, 80 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated, 3 Razorbill, 10 Guillemot, 1,000 Knot, 1,200 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4,000 Oystercatcher, 2 Peregrine, 250 Goldfinch, 7 Swallow - Point of Ayr.
2,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 5
3 Rock Pipit and 90 Pink-footed Geese over flying west - Hilbre.
350 Pink-footed Geese flying NE - Leasowe Lighthouse.
150 Pink-footed Geese in fields between Irby and Pensby.
500+ Pink-footed Geese over this morning - Parkgate Old Baths.
260 Pinkfooted Geese (roosted overnight and flew inland to feed), 245 Canada Geese, 56 Little Egret, 4200 Shelduck, 135 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 410 Pintail, 31 Golden Plover, 106 Grey Plover, 1450 Dunlin, 600 Knot, 870 Curlew, 2850 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Bean Goose (unknown sub-species) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Several reports of Swallows and House Martins today and yesterday.

Oct 4
3 Cattle Egret off Old Baths, Parkgate.
2+ Crossbill over south - Lower Heswall.
2 Wheatear - Leasowe Bay.
1 Swallow over Moreton.
13 Sandwich Tern on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
178 Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Guillemot off Caldy.

Oct 3
1 Kingfisher by visitor centre pond - Thurstaston.
146 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 310 Shelduck, 3 Goosander, 1 Peregrine, 240 Curlew, 64 Grey Plover, 7,200 Oystercatcher, 348 Sanderling, 2 Raven and 120 Linnet - Hilbre to Little Eye.

Oct 2
2 Spoonbill and 6 Great Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 Garganey (juv) - Decca Pools.
10 Cattle Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spoonbill at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Mediteranean Gull on beach between Leasowe Lighthouse and Meols.
2 Wheatear - Dove Point Meols.

Oct 1
27 Little Egret in field behind horse paddocks, 47+ Lapwing, 2 Raven and 1 Kingfisher (duckpond) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
10 Cattle Egret, 10 Egyptian Geese, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Swallow - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Whinchat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Swallow - Decca Pools.

Sep 30
1 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-throated Diver. 2 Guillemot and 2 Raven - Hilbre.
2 Red-throated Diver flew west, 5 Mute Swan 1 black Swan flew east, lots of Scoters - Hoylake.
Max count of Great Egrets coming in to roost last few days is 39, previous record was 35 (August 2019) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 225 Dunlin, 300 Knot and 3,000 Redshank - Heswall Shore.

Sep 29
3 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Merlin and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Decca Pools.
Flock of 85 Linnet (Middle Eye), 2 Peregrine and 1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
3,000+ Common Scoter on flat calm sea at high tide - Meols/Leasowe.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 10 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 28
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 1 Whooper Swan and 3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Visible Migration this morning included 18 Redwing, 4 Tree Sprrow and 1 Crossbill flying south over Little Neston and Tree Pipit and passage of Meadow Pipits and skylarks over Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Raven (over), 2 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 91 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Peregrine, 460 Curlew, 520 Shelduck, 230 Linnet and 2 Swallow - Tansky Rocks to Hilbre.
2 Whinchat between Decca Pools and Denhall Quay.
2 Great Egret flew north just before 3pm - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Sep 27
1 Pectoral Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
103 Brent Geese, 280 Cormorant, 5 Pintail flew south, 320 Curlew, 85 Ringed Plover, 2 Peregrine and 4 Rock Pipit, flock of 185 Linnet on Middle Eye plus two smaller flocks seen - Hilbre.
580 Shelduck - Tansky Rocks.
2,700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
8 Golden Plover, 3200 Oystercatcher, 500 Dunlin, 1000 Knot, 3500 Redshank, 1300 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Peregrine and 1 Hobby on the marsh off Sewage Wks -Heswall Shore over high tide.
4 Whinchat, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Lesser Whitethroat between Decca Pools and Neston Old Quay.

Sep 26
1 Spoonbill (flew south) and at least 6 Greenshank - Parkgate.
3 Pintail on sea, 1 juv Ruff on sand west of groyne - Meols.
4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint and 1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.
26 Brent Geese, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill and 300 Common Scoter - early morning at Hilbre.

Sep 25
10 Cattle Egret, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Spoonbill, 8 Great Egret and 1 Bittern - Burton Marsh.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.
3 Spoonbill (flew south) and 12 Greenshank - Boathouse Flash, Parkgate.

Sep 24
1 Firecrest - Hilbre.
1 Green Sandpiper - Decca Pools.
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
Sep 23
8 Pintail, 2800 Oystercatcher, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 300 Knot, 1000 Black-headed Gull, 5 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1150 Common Gull - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint and 1 Spotted Crake, 8 Cattle Egret on border pool this afternoon - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 22
2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier and 13+ Great Egret - Burton Point.
1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin and 3 Siskin over - Decca Pools.
1 juv Garganey, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Cattle Egret and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 1 Guillemot over high tide - Heswall Shore.

Sep 21
1 juv Garganey, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Cattle Egret and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 adult Mediterranean Gull on rising tide, 1 Kingfisher and 30 Sandwich Tern on groyne - Meols Shore.

Sep 20
1 possible Lesser Yellowlegs in channel off Tinkers Dell (south of Visitor Centre) before high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
4 Spoonbill and 3+ Great Egret - Parkgate.
7 Cattle Egret, 8 Egyptian Geese, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Little Stint and 3+ Curlew Sandpiper this morning, 4 Spoonbill and 12 Great Egret flew into roost this evening - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Wheatear and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Meols groyne.
4 Raven circling over Irby Mill Hill.
16+ Great Egret, 1+ Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 1 Whinchat and 1 Merlin - Burton Point/Marsh.
4 Curlew Sandpiper on rising tide - Heswall Shore.

Sep 19
1 Osprey, 4 Spoonbill, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Green Sandpiper - Parkgate.
3 Peregrine (1 ad and 2 juv) over a much disturbed beach at high tide, a lot of Raven activity in area - Hoylake.
1 Black-throated Diver still s/pl, 12 Red-throated Diver and 1 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.

Sep 19
1 Osprey, 4 Spoonbill, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Green Sandpiper - Parkgate.
3 Peregrine (1 ad and 2 juv) over a much disturbed beach at high tide - Hoylake.
1 Black-throated Diver still s/pl, 10 Red-throated Diver and 1 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.

Sep 18
2,500 Herring Gull - West Hoyle Bank.
2 Redstart, 1 Raven, 5 Wheatear, flock of 72 Linnet, 1 Stonechat and 5 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
2 Cetti's Warbler calling, 40 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Great Egret, 3 Raven, 150 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh/Point.
4 Curlew Sandpiper and 10 Cattle Egret and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Sep 17
1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Guillemot west, 1 Brent Goose west, 1 Peregrine, 5 Sandwich Tern, 25 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Golden Plover - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
1 Kingfisher, 4 Wheatear and 1 Greenshank - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret, 1 Peregrine and 1 Stonechat - Neston Marsh (from the Harp).
2 Greenshank , 28 Brent Geese and 5 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Sep 16
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 1 Osprey over, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Garganey and c1,000 Pink-footed Geese over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Little Stint - Decca Pools.
1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
4+ Great Egret, 7 Spoonbill, 4 Little Gebe on Donkey Stand Flash, 2 Greenshank, 200+ Pink-footed Geese and 2 Marsh Harrier- Parkgate.

Sep 15
8 Cattle Egret, 1 Garganey (eclipse male), 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4,700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Little Stint - Decca Pools.
1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Peregrine - Burton Marsh.
2 Swift, 4+ Grey wagtail over, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Egyptian Geese, 310 Pink-footed Geese flew inland, 2 Golden Plover over and 4+ Great Egret - Station Road to Burton Point.
20+ Wheatear in paddocks and on seawall - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5+ Great Egret and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Sep 14
1 Little Stint and 1 Peregrine, 2 Green Sandpiper in flight - Decca Pools.
Several small flocks of Pink-footed Geese over Wirral this morning heading towards the estuary.
8 Cattle Egret, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Garganey (eclipse male), 5 Ruff and 6 Greenshank all on main scrape this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Wheatear, 1 Goosander flyover, 3 Grey Wagtail flyover, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Swift, 8 Great Egret, 1 Little Owl, 1 Green Sandpiper - Station Road to Burton Point.
3 Great Egret and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
250 Pink-footed Geese heading north over Lower Heswall this evening.
22 Grey Wagtail over, and 1 Golden Plover on the shore - Hoylake.

Sep 13
8 Cattle Egret on main scrape this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Pomarine Skua flew towards shoreline at Red Rocks, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Manx Shearwater, 350 Common Scoter, 50 Gannet, 1 Merlin, 2 Pererine, 12 Turnstone, 48 Ringed Plover, 4,500 Oystercatcher and 3 Rock Pipit -Hilbre.
27 Brent Geese on Tansky Rocks.
10 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Wigeon (first of autumn for the site) - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper west of groyne, also 1 Greenshank and 1 Wheatear - Meols.
2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Egyptian Geese and 6 Great Egret - Burton Point.
1 Little Stint - Decca Pools.
21 Great Egret flying towards roost, also 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine and 150 Pink-footed Geese - Denhall Quay.

Sep 12
8+ Curlew Sandpiper, 3,490 Shelduck, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 174 Little Egret roosted overnight (site record), 3100 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 72 Grey Plover, 2,000 Knot, 50 Dunlin, 1,080 Curlew, 1,200 Blacktailed Godwit, 3,200 Redshank, 1ad Mediterranean Gull, 5 Grey Wagtail flew south - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.
4,260 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Curlew Sandpiper west of groyne - Meols.
8 Cattle Egret (now confirmed as record high for the reserve and Dee Estuary, six in on various dates in 2016 and 2017 previous high) and c50 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Swift and 1 Whinchat - Burton Point.

Sep 11
8 Cattle Egret, also 3 Knot and 6 Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
c150 Pink-footed Geese flew inland, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Swift, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Merlin, 1 Wheatear and 2 Great Egret - Burton Marsh/Point.

Sep 10
6 Wheatear, six Brent Geese dropped in this morning which then increased to 21 during the day - Hilbre.
2 Greenshank and 3 Grey wagtail near Meols groyne.
1 Spotted Flycatcher close to eastern kissing gate, 1 Kingfisher along River Birkett - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl flying over fields, seen briefly this evening - Meols.
Several small flocks of Pink-footed Geese over North Wirral heading towards the Dee estuary this morning.

Sep 9
2 Leach's Petrel this afternoon - New Brighton.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 8
4 Curlew Sandpiper this morning - Meols Shore.
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 5+ Greenhank, 12+ Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Little Owl, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swift, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 5 Great Egret, c50 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Grey Wagtail - Burton Marsh/Point.
2 Red-throated Diver (s/pl), 4 Little Tern and 1 Brent Goose - Hilbre.
3,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Cetti's Warbler by duck pond, Water Rail and Kingfisher by River Birkett, 9 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Garden Warbler along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 7
70 Pink-footed Geese heading SW towards the estuary at 1245hrs - Pensby.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Curlew Sandpiper - Thurstaston/Heswall.
3 Curlew Sandpiper - Hoylake.

Sep 6
10 Goosander (redhead) flew NW along channel and 1 Kingfisher - Heswall Shore.
1 Ruff (juv), 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 1,000 Knot - Meols Shore at low tide.
5 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Crake and 1 Egyptian Goose - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern in flight this evening, also 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Great Egret, 10 Greenshank, 2 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Guillemot floating on incoming tide - Leasowe.
1 Ruff, up to 10 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Guillemot (juv) and 3 Brent Geese - Hoylake.
1 Hobby over Lower Heswall.
1 Leach's Petrel but killed by Peregrine, late morning - New Brighton.

Sep 5
5 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 4 Dunlin,  1 Great Egret, 10 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Sabine's Gull (a single seen in the morning and one which flew out of the Mersey after high tide assumed to be same bird), c5 Leach's Petrel, 1 Fulmar and several Kittiwakes  - New Brighton.
1 Leach's Petrel - Wallasey Shore.
2 Leach's Petrel - Point of Ayr.
Report of 2 Sabine's Gull this afternoon - Meols.
3 Curlew Sandpiper - Hoylake.

Sep 4
1 Spotted Crake and 7 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Curlew Sandpiper two hours before high tide - Dove Point, Meols.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 60 Sandwich Tern and 3 Little Tern at high tide - Hoylake.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank and 7 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
40 Sandwich Tern at high tide - Leasowe Bay.

Sep 3
10 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Marsh Harrier off Riverbank Road, Heswall, this morning.
4900 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
16 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Knot, 1 Kittiwake, 300 Common Scoter, 37 Gannet, 60+ Sandwich Tern and 4 Wheatear - Hoylake.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spoonbill, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Water Rail - Parkgate.
840 Shelduck, 55 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 1500 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 3900 Redshank - Thurstaston.
VIDEO taken by Allan Conlin of Curlew Sandpipers at Hoylake today - Click Here.

Sep 2
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier which spooked the 7 Spoonbills, 2 Hobby, 1 Grey Wagtail and 12+ Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Spotted Crake (first winter) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Kingfisher along River Birket - Leasowe.
1 Wood Sandpiper over - Hilbre.
7 juv Curlew Sandpiper on shore just west of Lifeboat at high tide, 2+ Curlew Sandpiper still present off tennis courts late afternoon - Hoylake.

Sep 1
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spoonbill and 6 Greenshank on Bevyl Flash, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Water Rail and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Guillemot on tide close to shore - Leasowe.
150+ Common Scoter on flat calm sea - Hoylake.
3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Ruff - Decca Pools.
1 juv Cuckoo on marsh off Target Road - Heswall.
170 Goldfinch and 90 Linnet feeding on Knapweed - Heswall Fields NT.
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Swift, 6 Great Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Whinchat and 1 Little Owl - Burton Point.
1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Reed Bed.
1 Peregrine, 3 Rock Pipit and 2 Wheatear - Hilbre.