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December Newsletter now published on this website featuring WHilbre Bird Observatory Ringing Report, Colour Ring Report and November Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Dec 4
46 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 800 Shelduck, 625 Pintail, 360 Teal, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ring-tail), 9 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 150 Skylark - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Dec 3
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Egret, 4 Hen Harrier (1 adult male, 1 sub-adult male and 2 ringtail), 1 Merlin and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate Marsh.
17 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Marsh Harrier - Heswall Marsh.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
5 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (family with two adults and 3 juvs constantly chattering!) in private garden - Burton.
16 Purple Sandpiper, 215 Turnstone and 1 Shag - Hilbre.

Dec 2
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
20 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad win), 4 Purple Sandpiper and 412 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.
1 Common Sandpiper on Swinchiard Creek - Flint.
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 4 Marsh Harrier in air together and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.

Nov 30
14 Brent Geese - Leasowe Shore.
2 Barn Owl - Parkgate Marsh.
1 Woodcock in fields - Meols.
430 Pink-footed Geese, 460 Pintail, 5100 Oystercatcher, 86 Grey Plover, 730 Lapwing, 157 Golden Plover, 4000 Dunlin, 10,000 Knot, 900 Black-tailed Godwit, 680 Curlew, 1100 Redshank, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier over high tide - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Nov 29
Report of a very late Lesser Whitethroat in Lower Heswall (good description received).
18 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Long-tailed Duck and c60 Little Grebe - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Egret and c25 Whooper Swan - Outer Burton Marsh.
2 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.
400+ Brent Geese, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Whooper Swan flew north and 1 Peregrine - Hilbre.

Nov 28
1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Pochard - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1,890 Cormorant flew out of estuary at first light, also 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
8,600 Herring Gull feeding on large starfish and shellfish wreck on outer edge of East Hoyle Bank.
2 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.

Nov 27
4 Goosander and 1 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) late afternoon - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 26
8 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Nov 25
400 Pintail, 150 Black-tailed Godwit and 120 Shelduck at high tide seen from footbridge - Ffynnongroyw.
Another late Swallow- Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Greenshank - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Snow Bunting on the sandstone, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing in the marsh - Red Rocks.
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 8 Egyptian Geese and 1 Peregrine - Burton Marsh.
2 Woodcock - Ditton LNR, Moreton.
6 Rock Pipit and 1 Jack Snipe - West Kirby marsh.
12,000 Knot this morning, flew towards Thurstaston - Caldy Shore.

Nov 24
2 Water Rail calling in the marsh, and 2 Snow Bunting - Red Rocks.
13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Swallow, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 23
6,000 Knot roosting just off the beach early morning - Thurstaston.
6 Goosander (3 drakes, 3 redheads) - West Kirby Marine Lake.
8 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper and 9 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 22
1 Woodcock in high school playing fields (probably injured) - Neston.
4 Hen Harrier (1 grey male) - Parkgate.
910 Cormorant flew out of estuary and 515 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) at first light - Hilbre.

Nov 21
8 Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Great Crested Grebe - West Kirby Marine Lake.
594 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) between Little Eye and Hilbre at first light, 696 Cormorant flew out of the estuary and 6,500 Oystercatcher - Hilbre.
24 Great Egret around the meres - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Snow Bunting by cycle track inland of dunes - Gronant.

Nov 20
An undisturbed high tide wader roost included at least 12,500 Dunlin, also 1 Raven which attacked and killed a Curlew - Hoylake Shore.
2 Barn Owl. 1 Peregrine, 2 Merlin, 10+ Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier (2juv male and 1 ad male), 1 Jack Snipe flushed by a Marsh Harrier and 2 Brambling over - Parkgate.
434 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 15 Purple Sandpiper, 942 Cormorant flew out of the estuary and 4,000 Knot - Hilbre.

Nov 19
13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Snow Bunting on beach - Gronant.
2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
2 Kingfisher seen from bridge over River Birkett - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Snow Buntings on the rocks at Red Rocks.
2 Barn Owl and 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 18
612 Brent Geese (incl 2 dark-bellied) spread between Tansky Rocks and Hilbre - another record high, also 252 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light and 3 Rock Pipit on main island - Hilbre.
12 Goosander on lake and 2 Rock Pipit on prom wall - West Kirby Marine Lake.
970 Pink-footed Geese, 510 Pintail, 3,000 Dunlin, 1,700 Knot and 130 Black-tailed Godwit at first light - Thurstaston Shore.
910 Cormorant on East Hoyle Bank after high tide - Meols.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
8 Raven over Lower Heswall this morning.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Nov 17
2 Barn Owl over the marsh early morning - Parkgate.
436 Cormorant flew out of the estuary, 300+ Brent Geese, 130 Grey Plover, 462 Curlew, 2,500 Dunlin and 15,000 Knot early morning on flood tide, 1 Great Northern Diver flew past at lunch time - Hilbre.
2 Little Owl and at least 12 Raven - Burton Point.
2 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.

Nov 16
1 Swallow - Deeside Industrial Estate.
2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
404 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 714 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, 392 Shelduck, 15 Purple Sandpiper, 6,500 Knot, 435 Curlew, 3,000 Dunlin, 110 Ringed Plover, 120 Grey Plover and 3 Raven flying east, on flood tide early morning - Hilbre.
3+ Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Nov 15
7 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
810 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, 388 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 285 Shelduck, 15,500 Knot, 2,000 Dunlin, 360 Curlew, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 110 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl (this afternoon) and 1 Rock Pipit (Little Eye) - Hilbre.
5 Short-eared Owl (one had an ariel duel with a Marsh Harrier which lasted over 20 minutes!), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Peregrine and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), lots of Marsh Harrriers - Denhall Quay.
1 grey male Hen Harrier - Burton Point.
1 Dusky Warbler
showing intermittently in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr

Nov 14
1 Ring Ouzel (1st win/fem) in trees then flew south - Redstone Close, Meols.
1 Dusky Warbler
showing well in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr, also 1 Woodcock, 6 Brambling and 30+ Siskin.
1 Kingfisher on groyne, 1 Peregrine harrying a Raven on the shore - Meols Shore.
6 Short-eared Owl in air together, also 2 ringtail Hen Harrier - just south of Denhall Quay.
1320 Pink-footed Geese, 1225 Shelduck, 660 Pintail, 315 Teal, 46 Little Egret, 4800 Oystercatcher, 440 Lapwing, 16 Grey Plover, 89 Golden Plover, 4600 Knot, 2300 Dunlin, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 835 Curlew, 1830 Redshank - Heswall/Thurstaston over high tide.
1 Swallow over Hoylake prom.
2 Snow Bunting - Little Eye.
2 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Woodcock and 11 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Nov 13
1 Dusky Warbler in wood west of Talacre Beach car park/Point of Ayr.
2 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Barn Owl and 4+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Black-throated Diver off north end then flew SW, 370 Cromorant flew out of the estuary, 386 Brent Geese, 11,000 Knot and 1 Rock Pipit at first light - Hilbre.
1 House Martin over main scrape and 1 fem Brambling with finch flock near railway - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Woodcock - Lower Heswall.

Nov 12
3 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
6 Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier (grey male, 2 ringtails), 2 Barn Owl, 1 Great Egret and 1 Water Rail - Parkgate.

Nov 11
A few hundred Redwings flew SE over Thurstaston Shore and Lower Heswall early morning.
1 Snow Bunting (Little Eye), 468 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied), 2 Rock Pipit and 4 Goosander - Hilbre.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Shotwick Boating Lake.
4 Egyptian Geese and 3 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.

Nov 10
4 Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Raven, 4 Great Egret, 5 Whooper Swan, 40 Fieldfare, 5 Siskin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat - Burton Point.
25 Shoveler, 25 Pintail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 850 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail and 1 Ruddy Shelduck on flood - Burton Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
2 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 7 Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 100 Black-tailed Godwit - Parkgate.
c3 Rock Pipits - Hoylake Shore.
1 Snow Bunting, 6 Purple Sandpiper and 300 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
Another late Swallow, also 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 9
2 Long-tailed Duck this morning with Scoters off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting, 10 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Rock Pipit, 31 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shag (imms), 7 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Robin, 5 Siskin and 7 Skylark - Hilbre.
2 late Swallows seen along the sea-front - New Brighton/Wallasey.

Nov 8
21 Whooper Swan (5 juvs) with 30 Mute Swan - Outer Burton Marsh.
494 Brent Geese (incl 2 dark-bellied) - A Record High! - , 1 Snow Bunting, 280 Curlew, 110 Redshank, 620 Sanderling, 175 Grey Plover, 3,500 Grey Plover, 6,000 Knot, 8,000 Oystercatcher, 3 Rock Pipit and 1 Red-breated Merganser (male) - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel (late!), 30 Siskin and 2 Brambling over, 2 Rock Pipit on groyne and 1 Mediterranean Gull in field by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Snow Bunting, 7 Brambling, 60+ Chaffinch, 15 Reed Bunting, 40 Fieldfare, 1 Water Rail, 10 Goosander, 550 Shelduck, 65 Pintail, 52 Wigeon, 9 Brent Geese, 1 Greenshank, 500 Redshank, 7 Grey Plover, 650 Dunlin, 160 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 5,000 Oystercatcher, 1,000 Curlew, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk - Point of Ayr.
3 Whooper Swan over, 5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Parkgate.
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 5 Whooper Swan, 6 Goosander and 1,000 Pintail (on flood) - Burton Point.

Nov 7
4 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
3 Jack Snipe and 4 common Snipe flushed by tide, 2 Stonechat (pair), 1 Rock Pipit and 15 Skylark, 1 Red-throated diver flew into estuary - West Kirby saltmarsh/Red Rocks.
5+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Great Egret and 2 Stonechat (pair) over high tide - Parkgate.
1 probable Water Pipit (flyover), 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 3 Great Egret, 3 Rock Pipit and several hundred Skylarks - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Nov 6
Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares passing through, plus a few Bramblings.
155 Brent Geese, 2300 Shelduck, 450 Wigeon, 73 Little Egret, 2 Great Egret, 6 Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 350 Skylark, 200 Meadow Pipit over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Cattle Egret over flooded inland paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Twite - Oakenholt Marsh.

Nov 5
6 Whooper Swan flew north - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier plus several Marsh Harriers - Parkgate.
8,000 Dunlin on flooding tide, 21 Twite in marsh - West Kirby Shore.
2 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin and 120+ Redshank on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Brambling, 50+ Chaffinch, 12+ Siskin, 700+ Redwing, 2+ Fieldfare, 10+ Reed Bunting over, also 1 Greenshank, 400 Knot, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10,000 Oystercatcher and 10 Brent Geese -  Point of Ayr.
2 Bewick's Swan east over Little Eye.

Nov 4
Several reports of small flocks of Fieldfares arriving at last!
100+ Fieldfare and 250 Redwing - Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston.
60 Fieldfare and 200 Redwing over Column Road, West Kirby.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment, 200 Black-tailed Godwit in field by Park Lane - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails), 6+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
9 Gooosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
287 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied), 292 Curlew, 7,500 Oystercatcher, 170 Grey Plover, c4,000 Knot, c2,000 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine and 50 Linnet (on Middle Eye) - Hilbre.

Nov 3
20+ Twite before high tide, also 2 Rock Pipit - West Kirby Marsh.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment and a late Wheatear on the groyne - Meols.
2 Great Egret, 3 Spoonbill, 1 Hen Harrier, 4+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.
10 Egyptian Geese, 20+ Golden Plover, 2 Great Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven and 2 Stonechat - Broken Bank, Burton Marsh.

Nov 2
1 Snow Bunting and 1 Rock Pipit on embankment - Meols.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Brambling, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5 Whooper Swan flying west - Parkgate.
620 Pink-footed Geese, 240 Pintail, 2600 Oystercatcher, 5000 Knot, 4500 Dunlin, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 770 Curlew, 1800 Redshank, 2 Greenshank - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.
2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Raven, 1 Barn Owl and 30+ Linnet - Burton Marsh.
74 Siskin and 4 Brambling over Leasowe Lighthouse.
600 Shelduck off Red Rocks.
330 Cormorant, 280 Brent Geese, 415 Shelduck, 7,800 Oystercatcher, 358 Curlew, 310 Grey Plover, 4,800 Knot, 3,500 Dunlin and 1 Peregrine on rising tide - Hilbre.

Nov 1
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
520 Shelduck and 4 Golden Plover - Hilbre.

Oct 31
160 Pink-footed Geese, 3350 Shelduck, 230 Pintail, 5400 Oystercatcher, 280 Lapwing, 57 Golden Plover, 2800 Knot, 4000 Dunlin, 450 Curlew, 2000 Redshank - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on embankment - Meols.
3 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Oct 30
1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Ruddy Shelduck on border pool and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Barn Owl - Decca Pools.
2 Barn Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male), 1 Merlin, 1 Spoonbill and 5+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
2 Brambling flew west - Lingham Lane, Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Greenshank on ebbing tide - Heswall Shore.
30+ Great Egret flying to roost and 3 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh/Old Quay.

Oct 29
Some vis mig this morning with 60 Chaffinch, 9 Brambling, 61 Siskin, 40 Meadow Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit at Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Oct 28
1 Barn Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier and 4 Kestrel - Parkgate.
11 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
17 Raven - Burton Point.
1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden - Burton.

Oct 27
7 Cattle Egret and 2 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 26
3 Whooper Swan - Burton Marsh.
6+ Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin, 1 Spoonbill and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Oct 25
1 Spoonbill, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Stonechat and 1 Spotted Redshank - Parkgate.
6 Brambling, 56 Siskin and 25 Skylark overhead, 1 Kingfisher on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 11 Marsh Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit (Scandinavian) and 12,500 Pink-footed Geese flying into roost this evening - Neston Reedbed/Parkgate.

Oct 24
Large movement of Redwings this morning.
1 Wheatear, 30 Siskin and 60+ Redwing - Leasowe Lighthouse.
c750 Redwing heading SE along coast by Heswall Marsh.
2 Brambling and c400 Redwing heading S - Lower Heswall.
'Hundreds' of Redwing and c20 Fieldfare - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Oct 23
470 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Greylag, 26 feral Barnacle Geese, 3200 Shelduck, 230 Pintail, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Knot, 1 Greenshank this morning - Thurstaston Shore.
7 Marsh Harrier, 1 Spoonbill and 25 feral Barnacle Geese - Parkgate.
1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, several Marsh Harriers and 3+ Great Egret at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
6 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Peregrine and 6 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.

Oct 22
38 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grey Phalarope flew out of Mersey at 10am - New Brighton.

Oct 21
5 Whooper Swan over Caldy Hill flying west.
6 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great Egret at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Guillemot close to the prom at high tide - Meols.
1 Little Auk flew north - Hilbre.
8 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Oct 20
1 Barn Owl off Heswall Golf Course this evening.
340 Pink-footed Geese, 26 feral Barnacle Geese, 290 Pintail, 173 Black-tailed Godwit and 35 Knot this morning - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Cattle Egret in the beach vegetation at 10am, 340 Grey Plover and 410 Sanderling at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
9 Rock Pipit. 9 Common Snipe and 4 Jack Snipe - West Kirby/Red Rocks Marsh.
20 Siskin in garden near Grammar School Lane - West Kirby.

Oct 19
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in garden near Grammar School Lane then flew towards Grange Hill - West Kirby.
1 grey male Hen Harrier and 1 Barn Owl - Parkgate.
13 Marsh Harrier over Neston Reedbed.

Oct 17
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) off Sheldrakes - Heswall Marsh.
110 Pink-footed Geese, 3200 Shelduck, 400 Lapwing, 48 Golden Plover, 2250 Knot, 1300 Dunlin, 970 Curlew, 4200 Redshank over high tide - Heswall Shore.

Oct 16
5 Whooper Swan flew east over Thurstaston Shore.
1 Snow Bunting which flew west - Hilbre.
8 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck and 5 Whooper Swan - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Whooper Swan, 2 Short-eared Owl, 5 Great Egret flew into roost, 12 Egyptian Goose and 1 Siskin calling - Burton Point.
1 Short-eared Owl being mobbed by Buzzard seen from main road near Shotwick.

Oct 14
A good passage of Redwings through with many reports including 1,150 over Neston.
2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Raven and 4 Great Egret - Burton Point/Marsh.
1 Spoonbill, 5 Greenshank, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Oct 13
22 Redwing over east - Park Lane, Meols.
350+ Redwing over - Lower Heswall.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker and 2 Stonechat - Burton Mere Wetlands.
116 Pintail, 900 Oystercatcher, 240 Lapwing, 29 Golden Plover, 270 Grey Plover, 500 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 1100 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 3500 Redshank, 4 Mediterranean Gull early afternoon - Thurstaston Shore.
163 Brent Geese (1 dark-bellied) and 2 Raven - Hilbre.

Oct 12
120 Jackdaw, 40 Carrion Crow, 90 Greylag (feral) and 28 Barnacle Geese (feral) feeding on spilt corn in reently harvested field below Stapledon Wood, Caldy.
2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 11
1 Spotted Crake - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Oct 10
1 Short-eared Owl flew between Hilbre and West Kirby at high tide before flying into estuary.
1 Great Skua flew west over Middle Eye.
Small amount of migration inlcuded 1 Wheatear and 4 Skylark, also 1 Barn Owl again - Hilbre.
117 Grey Plover at low tide - Thurstaston.

Oct 9
1 Barn Owl first light - Hilbre.
1 Ruddy Shelduck and 1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.
5 Whooper Swan over, also 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper on rocks by West Kirby Marine Lake.
29 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron and 51 Curlew in field by Park Lane at high tide - Meols.

Oct 8
Some 'Vis mig' this morning:
30 Redwing, 50+ Skylark, 12 Jay, 100+ Jackdaw and many finches - Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston.
2 Brambling, 18 Chaffinch, 16 Skylark, 40 Jackdaw, 10 Greenfinch and 2 Grey Wagtail, also 1 Great Egret and 1 male Stonechat - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Firecrest - Hilbre.
1 Kingfisher on groyne and 1 Great Egret nearby, 1 Cetti's Warbler near duck pond, 150 Curlew and 39 Little Egret in fields - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Swallow flew south past Heswall Shore.

Oct 7
1 Little Stint - Hoylake.
1050 Pink-footed Geese (560 roosted overnight, 490 arrived high from North), 27 Barnacle Geese (feral), 79 Pintail early morning - Heswall Shore.
800 Pink-footed Geese in fields near Wirral Way - Thurstaston.
15 Brent Geese, 6300 Shelduck, 360 Pintail, 135 Wigeon, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great Egret, 72 Little Egret, 200 Lapwing, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 1 Merlin at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Whooper Swan over - Hilbre.
1 Woodcock in field - Meols.

Oct 6
1 Leach's Petrel in Mersey mouth early morning, also 1 Kingfisher on pontoon at Marine Lake which was later seen on Wallasey shore - New Brighton.
2 Great Skua (possibly 3),  111 Brent Geese, 1 Eider (male), 1 Barn Owl and 2 Peregrine - Hilbre.
1 Guillemot on West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Greenshank and 1 Guillemot by groyne - Meols Common.
1 Great Skua, 1 Little Stint, 2 Raven and Red-throated Diver - Hoylake.

Oct 5
2 Leach's Petrel - Hoylake Shore.
1 Arctic skua over (photographed), 6 Great Egret and 20+ Golden Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Spoonbill and 2 drake Pochard - Parkgate.
1 probable Great Skua this morning, 1 Leach's Petrel this afternoon - New Brighton.
5 Leach's Petrel, 1 Sabine's Gull (juv), 3 Manx Shearwater and 1 first win Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Skua landed on East Hoyle Bank east of the island at 5pm - Hilbre.

Oct 4
1800 Pink-footed Geese arrived from the north early morning - Heswall Shore.
60 Knot with c4,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Oct 3
1 Little Stint (juv), 200 Pink-footed Geese, 71 Pintail, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 202 Grey Plover, 23 Golden Plover, 370 Dunlin, 1085 Curlew, 4000 Redshank, 360 Common Gull on rising tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Kingfisher on groyne - Meols Shore.
34 Little Egret in sheep field - Park Lane, Meols.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Leasowe Shore.

Oct 2
1 Mediterranean Gull near Little Eye.
1 Kingfisher seen from bridge - Lingham Lane, Leasowe Lighthouse.

Oct 1
3 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flashes, also 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Leach's Petrel heading west, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Sandwich Tern by coastguard station - Wallasey Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 120 Pink-footed Geese, 3000+ Shelduck, 167 Little Egret (roosted overnight), 1350 Oystercatcher, 130 Dunlin, 2400 Black-tailed Godwit, 510 Curlew, 4320 Redshank this morning - Heswall Shore.
2 Leach's Petrel, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Arctic Skua, 1 Merlin in off the sea, 4 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine and 53 Brent Geese arrived - Hilbre.

Sep 30
1 Ring-necked Parakeet - Little Neston.
2 Short-eared Owl and 1 Spoonbill over - Denhall Quay.

Sep 29
1 Great Skua and 2 drake Eider - Hilbre.
30+ Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Leach's Petrel flying west at 5.20pm - Wallasey Shore.
2 Red-throated Diver flew out of Mersey - New Brighton.

Sep 28
5 Cattle Egret, at least 28 Great Egret, 20+ Ruff (from the Bunker hide) and 1 Water Rail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 27
1 Red Kite flew SW at 6pm - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite flew over Telegraph Road flying towards the estuary at 6pm - Thurstaston.
3 Spoonbill, 17 Greenshank and 1 Swallow - Parkgate.

Sep 26
3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Spoonbill, 7 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 500 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.
1 Hobby over, 1 Cetti's Warbler by duck pond and 1 Kingfisher on groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Barn Owl hunting before dawn (only the fifth record for Hilbre!), 526 Pink-footed Geese, 16 Brent Geese, 360 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.

Sep 25
58 Pink-footed Geese, 4000+ Shelduck, 62 Pintail, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 400 Dunlin, 1550 Curlew, 5360 Redshank, 300 Goldfinch on the marsh - Heswall Shore.
1 Great Northern Diver on sea then flew north - New Brighton.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint - Hoylake Shore.
3 Spoonbill and 1 Ruff - Parkgate.
3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
100+ Swallow flying low feeding near Irby Mill Pub this morning - Greasby/Irby.

Sep 24
1 Wilson's Phalarope on Boathouse Flashes, also 3 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff, 2 Marsh Harrier, 17 Greenshank and 60 Pink-footed Geese flew inland - Parkgate.
1 Kingfisher and 1 Water Rail on duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Little Stint at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Curlew Sandpiper with 430 Redshank - West Kirby Marine Lake.
11 Brent Geese, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk and 4 Golden Plover this morning - Hilbre.
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.

Sep 23
1 Wilson's Phalarope on border pool this morning then flew to main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Leach's Petrel alomg tideline at 12.15hrs - Meols Shore.
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.
1 Ruff with 5,000+ Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Little Stint near Little Eye.

Sep 22
1 Wilson's Phalarope at Border Hide this morning, 1 Spotted Crake on main scrape, also 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck and 13 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
28 Great White Egret (most seen flying from BMW roost at first light), also 1 Barn Owl - Burton Marsh.
4 Curlew Sandpiper  - Heswall Shore.
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.

Sep 21
1 Wilson's Phalarope and 2 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Spoonbill, 15 Pintail, 2 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank and 10 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Curlew Sandpiper in wader roost on rocks before high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.
9+ Little Stint on beach - Gronant.

Sep 20
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Water Rail, 2 Ruff and 12 Greenshank - Parkgate.
3 Curlew Sandpiper in wader roost with c200 Turnstones on rocks before high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
18 Brent Geese - Hilbre.
3 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs), 5770 Shelduck, 23 Pintail, 320 Oystercatcher, 3 Golden Plover, 760 Dunlin, 1695 Curlew, 5100 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) before high tide - Heswall Shore.
5,700 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Wheatear, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit (over), 16 Meadow Pipit, 35 Pied Wagtail, 14 White Wagtail and 40 Linnet - Hoylake Shore.

Sep 19
1 Squacco Heron - on pond/reeds just north of St Mary's Touring Park, Gronant.
4 Curlew Sandpiper on mud on rising tide, just south of West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Spoonbill, 1 Water Rail, 3 Ruff and 12 Greenshank - Parkgate.
2 Cattle Egret, 3 Garganey and 1 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Firecrest in garden - Hoylake sea-front.
A large wader roost included 5,000 Oystercatcher, also 6 Brent Geese and 2 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore.

Sep 18
1 Squacco Heron - Big Pool Wood NR, Gronant
1 Greenshank and 1 Wheatear at the groyne on rising tide - Meols Shore.
3 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff and 9 Greenshank - Parkgate.
7 Curlew Sandpiper, 164 Turnstone and 324 Redshank on mud just south of West Kirby Marine Lake after high tide.
1 Greenshank with 300 Redshank on ebbing tide, also 2 Wheatear - Dove Point, Meols.
2 Garganey, 20 ruff and 2 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 17
1 Hobby flew south, also 1 Merlin and 1 Peregrine plus a few migrants including 4 Grey Wagtail - Hilbre.
2 Curlew Sandpiper - Heswall Shore.
7 Raven over from Hilbre direction, looked like 2 adults flying low with 5 juveniles flying above them much higher up, flew over Grange Hill - West Kirby.
3 Spoonbill and 17 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Greenshank by groyne, 1 Hobby over and 1 Kingfisher - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Curlew Sandpiper with c100 Turnstone feeding on mud just south of West Kirby Marine Lake at 6pm.
1 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 16
1 Squacco Heron - Big Pool Wood NR, Gronant this morning before moving to Lyons St Mary's Touring Park further inland.
1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv), 3100 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Dabchick, 1800 Oystercatcher, 220 Grey Plover, 4500 Black-tailed Godwit, 1900 Curlew, 4550 Redshank over high tide - Heswall Shore.
5 Raven over Greasby.

Sep 15
1 Squacco Heron - Big Pool Wood NR, Gronant.
2 Purple Sandpiper and 60+ Turnstone on sea defence by lighthouse, also 2 Common Tern and 12 Sandwich Tern - New Brighton.
3+ Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Hobby over and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Garganey on Border Pool, 1 Swift over - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 14
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Stint, 1 Yellow Wagtail over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Little Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 500 Common Scoter and 1 Hobby - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Osprey over west and 2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Decca Pools.
1 Spotted Flycatcher - Burton Point.
1 Osprey over East Hoyle Bank and Red Rocks this evening.

Sep 13
4 Wheatear and 2 Raven - Red Rocks.
1 Cattle Egret, 19 Great Egret and 28 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Wheatear on beach below Heswall Fields.
1 juv Merlin, 5 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Water Rail, at least 4 Marsh Harrier - Denhall Quay/Decca Pools.

Sep 12
3 Brent Geese and a fall of 10+ Robins - Hilbre.
1 Merlin (juv), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Whinchat (male), 1 Tree Pipit over and 1 Reed Warbler - Denhall Quay/Decca Pools.
1 Little Stint, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wheatear, 2 Peregrine and 2 Raven - Point of Ayr.
3 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
7 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Tern and 175 Sandwich Tern - Hoylake.
141 Grey Plover, with many still showing some summer plumage, and 3,500 Oystercatcher on the shore, 4+ Wheatear in the dunes and 3 Brent Geese on edge of saltmarsh - West Kirby Shore.
1,510 Common Gull - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore.

Sep 11
1 Brent Goose (pale-bellied), 2 Little Stint and 1 Black Tern (juv) - Hilbre.
1 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear and 2-3 Yellow Legged Gull - Hoylake/Meols.
5,600 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Merlin (geo-tagged), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 19 Ruff, 11 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Raven, 1 Garganey and c60 Pintail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat and 3 Stonechat - Leasowe Common.

Sep 10
4 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint and 1 Yellow-legged Gull over high tide - Hoylake.
3 Wheatear on groyne early morning and 1 Common Scoter very close in on ebbing tide - Meols.
1 Cattle Egret on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
230 Sandwich Tern at high tide in channel between Gronant and Talacre.

Sep 9
1 Curlew Sandpiper at high tide - Hoylake.
4 Spoonbill, 15 Greenshank and 5 Ruff - Parkgate.
3 Little Stint - Hilbre.
3 Green Sandpiper between Dove Point and the groyne - Meols.
1 Curlew Sandpiper south of Middle Eye.

Sep 8
5 Spoonbill (high overhead), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Marsh Harrier (feeding on dead goose!) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and at least 4 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Spoonbill over high (all juvs), 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat and 2 Shoveler - Hilbre.
4 Spoonbill, 1 Osprey (over south), 5 Ruff, 14 Greenshank and 2 Water Rail - Parkgate.

Sep 7
4 Spoonbill, 2 juv Spotted Redshank, 19 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Water Rail and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Firecrest, Mediterranean Gull and 1 Black Tern - Hilbre.
1 Little Stint and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 6
5 Spoonbill and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Tree Pipit over, 5 Wheatear, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Merlin, 12 Great Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Owl and at least 4 Whinchat - Burton Marsh/Point. 
1 Little Stint - Hilbre.
1 Tree Pipit over, 1 Whinchat, 14 Blackcap and c10 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
6,240 Redshank and 1,400 Common Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Golden Plover, 1 Merlin and 35 Teal - Gronant.

Sep 5
1 Black Tern, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3,000 Black-headed Gulls on the shore and 4 Golden Plover by Little Eye - Hilbre.
2 Mediterranean Gull - Meols Shore.
3 Wheater in fields - Meols.
5 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
3+ Whinchat (by Nets Cafe), 1  Stonechat and 1 Merlin - Burton Marsh.
2 Little Stint and 1 Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill over heading SW, 2 Whinchat and 2 Raven - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Sep 4
7 Whinchat and 1 juv Merlin by Nets Cafe, 7+ Wheatear by Marsh Farm - Burton Marsh.
2 Whinchat and 5+ Wheatear - Meols Common/Groyne.
1 Hobby over Lingham bridge - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Wheatear, 90 House Martin, 76 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 30 Gannet and 1 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Flycatcher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Sep 3
5 Spoonbill and 3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Merlin, 1 Great Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail over, 6 Wheatear and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.
Fall of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers around Leasowe Lighthouse area (Park Lane to Ditton Lane) with over 60 plus 4 Whinchat.

Sep 2
1 Hobby (ad) over paddocks, 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear nad 1 Whimbrel flew east - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff and 13 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Common Redstart in willow tree in Chapel Field,1 Hobby, 1 Merlin and 1 Whinchat - Burton Marsh.
700 Swallow flying over Heswall Marsh.
3,200 Shelduck, 2,100 Oystercatcher, 3,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 1,600 Curlew and 5,600 Redshank - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore this morning, 2 Mediterreanean Gull and 1,000 Black-headed Gull anting overhead this evening.
2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Wheatear, 2 Great Egret over and 1 Little Owl - Burton Point/Sheep pens area.
2 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Green Sandpiper and 3 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20+ Willow Warbler, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Little Stint and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Hilbre.
31 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 410 Curlew, 7,400 Oystercatcher and 350 Dunlin between Middle Eye and Tansky Rocks.

Sep 1
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Hobby, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 500 Swallow early morning, 15 Pink-footed Geese over Old Baths car park mid-morning and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier and 1 Red Kite - Decca Pools.
1 Red Kite, 11+ Ruff (mostly juvs), 1 Spoonbill and 2 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 31
1 Spoonbill (juv), 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Raven, 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 Water Rail, 2 Ruff and 25 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Hobby over Lingham bridge, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull on shore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Curlew Sandpiper - Hilbre.
4 Ruddy Shelduck and 10 Egyptian Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 30
1 Whinchat in paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 3 Ruff and 25 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.

Aug 29
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 3 Spoonbill, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 3 Ruff and 23 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Garganey, 1 Lesser Whiterhroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 3 juv Hobby specatularly hunting dragonflies - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over Hoylake Langfields heading in Meols direction around 3.30pm.

Aug 28
3 Spoonbill, 5+ Greenshank, 1 juv Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff and 40 Wigeon - Parkgate.
1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Ruddy Shelduck - Heswall Shore.
1 Sooty Shearwater flew west at 1pm, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 60+ Sanderling with many juvs, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 70+ Common Scoter- East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.

Aug 27
2 Spoonbill, 14 Greenshank, 25 Wigeon, 3 Ruff, 1 juv Spotted Redshank and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Parkgate.
1 Garganey and 1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Yellow-legged Gull - Hoylake.
1 Little Owl and 1 Green Woodpecker - Burton Point.

Aug 26
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad and juv), 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 33 Common Tern - Hoylake.
5,730 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Aug 25
3 Spoonbill and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Parkgate.
1 Little Stint on shore, 1 Peregrine over - Hoylake.
2000 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 1800 Oystercatcher, 103 Grey Plover, 180 Ringed Plover, 1900 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 4400 Redshank on rising tide this morning, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper in gutter at high tide and 31+ Little Egret roosting in trees nearby - Heswall Shore.

Aug 24
1 Spoonbill, 1 Little Stint, 1 Garden Warlber, 20 Common Snipe and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 juv Black Tern, 2 Little Stint and 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper all east of Lifeboat Station, also 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 260 Common Tern and 1,200 Ringed Plover among the good numbers of gulls, terns and waders over high tide - Hoylake.

Aug 23
1 Ruff (juv) with 5,000+ Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
4 Wheatear on groyne and 1 Whimbrel - Meols Shore.
1 Little Gull (ad win/pl) and 1 Curlew Sandpiper (juv) plus several Wheatears - Hoylake.

Aug 22
3 Spoonbill, 15+ Greenshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Ruff - Parkgate.
5,530 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Peregrine, 2 Whimbrel, c1,000 Ringed Plover, c2,000 Dunlin and 800 Common Gull highlights at high tide - Hoylake.
3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine, 3,600 Oystercatcher, 750 Dunlin and 600 Ringed Plover - West Kirby Shore.
1 Hobby over Willaston.
33 Little Egret east of groyne - Meols Shore.

Aug 21
1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 120 Sandwich Tern, 192 (52 juvs) Common Tern, 80 Knot, 400 Ringed Plover, 240 Sanderling, 400 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 600 Oystercatcher off tennis courts at high tide, 2 Eider and 2 Kittiwake out to sea - Hoylake.
1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Spoonbill, 15 Greenshank and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Spotted Flycatcher in private garden - Ledsham.
2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 20
50+ Common Scoter and 1 Arctic Skua, also 3 Porpoise and 12 to 15 Dolphin at high tide - Hoylake.
1 Hobby over Denhall Lane, Burton.
150+ Swift and 1 Marsh Harrier - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 12 Common Snipe and at least 2 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Merlin - Heswall Marsh.
1 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Aug 19
1 Spoonbill and 2 juv Marsh Harrier,  1 Short-eared Owl this evening - Parkgate.
5 Mediterranean Gull on sand, 25 Little Egret feeding in the gutter this evening - Leasowe Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl feeding over field between Meols and Saughall Massie.

Aug 18
1 Short-eared Owl this evening, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff and 12 Greenshank - Parkgate.
5,200 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Little Owl - Burton Point.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem), 1 Red Kite heard and 5 Stonechat (1 ad male and 4 juvs) - Neston Marsh (off Harp Inn).
At least 158 Swift over Meols Fields.
440 Sandwich Tern edge of East hoyle bank, 95 Sanderling, 600+ Dunlin and 247 Ringed Plover - Hilbre.

Aug 17
1 Ruddy Shelduck and 6 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff and 10 Greenshank - Parkgate.

Aug 16
2 Arctic Skua, 4 Gannet, 480 Sandwich Tern, 2 Peregrine, 2 Whimbrel, 7,200 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover - Hilbre.
1 Hobby over paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Green Sandpiper on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
7 Great Egret this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 15
1 Spoonbill and 19 Greenshank - Parkgate.
2 Greenshank by groyne, 90 Swift over flying west in 20 mins, 1 Wheatear in paddocks, 1 Garden Warbler along Lingham Lane and 1 Hobby - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Green Sandpiper on flood by Pasture Road - Moreton.
4 Whimbrel flew west - Leasowe Shore.
2 Arctic Skua harassing terns - Meols Shore.
1 Merlin, 12 Greenshank, 8 Spotted Redshank, c900 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Avocet, 18 Great Egret and 1 Spoonbill - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.

Aug 14
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols.
1 Hobby over south - Lower Heswall.
106 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1650 Oystercatcher, 85 Ringed Plover, 51 Grey Plover, 2430 Black-tailed Godwit, 1400 Curlew, 4850 Redshank, 735 Common Gull, 1200 Black-headed Gull on this afternoon's tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad) and c25 Pied Wagtail - Hoylake.
8 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Marsh.

Aug 13
1 Spoonbill, 1 Marsh Harrier, 10 Greenshank and 1 Ruff - Parkgate.
4,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Bittern flew into reedbed and 3 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Arctic Skua and 8 Manx Shearwater - Hoylake.

Aug 12
1 Garden Warbler and 1 Kingfisher along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4+ Yellow Wagtail, 1+ Lesser Whitethroat 2 Cetti's Warbler and 2 Marsh Harrier (bottom of Station Road), 11 Common Snipe overhead and 1 Little Owl at the point - Burton Marsh/Point.
1 Little Stint at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Osprey flew south this afternoon - Heswall Fields/Marsh.

Aug 11
87 Little Egrets, 11 Grey Heron, 780 Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1100 Oystercatcher, 73 Ringed Plover, 46 Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 35 Dunlin, 1840 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 4130 Redshank this morning - Heswall Shore.
1 Spoonbill and 8 Greenshank - Parkgate.
9 Manx Shearwater flew east - Hoylake.
30+ Swift, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and 1 singing Willow Warbler along Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spotted Redshank and 8 Egyptian Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 10
Flock of 75 Linnet in the new saltmarsh, a good passage of Wheatear recorded between Leasowe Lighthouse and Kings Gap with at least 30 counted, also at high tide 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 100 Sanderling, 300 Ringed Plover, 2,000 Dunlin, 300 Sandwich Tern and 6 Common Tern - Hoylake Shore.
1 Spoonbill and 18 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) before high tide off West Kirby Marine Lake.

Aug 8
1 American Golden Plover still present this morning - Hoylake Shore.
2 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.
1 Spoonbill, 4 Marsh Harrier and 10 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3,960 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Aug 7
580 Sandwich Tern, 35+ Common Tern, 1 Peregrine, 3+ Rock Pipit, 2,700 Oystercatcher and 1,200+ Black-headed Gull on rising tide - Hilbre.
1 Quail seen flying and landing in marsh by Donkey Stand Flash, also 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
Over 100 Swift and 50 House Martin slowly heading south this morning - Lower Heswall.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 American Golden Plover present all afternoon - Hoylake Shore.
1 Common Redstart in garden - Pensby.
1 dark-bellied Brent Goose on 'Dips' at 5pm - New Brighton.

Aug 6
1 Marsh Harrier flew over the mudflats this morning - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Pectoral Sandpiper from Border Hide at 1230pm then moved to main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,940 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Wheatear flew along beach - Heswall Shore.
1 Hobby over Pasture Road flood  - Moreton.
1 Stonechat, c1,500 Black-headed Gull and c450 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.

Aug 5
54 s/pl Turnstone on lake wall at high tide - West Kirby Marine Lake.
6+ Yellow Wagtail in field with dung heaps, 1 Hobby and 600+ Swallow - Burton Marsh.
1 Marsh Harrier (juv) flew past - Hilbre.

Aug 4
7 Yellow Wagtail by dung heap - Burton Marsh Farm.
10 Greenshank, 12 Snipe, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Great Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Water Rail - Parkgate.
5 Mediterranean Gull - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull - West Kirby Shore.

Aug 3
300 Sandwich Tern on mud off Cubbins Green at high tide - West Kirby.
9 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
16 Mistle Thrush on the golf course this morning - Heswall Golf Course.
104 Little Egret, 1 Great Egret, 1725 Oystercatcher, 19 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 280 Dunlin, 1970 Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 3850 Redshank, 400+ Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull at high tide this morning - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.
420+ Little Tern and 3 Mediterranean Gull - Gronant.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Hoylake Golf Course.
2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs) and 3 Great Egret this evening - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 2
15 Greenshank and 1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
400+ Sandwich Tern and 11 Common Tern - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hobby (flew down east side into estuary), 1 Peregrine, 100+ Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 4 Whimbrel, 244 Curlew and 1 Wheatear - Hilbre.

Aug 1
25 Greenshank, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier and 3 Water Rail - Parkgate.
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher along R Birkett and 33 Little Egret and the groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Whimbrel with 700 Sandwich Tern on edge of East Hoyle Bank - Hilbre.

July 31
2 Ruddy Shelduck but no sign Long-billed Dowitcher up to 1130am - Burton Mere Wetlands.
19 Greenshank, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Pintail, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Quail calling, 1 Hobby flew north and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
830 Sandwich Tern on edge of East Hoyle Bank - Hilbre.
1 Whimbrel flew inland - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 1 Greenshank and 1 Peregrine - Meols Shore.

July 30
1 Long-billed Dowitcher on reception scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
16 Greenshank - Boathouse flashes, Parkgate.
1 Whimbrel - Meols Shore.
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv) - Heswall Shore.

July 29
1 Long-billed Dowitcher from Border Hide, also 1 Great Egret, 1 juv Little Ringed Plover and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
13 Greenshank - Boathouse flashes, Parkgate.
1 Mediterranean Gull (juv) - Meols Shore.

July 28
1 Long-billed Dowitcher seen from Border Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean Gull in roost and 11 Whimbrel flew west - Hoylake.
1 Hobby over Irby.

July 27
1 Yellow-legged Gull (ad), 3 Mediterranean Gull and 250 Sandwich Tern - Hoylake.
3,300 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Yellow Wagtail - Hilbre.

July 26
1 Common Sandpiper - Gilroy Duck Pond, West Kirby.
1 Long-billed Dowitcher on reception pool showing well this morning, also 1 juv Cuckoo, 2 Great Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
8 Mediterranean Gull in gull roost on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols.
1 Roseate Tern in tern roost at high tide - Hoylake.
3 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Hobby over Lower Heswall.

July 25
1 Long-billed Dowitcher on reception pool - Burton Mere Wetlands.
14 Greenshank - Parkgate.
1 Mediterranean Gull on shore, 1 Kingfisher by duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), also 1 Raven and 1 Peregrine - Hilbre.
9 Mediterranean Gull over high tide - Heswall Shore.
2,230 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Mediterranean Gull (adults) and 510 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore.

July 24
6 Mediterranean Gull (all adults) in gull roost on rising tide - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Little Gull (s/pl), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Knot (s/pl) - Hoylake.
Just under 3,000 Black-headed Gull - Heswall Shore.

July 23
1,830 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
2 Mediterranean Gull (juv and 1st summer) in gull roost - Hoylake.

July 21
1 Hoopoe showing west side early afternoon - Hilbre.

July 20
1 Melodious Warbler (trapped, ringed and released early morning), still present at 10am - Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) between Hilbre and Red Rocks.
76 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Turnstone, 90 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 1800 Curlew, 2400 Redshank, 6 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2430 Black-headed Gull, 143 Sandwich Tern - Heswall Shore.

July 19
6 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Shore.
1 Great Egret, 5 Greenshank and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

July 18
6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Egret, 46 Little Egret, 735 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 1180 Black-tailed Godwit, 1590 Curlew, 2100 Redshank, 2000 Black-headed Gull, 280 Common Gull, 590 Herring Gull, 176 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 109 Sandwich Tern, also 2 Yellow Wagtail on saltmarsh over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1680 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

July 17
1350 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
200+ Sandwich Terns between Tansky Rocks and Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Dove Point. Meols.
2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

July 16
2 Ruddy Shelduck (pair), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Quail heard early morning, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3+ Greenshank, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 juv Stonechat - Parkgate.

July 14
1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

July 13
1 Wood Sandpiper and 4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Quail heard and 1 Barn Owl - Denhall Quay.

July 11
1 Spoonbill, 1 Great Egret and 4 Spotted Redshamk - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Spoonbill and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Roseate Tern on beach - Gronant.

Jul 10
35 Common Sandpiper along River Dee between Garden City and Flint Bridge - Connah's Quay.
58 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 265 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1290 Curlew, 710 Redshank, 2100 Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 620 Herring Gull and 280 Lesser Black-backed Gull at high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Mediterranean Gull and hundreds of Little Terns on beach with many young - Gronant.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Hobby, 4 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 8
2 Marsh Harrier (male & fem) - Parkgate.
1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Dunlin and 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling) - Leasowe Gunsite.

Jul 7
300 (30 juvs) Sandwich Tern off Marine Lake before high tide - West Kirby Shore.
247 Black-tailed Godwits (all but two in s/pl) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) on shore - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 6
360 (16 juvs) Sandwich Tern off Marine Lake after high tide - West Kirby Shore.
2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 1 Peregrine, young Bearded Tits have been seen last few days - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5+ Manx Shearwater two hours after high tide - Hoylake.
43 Manx Shearwater, 18 Gannet and 1 Arctic Skua, 390 Sandwich Tern (14+ juvs) and 80 Common Tern in roost - Hilbre.
11 Common Sandpiper along River Dee - Connah's Quay.

Jul 5
3 Mediterranean Gull (adults) in gull roost at high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Red-breasted Merganser, 41 Little Egret, 1415 Curlew, 360 Redshank, 1400 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 35 Common Gull, 420 Herring Gull, 370 Lesser Black-backed Gull - Heswall Shore.

Jul 4
59 Manx Shearwater and 72 Gannet, 5 s/pl Bar-tailed Godwit in roost  and 1 Eider - Hilbre.
70 s/pl Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Mediterranean Gull (adults) in gull roost at high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
150 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore.
1 Barn Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier early morning - Parkgate.
7 Great Crested Grebe, 39 Little Egret, 1110 Curlew, 156 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1425 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.

Jul 3
1 Wood Sandpiper and 2 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Quail flushed from grassland near Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red Kite over Saughall.

Jul 2
230 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (full s/pl), 965 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 114 Redshank, 765 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull (2ad, 1 2nd summer), 22 Common Gull, 172 Carrion Crow on ebbing tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Red Kite, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 9 Spotted Redshank and 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Green Sandpiper - Pasture Road Flash, Moreton.

Jul 1
2 Greenshank - Decca Pools.
1 Green Sandpiper at 1030am which flew west - Pasture Road Flash, Moreton.
1 Cuckoo, 1 Redwing, 1 juv Stonechat and 2 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Marsh Harrier (male) - Neston Marsh.

Jun 30
7 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Garganey (fem), 1 Bittern and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hobby over Dove Point, Meols.

Jun 29
5 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hobby over Dove Point, Meols.
1 Marsh Harrier being mobbed by Oystercatcher, and 2 Little Owl - Burton Point.
6 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Bunting - Burton Marsh.

Jun 28
1 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Spotted Redshank - Decca Pools.
1 Eider (fem) - Hilbre.

Jun 27
1 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 1 Bittern and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Redshank - Decca Pools.

Jun 26
1 possible Caspian Tern flew west at 12.20pm but not seen from Hilbre - Hoylake.
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret - Parkgate.
1 Garganey (fem) and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
150 Shelduck, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Egret, 29 Little Egret, 140 Oystercatcher, 662 Curlew, 46 Redshank, 740 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.

Jun 25
61 Manx Shearwater past north end over high tide - Hilbre.
1 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 24
44 Sandwich Tern off Marine Lake - West Kirby.

Jun 22
1 Spoonbill plus sightings of Spotted Redshanks, Little Ringed Plovers, Mediterranean Gulls and Marsh Harriers - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hobby over Lower Heswall.

Jun 21
61 Sandwich Tern, 1 Eider (fem), 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 58 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1,700 Herring Gull, 290 Black-headed Gull (incl first juv) and 1 Raven - Little Eye/Hilbre.
1 Spoobill and 1 spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
26 Shelduck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 193 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 8 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 457 Curlew, 38 Redshank, 475 Black-headed Gull, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern - Heswall Shore.

Jun 20
1 Eider (fem) and 12 Common Tern - Hilbre.
1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Bittern showing well - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 19
1 Treecreeper caught and ringed, 1 Kiittiwake, 1 Eider, 4 Gannet, 50 Common Tern, 40 Sandwich Tern and 4 Raven - Hilbre.
1 Hobby - Burton Mere Wetlands (also seen over Station Road).

Jun 18
1 Spoonbill, 1 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
A family of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers observed moving through gardens in  Burton.

Jun 17
1 Eider and a very unseasonable Lapwing - Hilbre.

Jun 16
1 Marsh Harrier (male) - Parkgate.

Jun 15
1 Red Kite seen several times over Greenfields Drive, Little Neston.
1 Hobby - Burton Point.
1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier and Bitterns showing well - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 13
1 Tawny Owl showing well early morning along Wirral Way near Dawpool Nature Reserve, Thurstaston.

Jun 11
Presence of Bittern pair confirmed, also 1 Garganey (fem) and 1 Spoonbill over - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 9
1 Red Kite crossed over from Wales then headed inland at 7.45am - Heswall Fields NT.

Jun 8
2 Red Kite - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Goosander (redhead), 3 Whimbrel and 4 Sandwich Tern - Heswall Shore.

Jun 7
1 Marsh Harrier (male) showing well - Parkgate.
326 Canada Geese by Little Eye, unprecedented numbers for the islands!
1 Brent Goose (pale-bellied), 2 Eider, 9 Turnstone (s/pl), 55 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine with kill and 2 Rock Pipit - Hilbre.
144 Canada Geese, 112 Shelduck, 140 Oystercatcher, 176 Curlew, 255 Herring Gull, 36 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 385 Black-headed Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 166 Carrion Crow at high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Goshawk (male) over being mobbed by gulls - West Kirby.
1 Hobby flew east - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Jun 6
1 Arctic Skua flew out of estuary - Red Rocks.
2 Spoonbill on marsh and 1 Common Redstart by golf course - Parkgate.
1 Spoonbill -  Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Kittiwake on north end and 3 Eider - Hilbre.

Jun 5
6 Spoonbill and 1 Bittern highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 4
7 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 3
2 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Red Kite, pairs of both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers seen - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 2
2 Curlew Sandpiper and 4 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 1
1 Red-backed Shrike (male) viewable looking south from Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 31
1 Hobby over and 1 Kingfisher - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red Kite heading towards Frodsham over Puddington Lane - Burton.
1 Red Kite over Stapledon Wood, Caldy at 1.25pm heading SE.
1 Crossbill over Ness Gardens.

May 30
3 Avocet on pool - Denhall Quay.
1 Garganey (drake) and 1 Spotted Flycatcher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 29
2 Little Gull - Hilbre.
10 Tufted duck on Decca Pools.
3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Neston Marsh.

May 28
1 Wood Warbler singing by car park, 1 Spotted flycatcher - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Brent Goose (pale-bellied) on shore and 1 Wheatear - Red Rocks.
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 7 Siskin - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spotted Flycatcher north of Benty Farm - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

May 27
1 Brent Goose (pale-bellied) on shore - Red Rocks.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in garden close to Kings Gap - Hoylake.
2 Eider (pair), 4 Rock Pipit, 35 Sanderling flew NW and 1 Swift - Hilbre.

May 25
1 Glossy Ibis and 3 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
75+ Manx Shearwater, 22 Gannet, 28 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Little Gull, 15 Sandwich Tern and 2 Common Tern - Hilbre.

May 24
3 Eider (2 drakes), 1 Brent Goose, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 30+ Ringed Plover and 10 Sanderling - Hilbre.
1 Wood Sandpiper on flood next to Pasture Road - Moreton.
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 Redpoll - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Glossy Ibis (in flight this afternoon) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 23
1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo in coastal paddocks, 6 Wheatear and  1 Osprey which flew west - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 probable Iceland Gull distant on tide edge - Hoylake.
1 Bonaparte's Gull and 1 Glossy Ibis - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 20
1 Hobby over Cricket Club - Irby.

May 19
5 Wheatear, 2 Common Tern, 5 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools area.
1 Hobby, 1 Bittern and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 18
1 Osprey over Raby.
1 Bittern, 1 Little Riinged Plover, 1 Great Egret and 3 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 17
2 Great Egret and 1 Ruff, no sign of Crane - Burton Marsh.

May 16
1 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Common Crane dropped down on to marsh off Burton Point, also 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Avocet and 3 Spoonbill flying N.
1 Bittern and 3 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 15
1 Hobby, 4 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat - Hoylake Langfields.
8 Wheatear in paddocks, 4 Swift over and 30+ Great Crested Grebe on sea - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 14
1 Collared Pratincole flew east over coastal paddocks at 08.10am, not yet relocated by 10am, also 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Cetti's Warbler - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
49 Whimbrel, 123 Curlew, 108 Oystercatcher and 38 Little Egret, also 68 Carrion Crow on the sand flats presumably after crabs - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

May 13
200+ Little Tern  Gronant.

May 12
1 Short-eared Owl flew north - Red Rocks.
1 Wood Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstart (m&f), 4 Whinchat and 15 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
A mirror like sea at high tide produced just 20 Commin Scoter, 10 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Gannet sitting on the sea - Hoylake.
1 Common Sandpiper and 1 male Eider - Hilbre.
4 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 11
3 Whinchat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great Egret - Parkgate.

May 10
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 14+ Whinchat, 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Common Redstart, 15 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill flying into estuary,  also 35+ Willow Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 80 Sanderling, 7+ Wheatear, 550 Dunlin and 3 Eider- Hilbre.
1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Stonechat and abundant Sedge Warblers - Burton Marsh.
50 Little Tern, 30 Sandwich Tern, 50 Whimbrel, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Swift and 1 Peregrine - Point of Ayr.

May 9
1 Hoopoe on municipal Golf Course (next to cycle track which runs between Hoylake Station and West Kirby, has also flown over the railway track to Drummond Road a couple of times this morning), also 1 Ring Ouzel (male) on golf course early morning - Hoylake.
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 21 Redpoll over, also 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, c20 Whinchat , 7 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail and 2 Common Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Red-throated Diver east past Hoylake Shore.
1 Cuckoo and 1 Grey Wagtail, several Stonechats - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Spoonbill, 5 Great Egret and 3 Greenshank, just 2 Pink-footed Geese left! - Parkgate.
113 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
3 Eider (2 male) and 17 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
5 Common Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Pintail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 8
1 Hoopoe in garden at Drummond Road this evening, 2 Little Tern east of the Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
5 Whichat, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Swift over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.

May 7
1 Spoobill - Parkgate.
1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
Highlights include 1 Bittern, 1 Garganey and 1 Common Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Cuckoo, 1 Hobby and 1 Greenshank - Burton Marsh.

May 6
2 Whinchat in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoobill and 2 Great Egret - Parkgate.
72 Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift over - Heswall Shore.
1 Cuckoo by Nets Cafe and 2 Hobby - Burton Marsh.
Highlights include 1 Bittern, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat and 1 Common Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 5
49 Whimbrel on early morning tide, also 95 Grey Plover - Heswall Shore.
1 Grasshopper Warbler (Kerr's Field), 2 Whinchat, 3 Swift and 1 Cuckoo - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Cattle Egret in field and 1 Wood Warbler at Puddington 'dip'.
Highlights include 1 Cuckoo, 1 Bittern and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
15+ Sedge Warbler between Denhall Quay and Station Road, Burton.
1 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Point.

May 4
1 Arctic Tern (sat on mud with waders), 1 Kittiwake (over the main Dee channel), 23 common Tern, 27 Whimbrel, 230 Grey Plover, 3,500 Dunlin and 1,000 Knot - Heswall Shore.

May 3
4 Eider (2 pairs) and 1 Hobby flew east - Hilbre.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) this evening - Parkgate.
1,000+ Knot and 295 Grey Plover on rising tide - Hoylake.

May 2
12+ Spotted Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Egret and 1 drake Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Whinchat - Red Rocks.
4 Cattle Egret - Burton Marsh.
140 Whimbrel on rising tide - Heswall Shore.

May 1
1 Ring Ouzel by Old Baths, 1 Spoonbill flew towards Neston reedbed, 1 Grasshopper Warbler near Boathouse and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Golden Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Common Redstart (male) along Park Lane, 2 Whinchat, 3 Siskin over and 1 Common Sandpiper - Leasowe Lighthouse.
173 Whimbrel at high tide (a Dee Estuary record high), 2 Stonechat in bushes by cliff and 1 Whinchat on the marsh - Heswall Shore.
1 Whinchat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and good passage of 100+ hirundines this morning - Red Rocks.
6 Wheatear and 8 White Wagtail in ploughed field south of Meols.
2 Common Redstart - Hilbre.