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September Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Wetland Bird Survey 2012/13.

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Sep 18
1 Little Stint and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
10 Greenshank - Parkgate Marsh.
8 Ruff and 1,200 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Reserve, West Kirby.
4 Whinchat and 1 Spotted Flycatcher - Red Rocks, this morning.

Sep 17
2,000+ Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston shore this morning.
6 Water Rail, 37 Magpie, 45 Blue Tit, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Grey Wagtail highlights from Red Rocks this morning, quite a good passage!
1 Peregrine on beach, 1 Greenshank, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 12 Chiffcahff and 3 Willow Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red-necked Phalarope and 1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, c3000 Redshank, c1000 Curlew, 7 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 16 Skylark - Heswall Shore.

Sep 16
1 Barred Warbler - Red Rocks, also 55 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenland Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail and 4 White Wagtail.
1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Firecrest in Pine tree by Bevyl Road this morning - Parkgate.

Sep 15
2,000+ Black-tailed Godwit Heswall/Thurstaston shore early morning later seen flying over Grange Hill on way to Gilroy NP.
2,600 Black-taled Godwit - Gilroy NP, West Kirby, this afternoon.
5 Water Rail, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, 3 Grey Wagtail and 5 White Wagtail - highlights from Red Rocks this morning.
4 Grey Wagtail. 9 Mistle Thrush, 105 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit and 37 Sandwich Tern - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Sep 14
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 Chiffchaff and 8 Grey Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Greenshank and 2 Wheatear on groyne - Dove Point, Meols.
1 Red-necked Phalarope and 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret came into roost this eveing, also 127 Little Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint on groyne by Dove Point, Meols at high tide.

Sep 13
1 probable White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint on groyne by  Dove Point, Meols, an hour after high tide.
c200 Swallow around Meols Common attacked by ad Hobby, watched for 10 mins!
1 Greenshank, 215 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Snipe, 13 Grey Wagtail (went S before 08:15), 3 White Wagtail, 70 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven - Heswall Shore early morning.
2,600 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
1 Red-necked Phalarope (IMF hide), 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Hobby, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 13 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Shore at high tide, by  Lifeboat Station.
3 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore at high tide.
2 Kingfisher by Lingham bridge, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Peregrine tried to take a Redshank - Leasowe Lighthouse, 220 Sandwich Tern on groyne off Leasowe Castle.

Sep 12
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 14 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Stint and 4 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spotted Redshank and large number of Redshank, 1 Kingfisher below West hide - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1,000+ Swallow, 3 Ruff and 1 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Marsh.

Sep 11
1 Little Stint with 500 Dunlin - on groyne by Dove Point Meols, over high tide.
1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 14 Ruff and 15 Spotted Redshank, 1 Cetti's Warbler heard singing - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,300 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
1 Firecrest - Hilbre.

Sep 10
2 Curlew Sandpiper, 7,000 Herring Gull on the sea - Hoylake Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank and 1 Peregrine plus 1,400 Curlew and 5,000+ Redshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Great White Egret - Heswall Marsh at high tide, flew up from gutter near Sheldrake's Restaurant.
1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlandsclick here to see a video of the RN Phalarope.
1 Peregrine and 1 Kingfisher - Parkgate Marsh.
100 Turnstone on pontoon on New Brighton Marine Lake.

Sep 9
2 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper, also 440 Sanderling, 450 Knot, 1,200 Dunlin, 670 Oystercatcher, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern, c60 Great Black-backed Gull and 5,300 Herring Gull - Hoylake Shore.
2,430 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
4 Greenshank - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
1 Cattle Egret with cattle, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 6 Spotted Redshank, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
32 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Turnstone, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint, 1 Greenshank, 1ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail, 8 Chiffchaff off Heswall Fields NT (Heswall Shore) as tide came in.
1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 8 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine and 2 Raven - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Sep 8
1 Water Rail seen flying from Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
1 Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull after high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Little Stint, 5000 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear - Heswall Shore.
4 Greenshank and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Kingfisher (west hide), 7 Greenshank and 2 Little Grebe (Dee/ Middle hides) as the tide came in - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Cattle Egret with cows in back field, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spotted Redshank, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint and 1 Hobby (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 7
1 Red-necked Phalarope from IMF hide at 0830hrs, 1 Cattle Egret  from Reception hide at 0930hrs, also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint and 12 spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,475 Black-tailed Godwit over high tide, also 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff and 1 Swift - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
1 Kingfisher over West Kirby Golf Course at 11am.
1 Wheatear in horse paddocks, 4 Chiffaff and 3 Goldcrest, 2 Kingfisher flew down River Birket by Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Peregrine, 26 Little Egret, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 2ad Mediterranean Gull and 10 Raven - Heswall Shore on the rising tide.
3 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank - Hoylake Shore.

Sep 6
7+ Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2,200 Oystercatcher, 28 Grey Plover, 400 Dunlin, 300 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 4,500 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 180 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Raven, 2 Wheatear, 5 Grey Wagtail - Heswall Shore this morning.
This morning: 1 Red-necked Phalarope (juv) from IMF hide, 1 Little Stint, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper from Reception hide and 1 Cattle Egret which flew to Burton Marsh early morning, This evening: 1 Great White Egret came to roost, 1 Cattle Egret in front of IMF hide, 2 Little Stint, 6 Spotted Redshank, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, c10 Ruff, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 5
1 Marsh Warbler present between 7am and 9am - Red Rocks, also 275 Swallow, 120 House Martin and 26 Grey Wagtail flying through in small flocks, there was a good fall of migrants at dawn.
1 Wryneck, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red-necked Phalarope (juv) on main scrape this morning, and 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,400 Shelduck, 17 Wigeon, 35 Grey Plover, 4 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 4,500 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 ad Mediteranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Tern, 6 Grey Wagtail flew S - Heswall Shore this morning, also 1 Garden Warbler at Target Road.
1 Great White Egret flew south - Burton Marsh.
1740 Black-tailed Godwit and 28 Knot (Knot numbers a site record!) - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.

Sep 4
1 Red-necked Phalarope (juv) showing well from main scrape this morning then from IMF hide, also 1 Hobby and 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) then 6 Spotted Redshank and 1 Cattle Egret this evening in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide and 1 Great White Egret which flew over to roost - Burton Mere Wetlands.
11 Grey Wagtail and c2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston /Heswall Shore this morning.
1 Marsh Harrier (sub-ad male) over Meols Drive, West Kirby, early afternoon.
2 Hobby chasing a Swallow - Parkgate Marsh.
18 Goosander flew south - Hilbre.

Sep 3
1 Osprey over East Hoyle Bank this morning, at one time it was on Bird Rock eating a fish, see Video taken by Steve Williams.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 15 Ruff and 1 Little Stint, c250 Little Egret went to roost - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier, 3,500 Redshank, 68 Grey Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew over going S) and c3,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore this morning.
3 Greenshank, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 siskin and 2 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
Hundreds of Black-headed Gulls over head busy 'anting' last couple of days.
1 Redstart caught and ringed, 1 Ruff flew over and 1 Spotted Redshank - Hilbre.
1 Barn Owl in field by Station Road, Burton, early morning, a few Wheatears by Burton Point.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.

Sep 2
2 Water Rail, 1 Little Ringed Plover (flew south), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 250 Swallow and 150 House Martin at end of Stanley Road and feeding over beach,  1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 7 Grey Wagtail over - Red Rocks early morning, 1 Dotterel over at 1130am and 3 Arctic Skua.
3 Wheatear, 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Garden Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wheatear - Wallasey Lifeguard Station.
1 Hobby (ad), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff (juv) and 1 Spotted Flycatcher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 1
2,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby this morning, another site record, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher.
3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Click here to see Archived latest sightings from September 2000.