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February Newsletter now published on this website featuring Ospreys - with a record number last year, also the Llyn Brenig Osprey Project, Colour Ring Report and January Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Mar 2
12 Goosander in channel by groyne - Meols Shore.

Mar 1
4 Little Gull (3 ad and 1 1st sum) - Leasowe Gunsite.
4 Eider and 1 Great Northern Diver - Hilbre.
20+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.
2 Short-eared Owl , 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) , 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 4 Great White Egret and 200 Wigeon - Denhall Quay/Decca Pools.

Feb 29
215 Teal, 450 Oystercatcher, 68 Golden Plover, 5750 Dunlin, 600 Knot, 380 Curlew, 190 Redshank, 2 Greenshank on rising tide at mid-day - Thurstaston.
18 Avocet over - Burton Marsh.

Feb 28
1 Short-eared Owl (this morning) and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male this afternoon) - Denhall Quay.
12 Little Gull feeding off Leasowe Gunsite.
c500 Great Crested Grebe and c10,000 Common Scoter off North Wirral.

Feb 27
40+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Feb 26
7 Golden Plover, 43 Avocet and 2,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
40+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.
5 Whooper Swan over Meols this afternoon then landed on Hoylake Shore.
50+ Fieldfare - Hoylake Langfields.

Feb 25
4 Waxwing jnt of Grammar School Lane and Hinderton Drive - Newton.
2 Great White Egret and 24 Avocet, 8+ Bar-tailed Godwit with several hundred Black-tailed Godwit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 7 Marsh Harrier, 6 Great White Egret and 2 Green Sandpiper - Denhall Quay.
40+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.

Feb 24
1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Eider off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
50+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.
10+ Twite by Flint Castle.
7+ Great White Egret - Parkgate.
5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Feb 23
80 Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
20 Whooper Swan, 6 Spotted Redshank, 2 Bittern, 19 Ruff and 9 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl flew high from inland out to marsh - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Feb 21
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Marsh Harrier this evening at dusk - Old Baths, Parkgate.
21 Avocet and 7 Cattle Egret, also Bittern and Kingfisher reported recently - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2050 Pinkfooted Geese flew inland at first light, 360 Shelduck, 750 Oystercatcher, 135 Golden Plover, 4000 Dunlin, 2800 Knot, 715 Curlew, 1300 Redshank, 3 Greenshank - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull (1ad, 1 2nd winter) with 150 Black-headed Gull in shore-side arable field south of Dungeon Bridge - Wirral Way, Thurstaston.

Feb 18
1 Greenshank and 50+ Common Snipe in flooded paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
70+ Waxwing around the trig point - Halkyn Mountain.
64 Brent Geese on Dee Sailing Club causeway this morning - Thurstaston shore.

Feb 17
50+ Waxwing on both sides of the road between Rhes y Cae and Halkyn- Halkyn Mountain.
1 Long-tailed Duck (drake) off shore - Hoylake.
8 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,800 Lapwing and 10+ Great Egret - Burton Marsh (Denhall to Neston Reedbed).

Feb 16
6 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Feb 15
1 American wigeon (not storm wigeon) with 1,300 Wigeon, also 1 Long-tailed Duck. 20 Shoveler, 1,000 Redshank, 9 Great Egret and 2 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay.
56 Waxwing - Pentre Halkyn.

Feb 14
1 Red Kite 0ver cliffs - Thurstaston shore.
8 Cattle Egret roosted last night - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Long-tailed duck seen from Burton Point.

Feb 13
25+ Twite by old dock inlet (NW of the Castle car park), also 1 Water Pipit  - Flint Castle.
1+ Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
60+ Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain.

Feb 12
Big tide today which came right into Denhall Quay and Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.
3 Short-eared Owl near Decca Pools.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Jack Snipe (seen well on ground), 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 2 Merlin - Parkgate.
6 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
150 Waxwing still by quarry entrance - Halkyn Mountain.
Feb 12
Big tide today which came right into Denhall Quay and Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.
3 Short-eared Owl near Decca Pools.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Jack Snipe (seen well on ground), 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 2 Merlin - Parkgate.
6 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
150 Waxwing still by quarry entrancel - Halkyn Mountain.

Feb 11
1 Snow Bunting on shore off tennis courts - Meols.
10,000 Knot flying over shore on rising tide - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Snow Bunting on the beach, also 2 Short-eared Owl, 30+ Brent Geese 2 dark-bellied), 400 Wigeon, 160 Curlew, 5,000 Oystercatcher and 2,000 Dunlin - Point of Ayr.
20 Twite on marsh - Flint Castle.
1 Water Pipit on marsh off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.
2 European White-fronted Geese, also at least 7,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.
2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and at least 5 Rock Pipit - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 10+ Marsh Harrier, 9 Great White Egret, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3,000 Lapwing, 4,000 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Greenshank, - Parkgate.

Feb 10
1 Snow Bunting on shore near Lifeboat Station - Hoylake Shore.
3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail and 1 grey male) which chased off a Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
40+ Common Snipe in flooded horse paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
c50 Waxwing showing well - Halkyn Mountain.
25+ Twite on marsh - Flint Castle.
21 Whooper Swan and 5 Greenshank - Outer Burton Marsh.
212 Great Crested Grebe and c2,000 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank at high tide - Meols.

Feb 9
1 Bittern showing in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands.
520 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 hour before high tide, most I've seen there for several years), 350 Sanderling, 1,000 Knot and 11,000 Dunlin, also 14 Brent Geese - Hoylake Shore.
1020 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Dabchick, 2000 Oystercatcher, 250 Golden Plover, 6000 Dunlin, 1200 Curlew, 700 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Jack Snipe flushed by high tide - Heswall Shore.

Feb 7
1 Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Snow Bunting on beach, east of walkway - Gronant.
3 Long-tailed Duck (1 drake), 100+ Great Crested Grebe and 1000+ Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

Feb 6
2 Bittern seen from Marsh Covert Hide, also 2 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher and 86 Gadwall - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Feb 5
100+ Waxwing west of Pentre Halkyn.
400+ Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Feb 4
32 Twite flew SW and 9 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
480 Brent Geese - Hilbre.

 Feb 3
180+ Waxwing near entrance to quarry west of Pentre Halkyn.
5 Great White Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, c1,000 Lapwing and 2 Little Grebe - Parkgate.

Feb 2
1 Bittern showing in reeds - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bewick's Swan and 23 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
2 Snow Bunting on the beach - Point of Ayr.

Feb 1
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.
140+ Waxwing near quarry - Halkyn Mountain/Pentre Halkyn area.
1 Smew (drake), 800 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 12 Tufted duck, 1,000 Lapwing, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 130 Redshank and 2 Water Pipit at Warren Farm - Talacre/Point of Ayr.
4 Hen Harrier (4 grey males), 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Bewick's Swan, 9 Whooper Swan and 2,000+ Pink-footed Geese - Outer Burton Marsh.
1 Bittern and 11+ Marsh Harrier flew into reedbed roost - Neston Marsh.

Jan 31
1 Smew (drake) on Warren Farm pools, view from railway bridge, and 5 Snow Bunting on beach - Talacre/Point of Ayr.
27 Waxwing - Halkyn Mountain/Pentre Halkyn area.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 30
1 Smew (drake) on Warren Farm pools, view from railway bridge - Talacre.

Jan 28
75 Waxwing, also 1 Red Kite, 1 Merlin and 1 Peregrine - Halkyn Mountain/Pentre Halkyn area.
4 Hen Harrier (grey male and 3 ringtail) and at least 1 Bittern - Parkgate.
1 Smew (drake) on Warren Farm pools, view from railway bridge - Talacre.
32 Twite on marsh - Flint Castle.
3 Snow Bunting on beach - Gronant.

Jan 27
80+ Waxwing present but mobile - Halkyn Mountain/Pentre Halkyn area.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail - Burton/Parkgate.
1 Smew (drake) on Warren Farm pools, view from railway bridge - Talacre.

Jan 26
180+ Waxwing just north of CEMEX Halkyn Quarry, off Ffordd Groes Road -  between Lixwm and Pentre Halkyn.
1 Glaucous Gull flew west before high tide - Dove Point, Meols.
1 Smew (drake) on Warren Farm pools, view from railway bridge - Talacre.

Jan 25
20 Brent Geese at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1000+ Lapwing over flooded fields - Leasowe Lighthouse.
At least 4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
130+ Waxwing  in tall trees near farm track just north of Pant-y-groes at 53.2456, -3.2236Pentre Halkyn (west of Flint and A55).
5 Snow Bunting east end of beach - Gronant.

Jan 24
1 American Wigeon ('Storm Wigeon' type) on main scrape this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Crossbill over Gordale Garden Centre this afternoon - Neston.
1 Bittern flew into reedbed roost, also 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
50+ Waxwing feeding next to road - Halkyn (west of Flint and A55).

Jan 23
1 probable Arctic Skua - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 22
1 American Wigeon ('Storm Wigeon' type) present all day - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Slavonian Grebe showing well and photographed, just off Bettisfield, Bagillt.

Jan 21
3800 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light, 1 female Goosander, 3 Dabchick, 4600 Oystercatcher, 4000 Knot, 2500 Dunlin, 1470 Curlew, 56 Bar-tailed Godwit, 120 Black-tailed Godwit this morning - Heswall Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 20
1 Caspian Gull (2nd winter) off Leasowe.
2 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Jan 19
30 Waxwing at Golf club - Holywell.
2 Snow Bunting on the shore, 450 Black-tailed Godwit and 250 Pink-footed Geese in flooded field next to shore road - Gronant.

Jan 18
1 Smew (drake) showing well - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3,000 Pink-footed Goose over NE at first light - West Kirby.
1 Red Kite flew high south - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 17
1 Smew (adult drake) on eastern pond at Warren Farm, view from railway bridge on approach road to Talacre/Point of Ayr.
3 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.

Jan 16
5 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Jan 15
2 Green Sandpiper - Neston Sewage Works.
5 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Green Sandpiper off Marshlands Road - Neston Marsh.
1 Smew (adult drake) on eastern pond at Warren Farm, view from railway bridge on approach road to Talacre/Point of Ayr.
3 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.

Jan 14
1,500 Pink-footed Geese in field next to Gilroy to West Kirby footpath - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Goldeneye (drake) and 10 Red-breated Merganser - Hilbre.
1 Smew (drake) on private pond off Station Road but can be viewed from path by estuary, also 5 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.
1 Slavonian Grebe at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (sub-adult grey male), 6 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 4,000 Lapwing and 2 Stonechat - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 13
1 Slavonian Grebe this afternoon - Hilbre.
3 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.

Jan 12
110 Great Crested Grebe and at least 1,000 Common Scoter at high tide, flat calm - Leasowe/Meols.
1 Slavonian Grebe this afternoon - Hilbre.
1 Merlin (male) hunting near pumping station - Gronant Dunes.

Jan 11
3 Waxwing feeding on berries this morning - Seabank Road, Lower Heswall.
7+ Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
1 Smew on private pond off Station Road but can be viewed from path by estuary - Point of Ayr.

Jan 10
1 Smew on private pond off Station Road but can be viewed from path by estuary - Point of Ayr.
4 Waxwing spent a few hours feeding on berry tree and sitting on aerial before flying off towards centre of village - Seabank Road, Lower Heswall.
Good cold weather movement of Lapwings including 1,500 over before 9am - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Goldeneye (2 drake), 1 Red-breated Merganser and 14+ Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl off Harp Inn - Neston Marsh.

Jan 9
2 Long-tailed Duck, 1 drake Goldeneye and c100 Great Crested Grebe off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
3 Goldeneye (2 drakes) and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

Jan 8
450 Bar-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore.

Jan 7
3 Goldeneye  (2 males) and 5 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Long-tailed Duck (m&f), 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Eider and 2 Red-breasted Merganser off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
5 Goosander, 4 Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Wigeon, 3,000 Common Scoer, 450 Brent Geese, 1 Peregrine and 1 Raven over high tide - Hilbre.
11 Goosander on pond - Meols Station.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 50+ Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Marsh to Denhall Quay.
1 Bittern flew into roost and Bearded Tit vocal this evening, also 2 Water Pipit, 1 juv Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Marsh Harrier- Neston Old Quay/Reedbed.

Jan 6
1 Bittern and 6+ Marsh Harrier flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
c3,000 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.

Jan 5
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
8 Woodcock flew out of roost this evening - Pasture Road, Moreton.
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 1 Merlin, 5 Marsh Harrier and 5 Great White Egret - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 4
2 Goldeneye (pair), 9 Goosander and 1 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 3
12+ Waxwing in garden on Saughall Massie Lane this morning - Upton.
4 Waxwing in tree in Pipers Lane this morning - Heswall.
4 Snow Bunting - Talacre Beach.
2 Goldeneye (pair) and 7 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 2
2 Waxwing over - Moreton.
3 Waxwing in private garden - Connah's Quay.

Jan 1
2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
3 Waxwing near entrance to RLGC on Meols Drive - Hoylake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 6 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.
5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Dec 31
2 Waxwing at 0825hrs - Saughall Massie.

Dec 30
At least 17 Waxwing feeding on berries by shops in Saughall Massie Road this morning - Saughall Massie.

Dec 29
9 Waxwing feeding on berries by shops in Saughall Massie Road this afternoon  - Saughall Massie.
4 Hen Harrier (2 grey males and 2 ringtails). 7+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 9+ Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat and 1 Kingfisher - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Bittern at dusk, 8 Great White Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails) and 12+ Marsh Harrier - Neston Reedbed.
24 Whooper Swan (incl 7 juvs) - Burton Outer Marsh.

Dec 28
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 3 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 possible Pallas's Warbler, in edge of wood next to field, 100 yards north of Caldy Road  - Stapledon Woods.

Dec 26
2 Long-tailed Duck (male and female) on sea off Life boat Station - Hoylake.

Dec 25
3 Twite with flock of 30+ Linnet - Old Baths, Parkgate.
1+ Twite with Linnets - Point of Ayr.

Dec 24
10 Waxwing at jnc of Betram Drive and Birkenhead Road then moved to Egbert Road but no sign since noon - Meols.
3 Water Pipit and 2 Jack Snipe - Neston Old Quay.
c15 Cattle Egret in field at Shotwick Dips, near Shotwick Village.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Dec 22
9 Waxwing in Rowan tree behind M&S Foodhall this morning then flew east at 9.30am - Heswall.

Dec 21
10 Waxwing in Rowan tree behind M&S Foodhall this afternoon - Heswall.

Dec 18
5 Green Sandpiper in small pool between Brimstage and Thornton Hough.

Dec 17
4 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
70 Pied Wagtail in field adjacent to sewage works at Target Road - Heswall Shore.
8,000 Dunlin, 1,100 Knot and 214 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) - West Kirby Shore.

Dec 16
4 Waxwing in Rowan tree for 20 minutes before flying off - Saughall (Cheshire).
7,000 Dunlin moved south on shore on ebb tide - West Kirby.
2,500 Pink-footed Geese in fields around Pensby.

Dec 15
2 Snow Bunting on embankment east of Dove Point, also 9,000 Knot roosting before high tide - Meols.
2 Snow Bunting (the same ones??) by the boating lake at high tide - Hoylake Lifeboat Station.
5 Stonechat sitting on fence in sand dunes between West Kirby and Red Rocks.

Dec 14
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl - Middle Eye (Hilbre).
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Parkgate.

 Dec 13
1 Great Northern Diver and 6 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
7 Woodcock flew from roost by Pasture Road this evening - Moreton.

Dec 12
14 Waxwing feeding on Rowan berries this afternoon - Martin Close, Irby.
8,000 Knot feeding off Dove Point at 1pm, most then flew out to edge of East Hoyle Bank - Meols.
12 Waxwing behind hospital - Holywell.

Dec 11
2500 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Pale-bellied Brent, 470 Shelduck, 2 Great Egret, 920 Lapwing, 149 Golden Plover, 73 Grey Plover, 3000 Knot, 5500 Dunlin, 520 Curlew, 660 Redshank, 5 Greenshank at high tide this morning - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Dec 10
3 Hen Harrier (2 ringtail, 1 grey male), 1 Merlin and 1 Great White Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Velvet Scoter and 5 Red-throated Diver off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Kingfisher and 5+ Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male), 4 Marsh Harrier and 2 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Peregrine, 2 Hen Harrier and 10 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
80+ Jackdaw and 50+ Magpie came into roost this evening - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
4,000 Knot - Meols Shore.

Dec 9
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), at least 2 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great White Egret - Parkgate.

Dec 6
10 Cattle Egret in field with cattle on Puddington Lane - Puddington.
23 Brent Geese in channel off Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Waxwing flew north - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 5
1 Waxwing briefly near playing fields on Greenbank Road - West Kirby.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
5 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Dec 2
18 Purple Sandpiper and 5 Eider - Hilbre.
5 Goosander at high tide - Thurstaston.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Merlin on marsh off Heswall Golf Course.
5 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier and 4,000 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.

Dec 1
2025 Pinkfooted Geese flew inland to feed, 760 Pintail, 800 Lapwing, 180 Golden Plover, 3500 Knot, 520 Black-tailed Godwit this morning before high tide - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.
500 Cormorant on edge of East Hoyle Bank, 3,000+ Common Scoter and 50 Great Crested Grebe on the sea before high tide - Meols Shore.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 7 Red-throated Diver - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
9 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Goosander and 5 Eider - Hilbre.
3 Waxwing in hawthorn hedge near Presthaven Sands caravan park - Gronant.

Nov 30
1 Goldeneye - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Goldeneye (drake) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
2 Snow Bunting - east of Red Rocks.

Nov 29
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Black Redstart in garden east of Red Rocks.
20 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 2 ringtails), 2 Merlin, 1 Peregrine and 3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Old Baths.

Nov 28
1 Short-eared Owl hunting over golf course - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Velvet Scoter and 5 Eider off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
2 Snow Bunting east of Red Rocks.
1 Great Northern diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Twite with Linnets - Gronant.

Nov 27
1 Black Redstart and 1 Snow Bunting east of Red Rocks.
3 Hen Harrier (ringtails) - Parkgate Old Baths.

Nov 26
3 Waxwing in sea-front garden early morning, flew off then one returned before flying off towards Stanley Road, also 1 Black Redstart and 1 Snow bunting on beach this afternoon and c14,000 Common Scoter on the sea - Hoylake.
2 Greenshank with 80+ Curlew in flooded coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1000 Pink-footed Geese, 560 Shelduck, 630 Pintail, 280 Teal, 5000 Knot, 4000 Dunlin, 480 Black-tailed Godwit, 160 Bar-tailed Godwit, 680 Curlew, 800 Redshank, 3 Greenshank on rising tide this morning, also 1 Woodcock over Target Road this evening - Heswall Shore.
1 Green Sandpiper - Neston Old Quay.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Nov 25
1 Geat Northern Diver and 1 juv Shag -  West Kirby Marine Lake.
4 Woodcock and 3 Common Snipe flew from roost at Ditton Lane at dusk - Moreton.
1 drake Long-tailed Duck, 2 juv Velvet Scoter and 500+ Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting just east of Red Rocks.
3 Waxwing flew west - Moreton Cross.
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 2 juvs), 9 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin (fem), 19 Great White Egret and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Parkgate Old Baths.
1 Green Sandpiper off Harp Inn - Neston.
27 Brent Geese on the shore by railway footbridge - Ffynnongroyw.
30 Greenfinch by the reedbed - Gronant.
1 Merlin and 20+ Siskin along Denhall Lane - Burton Marsh.
c1,000 Wigeon on Decca Pools.

Nov 24
1 Geat Northern Diver and 1 juv Shag -  West Kirby Marine Lake.
12+Marsh Harrier, 4 Hen Harrier (1 ad male, a sub-adult male and 2 female); 1 Peregrine and 1 Short-eared Owl late afternoon - Parkgate Old Baths.
2 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Shore.

Nov 23
2 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Denhall Quay.

Nov 22
7 Brent Geese (incl 4 dark-bellied) on marsh - Hoylake Shore.
2 Merlin and 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.
1 Geat Northern Diver -  West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 21
1 Geat Northern Diver -  West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 sighitngs of Short-eared Owl and 14 Marsh Harrier in air together over reedbed at dusk - Neston Old Quay.

Nov 19
3 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 11 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 17 Great Egret and 6 Stonechat ( 3pr) - Parkgate.
1 Woodcock - Hilbre.

Nov 18
1 Geat Northern Diver and 1 Common Scoter -  West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) - Parkgate.

Nov 17
2 Short-eared Owl,1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Marsh Harrier and 6 Great Egret - Denhall Quay.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 5 Marsh Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Nov 16
2 ringtail Hen Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Great Northen Diver, 2 Snow Bunting off north end but mobile  - West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Swallow (very late) seen both over Leasowe Gunsite and New Brighton Prom.

Nov 15
1 Snow Bunting - Hoylake Lifeboat Station.
1 Great Northen Diver, 2 Snow Bunting off north end but mobile  - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Firecrest in hedge - Saughall.

Nov 14
6 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting showing well just east of Hoylake Lifeboat Station.
1 Great Northen Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 13
1 Water Rail and 5 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
2 Snow Bunting on rocks and beach just north of the Sail Loft Cafe - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 12
1 Barred Warbler showed again briefly - Burton Mere Wetlands.
11 Marsh Harriers, 4 Hen Harriers ringtails, 1 Merlin - Parkgate Old Baths this evening.

Nov 11
1 Barred Warbler (seen briefly at 0845hrs in brambles by Border Hide), also 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Snow Bunting (flew SW), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Gull (1st win), c500 Brent Geese, 7 Eider and 13 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Short-eared Owl over this afternoon - Wallasey GC.
1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Common Scoter  - West Kirby Marine Lake.
4 Hen Harrier (1 ad male, 2 juv male, 1 juv female) and 7+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate/Heswall Marshes.

Nov 10
1 Barred Warbler (photographed) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Purple Sandpiper on the groyne by Perch rock - New Brighton.
1 Great Northern Diver, flew west at 1045hrs  - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Short-eared Owl just south of Neston Reedbed.

Nov 8
1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
10,000+ Knot on Dawpool Bank at high tide - Thurstaston.
1 Short-eared Owl late afternoon - Leasowe Common.
1 Great Northern Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 7
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Shag and, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Cattle Egret again roosted overnight with Little Egrets before feeding in a nearby field full of cows - Heswall Fields NT.
1 Little Stint, 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Long-tailed duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Bittern flew from Burton Marsh to Neston Reedbed late afternoon.

Nov 6
1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Goosander, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Little Stint on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Goshawk this morning but flew further out and not refound - Burton Marsh.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Cattle Egret roosted overnight with Little Egrets - Heswall Fields NT.

Nov 5
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Shag - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting by groyne - Meols.
1 Little Stint, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 5+ Marsh Harrier and 1 Spotted Redshank (over) - Burton Marsh.
1 Little Stint on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
9 Whooper Swan flew east - Leasowe Lighthouse
2 Goldcrest, 437 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Eider and first 2 Purple Sandpiper of the autumn - Hilbre.
6 Short Eared Owl,  1 Merlin, 2 Hen Harrier (ring tails) 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 Great Egret- Denhall Quay.

Nov 4
1 Pallas's Warbler in sycamores in NW paddock but no sign since 1110hrs - Hilbre.
40+ Blackbird flew into bushes ahead of rain and feeding on berries along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Snow bunting seen briefly by groyne - Meols.
18 Marsh Harrier and at least 4 Hen Harrier (juvs) this afternoon, also 4 Great Egret - Parkgate.
1 Great Northern Diver and 8 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 3
860 Pinkfooted Geese roosted overnight, 1550 Shelduck, 380 Teal, 575 Pintail, 3 redhead Goosander, 139 Golden Plover, 640 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, 740 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
260 Shelduck and 1,500 Knot - Meols Shore.
2 Merlin, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 1
1 Common Scoter on West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Great Northern Diver over Hilbre.
1 Merlin, 3 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5 Marsh Harrier (in air together) - Parkgate.
6 Red-throated Diver, 90 Great Crested Grebe and at least 1,100 Common Scoter - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Twite with Linnets - Gronant.