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February Newsletter now published on this website featuring The Mysterious Pallas's Warbler.

Feb 10
1 Surf Scoter (male) off Derby Pool, Wallasey shore at high tide, watched for 45 minutes in very good light.
5 Short-eared Owl - Riverbank Road, Heswall over high tide.
1 Jack Snipe flushed by tide and 1 Short-eared Owl - West Kirby Marsh.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
1 Great Northern Diver and c500 Dunlin on the rocks - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Feb 9
5 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), and 1 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall over high tide.
11 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 340 Turnstone, 280 Redshank and 150 Dunlin on the pontoon at New Brighton Marine Lake at high tide.
1 Barn Owl being mobbed by Magpies and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands, late afternoon.

Feb 8
6 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 290 Pink-footed Geese with a further c2,000 Pink-footed Geese off Parkgate and Neston - Riverbank Road, Heswall over high tide.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.

Feb 7
7 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
8 Siskin coming to garden feeder - Irby.
2 Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay.

Feb 5
1 probable Willow Tit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Merlin, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 16 Siskin, 4 Brambling and 2 Lesser Redpoll - Shotton Pools Nature Reserve (Permit only).
40 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Feb 4
1 Little Gull (1st winter) and 1 hooded/carrion crow hybrid (but probably only 1/4 hooded) on beach - New Brighton.
1 White-fronted Geese with pink-footed geese - Burton Marsh.
1 Marsh Harrier (imm male), 65 Twite and 2 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Barn Owl and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.

Feb 2
1 White-fronted Goose with 3,100 Pink-footed Geese behind Decca Pools, Burton Marsh.
10 Shoveler - flooded field by Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
55 Twite, 1 Brent Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose and 1 Goldeneye - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Barn Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Water Pipit in field next to Neston Sewage Works.

Feb 1
3 Great White Egret and 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 31
1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Shore.
1 Peregrine chashing waders off Leasowe Lighthouse.

Jan 29
1 Great Northern Diver south end this morning -  West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl flew from Hilbre in the morning, later flushed from Middle Eye in the afternoon and presumably the same one in dunes at Red Rocks a few mintutes later.
3 Great White Egret and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.

Jan 28
70 Twite and 5 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great Northern Diver (north end) and 1 Peregrine having a go at roosting Dunlin - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Marsh Harrier (fem) and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate this aternoon.

Jan 27
1 Fulmar - Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier over Connah's Quay Reserve this morning.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake. 30+ Brent Geese flew past towards Hilbre.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Merlin (fem) and 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
70+ Turnstone; 130+ Dunlin; 10+ Purple Sandpiper; c300 Redshank; 1 Greenshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) very close views at Parkgate.

Jan 26
9 Purple Sandpiper, 550 Redshank, 250 Turnstone, 120 Dunlin and 1 Greenshank on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
c50 Brent Geese off Riverbank Road, Heswall, over high tide.
1 Jack Snipe flushed by the tide at West Kirby Marsh.

Jan 25
1 Great Northern Diver south end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine which put up c1,000 Lapwing - Parkgate Marsh.

Jan 24
2 Raven displaying over woods by Cottage Loaf pub, Thurstaston.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
4 Greenshank (flushed by a Buzzard), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven and 1 Stonechat - Parkgate Marsh.

Jan 23
1 Velvet Scoter (fem) and 18 Goldeneye off Hoylake.
1 Peregrine very low over the gull roost of c1,500 Black-headed Gull, 400 Common Gull, 200 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 500 Herring Gull, also 250 Curlew and 50 Shelduck - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
130 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Merlin, 159 Golden Plover, 600 Dunlin, 650 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 95 Bar-tailed Godwit - Heswall Shore at high tide.
1 Firecrest in bushes by footbridge - Neston Sewage Works.
1 Marsh Harrier off Decca Pools, Burton.
104 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cettis Warbler, 1 Lesser Redpol, and 1 Water Rail - Shotton Pools Nature Reserve (permit only).

Jan 22
2 Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver and 2 Red-breasted Merganser flew west past Meols at high tide.
c500 Pink-footed Geese on marsh off Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Great Northern Diver and a Brent Goose feeding in the boat launch area north-end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 21
1 Water Pipit and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Old Quay.

Jan 20
45+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Short-eared Owl hunting over Red Rocks Marsh this afternoon.
1 Long-eared Owl and 20 Siskin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20 Whooper Swan and 6+ Bewick's Swan seen from Burton Point view point.
1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Goldeneye and 3 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
c50 Brent Geese flew onto Tanskey Rocks from Hilbre.

Jan 18
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goldeneye and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 17
1 Great Northern Diver and 4 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
4 Ruff, 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail and 1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Raven - Parkgate Marsh.
7 Whooper Swan on hte marsh off Gayton.

Jan 16
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
3 Whooper Swan, 2 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 1 Long-eared Owl and c20 Golden Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Water Pipit and 2 Stonechat - Neston Old Quay.
80+ Collared Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Stonechat by Neston Sewage Works.

Jan 15
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake (north end).
8 Purple Sandpiper,  1 Greenshank, 80 Turnstone and 270 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.
700 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Raven - Heswall Shore.

Jan 14
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake (south end).

Jan 13
1 Peregrine dropped an Oystercatcher which was then eaten by a Great Skua, also 800+ Common Scoter and 5+ Red-throated Diver - Hilbre.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake (south end at 9am).
1 Pallas's Warbler
this morning - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore (wellies required) or along Broad Lane - note that bird is getting very elusive and it's worth searching the hedge down to the reed bed.
11 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Heswall Marsh.
2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
2 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 12
1 Great Northern Diver (1220hrs) and 1 Little Auk (1345hrs) flew west past Hoylake.
1 Pallas's Warbler
 - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore (wellies required) or along Broad Lane - note that bird is getting very elusive and it's worth searching the hedge down to the reed bed.
11 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 460 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Jan 11
1 Pallas's Warbler this afternoon - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore (wellies required) or along Broad Lane.
1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.
24+ Skylak and 6 Rock Pipit - West Kirby Marsh.
450 Pink-footed Geese on marsh off Target Road, Heswall.
394 Great Crested Grebe and 3,000+ Common Scoter off Hoylake and Meols at high tide.
2 Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 10
1 Little Auk - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Pallas's Warbler - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore (wellies required) or along Broad Lane.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, 3 Eider on sea off Marine Lake.
2 Black Swan, 7 Whooper Swan, 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Great White Egret and 1 Merlin - Burton Marsh.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
12 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake at high tide.

Jan 9
1 Pallas's Warbler - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
Several thousand Common Scoter off shore at high tide - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver and 4 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1,800 Cormorant flew out of estuary between 8 and 9am, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 3 Scaup - Hilbre.
c1100 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine - Heswall Marsh.
1 Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay near stream.

Jan 8
1 Pallas's Warbler - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
450 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Peregrine, 107 Golden Plover, 500 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl over, 25 Common Snipe, 130 Oystercatcher, 115 Redshank and 120 Lapwing - flooded field next to Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 7
1 Pallas's Warbler - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
2 Little Gull in river mouth, 9 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton just after high tide.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan  6
1 Pallas's Warbler - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
110 Teal, 185 Pintail, 1 Merlin, 136 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 235 Bar-tailed Godwit - Heswall.
23 Common Snipe - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Great White Egret, 2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Point.

Jan 5
1 Pallas's Warbler
and 1 Firecrest - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
18 Goldeneye off East Hoyle Bank (Hoylake) at low tide.
1 Great Northern Diver and 10 Brent Geese - West Kirby Marine Lake.
30 Brent Geese by the causeway - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Merlin, 2 Water Rail and c600 Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Bewick's Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Black Swan, 70 Fieldfare and 2 Stonechat - Burton Marsh.

Jan 4
1 Pallas's Warbler and 1 Firecrest - Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
1 Jack Snipe flushed from wooden walkway - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Great Northern Diver - south end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 3
1 Pallas's Warbler
- with Chiifchaffs in hedge by Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works) - park at the car park at the end of Banks Road (adjacent to Sheldrake's Restaurant), walk to Sewage works along the shore or along Broad Lane.
28 Little Egret flew out of roost at Heswall Fields at first light.
400 Pink-footed Geese - Heswall Marsh.
280 Pink-footed Geese in fields east of Dungeon Bridge - Wirral Way, Thurstaston.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 2
1 Pallas's Warbler - with Chiifchaffs in hedge by Target Road, Heswall (near sewage works).
1 Great Northern Diver, south end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 1
1 Great Northern Diver (halfway along and near the prom at 11am) and 1 Rock Pipit - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Long-eared Owl, 2 Goosander, 2 Bewick's Swan and 30 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
90 Pink-footed Geese, 160 Pintail 70 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 171 Golden Plover, 3000 Knot, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Raven - Heswall Shore at low tide.

Dec 31
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Great White Egret and  2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
1,000 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at dawn - Hilbre.

Dec 30
1 Green-winged Teal, 2 Ruff, 1 Water Rail, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Shag, 1 Common Scoter (fem), 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 140 Turnstone at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Snow Bunting south end of West Kirby Marsh.

Dec 29
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3,000 Pink-footed Geese - Neston Old Quay.
2 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Green-winged Teal on Reception Scrape, also 1 Long-eared Owl in flight briefly, 1 Water Rail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Snow Bunting on beach - Thurstaston.

Dec 28
1 Short-eared Owl, 75 Pale Bellied Brent Geese, 460 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Spotted Redshank and 36 Snipe - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.

Dec 27
1 Great Skua over (photographed), 1 Purple Sandpiper in wader roost, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
9 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 500 Redshank, 150 Turnstone and 80 Dunlin - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Red-throated Diver, 450 Common Scoter and 378 Great Crested Grebe over high tide, 49 Pink-footed Geese over - Leasowe Lighthouse.

1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Long-eared Owl and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.
1 Short-eared Owl on Middle Eye, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throated Diver and 4,000 Common Scoter - Hilbre.

Dec 26
70 Pink-footed Geese, 68 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 275 Teal, 14 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1000 Redshank, 400 Curlew, 2 Short-eared Owl, 160 Skylark - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.

Dec 24
12 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Raven flew low along Parade, 1,900 Lapwing and 1 Greenshank - Parkgate Marsh.

Dec 23
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Greenshank and 32 Stock Dove - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 500 Dunlin, 1,300 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Raven - Heswall Marsh/Shore over high tide.
50+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great Northern Diver reported this morning - West Kirby Marine Lake.
78 Brent Geese - Thurstaston Shore off Dee Sailing Club.
180 Pink-footed Geese in fields below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
3 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Dec 22
1 Great Northern Diver by pontoons at north end at 9.30am, 4 Brent Geese on lake at 10.15am - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Barn Owl showing well late afternoon by Leasowe Lighthouse.

Dec 21
1 Marsh Harrier, 600 Lapwing, 166 Golden Plover, 1000 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 205 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1f Stonechat - Heswall Shore on the ebbing tide.

Dec 20
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, by pontoons at north end, also 1 Shag and 1 Peregrine after roosting Redshank.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Marsh.
2 Great White Egret and 2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
1 Cetti's Warbler calling by Burton Point.
1 Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and at least 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Barn Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Water Rail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
400 Bar-tailed Godwit - Leasowe Bay.

Dec 19
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Short-eared Owl flew inland from Leasowe Lighthouse this morning.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 18
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Green Sandpiper in front of Reception hide, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 100 Linnet and 2 Twite, also a very brief glimpse of a probable Ring-necked Parakeet - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 17
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flushed 27 Stock Dove - Parkgate Marsh.

Dec 16
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
440 Pink-footed Geese, 730 Pintail, 200 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 600 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 33 Bar-tailed Godwit - Heswall Shore/Marsh.
3 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Dec 15
1 Long-tailed Duck - Hilbre.
1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye and 1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Twite on saltmarsh, c11,000 Knot and c7,000 Dunlin in high tide roost - West Kirby Shore.

Dec 14
1 Lapland Bunting and 110 Brent Geese - Little Eye.
1 Long-tailed Duck flew past north end - Hilbre.
100+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great Northern Diver showing well at north end at 9am,also 4 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Merlin, 1 Greenshank, 165 Golden Plover, c400 Teal and c500 Pintail- Heswall Shore. 2 Chiffchaff by sewage works (Target Road).
850 Pink-footed Geese on the marsh, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Peregrine - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
400 Grey Plover, 6,000 Knot  and 4,000 Dunlin, 2 Twite on the marsh - West Kirby Shore.
13 Snipe - Gilroy flooded field, West Kirby.
3 Great White Egret and 2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Dec 13
1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye and 6 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
184 Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore/Little Eye, 8,840 Dunlin on the shore.

Dec 12
1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 9 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier,  1 Water Rail and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 11
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
440 Sanderling, 420 Grey Plover, 5,100 Dunlin and 1,300 Knot - Hoylake Shore at high tide, 400 Cormorant on the tide edge as the tide came in.
1 Green Sandpiper in front of Reception hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
374 Pintail and 223 Pink-footed Geese which flew over from the north - Thurstaston Shore.

Dec 10
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver, also 5 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 9
2 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Dec 8
215 Pink-footed Geese, 650 Lapwing, 140 Golden Plover, 800 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Raven - Heswall Shore over high tide.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 4 Blavk Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.

Dec 7
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 6
1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Long-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine 2 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands, 31 Little Egret in nearby field by Puddington Lane.
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and a pair of Stonechat - Denhall Quay.
143 Pink-footed Geese in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston (seen from Wirral Way).
76 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Dec 5
2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
316 Pink-footed Geese feeding in fields below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston (seen from Wirral Way).
1 Long-eared Owl (along IMF path), 1 Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 1f Goosander - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 4
1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 9 Red-breasted Merganser, Mergansers fishing cooperatively - West Kirby Marine Lake.
200 Pink-footed Geese over West Kirby heading into estuary.
235 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Water Rail heard - south end of Parkgate Marsh.

Dec 3
750 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
66 Pink-footed Geese feeding in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston (seen from Wirral Way).

Dec 2
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
109 Pink-footed Geese feeding in field below Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston (seen from Wirral Way).
1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Little Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Water Rail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 1
1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning.
1 Long-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Snow Bunting on the sea defence by Leasowe Lighthouse.

Nov 30
1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 5 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning showing well despite appalling weather.
1 Pomarine Skua (adult) - Hoylake Shore this afternoon.
1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 29
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, also 120 Redshank and 100 Turnstone in wader roost on rocks.
1 Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
1 Great Skua on Hoylake Beach at 1250pm, also a good wader roost at high tide including c180 Bar-tailed Godwit.
1 Pomarine Skua flew out of River Mersey plus possible Grey Phalarope, also 1 Great Skua - New Brighton.
1 Great Skua flew east - Leasowe Gunsite.

Nov 28
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning.
1 juv Pomarine Skua west past Derby Pool, Wallasey Shore at 1120am.
1 Greenshank, 6+ Purple Sandpiper and 200 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.

 Nov 27
52+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Red-throated Diver between 9.30 and 10am at least, also 12 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Yellowhammer - Gilroy, West Kirby.
82 Brent Geese, c 2800 Shelduck, c1000 Pintail, c250 Wigeon, c250 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Water Rail, 24 Snipe, c200 Skylark - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.
7 Bewick's Swan and 2 Black Swan - Broken Bank/Aero Club Outer Burton Marsh.
1 Jack Snipe flew off West Kirby marsh this morning.

Nov 26
1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shag, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake this morning.
1 Great White Egret, 2 Water Rail calling - south end of Parkgate Marsh.
2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Marsh.
146 Great Black-backed Gull in gull roost at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
22 Pink-footed Geese, 57 Brent Geese, 240 Wigeon, 125 Teal, 1 imm Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 27 Little Egret, 2 Raven - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.

Nov 25
1 Red-throated Diver - south end of West Kirby Marine Lake this afternoon, also 4 Goldeneye and 5 Red-breated Merganser earlier.
55 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Great White Egret, 1 imm Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 28 Snipe - Riverbank Road, Heswall at high tide.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1,800 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 40+ Knot, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Merlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Barn Owl - Parkgate Old Baths late afternoon.

Nov 24
50+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Nov 23
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
1 1st winter Marsh Harrier, 1 ad f Hen Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 235 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, 35 Skylark - Heswall Shore.
2 Raven over, 380 Pintail, 3,000 Knot and 320 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore after high tide.
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.

Nov 22
2 Great White Egret, 2 Merlin (on posts), 2 Marsh Harrier and 6 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh, this afternoon.
18 Pink-footed Geese, 710 Lapwing, 152 Golden Plover, 3000 Oystercatcher, 1300 Dunlin, 4000 Knot, 340 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 310 Black-tailed Godwit, 145 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff - Heswall Shore on ebbing tide.

Nov 21
1 Leach's Petrel drifiting east, 2 Great Skua, 1 Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver - Hilbre this morning.
2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Guillemot - New Brighton early morning.
1 Mediterranean Gull off Harrison Drive, Wallasey shore.
1 Gannet close inshore - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Merlin flew west over East Hoyle Bank and 1 Snow Bunting flew west past Lifeboat Station - Hoylake Shore.
1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Pomarine Skua over Burton Marsh at 1220pm, mobbed by Marsh Harrier and flew towards Flint, also 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) over Decca Pools.

Nov 20
1 Leach's Petrel, 12+ Kittiwake and 1 Fulmar - New Brighton, between 9am and 10am, 1 Ring-billed Gull at about 2pm, also 6 Leach's Petrel,  1 Storm Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Little Gull and 1 Mediterranean Gull this afternoon.
1 Leach's Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Great Skua and 2 Eider - Hilbre this morning.
8 Leach's Petrel - Leasowe Gunsite this afternoon.

Nov 19
1 probable Long-tailed Skua - New Brighton, also a probable there yesterday.
1 Merlin, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3+ Guillemot and a few hundred Common Scoter - Hilbre between 9am and 10am.
1 Pochard - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
1 Merlin flew from fields over the cliff at Thurstaston.
1 Hen Harrier 'ringtail', 3 Short eared Owl, 2 Merlin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit, 140 Fieldfare and 40 Redwing - Neston Old Quay.
1 Long-tailed Skua - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Great Skua and 1 Gannet - Hoylake Shore late afternoon.

Nov 18
6+ Great Skua with some spectacular aerobatics with them attacking gulls and cormorants, also 4+ Gannet - Hoylake Shore late afternoon.
9+ Great Skua, 1 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Shag, 36 Kittiwake, 22 Gannet, 142 Brent Geese (including 3 dark-bellied) and 800+ Common Scoter - Hilbre late afternoon.
1 Little Gull close in to embankment - Leasowe Bay late afternoon.
1 Snow Bunting on sea wall near coastguard station - Dove Point, Meols.
1 Snow Bunting by Leasowe Castle between 1pm and 3pm.
c30 Fieldfare feeding on berries in Deeside Industrial Park.
1 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier and 1,800 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.

Nov 17
2 Short-eared Owl in field adjacent to Hilbre High School, West Kirby, this afternoon.
1 Peregrine, 109 Golden Plover, 480 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore this morning.
440 Pintail, 1400 Knot, 130 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore this morning.
2 (poss 3) Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua nad 12+ Gannet - Hoylake Shore late afternoon.
1 Pochard (male) and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 16
1 Leach's Petrel, 2 Great Skua and 2 Long-tailed Duck, large number of Kittiwakes moving west with some Gannets, Fulmars and Manx Shearwater but distant - Hoylake Shore as tide came in.
1 Leach's Petrel at 3.30pm, also 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 5 Great Skua plus another Skua spp. , 2 Razorbill, 2 Shag and 350+ Kittiwake - Hilbre.
2 Short-eared Owl in field adjacent to Hilbre High School, West Kirby, hunting there for most of the afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2+ Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay, also 1 Brambling in hedge.

Nov 15
1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Shag (juv) flew west, 120 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 750 Sanderling, 4,300 Knot and 1,200 Dunlin in wader roost, gull roost about half yesterday's masive number and included 1 Mediterranean Gull and 86 Great Black-backed Gull - Hoylake Shore during high tide birdwatch, 1 Leach's Petrel seen earlier but distant.
1 Great Skua - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Leach's Petrel this afternoon - Leasowe Lighthouse.
144 Brent Geese at high tide on West Kirby Marsh.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Barn Owl late afternoon - Parkgate.
Great views of 2 Short-eared Owls, also 1 Barn Owl, 1 Brambling, 1 Green Woodpecker and 43 Pied Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Brambling - Grange Cemetry, West Kirby.

Nov 14
1 Snow bunting (male) - on sand at Dove Point, Meols at 9.30am, flew west.
1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
At least 2 Great Skua off north Wirral this morning.
5 Great Skua and 14 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
One of the Great Skuas flushed about 6,000 Herring Gull off the sea and onto Hoylake shore at high tide making a total of 8,000, plus 1 Mediterranean Gull, c70 Great Black-backed Gull, c800 Common Gull, c500 Lesser Black-backed and c500 Black-headed Gull, waders a bit distant but estimated as 60 Ringed Plover, 350 Redshank, 50 Grey Plover, 100 Sanderling, 700 Dunlin and 1,000 Knot, also 1 Long-tailed Duck (female) flew west - Hoylake Shore during high tide birdwatch.
1 Long-tailed Duck (male) - Red Rocks.
3 Brent Geese - Thurstaston shore on rising tide.
5 Purple Sandpiper, 140 Turnstone, 280 Redshank and 1 Knot on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
4,000 Dunlin, 4,000 Oystercatcher, 170 Sanderling, 375 Grey Plover and 95 Brent Geese - West Kirby Shore.

Nov 13
6 Leach's Petrel off Leasowe.

2,300 Black-tailed Godwit on main scrape, 15 Knot, 20 Dunlin, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull and 3 Great Skua, also 300 Sanderling and 200 Dunlin - Hoylake Shore around high tide.
3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate Marsh.

Nov 12
1 Greenshank and 360 Pintail - Heswall Shore.
1 Great White Egret south end of Parkgate Prom.
1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier, c3,000 Black-tailed Godwit, c2,500 Redshank, 9 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtail - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Nov 10
2,350 Shelduck, 225 Pintail, 580 Lapwing, 1,145 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 265 Black-tailed Godwit, 430 Curlew -  on rising tide.
1 Great White Egret, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier (fem and male),1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay late afternoon.
1 Firecrest, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Goldeneye, and 1 Pochard at Cop Hole, Outer Burton Marsh.
1 Firecrest (possibly the same bird as above), 16 Snipe, and 2 Cetti's Warbler at Shotton Pools Nature Reserve.

Nov 9
4 Marsh Harrier (on two occasions), 1 Short-eared Owl and c1,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 8
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Water Rail calling and 1 Brambling flew south - south end of Parkgate Prom.
2 Crossbill, 3 Brambling, 2 Siskin, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine and 2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
8,000 Teal (a new reserve record), 1 Goosander, 3 Marsh Harrier (all at same time), 1 Siskin, 1 Peregrine and 4 Cetti's Warbler ( 1 screening, 1 bridge screen, 1 in bushes by fields, 1 IMF/Border Pool) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Bewick's Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Siskin and 1 Merlin at 'Cop Hole', outer Burton Marsh.

Nov 7
1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 600 Pink-footed Geese over at dusk to roost on saltmarsh and 1 Cetti's Warbler calling from opposite sheep pens - Burton Point this afternoon.

Nov 6
3 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 3+ Short-Eared Owl, 2+ Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
85 Golden Plover and 1 Raven - Heswall Shore.

Nov 4
5 Short-eared Owl, 4 Hen Harrier (ringtails, seen at the same time), 3 Peregrine and 1 Merlin, also the Black Swan has returned - Denhall Quay.
1 Short-eared Owl over Greasby.
20+ Twite and 1 Brambling in mixed finch flock, 3,000 Pintail on the far side of the channel - Bagillt Marsh.
3 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 2 Goldeneye (first returning), and 3 Green Sandpiper - Shotton Lagoons.
1 Smew (redhead) on pool, 3 Pochard (males), 150 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper and 500 Pink-footed Geese over - Rifle Range pool/Broken Bank.
2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.
2 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Old Baths, Parkgate Marsh.

Nov 3
1 probable 2nd winter White-tailed Eagle seen from the West Hide at Connah's Quay Reserve at 1250pm, landed behind the Ash Pool then flew low behind reed bed before disappearing and wasn't relocated.
2 Great White Egret, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), also small but steady visible migration including 45 Redwing and 20 Fieldfare - Parkgate Marsh.
200 Bar-tailed Godwit on the shore, visible migration included 37 Chaffinch, 18 Siskin , 10 Skylark, 27 Blackbird, 8 Song Thrush and 5 Redwing - Leasowe Lighthouse, for more details see Lighthouse Blog.

Nov 2
110 Pintail, 490 Black-tailed Godwit and c1,000 Shelduck close to the beach as the tide came in - Thurstaston Shore.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Nov 1
3 Bewick's Swan, 4,000 Teal and 3,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Oakenholt Marsh.
20+ Twite, 1,700 Redshank, 13 Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank and 1 Peregrine - Connah's Quay Reserve.
3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Jack Snipe - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Hen Harrier (ring-tail), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank and 2 Great White Egret, and hundreds of Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate Marsh, this afternoon.
10,000 Dunlin, 3,500 Oystercatcher, 1000 Knot, 600 Sanderling, 350 Curlew, 160 Grey Plover and 1 Golden Plover on shore, also 14 Brent Geese and 1 Short-eared Owl over the marsh - West Kirby Shore.
1 Great White Egret, 5 Short-eared Owl, 2 Peregrine and at least 2 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier (others seen through fog!) - Denhall Quay.

Oct 31
4,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 1,500 Knot, 1,000 Dunlin and 1 Peregrine - Point of Ayr.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret and 2 Jack Snipe - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Firecreat and 1 Short-eared Owl - Red Rocks.

Oct 30
4+ Red-throated Diver on sea, 1 Short-eared Owl flew up from the marsh - Red Rocks, presumably Short-eared Owl was the same one seen from Hilbre.
2 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate Marsh.
2 Jack Snipe and 1 Goshawk (male) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (a dark looking ringtail) - Denhall Quay.
2 Peregrine, 2 Merlin, 2 Great White Egret and 17 Brent Geese - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Oct 29
3 Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier and 3 Hen Harrier - Burton Marsh.
21 Spotted Redshank on bunded pools at high tide - Connah's Quay Reserve, still large numbers of wildfowl.
3 Great White Egret and 2+ Short-eared Owl - Parkgate to Cottage Lane over high tide.
100+ Fieldfare and 12+ Redwing in trees by RLGC at Pinfold Lane, West Kirby late afternoon.
1 drake Eider and 12 Brent Geese out beyond the marsh, also 1 Great White Egret and 1 Peregrine - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Oct 28
2 Short-eared Owl off Cottage Lane/Heswall Golf Course at high tide.
3 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Goldcrest and 1 Short-eared Owl - Red Rocks.
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Water Rail, 1 Merlin, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 4 Great White Egret and 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate Marsh.
2 Red-throated Diver, 990 Common Scoter and 360 Great Crested Grebe off Hoylake Shore, large gull roost included 4,600 Herring Gull and 90 Great Black-backed Gull.

Oct 27
6,000 Teal, 5,000 Pintail, plus 2,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 1,200 Dunlin, 170+ Twite feeding close to West Hide, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Rock Pipit and 1 Kingfisher - Connah's Quay Reserve over high tide.
800 Sanderling, 360 Knot, 300 Dunlin, 31 Grey Plover, 95 Great Black-backed Gull and 3,400 Herring Gull - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Hen Harrier and 3 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
400 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier and 250 Pink-footed Geese  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
84 Brent Geese on West Kirby Marsh at high tide.

Oct 26
62 Twite by West Hide, 1 Green Sandpiper and 11 Spotted Redshank, 1 Guillemot in the R Dee channel - Connah's Quay Reserve.
3 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate, 2 Hen Harrier over the marsh and 1 Richard's Pipit flew over towards Neston Reedbed this morning, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) this evening.
1,200 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Brambling (pair), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Jack Snipe by first screen, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard) by Broken Bank/Sealand Ranges.

Oct 25
1 probable Olive-backed Pipit, flew over and identified on call and size - Newton heading towards Caldy/Thurstaston.
2 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton, on sea defence at high tide.
3 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
450 Pink-footed Geese on Gayton Marsh.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Bewick's Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Greenshank on sea defence, 1 Whimbrel over and 1 Mediterranean Gull on sand - Leasowe Lighthouse, see details on Leasowe Blog.
1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Whooper Swan over - Hilbre.
2 Great White Egret, 4 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Oct 24
1 Marsh Harrier over Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, heading towards Thurstaston, late afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

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1 Garganey (juv) and 2,300 Black-tailed Godwit  - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
350 Shelduck around the islands as tide went out, 2 Gannet, 1 Razorbill, 4 Rock Pipit and 64 Brent Geese - highlights from Hilbre for more details see Hilbre Obs Blog.
1 Greenshank, 500 Redshank, 50 Turnstone and 50 Dunlin on groyne, 1 Firecrest by the duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse, see details and photos on Leasowe Blog.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 22
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Kingfisher and 1 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Garganey (juv) - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Oct 21
21 Twite and 1 Kingfisher - Connah's Quay Reserve.
78 Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Oct 20
1 Garganey (juv), 1,300 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Knot and 32 Moorhen - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Wheatear and 1 Greenshank on groyne, 2 Raven over, 1 Firecrest and 40 Goldcrest - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Marsh Harrier (imm) hunting over marsh, 1 Greenshank on Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.
250 Redwing over Newton this morning.

Oct 19
1,200 Common Scoter and 600+ Great Crested Grebe on flat calm sea off Hoylake/Red Rocks at high tide.
2 Great White Egret, 4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay this afternoon.
c40 Redwing over Heswall this morning.
1 Short-eared Owl (flushed from grass), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Guillemot and 58 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 18
1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher on groyne, 2 Brambling over, 6 Redwing flew in off the sea - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Garganey (juv) and 1,840 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Rail heard - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
c50 Fieldfare over Thurstaston Hill, also several reports of Redwings in Wirral over the past few days.

Oct 17
1 Garganey (juv) - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
3 Great White Egret and 3 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Peregrine and 1 Brambling - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Eider and 1 Scaup on the sea, 7 Gannet flew past the island and 1 Short-eared Owl landed in the Telegraph House Garden - highlights form Hilbre for more details see the Hilbre Obs Blog.
2 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh this evening.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay, late afternoon.
1 Green Sandpiper - Decca Pools.

Oct 16
4 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier - Burton Marsh.
1 Garganey (juv), 1,500 Black-tailed Godwit and 80+ Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, also 2 Water Rail calling from ponds.
c1,000 Black-headed Gull in ploughed field next to Newton playing fields.

Oct 15
1 Spoonbill (adult), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier and 2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh/Point.
1,600 Black-tailed Godwit and 92 Knot (site record and exceptional count for an inland site) - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Oct 14

4 Great White Egret and c.300 little egrets flew out of roost after first light, 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Merlin,  60+ Redwing, 1 Green Sandpiper and  1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands, 600 Pink-footed Geese came into roost.

Oct 13
500+ Great Crested Grebe between Red Rocks and Dove Point at high tide, excellent visibilty but just too much of a sea running for accurate count.
30 Redwing and 2 Sparrowhawk - Caldy Hill.
1,640 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Lapwing, 4 Snipe and 3 Shoveler - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
820 Dunlin, 80 Turnstone and 100+ Redshank on rocks as tide came in - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Lapland Bunting, flew west this morning - Hoylake.
2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 probable Pectoral Sandpiper (flushed out of marsh by Sparrowhawk), 2 Little Stint, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Crossbill (over), 20 Siskin - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 12
1 Firecrest and 15 Goldcrest - highlights form Hilbre for more details see the Hilbre Obs Blog.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Red Rocks this morning.
1 Bewick's Swan, first returning bird - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 11
1 Slavonian Grebe in gutter then flew towards north end - Hilbre.
1 Great White Egret (ID confirmed) on groyne until tide came in, also 1 Kingfisher there seen to catch four sand eels, 14+ Golden Plover on sand bank before tide came in, 2 Grey Wagtail in paddocks and another by bridge along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse, also report of 1 Great White Egret on groyne until tide came in.
1 Spotted Crake and 4 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hen Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.

Oct 10
1 Slavonian Grebe off south end, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Crake showed briefly at least three times, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 4 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
200+ Common Scoter, 2 Peregrine (adults) and 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ads, 1 2nd win) - Hoylake Shore.
1 Great White Egret - Burton Point.
1 Short-eared Owl seen mobbing a Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
11 Golden Plover flew in from the sea and flew inland - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Oct 9
1 Greenshank in Donkey Stand Flash, 2 Marsh Harrier (juvs) over the marsh and 1 Water Rail calling - Parkgate.
84 Turnstone, 380 Redshank and 560 Dunlin on rocks by West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide.

Oct 8

1 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Water Rai, c1,000 Pink-footed Geese flew in to roost this evening - Burton Mere Wetlands, also a probable Spotted Crake heard calling.
1,660 Black-tailed Godwit and 17 Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
23 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 10 Little Egret (on the rocks between the islands), 70 Turnstone, 15 Goldcrest and 2 Grey Wagtail over - highlights from Hilbre for more details see Hilbre Obs Blog.
1 Barn Owl hunting by Old Baths car park this evening, also at least two Water Rails heard calling - Parkgate this evening.

Oct 7
1 Spotted Crake and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 5
4 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 12 House Martin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Water Rail, 3 Green Sandpiper, 100 Shoveler, (a record count for the site), and 2 Cettis Warbler (both heard singing) - Shotton Nature Reserve.
1,950 Black-tailed Godwit and 9 Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
4 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.

Oct 4
1 Great White Egret, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Hobby, 1 Merlin and 2 Water Rail (calling) - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate, during Skydancer event.
1 Kingfisher and 1 Greenshank on groyne, 1 Wheatear on track by duck pond, 3 Grey Wagtail along River Birket - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Glossy Ibis flew from Reception scrape towards Border Pool at 1525 hrs, also 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Ruff and 1 Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Firecrest seen briefly in sea-front garden - Hoylake.
1,960 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Oct 3
1 Spotted Crake (photographed), 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint and 1 Peregrine, 1 Great White Egret seen flying in the distance - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Grey Wagtail - Park Lane, Meols.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1,600 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Oct 2
961 Great Crested Grebe between Hilbre and Leasowe Lighthouse at high tide.
1 Richard's Pipit briefly landed on Hilbre then flew towards West Kirby Marsh  at 1340hrs, also 25+ Goldcrest and 1 Merlin.
1,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

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1 Pallid Harrier (juv) over Hoylake heading in Parkgate direction, ID from photo.
500+ Great Crested Grebe off Leasowe Lighthouse as tide came in.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard and seen, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Kingfisher, c300 Pink-footed Geese, 1,200 Pintail and c6,000 Teal (new site record) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
300+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail and a small flock of Long-tailed Tits which are less than annual here - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see Hilbre Obs Blog.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby and c200 Pink-footed Geese which flew in from the north in several flocks - Denhall Quay this evening.

Sep 30
2 Jack Snipe flushed by high tide from marsh - Heswall Shore, also plenty of warblers around Target Road including 1 Garden Warbler and at least 10 Chiffchaff.
1 Guillemot (juv) off Flint Castle then flew towards Connah's Quay.
3 Great White Egret flew over Burton Marsh at dusk towards the roost.
1 Short-eared Owl over Leasowe Common this evening.
1,760 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) - Hoylake Shore.
Movement of 36 Coal Tits during the day at Leasowe Lighthouse, also 8 Grey Wagtail and 20 Swallow over, see Leasowe Blog for further details.

Sep 29
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 6 Ruff, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Ruff and 3 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Shag, 16 Sandwich Tern and 1 Common Tern - highlights from Hilbre, for more details see Hilbre Obs Blog.
81 Great Black-backed Gull and 5,500 Herring Gull in gull roost at high tide, very few waders - Hoylake Shore.
12 Chiffchaff and 1 Lesser Whitethroat by Target Road, Heswall.
1 Garden Warbler and 6+ Chiffchaff - Red Rocks.
2 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.

Sep 28
1 Short-eared Owl over Middle Eye, then flew along Hoylake shore.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Hoylake sea-front garden this morning (big influx of this species into the UK over last few days).
2 Great White Egret this morning, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) late afternoon - Burton Marsh.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cetti’s Warbler (seen and heard) and 1 Kingfisher -
1,730 Black-tailed Godwit, a steady passage of Swallows - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore as tide came in.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler - Red Rocks by large Alder, also 2 Water Rail.

Sep 27
11 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier (imm) - Parkgate Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Greenshank - Denhall Quay.
1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh/Point.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Stint, 8 Ruff, 2 Golden Plover, 1 singing Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Eider (drake) flew past, also 32 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.

Sep 26
2 Great White Egret and 1 Merlin - Burton Point.
11 Brent Geese (10 pale-bellied, 1 dark) - Hilbre.

Sep 25
54 Little Egret, 3 Golden Plover, 140 Dunlin, 80 Knot, c3000 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 630 Curlew, 2 Raven - Heswall Shore this morning.
1 Yellow Wagtail, 17 Greenshank and 1,300 Black-tailed Godwit - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Marsh Harrier (female) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Short-eared Owl- Burton Marsh.

Sep 24
2 Marsh Harrier, 14 Common Snipe, 2 Ruff, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 singing Chiffchaff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Short-eared Owl

Sep 23
3 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 22
1 Great White Egret on marsh and 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 6 Wheatear around cattle/sheep pens - Burton Marsh.
1,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
4 Goosander flew north, 4 Shag, 4 Razorbill and 4 Greenland Wheatear - highlights from Hilbre for more details see Hilbre Obs Blog.
1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 21
1 Hobby chasing hirundines, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 5 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 20
15 Greenshank - Donkeystand Flash, Parkgate.
3 Great White Egret, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Merlin, 5 Short-eared Owl (seen at same time), 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 1 late Swift, possible fourth Great White Egret or Spoonbill - Burton Marsh.

Sep 19
2,380 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Brent Goose (pale-bellied) - Hilbre early morning, first returning bird.
1 Osprey on post directly out from Dengall Lane, also 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin over, 5 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat and 6 Wheatear, 1 Barn Owl on the firing range - Burton/Neston Marsh this morning.
3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Grey Wagtail, 500 Swallow and 50 House Martin - Shotton Nature Reserve.
1 Hobby (adult) and 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard calling) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 18
12 Greenshank, 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Great White Egret and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Donkeystand Flash, Parkgate, this morning.
5 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Siskin (juv) in Goldfinch flock - Heswall Fields NT.
1 Redstart (male) by railway bridge, 1 Little Stint from IMF hide, 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard at Reedbed screen - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Burton/Neston Marsh this evening, also 1 Peregrine seen earlier.

Sep 17
See Ron Thomas's fascinating time lapse film of the wader roost on Middle Eye (Hilbre):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyULkKtAkVw&feature=youtu.be
1 Red Kite over at just after 10am, flew towards West Kirby centre, also 2,140 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
1 Red Kite flew up from a field near Burton Point and flew towards Neston at 7.40am.
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Stint and 1 Garganey, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard this evening by first screen - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hobby and 3 Great White Egret over, 4 Whinchat and 2 Stonechat - path between Denhall Lane and Burton Point.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.

Sep 16
3 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Great White Egret and 1 probable Spoonbill - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate, 1 Hen Harrier over the marsh.
4 Little Stint, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier and 12 Common Buzzard in the air - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Grey Wagtail over, c16 Goldcrests on the islands and 1 Whinchat - highlights from Hilbre, see details on Hilbre Obs Blog.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 probable Hen Harrier and 2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Old Quay.

Sep 15
2 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
35 Sandwhich Tern, 22 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 6 Little Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull off West Kirby Marine Lake as tide came in.
4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay, this evening, one flew inland, also 1 Marsh Harrier.
1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Manx Shearwater close inshore, 50+ Sandwich Tern and 100+ Common Scoter in several small flocks - Hilbre, over high tide.
1 Barn Owl hunting, 8+ Wheatear and several Whinchat - Burton Point this evening.

Sep 14
3 Greenshank on Donkey Stand Flash, also 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) - Parkgate.
2,430 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, this afternoon.
2 Curlew Sandpiper flew west before high tide - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Greenshank, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven, c100 House Martin and c40 Swallow - Heswall Shore/Sewage Farm as tide came in.
1 Short-eared Owl flew inland from Decca Pools this evening.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 13
2,090 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, this afternoon.
5 Arctic Skua and at least 6 Gannet seen in poor visibility - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
1 Firecrest trapped and ringed, plus a good fall of Goldcrests - Hilbre.
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Merlin - Burton Marsh/Denhall Quay this evening.

Sep 12
1 Roseate Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 60+ Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua and 2+ Arctic Skua - off Leasowe Castle/Leasowe Bay just after high tide.
2,560 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Knot - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, this morning.
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) and 1 Hobby, 1 Barn Owl over Chapel Field - Burton/Neston Marsh this evening.

Sep 11
48 Little Egret, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 juv Peregrine, c4500 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 940 Curlew. 250 House Martin and 80 Swallow at the Sewage Works; overhead visible migration: 4 Snipe, 16 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, 11 Chaffinch, 5 Siskin - Heswall Shore, this morning.
1 Hen Harrier flew towards Parkgate, 1 Marsh Harrier appeared to fly into roost beyond the reed bed - Neston Marsh this evening.
1 Tree Pipit and 3 Grey Wagtail overhead, 1 Whinchat, 1 Greenshank and 3 Whimbrel - highlights from Hilbre see more details on the Hilbre Obs Blog.

Sep 10
1 Common Redstart and 1 Garden Warbler - Hilbre.
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Siskin - Burton Marsh.
8 Greenshank (incl 7 on Donkey Stand Flash) and 1 Hobby (juv) flew north - Parkgate Marsh.
43 Little Egret, 1 juv Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Golden Plover, 300 Knot, 220 Dunlin, 3,800 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 265 Black-tailed Godwit on shore on rising tide, plus 7 Snipe, 14 Meadow Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied/White Wagtail, 1 Siskin on vis migration overhead - Heswall Shore, this morning, also 1 Hobby (adult) and 1 Spotted Flycatcher south of 'Sheldrakes' this afternoon.
3 Common Redstart among various migrants today, 2 Mediterranean Gull overhead anting with Black-headed Gulls - Leasowe Lighthouse, see Lighthouse blog for details and photos.
2 Short-eared Owls displayed for about an hour this evening, also 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Hobby and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Neston Marsh.

Sep 9
Small fall in SE wind included 3 Common Redstart, also 7 Common Snipe and 11 Ruff in flooded field by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse, see Lighthouse blog for details and photos.
1 Hoopoe VERY briefly this morning but no further sign, 1 Whinchat in the area - New Brighton.
c2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore, on rising tide.
5 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
4 Greenshank, 2 Peregrine plus 175 House Martin and 75 Swallow at the sewage works - Heswall Shore.
2,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, late afternoon.
3 Great White Egret, 2 Hobby, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Redpoll over - Gayton/Parkgate Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier (1 fem and 1 juv), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh this evening.

Sep 8
1 Hoopoe on gorse slope near railway above the 'dips', relocated at 4.45pm - New Brighton - go to end of Harrison Drive and turn right at roundabout inland of the grassy area (known as the 'dips).
100+ House Martin on Grange War Memorial, West Kirby, this morning.

Sep 7
4 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh this morning.
1 possible Bee-eater over Ashton Park, West Kirby, but only heard not seen and talk of a starling doing a good imitation of one a week ago!
1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
91 Little Egret, 1 Ruff,  2700 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 965 Curlew, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Wagtail flew S - Heswall Shore this morning.
1,650 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore this morning.
2,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby, late afternoon.

Sep 6
5 Great White Egret (2 near Boathouse pub and a party of three further out which flew up and flew towards the Dee Bridge), 2 Marsh Harrier (juv), 1 Peregrine and 1 Hobby - Parkgate Marsh this evening.
1 Spotted Flycatcher by west kissing gate and 2 Raven over - Leasowe Lighthouse, no sign of Red-backed Shrike.
2 Wheatear - Red Rocks.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) and 1 Hen Harrier - Parkgate Marsh, this morning.
1 Tawny Owl (roosting), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) and 2 Hobby -  Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Greenshank and 1,600 Black-tailed Godwit, 83 Little Egret came out of the inland roost - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore this morning.

Sep 5
1 Red-backed Shrike - Park Lane, Meols, this morning - see video on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFyUUstLUHg, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher plus 1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) and 10 Ruff in flooded field.
2 Kingfisher, 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 juvs), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Tawny Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands, 3 Great White Egret came into roost.
4 Greenshsnk, 2 Raven and 1 Great White Egret on marsh between Neston and Burton.

Sep 4
1 Red-backed Shrike - Park Lane, Meols at 5.50pm, also 3 Ruff in nearby flooded field.
2 Little Stint flushed from salt marsh next to beach as tide came in - Heswall Shore.
3 Ruff and 2,300 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
3 Greenshank - Parkgate Marsh.

Sep 3
2,460 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1  Hobby, 4 Raven, over car park and into Marsh Covert, 2 Spotted Flycatcher edge of Burton Mere, 1 Spotted Redshank on main scrape and 1  Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 2
2 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs) - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Hobby (adult) over Newton (West Kirby)  this afternoon,

Sep 1
Report from Shotton Lagoons Reserve: mixed flocks moving through included a Garden Warbler, with 8 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 160 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 White Wagtail, and 1 Spotted Redshank (Juv, unusual for here ), all on Rocky Pool. Also, 1000 Starling, and 500 Jackdaw, at on site roost.
2,480 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Knot (juvenile) - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
12 Wheatear on the groyne, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel - Leasowe Lighthouse on the rising tide, see Lighthouse Blog for details..
1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 120 Sanderling (about 50% juveniles), 490 Ringed Plover, 2,500 Dunlin, 3,000 Herring Gull and 75 Great Black-backed Gull - Hoylake Shore at high tide.
2 Swift heading towards Heswall from Arrowe Park, this morning.
1 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine (chasing a Snipe ), 2 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 4 Wheatear, and 1 Golden Plover - Outer Burton Marsh (close to A548).

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