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Apr 25
1 'Channel' Wagtail (Yellow Wagtail intergrade - M f flava x favissima), 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler and 1 Whimbrel - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Garganey (drake), 1 Spoonbill and 1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern, 6 Common Tern, 250+ Sandwhich Tern, 7 Gannet, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 21 White Wagtail - Hilbre.

Apr 24
79 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore on rising tide.
3 Greenshank - Denhall Quay.
1 Whimbrel, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Redstart -  Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Redstart, 12 Willow Warbler, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose and 1 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Decca Pools.

Apr 23
1 Spoonbill flew out to Burton Marsh, also 8 Spotted Redshank, 17 Mediterranean Gull and 3 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands..
3 Swift *first of spring* over Two Mills, Ledsham.
2 Common Sandpiper on groyne, 2 Raven, 3 Whinchat, 28 Wheatear, 8 White Wagtail, 2 Common Redstart, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Fieldfare and 10 Yellow Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper Warbler along Wirral Way by Heswall Golf Course.
1 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall, this evening.
31 Yellow Wagtail, 27 White Wagtail , 8 Greenland Wheatear, 12+ Willow Warbler and 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose - Hilbre, see details and photos on Hilbre Obs Blog.

Apr 22
1 Spoonbil in heron roost then flew out to marsh, also 3 Cattle Egret and Bearded Tits - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 40+ Yellow Wagtail (total for the day), 8 Wheatear and 2 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Common Sandpiper - Red Rocks.


Apr 21
1 Whimbrel in paddock, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Redstart, 7 Fieldfare,  2 White Wagtail, 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Mealy Redpoll, 25+ Wheatear and 3 Whinchat, several Lesser Whitethroats - Leasowe Lighthouse,.
1 Little Ringed Plover flew towards Red Rocks, 1 Whinchat, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 23 Yellow Wagtail, 15 White Wagtail, 1 Eider, 1 Common Sandpiper and 15 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Osprey north over Ness at 1020am.
1 Spoonbill flew out towards estuary this evening, also 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Point.

Apr 20
2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 22 Blackcap, 15 Redpoll over - Heswall Fields NT.
4 Tree Pipit and 1 Brambling over - Grange Cemetry, West Kirby.
1 Black Redstart (fem) in field by Water Treatment plant (near Park Lane) - Meols.
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 30+ Wheatear, 6 Whinchat, 2 Ring Ouzel, 6 Common Redstart, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail and 3 Fieldfare, 2 Osprey over, one at mid-day and another at 1350hrs - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Sandpiper and 670 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Apr 19
32 Sandwich Tern, 5 Gannet, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tree Pipit over, 3 Ring Ouzel, 3 Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 6 Whinchat, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Grasshopper Warbler and 100+ Wheatear at Leasowe Lighthouse, also 1 probable Water Pipit in field south of horse paddocks.
2 Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Redpoll, 1 Little Ringed Plover and at least 2 Tree Pipit - Red Rocks.
1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
25 White Wagtail and 5 Yellow Wagtail - Hoylake Shore.
2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Ring Ouzel (fem) and 1 Garden Warbler - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
37+ Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
20 Whimbrel, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Blackcap and 20 Willow Warbler - Hilbre.

Apr 18
4 Little Tern, 24 Sandwich Tern, 14 Wheatear, 50+ White Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 50+ Sand Martin, 9 Whimbrel, 1,000 mixed Dunlin/Ringed Plover, 400 Sanderling, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Gronant.
3 Ring Ouzel, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Tree Pipit - Red Rocks.
1 Ring Ouzel, 75+ Willow Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap and 2 Common Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel between Ness Gardens and Burton in horse paddock.
1 Pied Flycatcher, 100+ Willow Warbler, 26 Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 60+ Wheatear, 6 Redstart, 10+ Ring Ouzel including flock of 7, 3 Whinchat, 12 Siskin and 2 Whimbrel in fields with Curlew, also 7 Sandwich Tern - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cuckoo *first of spring* inland of Wirral Way near Dungeon Wood, Heswall.
1 Lesser Whitethroat and 6+ Common Whitethroat in blackthorn - Heswall Fields NT.
13 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore on rising tide.
1 Garganey (drake), 6+ Cetti's Warbler heard, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Bearded Tit, 3 Cattle Egret, 5 Spotted Redshank and 2 Little Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Ring Ouzel in newly seeded field below Stapledon Wood, Caldy, at 4.15pm.
1 Common Redstart (flew inland) and 2 Great Egret - Burton Marsh.

Apr 17

1 Ring Ouzel early morning, also 2 male Redstart, 11 Wheatear, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 45 Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff, 3,268 Pink-footed Geese over before high tide - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel in Nursing Home garden, and c8 Willow Warbler - Red Rocks.
1 Spoonbill over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Redstart - Park Lane,  60+ Sandwich Tern, 21 Gannet, 2 Red-throated Diver, 5 Shoveller, 36 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Wheatear and 1 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 possible Iberian Chiffchaff on Wirral Way between Old Baths and Boat House Lane, recording inconclusive - Parkgate.
4,000 Pink-footed Geese still on Burton Marsh this afternoon.
635 Pink-footed Geese flew North, 17 Wigeon, 168 Grey Plover, 535 Curlew, 7 Whimbrel, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 600 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1600 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Ring Ouzel in newly seeded field below Stapledon Wood, Caldy, at 4.30pm.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Neston Reed Bed.

Apr 16
100+ Sandwich Tern on groyne at Leasowe Bay after high tide.
1 Little Ringed Plover over, 1 Puffin off NE corner then flew NE, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Tree Pipit plus several Wheatears and Willow Warblers - Hilbre.
1 male Ring Ouzel (Park Lane this evening before flying NW), 2 Redwing, 1 Common Whitethroat, c20 Blackcap, 2 Tree Pipit, 2+ Common Redstart and 30+ Wheatear, also 31 Gannet, 2 Sandwich Tern and 47 Great Crested Grebe on the sea - Leasowe Lighthouse.
30+ White Wagtail and 8 Pied Wagtail on shore by Hoylake Lifeboat Station.
1 Sandwich Tern and 4 Gannet off shore, 2 Wheatear and 1 Cetti's Warbler - Red Rocks.
3 Cattle Egret (in field behind reception), 12 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 1 'Channel' Wagtail (Yellow Wagtail intergrade - M f flava x favissima) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 15
2 Common Redstart (along Park Lane and in horse paddocks) and 1 Common Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Ring Ouzel in flight over golf course - Red Rocks.
700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
4 Water Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail and 1 'Channel' Wagtail (Yellow Wagtail intergrade - M f flava x favissima) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler singing by Boathouse Pub, Parkgate.
6 Wheatear along shorepath by Heswall Golf Course this afternoon.

Apr 14
280 Shelduck, 415 Oystercatcher, 43 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 385 Curlew, 110 Black-tailed Godwit, 680 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2230 Redshank - Heswall Shore over high tide.
1 Osprey, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Tree Pipit, 11 Little Gull, 4 Eider, 11 Gannet, 7 Sand Martin and 6 Willow Warbler, also several Sandwich and Common Terns -Hilbre.
2 'Channel' Wagtail (Yellow Wagtail intergrade - M f flava x favissima), 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 3+ White Wagtail, 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Spotted Redshank and 4 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler - Denhall Quay.
1 Common Whitethroat *first of spring* seven days later than last year, and 3 Common Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
590 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Common Redstart in garden at Downham Road North - Heswall.
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant

Apr 13
370 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 12
1 Long-tailed Duck, all  3 species of Egrets roosted this evening, also 150 Sand Martin - Burton Mere Wetlands

Apr 11
1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail in horse paddocks, 20 Swallow, 14 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 2 Common Redstart and 1 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 10
5,000 Pink-footed Geese still on Burton Marsh.
1 Common Redstart - near 'Hoopoe hollow', 100m east of coastguard station at Dove Point, Meols.
2 Common Restart inland from horse paddocks, also 1 Brambling, 2 Redwing, total of 25 Siskin overhead, 2 Redpoll, 9 Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler and 5 Blackcap - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Black-throated Diver (ad s/pl), 4 Red-throated Diver (2 s/pl), 6+ Guillemot and 2 Little Gull - Hilbre.
1 Little Gull and 1 Green Sandpiper highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 9
Over 1,000 Pink-footed Geese heading north out of the estuary early morning, also 4 Eider (2 pr) - Hilbre.
1 Osprey over at 1030am, also 23 White Wagtail this afternoon - Hoylake Shore.
1 Goosander flew SE over Park Lane, 1 Ring Ouzel in horse paddocks by western kissing gate, 1 Little Gull, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 4 House Martin and 2 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cetti's Warbler calling at Red Rocks.
410 Shelduck, 16 Little Egret, 400 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 1000 Redshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 565 Curlew - Heswall Shore on rising tide.
3 Cattle Egret, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 126 Avocet (first three nests spotted), 2 Little Gull and 1 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.
4+ Marsh Harrier including two displaying high up, 4 Raven, 2 Great Egret and 1 Peregrine - Neston Marsh/Reedbed.

Apr 8
3 Ring Ouzel, 12 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Redwing, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 2 Sand Martin and 14 Swallow - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Common Redstart (male, caught and ringed) and 1,200 Pink-footed Geese over - Hilbre.
3 Willow Warbler and 7 Chiffchaff in Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
25+ Wheatear - Hoylake Langfields.
3 Cattle Egret in field behind Reception - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 7
8 Wheatear, 10 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Redwing, 20+ Siskin over and 2 Lesser Redpoll over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Black Redstart (fem) flew west, 45 White Wagtail on the sand and 2 Willow Warbler in garden on prom - Hoylake Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Apr 6
16+ White Wagtail and 200+ Meadow Pipit on the shore, 2 Wheatear on the rocks - Hoylake Shore.
1 Swallow, 3 Eider, 6 Gannet and 230+ Meadow Pipit through - Hilbre.
7 Red-throated Diver (1 in s/pl), 4 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin and 25 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cetti's Warbler heard - Red Rocks.

Apr 5
1 Great Northern Diver on sea then flew north, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Swallow and 1 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper Warbler *first of spring* and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Wheatear - Neston Marsh.
1 Osprey came in off the sea over Red Rocks.
1 Short-eared Owl hunting over newly ploughed field just below Stapledon Wood, Caldy.

Apr 4
2 Swallow over and 3 Red-throated Diver on the sea - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Great Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 600 Black-tailed Godwit and 6+ House Martin - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 2
5 Sandwich Tern *first of the year*, 6 Gannet and 3 Eider - Hilbre.
6 Wheatear in fields inland of horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Osprey over Hoylake prom at 1130 heading towards Leasowe.
370 Shelduck, 300 Oystercatcher, 130 Grey Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 600 Knot, 2000 Redshank, 470 Curlew - Heswall Shore over high tide.
230 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
NOTE: Late record just come in of female Ring Ouzel on Caldy Rugby Field (by Telegraph Road) on March 30th - first of spring.

Apr 1
1 Greenshank with 400 Knot and 2,000 Redshank on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.
3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 31
1 House Martin *first of spring*, 1 Marsh Harrier flew north early morning, 1 Glaucous Gull (1st winter) flew NE past car park and 4 Wheatear in horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 White Stork
- flew over Burton Mere Wetlands towards Burton Marsh at 1230pm then back at BMW at 2pm, also 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad and 3 imm), 1 Little Ringed Plover,1 Bearded Tit, 1 Water Rail and 1 Cetti's Warbler.
1 Osprey carrying large fish flew from Denhall towards Ness Gardens at 1230pm.
3 Wheatear, 4 Eider (2 pair), 4 Red-breated Merganser (2 pair) and at least 50 Brent Geese were seen flying out over the sea to NW - Hilbre.
4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Merlin, 1 Great Egret and 1 Wheatear - Burton Marsh.
14 Wheatear - sheep pens and Burton Point.

Mar 30
1 White Stork - first seen over Burton Mere Wetlands at noon before flying to marsh, tried to land on Neston Marsh but harassed by Ravens at 12.30pm, flew towards Parkgate then back to Burton Mere Wetlands where it landed in heronry before flying SE towards Puddington at 2.05pm.
25+ Little Gull - Hilbre.
11 Chiffchaff singing along Wirral Way between Heswall and Parkgate early morning.
1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Bearded Tit, 15+ Sand Martin and 3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Osprey flew low over Leasowe Lighthouse car park, flew along coast and later seen over Seaforth.

Mar 29
1 Twite in horse paddocks with Linnets and 1 Greenshank by groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
Migration seen on Hilbre this morning included 10 Goldcrest, 120+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Brambling and 1 Golden Plover, see http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/ for more details and photos.
2 Swallow and 5 Sand Martin over Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Wheatear on rocks below cliff - Caldy Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl perched on branch behind Boathouse Pub and 1 ringtail Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
2 Swallow flying north and 1 Peregrine - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 28
1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Sand Martin flew east - Dove Point, Meols.
1 Merlin, 4 Eider, 2 White Wagtail and 213 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.
1 Wheatear by sheep pens - Burton Point.
1 Peregrine, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Short-eared Owl - Bevyl Road Flash/Boathouse, Parkgate.
1 Swallow over heading north this afternoon - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 27
1 Kingfisher over R Birket, also 1 Willow Warbler (singing by Lingham Bridge), 2 Swallow, 2 Raven and 2 Stonechat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Osprey over Meols prom at 8am, headed out to sea.
1 Firecrest briefly in garden - Pensby.
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over fields close to Ness Gardens.

Mar 26
11 Whooper Swan flew NW over Thurstaston shore early morning.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 110+ Avocet, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cattle Egret and Bearded Tits - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Northern Diver off north end, also 110 Brent Geese and 1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
2 Marsh Tit - Beacon Wood, Heswall (coming to garden feeder, note that Willow Tit reported there on Mar 22 is now thought have been Marsh Tit).

Mar 25
2 Wheatear in horse paddock behind Meols Common (west of the caravan park), also 1 Greenshank by groyne.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Marsh seen from Station Road.
1 Osprey heading north over Gilroy, West Kirby, at 3pm.
1 Redpoll - Thurstaston Common.

Mar 24
1 Willow Warbler *first of spring* in garden - Pinfold Lane, Hoylake.
2 Wheatear in horse paddock behind Meols Common (west of the caravan park).
1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Red Kite over at 0930am - west side of Kerr's Field (east of Leasowe Light).
1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Swallow, 2 Cattle Egret in trees and 20+ Sand Martin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
196 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) on edge of West Kirby Marsh at high tide.

Mar 23
1 Little Ringed Plover and 2 White Wagtail - Point of Ayr.
2 Wheatear south of Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Long-tailed Duck still at Burton Mere Wetlands, also 20+ Sand Martin by 4pm plus 1 Cattle Egret (in tree), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Bearded Tit.
3 Wheatear - by sheep pens at Burton Point.
5 Whimbrel in channel off Heswall Golf Course.
7 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Plover in wader roost - New Brighton Marine Lake.
5 Great Egret, 3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 2 Short-eared Owl and 5+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate .
2 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.

Mar 22
1 Sand Martin flew east over Lingham Lane, Leasowe.
1 Willow Tit in Beacon Woods, Heswall, good view on garden feeder.
1 Wheatear, 1 Raven, 1 Merlin, 3 Eider and 1 Kittiwake - Hilbre.
3 Short-eared Owl off Cottage Lane, Heswall at high tide.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 110+ Avocet and 3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
c10,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Peregrine, 2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Great Egret and 1 Merlin - Parkgate .

Mar 21
1 Swallow over horse paddocks *first of spring*, also 3 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and 1 Merlin - Hilbre.
9 Chiffchaffs singing along Wirral Way between Lower Heswall and Parkgate this morning.
2 Wheatear by sheep pens at Burton Point, also 1 Barn Owl.
3 Lesser Redpoll in trees near Flint Castle.
3 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.
1 Wheatear on shore by Cubbins Green, West Kirby.
2 Mediterranean Gull in ploughed field across the road from Ness Gardens.

Mar 20
1 Sand Martin flew east along Hoylake Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Decca Pools.
1 Merlin, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) and 1 Short-eared Owl between Parkgate and Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Short-eared Owl flew towards RLGC - Hilbre.

Mar 19
3 Short-eared Owl - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Wheatear (male) - Kerr's field,Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Purple Sandpiper and 4 Eider (displaying) - Hilbre.
20 Brent Geese on shore by Dee SC causeway - Thurstaston Shore, many Chiffchaffs singing along Wirral Way.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Mar 18
24 Brent Geese on shore by Dee SC causeway - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Bittern, 1 Water Rail, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
166 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) and 6 Eider (3 pairs) - Hilbre.

Mar 17
2 Kittiwake - New Brighton.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) and 1 Caspian Gull - Leasowe Lighthouse.
6 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Gannet - Hilbre.
3 Cattle Egret with Little Eget flock - in field across A540 from Two Mills pub - north east of Puddington.
2 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern off Old Baths, Parkgate, late afternoon.
c11 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Mar 16
1 Greenshank in flooded horse paddock - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Merlin over Column Road, West Kirby, headed towards estuary.
1 Glaucous Gull (2CY) - on beach off Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 15
2 Sand Martin, 1 Cattle Egret and 8 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Barn Owl and 1 Short-eared Owl - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Redpoll, 3 Eider and 232 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.

Mar 14
33 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
5 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Egret and 1 Barn Owl - Parkgate.

Mar 13
1 Little Gull flew out of the Mersey - New Brighton.

Mar 12
1 Red Kite over Mudhouse Lane, Burton at 1145am.
2 Cattle Egret with 30+ Little Egret in field across A540 from Two Mills pub - north east of Puddington.
2+ Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier flew into roost, 1 grey male Hen Harrier flew inland to roost behind Old Baths - Parkgate.
249 Brent (1 dark-bellied), 1 Rock Pipit and 2 Eider - Hilbre.

Mar 11
15 Brent Geese - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Kittiwake - North Wirral.
Single Barn Owls showing well today at Thurstaston, Burton Mere Wetlands and Burton Point.
228 Brent and 3 Eider - Hilbre.
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Mar 10
1 Rock Pipit, 2 Eider and 211 Brent Geese, also a Harbour Porpoise - Hilbre.
1 Cattle Egret off Old Baths - Parkgate.
2 Cattle Egret, 1 Hen Harrier (male) and 1 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20 Twite - Flint Dock.

Mar 9
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 3 Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier and several Great Egrets - Parkgate.
4 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
30 to 50 Twite - Flint Dock.

Mar 8
10 Red-breasted Merganser on tide - Heswall.
3 Cattle Egret with 30 Little Egret in field by Two Mills pub - north east of Puddington.
At least 3 Short-eared Owl between Cottage Lane (Heswall) and  Parkgate this morning, also 1 grey male Hen Harrier.
1 Wheatear male, 2 Brent Geese, 1 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover displaying, 450 Knot, 107 Pintail, 17 Common Scoter, 1 Merlin - Point of Ayr.

Mar 6
1 Mediterranean Gull near Kerr's field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great Northern Diver off Hilbre.
2 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.

Mar 5
12 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Crossbill flew over railway bridge towards Burton Point - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Green Sandpiper - Shotwick Fields by solar farm.
1 Red Kite over - Parkgate.

Mar 4
1 Twite in Linnet flock in horse paddocks, 1 Mediterranean Gull in s/pl on the shore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
318 Brent Geese betwen Tanskey Rocks and Hilbre (highest count this winter), 4 Eider (2 pr), 404 Curlew, 108 Grey Plover and 1 Peregrine - Hilbre early morning.
26 Brent Geese by Dee SC causeway at high tide - Thurstaston.
6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Mar 3
1 Goosander (redhead) and 3 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Jack Snipe from Marsh Covert Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 2
6 Eider (3 pairs displaying close to island), 300 Sanderling, 1 Stonechat, 4 Goldcrest and 12 Linnet - Hilbre.
3 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.
4000 Knot, 1000 Dunlin, 1450 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 800 Curlew, 6 Raven flew high towards Wales off Heswall at high tide.
5 Hen Harrier ( 2 ad m, ad f, 2 juv f), 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin, 1 Perigrine, 4 Short-eared Owl and 3+ Great Egret - Parkgate.

Mar 1
1 Wheatear by Tower Grounds - New Brighton.
3 Cattle Egret and 11 Little Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.
10-12+ Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 2 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Great Egret and 1 Bittern which showed for about 10 minutes including reacting to a Marsh Harrier by rearing up and puffing its neck feathers out - Parkgate.

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