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February Newsletter now published on this website featuring "Among Knots".

Feb 21
1 Red Kite heading NE which flushed 3,000 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
4 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Eider, 177 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Raven, 235 Brent Geese plus several flocks of Pink-footed Geese totalling around 750 - Hilbre.

Feb 20
2 Peregrine, 704 Common Scoter, 6 Eider, 10 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Raven and 1 Gannet - Hilbre.
15,000+ Knot south of Tanskey Rocks this morning.

Feb 18
7 Eider and 181 Turnstone - Hilbre early morning.
5,500 Knot and 1,000 Dunlin - Tanskey Rocks.
10 Purple Sandpiper and 125 Turnstone - New Brighton Marine Lake.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
1 Brambling on tide wrack south of Denhall Quay.
2 Great White Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
25,000 Knot and 10,000 Dunlin - West Kirby Shore at high tide.
6 Whooper Swan flew past Little Eye.

Feb 17
240 Sanderling, 640 Grey Plover, 8,000 Dunlin and 12,000 Knot, also thousands of very distant Common Scoter - seen during high tide birdwatch at Hoylake Shore.
2 Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, several Water Rail calling, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Stonechat (m) and 1,000+ Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate Marsh.
c2,000 Pinkfooted Geese flew of Thurstaston/Heswall Fields late afternoon towards marsh.
2 Brambling (pair) - Marsh Cottage, Burton.
4 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Short eared Owl, 1 Male Hen Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay.
20 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Feb 16
1 Avocet (first of year) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
10 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 4,000 Dunlin, 70 Golden Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Merlin, 40 Twite and 1 Rock Pipit - Oakenholt Marsh.
6-7,000 Pink-footed Geese and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Outer Burton Marsh.
10,000+ Common Scoter (most by Burbo Bank windfarm), 6 Eider, c200 Brent Geese, 19 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Red-throated Diver, 10 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
1 Sort-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Great White Egret and 3,000 Pink-footed Geese over heading N - Neston Marsh.
Feb 15
40+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
11 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Feb 14
6 Eider, 284 Brent Geese, 338 Curlew, 485 Grey Plover, 70 Turnstone and 1 Ruff (flew east) - Hilbre before high tide.

Feb 13
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.

Feb 12
1,435 Pink-footed Geese, 118 Pintail, 88 Teal, 64 Golden Plover, 940 Lapwing, 4,000 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 800 Redshank, 240 Bar-tailed Godwit, 665 Curlew - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore before high tide.
1 blue phase Fulmar off Crosby heading into River Mersey channel at 0920, likely to be viewable from New Brighton.
2 Peregrine, 1 (ringtail) Hen Harrier, 1+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret and several thousand Pink-footed Geese in the air - south end of Parkgate this afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Stonechat and 2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh/Denhall Quay.

Feb 11
1 Mediteranean Gull (ad) and 1 possible Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid, also 6 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Goosander (re-head) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Brambling with Chaffinches in horse paddock by St Bridgets Church, West Kirby.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
1 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Feb 10
30+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.

Feb 9
2 Mediterranean Gull on playing fields - Hilbre College, West Kirby.
2 Chiffchaff, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) and 1 Great White Egret - Neston sewage works/Neston Marsh.
1 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Feb 8
2 Jack Snipe flushed from north end, 8 Eider (3 flying NE), 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Purple Sandpiper and 290 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
80+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Feb 7
1 Eider (drake) showing well off Hoylake.
24 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier  (male & fem), 1 Peregrine, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Brambling male with Linnet flock - Parkgate Old Baths.
4 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2,500 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Stonechat - Denhall Quay.
6 Great White Egret and 6 Marsh Harrier - Neston Reedbed.

Feb 6
1 Common Sandpiper in ouflow channel at Bagillt.
1 Water Pipit seen from Marsh Covert hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spotted Redshank and 20+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
250+ Brent Geese around Little Eye this evening.

Feb 5
100+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Eider (drake) and 12,000 Common Scoter - Hoylake Shore over high tide.
6 Eider, 3 Raven and 108 Turnstone, also 388 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light - Hilbre.

Feb 4
1 Firecrest by sewage works plus 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Great White Egret and 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
3 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Ruddy Shelduck - Connah's Quay Reserve which flew towards Burton Marsh and seen from Station Road with Shelduck, but distant, also 32 Twite at Connah's Quay.
12 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Grey Wagtail and 70+ Pied Wagtail in field by Target Road/Sewage works - Heswall.

Feb 3
1 Greenshank by groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 male Hen Harrier showing well - Old Baths , Parkgate, before high tide.
10,000+ Common Scoter off north Wirral.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
30 Twite by West Hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
4 Great White Egret, 1 Red-breasted Merganser fishing on flooded pool - Neston Reed Bed.

Feb 2
6 Eider and 1 Peregrine, 367 Cormorant flew out of estuary - Hilbre early morning.
444 Grey Plover - Little Eye area.
300 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Brent Geese, 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 600 Redshank, 350 Curlew - Riverbank Road, Heswall, at high tide.
8 Great White Egret, 2 (male and ringtail) Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Merlin and 2 Peregrine - Parkgate.
1 Firecrest and 1 Water Pipit - Neston Sewage Works.
30 to 50 Twite - Flint Castle.
1 Cetti's Warbler and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Feb 1
2 Little Gull over river, 11 Purple Sandpiper, 230 Turnstone, 1,700 Redshank and 180 Dunlin on pontoon - New Brighton.
1 Hen Harrier (male) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
17 Twite and 1 Water Pipit - Connah's Quay Reserve.
25 Twite - Flint Castle.
2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
3 Great White Egret and 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
 
Jan 31
20 Twite at Connah's Quay with another c15 at Flint.

Jan 30
1400 Pinkfeet, 515 Shelduck, 140 Pintail, 170 Teal, 1 male Scaup, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 4800 Oystercatcher, 4000 Knot, 875 Redshank, 255 Bar-tailed Godwit, 560 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
1 Bittern (south end of Parkgate), 1 Barn Owl, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin and 1 male Hen Harrier - Neston Old Quay to Parkgate.

Jan 29
1 Firecrest by Sewage Works and 2 Water Pipit by reed bed - Neston Old Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 2 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Jan 28
1 Firecrest and 1 Water Pipit by Neston Sewage Works.
1 Great White Egret, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
1 Iceland Gull type (hybrid??) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Eider and 6 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Jan 27
1 Goosander (red head) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Bittern, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2 Great White Egret and 12 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate, this morning.
1 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay.
1 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington.
1 Water Pipit in bushes adjacent to Neston Sewage Works.
1 Scaup in channel on ebbing tide this morning - Thurstaston Shore.

Jan 26
1 Cattle Egret with 21 Little Egret in field by Manor House Farm - Puddington.
856 Cormorant flew out of estuary and 450 Pink-footed Geese flew south at first light, 6 Eider and 1 Dark-bellied with the Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Firecrest by Neston Sewage Works.

Jan 25
c800 Pink-footed Geese in fields between Thurstaston Church, Dungeon Wood and Wirral Way.
1 Cattle Egret  in field by Puddington.

Jan 24
1 Cattle Egret with 40 Little Egret in fields by Puddington.
3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 3 Great White Egret, 2 Merlin and 1,500 Lapwing - Parkgate Old Baths.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) - Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.
6 Eider, 8,500 Knot, 4,500 Dunlin, 380 Grey Plover, 70 Turnstone and 300+ Brent Geese  - between Hilbre/West Kiry/Red Rocks.

Jan 23
8,000 Knot roosting off Tinker's Dell, Thurstaston Shore, early morning.
6 Eider and 200 Brent Geese  - Hilbre.
2 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stonechat and 2 Bullfinch (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (male), 1 Great White Egret and 1 Merlin - Parkgate Old Baths.
8 Marsh Harrier, 3 Great White Egret and 1 Peregrine - Neston Reedbed/Parkgate south end.
1 Greenshank on groyne by Dove Point, Meols.

Jan 22
1 Little Stint and 3 Ruff, 1 Peregrine flew through causing mayhem - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean in large field next to Pump Lane, Greasby, with hundreds of Black-headed Gulls, Common Gulls, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwits and Oystercatchers.
1 Short-eared Owl flying along the footpath between Denhall Lane and Denhall Quay.
5 Eider and 287 Brent Geese (incl 1 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.

Jan 21
1 Peregrine, 5 Eider and 320 Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Jan 20
1 Little Stint seen from Reception hide 1 Water Pipit by Marsh Covert hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Mediterranean Gull along Leasowe Road, 1 opposite Cafe end of Pasture Road and the other in field by Links View Garage.

Jan 19
12 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake, also 1 Little Gull on river Mersey.
1 Goosander (fem) and 1 Goldeneye - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (male) went into the roost at 3.45pm - Parkgate Old Baths.

Jan 18
10,000 Knot, 4,000 Dunlin, 168 Grey Plover and 180 Curlew on ebbing tide - West Kirby Shore (Hilbre to Red Rocks).
9 Purple Sandpiper, 150 Turnstone, 850 Redshank and 120 Dunlin, at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
68 Pied Wagtail in field next to Target Road, Heswall.

Jan 17
2 Mediterranean Gull in playing field - Hilbre College, West Kirby.
1 Hen Harrier (male), 1 Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Great White Egret and 3,000 Lapwing - Parkgate.

Jan 16
9 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1,660 Pink-footed Geese flew inland from roost at first light - Heswall Shore.
1 Yellow-legged Gull in field next to Pump Lane, Greasby.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Goosander (fem) on Gilroy duck pond, West Kirby.

Jan 15
1 Glaucous Gull in the river channel just south of Flint.
1 Hen Harrier (male) - Denhall Quay.

Jan 14
3 Hen Harrier (1 male) came into roost, also 6+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egret and pair Stonechat - Parkgate.

Jan 13
1135 Lapwing, 72 Golden Plover, 2500 Oystercatcher, 13000 Knot, 800 Dunlin, 940 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 360 Bar-tailed Godwit, 230 Black-tailed Godwit, 660 Curlew - Heswall Shore at high tide.
Report of 1 Red Kite by A540 heading towards Caldy cross-roads, West Kirby.
6 Eider and 6 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
4 Marsh Harrier in air towards Neston, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) and 2 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Jan 12
6 Eider and 4 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Great White Egret flying to roost - Neston Old Quay.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
1 Glaucous Gull (juv) flew up river - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Jan 11
6 Eider, 205 Bar-tailed Godwit over flying N and 417 Cormorant - Hilbre.
6 Bewick's Swan - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (male) and 4 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Jan 10
7 Bewick's Swan and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
4 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Jan 9
1 Red Kite over Shotton High Street, mobbed by crows.
1 Goldeneye male, 1 Goosander, 3 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1,800 Pink-footed Geese roosted on marsh over night and flew inland at first light - Heswall Shore.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
6 Eider, 92 Common Scoter and 280 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and male) - Parkgate.

Jan 8
975 Pinkfeet flew inland from roost, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 156 Golden Plover, 840 Lapwing, 4600 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 790 Black-tailed Godwit - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore early morning.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
2 Great White Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.
2,500 Black-tailed Godwit and 7 Bewick's Swan - Oakenholt Marsh.
3,000 Pink-footed Geese on Burton Outer Marsh.

Jan 7
9 Whooper Swan landed west side of island, 1,160 Pink-footed Geese flew over east/north-east, 4 Eider and 310+ Brent Geese - Hilbre.
7 Little Grebe on the donkey stand flash, 2 Peregrine, 2 Short-eared Owl, 6 Great White Egret, 3-4 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and male) - Parkgate.
1 Goosander (fem) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Riverbank Road Heswall.

Jan 6
1 Great White Egret - Burton Marsh.
3,000+ Pink-footed Geese in several flocks flocks flew NW over north Wirral during the day.
1 Greenhank on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
13 Purple Sandpiper, 500 Redshank and 200 Turnstone - on pontoon, New Brighton Marine Lake over high tide.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
2 Water Pipit and 1 Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 5
Report of a Yellow-browed Warbler (or Hume's Leaf Warbler?) at Denhall Quay, also 1 Rock Pipit in front of Harp Inn and 6 Short-eared Owl towards Decca Pools.
2 Water Pipit, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Barn Owl - Neston Marsh.
15 Twite off Flint Castle.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 8 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Hoylake Langfields.

Jan 4
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
12+ Short-eared Owl off Cottage Lane, Heswall, over high tide which was higher than yesterday.
6 Eider, 1 Shag, 1 Peregrine and 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby saltmarsh near Pinfold steps.
2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 5 Short-eared Owl, 10+ Water Rail, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 1 Jack Snipe - Old Baths, Parkgate.
4 Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail and 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 1 Short-eared Owl, 4 Great White Egret- Parkgate, south end.
1 Cattle Egret in field by Puddington Lane, Puddington.
1 Peregrine, 2 Male Hen Harrier, 1 female Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier (one dark morph), 3 Short-Eared owl and 1 Great White Egret, lots of small rodents seen swimming with the tide coming right over the marsh - Denhall Quay.
210 Pinkfeet, 360 Teal, 1 fem Goosander, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 700 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 640 Curlew, 150 Skylark off Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 3
7 Marsh Harrier, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 3 Great White Egret - Parkgate, south end.
6 Short-eared Owl off Cottage Lane, Heswall.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Jack Snipe, 1+ Water Pipit and 1+ Rock Pipit - Denhall Quay.
5 Great White Egret together early morning - Burton Marsh.

Jan 2
6 Eider, 7,500 Oystercatcher, 15,000 Knot, 9,000 Dunlin and 1 Peregrine on falling tide between Hilbre and Red Rocks.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 30 Twite, 60 Linnet, 3,500 Dunlin, 8 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 71 Common Snipe and 3 Common Sandpiper. - Connah's Quay/Oakenholt Marsh
2 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.

Jan 1
1 probable juvenile Temminck's Stint  on creek by Flint Castle at 1.30pm.
800 Pinkfeet, 17 Barnacle Geese (presumed feral), 660 Shelduck, 320 Pintail, 27 Little Egret (inland of Wirral Way), 1500 Dunlin, 650 Knot, 835 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 110 Bar-tailed Godwit, 510 Curew, also 17 Common Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe flushed by the tide - Thurstaston/Heswall on rising tide.
1 Greenshank, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 550 Redshank. 90 Dunlin and 110 Turnstone - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Brambling - Heswall Marsh.
3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) came into roost - Parkgate.

Dec 31

1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Glaucous Gull (2nd winter) showing well on 'dips' - New Brighton.
3 Short-eared  Owl, 2 Merlin, 1 adult male Hen Harrier, 1 female Marsh Harrier, Great white Egret and 1 Cattle Egret - Denhall Quay.

Dec 30 
4 Great White Egret - Burton Point.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.

Dec 28
1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 27
5 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 male Hen Harrier competing for a dead moorhen, plus one more Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate, this morning.
1+ Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay/Sewage works.

Dec 26
1 Merlin, 3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male), 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay.

Dec 25
5 Eider, 415 Bar-tailed Godwit, 150 Sanderling and  record count for Hilbre of 360 Brent Geese (including 1 dark-bellied) - Hilbre. - Hilbre.
20,000+ Knot - Thurstaston Shore at first light.

Dec 24
1 Green Sandpiper in solar panel field - Shotwick.
25 Whooper Swan in field - Puddington.
20,000+ Knot - Thurstaston.
216 Curlew and 12,000 Knot  - Hilbre.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.

Dec 23

4 Eider and 296 Bar-tailed Godwit - Hilbre.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.

Dec 22
2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier seen in the fog - Parkgate.

Dec 21
1 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Whooper Swan, 7 Ruff, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 White-fronted Goose - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 20
1 Firecrest at Neston Sewage Works.
2 Hen Harrier and 5 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay.
25,000 Knot - Thurstaston Shore before high tide.
1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby Marsh at high tide.
5 Eider and 270 Sanderling - Hilbre/East Hoyle Bank.
7 Red-breasted Merganser fishing cooperatively - West Kirby Marine Lake.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre. 

Dec 19
5 Eider and 385 Grey Plover, 10,000 Knot flew NE - Hilbre before high tide.
17,000 Knot roosting before high tide on Thurstaston Shore.
1 Kingfisher on ponds at Thurstaston Visitor Centre.
6 Chiffchaff enjoying the afternoon sun by the sewage works, Target Road, Heswall.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) and 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd win) in flooded field behind Hilbre College, West Kirby.

Dec 18
10+ Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male) and 1 Sparrowhawk hunting starlings - Denhall Quay/Burton Marsh.
20,000+ Knot - Thurstaston Shore before high tide.

Dec 17
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm, Talacre.
2 Snow Bunting flew east to west on beach - Point of Ayr.
4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
3 White-fronted Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Goldeneye (male), 2 Goosander, 6 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull over - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Goldeneye - Hilbre.

Dec 16

1 Iceland Gull from reception hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 15
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine (juv), 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 4 Marsh harrier, 2 Great White Egret and 1 Goosander (male flying west) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 14
1 Goosander (drake) on reception pool, 1 Avocet and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
350 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Goosander, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 13

2 Goosander, 5 Red-breated Merganser and 2 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
700 Pinkfeet, 660 Pintail. 185 Teal, 8000 Oystercatcher, 140 Golden Plover, 900 Lapwing, 20,000+ Knot, 1900 Dunlin, 750 Redshank, 1260 Black-tailed Godwit, 220 Bar-tailed Godwit, 660 Curlew - Heswall Shore at high tide.
3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin and 1 Male Hen Harrier - Parkgate Old Baths.
5 Eider, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 72 Turnstone, 110 Sanderling, 362 Curlew and 7,000 Oystercatcher - Little Eye/Hilbre and surrounding sand banks as tide ebbed.

Dec 12
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flushed at least 20 Snipe, also 2 Merlin, 9 Brambling and 3 Bullfinch - Point of Ayr.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Warren Farm, Talacre.
5 Eider, 290+ Brent Geese and 1 Lesser Redpoll- Hilbre.
2 Goosander, 4 Red-breated Merganser and 3 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Dec 11
7,500 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
14+ Marsh Harrier going to roost in reed bed, also 2 Merlin,  1 grey male Hen Harrier and 2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Old Quay.
5 Eider, 40 Common Scoter and 248 Brent Geese highlights from Hilbre, for more details and photos including a great photo of snowy Snowdonia see the Hilbre Bird Obs Blog.

Dec 10
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.  
2 Whooper Swan over West Kirby Marine Lake heading towards Little Eye.
1 Goosander, 5 Eider and c280 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
1 Brambling - Burton Village.
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 4 Kestrel - Denhall Quay.
700 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.

Dec 9

2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.  
1 Bittern flushed by a Marsh Harrier this morning - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Water Pipit and 4 Chiffchaff - Neston Old Quay, by sewage works.
8 Whooper flew south over Burton Marsh.

Dec 8
12 Purple Sandpiper, 80 Dunlin, 210 Turnstone and 900 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon.
1 Velvet Scoter flew past - Hilbre.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Merlin and 3 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.

Dec 7
170 Curlew and 38 Little Egret in fields by Wirral Way between Thurstaston and Heswall.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Connah's Quay Reserve.
4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (1 ringtail, 1adult male), 1 Peregrine and 2 Raven - Parkgate.
1 Greenshank, 10 Purple Sandpiper, c900 Redshank, c90 Turnstone and c50 Dunlin - New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon.
50+ Twite on marsh by Flint Castle.
4000 Dunlin, 6000 Wigeon, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Avocet , 12 Greenshank, 6 Spotted Redshank, 1,500 Teal and 1 Shag (in river channel) - Oakenholt Marsh/Connah's Quay Reserve.

Dec 6
2 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 140 Golden Plover, 800 Lapwing, 17 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Raven off Riverbank Road, Heswall over high tide.
2 Great White Egret, 3+ Marsh Harrier and 1 grey male Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
30+ Twite on marsh by Flint Castle.
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.  

Dec 5
4,000 Dunlin, 45 Grey Plover, 40 Bar-tailed Godwit, 350 Knot, 250 Pintail, 200 Wigeon, 2 Goosander (pair), 1 Merlin and 24 Brambling with a large flock of Chaffinch - Point of Ayr.
5 Eider, 345 Grey Plover, 42 Ringed Plover and 300+ Brent Geese - Hilbre/Little Eye.

Dec 4
1 Black Redstart (fem/imm) by Newhall Lane - Hoylake.
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.  
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail - displaying), 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
3 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Peregrine, 2 Merlin -  Heswall Marsh over high tide.
2 Merlin over Neston Reedbed this afternoon.

Dec 3
1 Jack Snipe flushed from marsh by a dog - West Kirby Shore.
9 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Eider and 1 Red-throated Diver - Hilbre.
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay
1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Green Sandpiper by the old blue Dee bridge - Queensferry, on ebb tide.
8 Purple Sandpiper, 90 Dunlin, 240 Turnstone and 550 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon over high tide.
357 Brent Geese arrived from up river - West Kirby Marsh/Little Eye at high tide.
2 Short-eared Owl off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.
1 Avocet and 1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
14 Whooper Swan and 4 Great White Egret seen from Burton Point.
2 Hen Harrier (grey males in air together) came in to roost at Parkgate.
2 Great White Egret and 3 Marsh Harrier off Riverbank over the high tide - Heswall Marsh.

Dec 2
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay
12 Marsh Harrier going to roost, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin and 1 Hen Harrier - Neston Reedbed.
3 Marsh Harrier - Heswall Marsh.
1 Little Grebe on River Birkett, and 1 Barn Owl hunting in fields at sunset - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Dec 1
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
16,000 Knot roosted off Heswall at high tide.
At least 16 Marsh Harrier flew into the roost between 3pm and 4.30pm - Neston Reedbed.
313 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
15 Barnacle Goose (almost certainly feral), 350 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Common Sandpiper - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Nov 30
1 Black Redstart on roof of Hoylake Station at 1050am.
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
7 Redpoll along Park Lane, Meols.
10 Eider and 250+ Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 29
2 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
10+ Marsh Harrier came into roost - Neston Reedbed.
6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
5000 + Pink-footed Geese,  24 Whooper Swan, 3 Great Egret and 3 Water Rail - Burton Marsh.
750 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Avocet, 400 Wigeon, 1 Merlin, 2 Marsh Harrier and 1 Chiffchaff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Peregrine and 12 Eider - Hilbre.

Nov 28
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
15,000+ Knot off Caldy at low tide.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.
1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Old Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Nov 27
5,000+ Knot and 230 Black-tailed Godwits in windy morning, early morning - Thurstaston Shore, also 22 Little Egret in nearby fields.
1 Water Pipit in sheep field SE of Reception hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 26
2 Water Pipit opposite sewage works - Neston Old Quay.
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 5 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
5 Great White Egret, 4 Kestrel and 2 Raven - Parkgate. 
1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Woodcock, 1 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Bullfinch and small flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) this afternoon at 3.30pm - Heswall Marsh.
15 Marsh Harrier and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate Old Baths at 4pm.
A good selection of birds along the Wirral Way between West Kirby and Parkgate included 43 Blackbird, 23 Song Thrush, 122 Redwing, 86 Fieldfare, 11 Bullfinch, 350 Curlew and 1 Merlin.

Nov 25
11 Eider, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
4 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.
1 Great Northern Diver in Mersey mouth this afternoon - New Brighton.

Nov 24
1 Black Redstart by farm at Newhall Lane early afternoon - Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting - 500 yards east of Leasowe Castle, in tide wrack.
10 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
520 Pintail, 4000 Oystercatcher, 141 Golden Plover, 28 Grey Plover, 635 Lapwing, 2300 Dunlin, 6500 Knot, 460 Redshank, 190 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 390 Curlew - Thurstaston Shore.
At least 7 Short-eared Owl and 4 Kestrel - Denhall Quay/Neston Old Quay.
7+ Marsh Harrier came into roost - Neston Old Quay.

Nov 23
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Heswall Marsh at first light.
2 Goosander, 9 Spotted Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 1 Avocet, 1 Great White Egret - Connah's Quay Reserve.
500 Black-tailed  Godwit and 6,500 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - in front of Harp Inn, Neston.
12 Eider and 3,000 Knot - Hilbre.

Nov 22
1 Snow Bunting - Leasowe Bay.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - in front of Harp Inn, Neston.

Nov 21
11 Eider still at Hilbre.
5,000 Knot, 715 Black-tailed Godwit and 540 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
345 Pink-footed Geese, 28 Little Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Kingfisher on pond near Visitor Centre, in or over fields by Wirral Way - Thurstaston/Heswall Fields.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - in front of Harp Inn, Neston.
5 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Nov 20
337 Brent Geese off West Kirby Marsh at high tide.
2 Greenshank in channel on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.
11 Eider, 9 Purple Sandpiper and 280+ pale-bellied Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 19
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese (prob 2 family groups with 4 ads and 5 juvs) feeding among 2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Warren Farm fields, Talacre. 
13 Whooper Swan flew over from north, 130 Golden Plover, 3500 Knot, 600 Black-tailed Godwit off Tinker's Dell early morning - Thurstaston Shore. 
1 male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier,  2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin - Heswall Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 pair of Stonechat ( m and f ) and 1 Grey Wagtail at the Harp Inn - Denhall Quay.
Pair of Stonechat, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
5 Brambling in a flock of 200 Chaffinch, 235 Pintail, 1 Goosander, 2,500 Dunlin, 17 Sanderling, 28 Grey Plover, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Knot 200, 13 Brent Geese, 1 Merlin - Point of Ayr.
1 Great White Egret and 8 Spotted Redshank - Oakenholt Marsh.
Up to 20 (or more!!) Marsh Harriers came into roost at Neston Reed Bed late afternoon.
6 Stonechat (3 pairs) between Derby Pool, Wallasey GC and Leasowe Bay this afternoon.
18 Snipe, 2 Great White Egret and 3 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.

Nov 18
1 Little Auk few west past north end of Hilbre, also 1016 Cormorant, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Eider, 3 Red-throated Diver and 1 Merlin.
360 Black-tailed Godwit and 3,500 Knot south of Tinkers Dell on rising tide, all disturbed by a Peregrine - Thurstaston Shore. 
1 Avocet still at Burton Mere Wetlands
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm fields, Talacre.    

Nov 17
1 (probably 2) Snow Bunting over Hoylake shore heading towards Hilbre after high tide.
9 Greenland White-fronted Geese - Warren Farm fields, Talacre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin and 4 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Nov 16
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1+ fem Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
520 Grey plover, 200+ Shelduck, 564 Curlew, 6,500 Dunlin, 9,000 Knot, 490 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Peregrine - between Hilbre, Little Eye and West Kirby Shore.

Nov 15
4 Ring-necked Parakeet over Hilbre College then landed in trees - West Kirby.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) seen across the channel form Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1800 Shelduck, 1515 Cormorant flew N down the estuary, 1500 Dunlin, 6000 Knot, 800 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 725 Black-tailed Godwit, 650 Curlew - Heswall Shore over high tide.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) off Riverbank Road, Heswall.
4 female Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel, 3 Grey Partridge in field - Decca Pools, Burton MarDecca Pools, Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.
11 Eider, 1 Peregrine and c300 Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Nov 14
12+ Marsh Harrier flying into roost at Neston Old Quay late afternoon, also 2 Cattle Egret just inland of path, 2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail).
1 Kingfisher by Thurstaston Visitor Centre with 350 Pink-footed Geese over flying in from north.

Nov 13
1,370 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, also 12 Eider and 444 Shelduck - Hilbre.
220 Pink-footed Geese, 420 Pintail, 5000 Oystercatcher, 123 Golden Plover, 1900 Dunlin, 5000 Knot, 800 Redshank, 350 Bar-tailed Godwit, 820 Black-tailed Godwit, 630 Curlew, 1 Brambling - Thurstaston Shore between Heswall marsh and the Dee SC Causeway.
1 Barn Owl, 2 Short eared Owl, 3 Water Pipit, 1 Merlin and 4 Marsh Harrier on or over marsh, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff inland - Neston Old Quay.

Nov 12
11 Eider - Hilbre.
7 Marsh Harrier and 2 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Cattle Egret in field by Neston Old Quay.
3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2+ Merlin and 2 Peregrine - Parkgate Old Baths late afternoon.
1 Great White Egret and 1 Common Sandpiper - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Nov 11
307 pale-bellied Brent Geese (record high for island) and 632 Cormorant - Hilbre.
8 White-fronted Geese (7 prob Greenland race, 1 Eurasian race) with Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
7 Whooper Swan heading towards Thurstaston over Newton (West Kirby) this morning.
4 distant Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven and 1 Marsh Harrier at Decca Pools this afternoon.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 2 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret at Parkgate, dusk this evening.
310 Pintail, 124 Golden Plover, 1700 Dunlin, 4000 knot, 800 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 191 Black-tailed Godwit, 550 Curlew - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) showing well at Denhall Quay around 2.30pm.

Nov 10
3 Hen Harrier (incl 1 grey male) and 6+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate this afternoon.

Nov 9
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Woodcock, c200 Knot and c200 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
4 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails)- Denhall Quay.

Nov 8
5 Hawfinch, 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Avocet and 1 Merlin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Snow Bunting flew high inland - Leasowe Bay.
260+ Brent Geese and 4 Pintail - West Kirby Shore at high tide.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 3+ Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
85,000 Starling came into roost in the reed bed this evening - Gronant.
2,287 Starling flew west early morning - Hilbre.
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate this afternoon.

Nov 7
2 Woodcock flew from Target Road reed bed into adjacent sewage works - Heswall Shore.
130 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6,000 Knot before high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Raven - Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Marsh.
25 Twite and 7 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
24 Whooper Swan, 3 Bewick's Swan, 30 Mute Swan, 3 Black Swan and 4 Great White Egret - outer Burton Marsh.

Nov 6
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male and 1 ringtail) - Burton Marsh.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin and 3 Brambling - Leasowe Lighthouse, this morning.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Kingfisher and c70 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
15 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Jackdaw, 92 Starling, 920 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 7 Greenfinch, 16 Goldfinch, 2 Redpoll - visible migration over Heswall Fields NT this morning.
At least 120 Great Crested Grebe and several thousand Common Scoter off Meols at high tide, but despite lack of any wind on the coast there was quite a large sea running making accurate count impossible.
1 Brambling (on ground), 249 Starling (over) and 125 Meadow Pipit - Hilbre.

Nov 5
12 Great White Egret between Parkgate and Burton, and possibly 2 more which flew into IMF (12 is the current highest count, from 2016).
1 Siberian Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse, near duck pond this morning.
3 Water Pipit, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Great White Egret - Outer Burton Marsh before high tide.
3 Hen Harrier (incl grey male) and 5 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
4 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 5 Short-eared Owl, 1 Bewick's Swan and 12 Whooper Swan - Denhall Quay/Burton Marsh.
1 Goosander (red-head), 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Avocet, 1 greenshank, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
190 Knot and 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl CollectioCaldy Wildfowl Collection.
5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male - close views), 2 Great White Egret and 1 Peregrine - Gayton/Heswall Marsh.

Nov 4
7 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon at high tide.
2 Cattle Egret and 2 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier (incl 1 grey male) - Parkgate.
30+ Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Scaup (fem) in channel and 270 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 3
1 Siberian Chiffchaff at 3.15pm by duck pond, and over high tide 327 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Peregrine and 2 Red-breasted Merganser - Leasowe Lighthouse.
20,000 Common Scoter, 18 Red-throated Diver, 244 Brent Geese, 8 Eider and 1 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Cetti's Warbler and 150 Chaffinch (over) - Red Rocks.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Shore.
420 Curlew, 350 Grey Plover and 6,000+ Oystercatcher on shore between Hilbre/Little Eye and Red Rocks, also 6 Whooper Swan flew NE over.
580 Pink-footed Geese, 3500 Shelduck, 230 Pintail, 1f Scaup, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 800 Black-tailed Godwit - Heswall Shore, early morning.
4 Avocet, 1 Raven, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail and 3 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5+ Great White Egret and 2+ Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
40+ Twite by West Hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Denhall Quay. 

Nov 2
47 Twite by West Hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Great White Egret - Oakenholt Marsh.
2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Great White Egret - Heswall Marsh.
2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail)  and 1 Great White Egret - Denhall Quay/Neston Marsh.
1 Geat White Egret and 3 Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 1
10 Twite by West Hide, also 3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
8 Purple Sandpiper and 12 Eider - Hilbre.
140 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 111 Golden Plover, 430 Lapwing, 400 Dunlin, 900 Knot, 2000 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1200 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 570 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
1 Green-winged Teal reported from Marsh Covert Hide, also 1 Hen Harrier, at least 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Merlin, 4 Avocet, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff and 1 Cattle Egret  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Great White Egret (flew past late afternoon), 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay. 
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
4 Short-eared Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 pair of Stonechat and c700 Fieldfare - Burton Marsh.

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