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April 22
1 Velvet Scoter (brief sighting at 1030am), 3,000 Common Scoter, 3 Whinchat, 29 Wheatear and 1 Marsh Harrier - Leasowe Lighthouse, see lighthousebirding blog for more details and photos.
3 Common Sandpiper, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 960 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
4+ Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit and large movmemnt of Swallows (150/hour) - Red Rocks.
2 Redstart and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - in sea-front gardens - Hoylake.
3 Redstart and 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Hilbre, for more details see http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/

April 21
2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper and 970 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
3 Grasshopper Warbler (all reeling), c50 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Tree Pipit - Red Rocks.
1 Chough - Hilbre, flew west at 9.50am, also 1 Redstart trapped and ringed and 7 Yellow Wagtail and 65+ Willow Warbler.
1 Black Redstart (fem, on old lifeboat staion roof), also 1 Redstart and 1 Grasshopper Warbler in sea-front gardens - Hoylake.
1 Redstart - Lingham Lane, Moreton.
1 Velvet Scoter just off Leasowe Lighthouse at 4.50pm, just 10 metres away, also at Leasowe Lighthouse area - 6 Redstart (4 fem), 3 Whinchat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Little Gull, c50 Sandwich Tern and 3,500 Common Scoter.
1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Heswall Fields.
1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

April 20
670 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Terns, 1 male Redstart and 1 Common Sandpiper - Point of Ayr.
1 Redstart - Hoylake sea-front garden - see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ5MI--p4wQ&feature=youtu.be
3+ Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

April 19
At least 5 Grasshopper Warbler reeling early morning, also 1 Redstart, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Little Ringed Plover -  Red Rocks.
380 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Garganey (pair), also 1 African Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Gayton.
2 Yellow Wagtail - Thurstaston.
3 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Osprey - Hilbre.

April 18
25 Golden Plover, 305 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 17 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank. 1 Greenshank and 1 Raven - Heswall Shore.
470 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
3 Whimbrel - Caldy Shore.
7 Grasshopper Warbler (singing), 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Whimbrel highlights from Red Rocks early morning.
12 Red-throated Diver (3 in full summer plumage), 57 Great-crested Grebe, 11 Guillemot, 19 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 9 Gannet and c1,000 Common Scoter c1000 offshore, 14 Wheatear in paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

April 17
1 Whimbrel, 4 White Wagtail, 50 Sandwich Tern, 1 Short-eared Owl, 9 Wheatear and 8 Gannet - Gronant.
1 Whinchat and 4 House Martin - Burton Marsh.
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler - Red Rocks.

April 16
1 Ring Ouzel (f) by sewage works then flew west, 22 Redpoll, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in Heswall Fields NT with a third at Tinker's Dell and 1 Sedge Warbler by Dungeon Bridge - Heswall/Thurstaston this morning.
1 Osprey, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Tree Pipit - Hilbre, for more details see http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/
2 Whinchat this evening, also 5 Wheatear, 1 Redstart, 2 White Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse area.

April 15
5 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Neston Marsh.
3 Whimbrel, 3 Raven (including pair displaying), 110 Woogpigeon, 63 Redpoll spp, 16 Siskin, 2 Tree pipit and c15 White Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Yellow Wagtail - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

April 14
1 Marsh Harrier (male) and 1 Greenshank (Donkeystand Flash) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Peregrine over Caldy Hill.
2 Garganey (pair), 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Spotted Resahank and 62 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Redstart (male, Lingham Lane), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 38 Sandwich Tern, 17 Gannet and 200+ Common Scoter - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
26 White Wagtail Hoylake Shore, c250 auks flew east including 17 Guillemot and 9 Razorbill which were close enough to ID.
1 Common Sandpiper, c80 Sand Martin and c80 Swallow - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby late afternoon.

April 13
1 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Sand Martin and 12 Swallow - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, this morning, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew past this morning.
8 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling end of Lingham Lane) and 1 Ring Ouzel (briefly)  - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Peregrene and 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands, 1 Little Owl in farmland near reception hide.
12 singing Chiffchaff and 4 singing Blackcap between Parkgate and Thurstaston on the Wirral Way this afternoon.
2 Marsh Harrier over Neston Marsh, 2 Cetti's Warbler heard (one seen briefly) nearby.

April 12
2 Ring Ouzel (males) in field by Coast Guard Station with 2 more (or possibly the same?) along Park Lane, also 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
500+ Common Scoter disturbed by boats - Hoylake Shore before high tide, 1 Redstart in sea-front garden.
82 Black-tailed Godwit flushed by a Peregrine, also 2 White Wagtail - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Redstart caught and ringed on Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin and 16 White Wagtail - Red Rocks.

April 11
1 Lesser Whitethroat by Thurstaston Visitor Centre.
c135 White Wagtail - Hoylake Shore, also 1 Redstart in shore-front garden.
1 Redstart - bottom of Station Road, Burton Marsh.
1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Garganey (male) - Decca Pools, Burton Marsh.
30+ Sandwich Tern flying in to eatuary, 4 Wheatear on marsh - Red Rocks.
17 Sandwich Tern in Mersey mouth, 4 Wheatear and 9 White Wagtail on Dips - New Brighton.
1 Whimbrel this evening, 1 Yellow Wagtail at 4.30pm, also 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 30+ Gannet, 70+ Sandwich Tern, 250 Common Scoter and 12 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.

April 10
46 White Wagtail on beach, 1 Wheatear on rocks and 30+ Gannet and 50+ Common Scoter out to sea - Hoylake Shore this morning.
1 Sedge Warbler, 3 House Martin, 2 Swallow and 6 Sand Martin - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, NOTE - Swift from yesterday NOT confirmed.
1 Redstart in Willow tree - New Hall Lane, Hoylake.
1 Lapland Bunting flew up from near Little Eye and flew towards Hilbre this morning.
63 Sandwich Tern, 35 Gannet, 3 Little Gull and c200 Common Scoter out to sea, 8 Wheatear in paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
12,000 Common Scoter, 85 Gannet and 137 Sandwich Tern, for more details see http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/

April 9
1 Reed Warbler - Red Rocks Marsh, early morning.
4 Wheatear on groyne by Leasowe Lighthouse at 745am.
1 Swift reported but NOT confirmed, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Greenland Wheatear, 6 Willow Warbler and 10+ Swallow - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
20+ White Wagtail on beach - Hoylake Shore.

April 8
1 Redstart - Lingham Lane, Moreton, just past fisheries at 0815am, also 1 Ring Ouzel (fem).
1 Mealy Redpoll - Connah's Quay between Morrisons and Kingston Drive.
1 Glaucous Gull (imm) flew over north end of Hilbre then flew onto East Hoyle Bank at 1045am, also 68 Gannet, 15 Red-throated Diver, 350 Common Gull and 39 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still present, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/
5 House Martin over Inner Marsh Farm.
1 Twite (singing), 1 Spotted Redshank in near s/pl and 1 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
97 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

April 7
3 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler and 2,000 Knot - Thurstaston fields and shore.
67 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

April 5
1 Ring Ouzel - Red Rocks.
6 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Gannet, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver, 87 Great Crested Grebe and c200 Common Scoter - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 fem Marsh Harrier, 1 fem Merlin, 3+ Wheatear and 2 Raven - Burton Marsh.
5 Spotted Redshank - Inner Marsh Farm hide.
1 Osprey over Willaston heading north.
1 Common Whitethroat on Wirral Way by Heswall Golf Course, this evening.
1 Brambling (male) and 3 Siskin on garden feeder at Pine Hey, Neston.
1 Ring Ouzel (male) on house roof near Central Library, Wallasey (photo supplied!).

April 4
1 Ring Ouzel (fem) - Lingham Lane, Moreton, near fisheries.
1 Osprey over Hilbre and West Kirby at 8.40am, then over Leasowe Lighthouse at 9.20am.
1 Ring Ouzel in sand dunes, 1 Green-winged Teal on sea towards Hilbre as tide came in with 400 Teal - Red Rocks.
1 Glaucous Gull off Dove Point, Meols this afternoon.
1,500+ Common Scoter off Hoylake at high tide.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad) and 1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Whitethroat *first of spring* by the Lighthouse, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 220 Great crested Grebes, 5 Red throated Diver and 1 Sandwich tern - Leasowe Lighthouse.

April 3
1 Osprey - seen from Hilbre then on East Hoyle Bank with fish at 9am, also 1 House Martin over Hilbre.
500+ Pink-footed Geese flew north over Hoylake early morning.
2 House Martin over Fender Lane,  Leasowe.
4 Great Northern Diver and 6 Wheatear, possible Slavonian Grebe in poor visibility - Leasowe Lighthouse.
29 Stock Dove on newly ploughed field - Stapledon Wood, Caldy.

April 2
3,470 Pink-footed Geese flew north over NW Wirral at early morning.
57 Black-tailed Godwit and 100 Herring Gull (c80 first year) - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
3 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 9 Swallow, 4 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 1 Peregrine and 150 Common Scoter -  Leasowe Lighthouse.
42 Avocet, 1 Green-winged Teal and 11 Sand Martin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Merlin (f), 150+ Pink-footed Geese flying north, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wheatear and 3 Stock Dove - Outer Burton Marsh by model aero club/Rifle range.

April 1
5 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet and 14 Brent Geese (flyin NW) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Merlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Burton Point, 18 Shoveler at Decca Pools and 850 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
1 Iceland Gull and 12,000 Common Scoter - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/

Mar 31
53 Great Crested Grebe and 8 Red-breasted Merganser off-shore, 9 Swallow over and 3 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin and 2 Red-throated Diver, c70 pale-bellied Brent Geese on Bird Rock - Red Rocks.

Mar 30
2 Swallow over Thurstaston Shore.
1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Sandwich Tern, 400+ Meadow Pipit, 4 White Wagtail, 34 Pied Wagtail, 9 Siskin, 20 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin and 27 Skylark - Leasowe Lighthouse.
50+ Twite - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Greenshank in flash by Aero field, Outer Burton Marsh.
6 Wheatear between Wallasey lifeguard station and Leasowe Bay this morning, also 3 Swallow over.
1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank on shore, 1 White Wagtail and 6 Wheatear in fields - Heswall Shore this morning.

Mar 29
1 House Martin *first of spring* - Gronant sand dunes.
185 Grey Plover, 6 Golden Plover, 2,250 Redshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 6,500 Knot, 560 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and  9 Chiffchaff - Heswall Shore this morning.
13 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Twite and 1 Greenshank - Leasowe Lighthouse.
10 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Little Ringed Plover - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.

Mar 28
3 Wheatear, 20,000 Common Scoter, 20,000 Knot over and c110 Brent Geese - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/
7 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Greenshank, 220+ Common Scoter and 23 Great Crested Grebe - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 26
20 Twite and 2 Wheatear, a few singing Chiffchaffs - Connah's Quay Reserve.
14 Wheatear - Burton Marsh.
6 Wheatear, 1 Peregrine and the Greenshank still on groyne, plenty of Chiffchaffs here and elsewhere - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Grey Wagtail (migrants?) - Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
51 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 25
2 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow and 2 Wheatear - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Eider (pair) and 5,000 Common Scoter - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/

Mar 24
1 Wheatear, 2 Twite and 2 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate Marsh.
42 Avocet and 400 Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Wheatear (male) - Leasowe Bay and Wallasey Golf Course.
2 Stonechat (male) - Wallasey dunes and Golf Course.
15,000 Common Scoter - Hilbre.

Mar 23
2 Wheatear - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, this morning.
6 White Wagtail and 20+ Pied Wagtail in field by Target Road, Heswall, also 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap singing.
3 Wheatear and 1 Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Treecreeper seen from path to Marsh Covert Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
12 Wheatear on muddy scrape in field at Meols end of Hoylake Langfields.

Mar 22
1 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 2 Twite still with linnets, 1 Greenshank, 3 Wheatear and 1 Jay (scarce in spring) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Water Rail, 35 Avocet, 200 Black-tailed Godwit and 1,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20 Little Gull, 1 Fulmar, 2 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/

Mar 21
1 Merlin, 5+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 1 White Wagtail -
280 Pink-footed Geese close in to prom, 1 Merlin and 1 Hen Harrier which killed a small rodent - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Willow Warbler in garden halfway up Black Horse Hill, West Kirby.
6+ Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 20
1 Sand Martin (first of spring) over Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby this morning.
2 Twite (with Linnet flock), 1 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail and 1 Greenshank - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 19
6 Swallow (first of spring!!) - Connah's Quay Dock.
2 Twite in horse paddock and 1 Greenshank on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse, also 1 Goshawk which unfortunately was seen to be wearing jesses so a falconer's escape (see photos - http://lighthousebirding.blogspot.co.uk/).
1 Water Pipit seen from Inner Marsh Farm hide.
400 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands this evening.

Mar 18
12 Red-throated Diver, 23 Little Gull and 11 Gannet - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/
50+ Twite - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
2 Twite and 2 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 17
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 410 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 40+ Avocet and 55 Tufted Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 16
5 Little Gull (first of spring), 11 Gannet (first of spring), 22 Red-throated Diver and 3,000+ Common Scoter - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see
http://www.hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
12 Purple Sandpiper and 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser - New Brighton Marine Lake.
c5000 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 590 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, 2 Northern Wheatear - Heswall Shore on the rising tide.
2 Twite, c100 Meadow Pipit including a leucistic bird, 1 Greenshank and 25 Redwing - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Hen Harrier (adult grey male and ringtail) and 60 Common Gull - Parkgate Marsh.

Mar 15
1 Merlin and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Stint and 36+ Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
625 Curlew, 4800 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1200 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine - Heswall Shore on the rising tide.

Mar 14
1 Water Rail, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 32 Avocet on main scrape and 200+ Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands, note that Willow Warbler here on 12th was seen AND heard so is a confirmed record.

Mar 13
1 Ring Ouzel (male) - Bispham Drive, Meols (off Heron Road), this morning.
Various reports of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps in song despite the foggy and overcast weather.
Several Siskins and Redwings recorded - Hilbre.
25 Redwing and c45 Meadow Pipit, 1 Greenshank on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 12
50+Avocets (including ones at IMF), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Willow Warbler (first of spring - heard and seen) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wheatear - bottom of Station Road, Burton Marsh.
2 Twite in the horse paddocks, 1 Peregrine on beach and 29 Redwing (many in summer plumage) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Red-breasted Merganser - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate Marsh.

Mar 11
1 Redwing singing along the Wirral Way, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over the marsh - Parkgate.
1 Merlin near Middle Eye, also 1 Great Tit which is a rare visitor - Hilbre.
30+ Avocet, 280 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 1 Merlin and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Twite in the horse paddocks, 224 Grey Plover on the beach - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 10
1 Wheatear (first of spring, a week earlier than last year), 2 Twite, 18 Skylark and 34 Meadow Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse, at mid-day.
14 Common Snipe - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
Several reports of singing Chiffchaffs.

Mar 9
1 Snow Bunting on Middle Eye then flew over main island - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
7 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 8
1 White Wagtail (first of spring, six days earlier than last year) - Hilbre, also 3 Grey Wagtail, c50 Brent Geese (pale bellied), 2+ Purple Sandpiper, 1 Merlin and 1 Sparrowhawk (caught and ringed).
2 Twite in horse paddocks and 1 Peregrine on beach  - Leasowe Lighthouse.
16 Common Snipe - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Mar 7
19 Common Snipe - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Twite in horse paddocks and 1 Peregrine on beach  - Leasowe Lighthouse.
39 Stock Dove - in stubble field below Stapledon Wood, Caldy.

Mar 6
2 Twite in horse paddocks, also 9 Siskin over and 1 Peregrine  - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 5
2 Twite in horse paddocks, also c30 Linnet, 15 MeadowPipit, 17 Pied Wagtail and 4 Skylark  - Leasowe Lighthouse.
70 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Avocet, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Eider (2 males) off Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 4
2 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
60-70 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Twite - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 3
27,000+ Common Scoter off Hilbre at high tide, also 27 Red-throated Diver and  65 Great Crested Grebe.
For short video of the Scoters - click here (courtesy of Hilbre Bird Observtory and Steve Williams).
5 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin off golf course, 3 Water Rail and 7 Rock Pipit at Old Baths, 2 Merlin at Riverbank Road -  Parkgate/Gayton/Riverbank Road over high tide.
c3,000 Pink-footed Geese mostly off Neston.
1 Green-winged Teal - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 2
2 Water Rail, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 6 Common Buzzard, 7+ Short-eared Owl (off golf course), 3 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 4,500 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate/Gayton/Riverbank Road over high tide, also 2 Hares and a fox.
1 Twite and 1 Peregrine - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (imm male) - Point of Ayr.
1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Avocet and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier grey male flew south , 1 Peregrine male flew south, 1 Jack Snipe plus large numbers of Pink-footed Geese on the tide (2,000+) - Neston Marsh (Moorside Lane).
15 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake, before high tide.

Mar 1
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Merlin and 2 Short eared Owl - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
18 Purple Sandpiper, 250 Redshank, 200 Turnstone and 50 Dunlin - New Brighton Marine Lake.
3,000+ Common Scoter off Hilbre at high tide.
1 Snow Bunting - Flint Dock.
2 Twite - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Click here to see Archived latest sightings from September 2000.