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August Newsletter now published on this website featuring article "Flying off to Iceland in may to follow migrating Red Knot", Colour Ring Report and July Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Aug 10
4 Water Rail, 7 Greenshank, 2 RUff, 21 Dunlin and 3 Marsh Harrier at Donkey Stand Flash, 1 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash- Parkgate.
1 Greenshank and 200 Sandwich Tern early morning - Hilbre.

Aug 9
6 Water Rail (3 juvs), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 9 Greenshank and 1 Ruff on Donkey Stand Flash, 1 Spoonbill on Boathouse Flash - Parkgate.

Aug 8
1 Great White Egret, 1 Avocet, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 1 Water Rail  and 3 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Water Rail (3juv), 11 Greenshank, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Ruff, 21 Dunlin and 3 Marsh Harrier at Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.

Aug 7
Several reports of Yellow Wagtails along the coast yesterday evening and this morning indicating a passage.
76 Cormorant, 128 Little Egret, 2 juv Marsh Harrier, 2350 Oystercatcher, 53 Grey Plover, 4 Knot, 1 Turnstone, 280 Dunlin, 1620 Curlew, 3800 Redshank, 1150 Common Gull, 970 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail at high tide - Heswall Shore.
125 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Wheatear - Hilbre.
1 Great Egret over Little Eye.
11 Greenshank and 1 Ruff at Donkey Stand Flash, 1 Hobby over marsh - Parkgate.
11 Common Sandpiper and 1,500 Redshank by R Dee channel - Flint Bridge.
4 Garganey, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail and 1 Wood Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over Puddington. 

Aug 6
3 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
150+ Swift over Lower Heswall and marsh this morning.

Aug 5
9 Whimbrel seen from West Hide - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
8 Greenshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 1 Spotted Redshank and c15 Dunlin - Parkgate.

Aug 4
3,400 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Hobby, 3 Great Egret (2 juvs), 3 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 3
1 Hobby, 3 Garganey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Mediterranean Gull in roost before high tide - West Kirby Shore.
1 Mediterranean Gull - New Brighton.

Aug 2
1 Black Redstart (imm/fem) in private garden (photographed) - Barnston.
70 Turnstone on rocks by old baths area - West Kirby Marine Lake.
4 Yellow Wagtail with 20+ Pied Wagtail - Meols/Hoylake Shore.
4 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Yellow Wagtail by Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.
3,180 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Aug 1
8 Mediterranean Gull in roost before high tide - West Kirby Shore.
1 Red Kite flew inland - Burton Point.
1 Red Kite, 3 Garganey, 2 Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff and 8 Greenshank at Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.

Jul 31
3 Arctic Skua offshore - Meols.
4 Great Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 30
7 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a pair of Water Rail with 3 chicks - Parkgate.
3 Mediterranean Gull - Meols Shore.
2,830 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Garganey and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Merlin, 1 Hobby and 1 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.

Jul 29
1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 4+ Marsh Harrier,  1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and 3 juv Yellow Wagtail - Parkgate.
3 Garganey and 5 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Mediterrnean Gull, 300 Common Gull and 4,000 Black-headed Gull on rising tide this morning - West Kirby Shore.
7 Buzzard kettling over Saughall.

Jul 28
1 Peregrine flew east - Hilbre.
1 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in off the sea - Red Rocks.
Large passage of Swallows and House Martins over the shore between Red Rocks and Hilbre.
87 Little Egret, 1400 Oystercatcher, 200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1420 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2800 Redshank, 1700 Black-headed Gull, 730 Common Gull at high tide - Heswall Shore.

Jul 27
1 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 26
2 Common Sandpiper and 7 Greeshank at Donkeystand Flash, 1 Spoonbill at Boathouse Flash, also 1 Quail calling and 1 Hobby over - Parkgate.
1 Hobby over Nets Cafe - Burton Marsh.
2 Crossbill flew north over car park, 1 juv cuckoo - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Greenshank on groyne - Meols.
5 Mediterranean Gull in roost - West Kirby Shore.
9+ Whimbrel - Thurstaston Shore.

Jul 25
11 Whimbrel on mud off south end of West Kirby Marine Lake before high tide, 4 Mediterranean Gull in roost.
5 Manx Shearwater and 2 Arctic skua - Hoylake Shore.
6 Arctic Skua and 160 Manx Shearwater - Hilbre.

Jul 24
3 Whimbrel flew inland, 1 juv White Wagtail in paddocks, 30 House Martin over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1,740 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
500+ Sandwich Tern, 100 Common Tern, 15 Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper - Hilbre.

Jul 23
1 Spoonbill, 1 Hobby, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank and 1 Little Ringed Plover,  Quail calling - Parkgate.
3 Spoonbill Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff,  1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 juv Yellow Wagtail, 3 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Avocet and 1 Pintail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
27 Little Egret, 1180 Oystercatcher, 12 Grey Plover, 8 Knot, 130 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 1415 Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2800 Redshank, 1450 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 420 Common Gull - Thurstaston/Heswall Shore over high tide.
7 Rock Pipit including several juvs, 110 Curlew, 7 Whimbrel, 30 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone (s/pl), 150+ Dunlin and 800+ Black-headed Gull over high tide - Hilbre.
1 Arctic Tern (1st sum), 40 Common Tern, 310 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Whimbrel and 30 Common Gull - East Hoyle Bank at low tide (terns mostly over sea fishing).

Jul 21
At least 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Water Rail and 1 spoonbill (juv) between Donkeystand Flash and Boathouse Pub, also 1 Quail heard north of Boathouse - Parkgate.

Jul 20
2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Hobby, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank at Donkeystand Flash and 1 Quail heard, 1 Spoonbill and 3 Greenshank at Boathouse Flash - Parkgate.
Several Great Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Shore.
1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2150 Redshank, 1550 Curlew, 500 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2000 Black-headed Gull, 1 Yellow Wagtail early morning - Heswall Shore.
1,600 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
6 Arctic Skua, 6 Little Tern and 3 Manx Shearwater - Hilbre.

Jul 19
12 Sand Martin flew west over West Kirby Marine Lake.
6 Greenshank on Donkeystand Flash, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Quail heard - Parkgate.
2 Kite over heading north at 5.45pm - Thurstaston.
5 Little Ringed Plover (3 juv), 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 18
1 Quail calling this morning - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Quail calling in field behind grain store - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Mediterranean Gull in roost - West Kirby Shore.

Jul 17
1 Hobby over Saughall.
1 Hobby over flying east and 2 Stonechat (pair) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill, 4 Greenshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Hobby over - Parkgate.
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Eider, 100 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Swift and 6 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
3 Red Kite over Harrison Park/Wellington Road at 12.20/12.30hrs heading towards Fort Perch and then flew over Seaforth- New Brighton.
3 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Sand Martin flying east - Heswall Fields.
3 Quail heard this evening on marsh off Cottage Lane, Heswall and Heswall Golf Course.
1,400 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.

Jul 16
1 Quail calling off Old Baths/golf course, 5 Greenshank on Bevyl Road Flash and 3 Common Tern over Donkey Stand Flash - Parkgate.

Jul 15
6 Mediterranean Gull and 1,500+ Black-headed Gull on playing fields Greenbank Road - West Kirby.

Jul 14
3 Little Ringed Plover - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.

Jul 13
3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Quail calling out from Net's Cafe - Burton Marsh.
8+ Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.
7 Ruff, 2 Spotted Redshank, at least 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret, 7 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Little Ringed Plover
- Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over Puddington Lane - Burton.

Jul 12
5 Mediterranean Gull in tern and gull roost, 1 Common Sandpiper on rocks by old baths then flew to north end - West Kirby Marine Lake.
4 Mediterranean Gull off Dovepoint Road, 1 Greenshank on groyne - Meols Shore.
70+ Swift slowly drifting south over fields - Meols.
1 Common Redstart (juv) in private garden - Heswall.
8 Mediterranean Gull off tennis courts - Hoylake Shore.
13 Mediterranean Gull, 2300 Black-headed Gull, 160 Common Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Mediterranean Gull - Flint.
Assuming the med gulls at Meols were included with the ones later seen at Hoylake that makes 27 in total for the day. Impressive number.

Jul 11
250+ Sandwich Tern (many juvs), 3 Mediterranean Gull (ads) and 1 Peregrine which flew in from Hilbre direction then inland - West Kirby Shore.
12 Mediterranean Gull (8 ad, 3 2nd sum, 1 1st sum) - Thurstason Shore.
Note Med Gulls were counted at the same time so total of 15!

Jul 10
1 Golden Plover (calling over saltmarsh), 1 Raven, 11 Mediterranean Gull (8ad, 2 2nd summer, 1 1st summer), 1200 Black-headed Gull, 620 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1060 Curlew, 1000 Redshank at high tide, record number of Med Gulls for this site, also 1 Hobby over Sheldrake's this afternoon - Heswall Shore.
530 Black-tailed Godwit (full s/pl) and 3 Knot (imm) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
1,000 Black-tailed Godwit and 12 Bar-tailed Godwit roosting - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
365 Sandwich Tern, 700+ Black-headed Gull and 1 Arctic skua over high tide - Hilbre.
1 Hobby over fields - Heswall.
14 Chiffchaff and 6 Blackcap along Wirral Way between Heswall shore and West Kirby.
2 Common Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail (ad and juv) and 1 Peregrine (juv) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 9
3 Peregrine (1ad, 2 juvs), 1 Arctic Skua, 7 Manx Shearwater (in a flock flying west) and 6 Sandwich Tern - Gronant.
9 Mediterranean Gulls (8ad, 1 2nd summer), 400 Oystercatcher, 24 Grey Plover,  3 Knot, 35 Dunlin, 915 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 550 Redshank, 67 Common Gull, 920 Black-headed Gull, 18 Sandwich Tern at high tide  - Thurstason Shore.
4 Greenshank - Boathouse Flash, Parkgate.
2 Avocet remain, 4 Spotted Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 female Marsh Harrier -  - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 8
9 Common Sandpiper in Wepre gutter - Connah's Quay.
6 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 7
5 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
At least 8 Mediterranean Gull also 385 Oystercatcher, 28 summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit, 3 non breeding Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
720 Black-tailed Godwit (mostly non-breeding) just north of Flint Point.
3370 Shelduck (possibly moutling flock) on mud west of Parkgate Marsh (counted from Flint Point).

Jul 6
1 Wheatear - Derby Pool, Wallasey.
5 Spotted Redshank and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Arctic Skua past this evening  - Middle Eye, Hilbre.

Jul 5
1 Rock Pipit off south end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Eider - Hilbre.

Jul 3
1 Hobby flew from Decca Pools to Denhall Quay.
1 Quail calling on the marsh off golf course - Parkgate.
85 Sandwich Tern, 1 Gannet and 1 Eider - Hilbre.

Jul 2
21 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 3 Avocet along the River Dee between Garden City and Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Bittern, 6 Ruff and 2 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Water Rail (1 juv) and 1 Common Sandpiper - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
2 Common Tern over and 2 Mediterranean Gull on sand next to West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jul 1
215 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 73 Lapwing, 2 spl Black-tailed Godwit, 820 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 125 Redshank, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1140 Black-headed Gull on the rising tide this morning - Heswall Shore.
c50 Sandwich Tern and 2 Mediterranean Gull - West Kirby Shore.

Jun 30
8 Mediterranean Gull (7 ads, 1 2nd summer) just south of Dee Sailing Club Causeway before high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
46 Sandwich Tern (including first 2 juvs the year), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull and 3 Common Tern in gull roost - West Kirby Shore.
2 Greenshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Spotted Redshank and 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling - Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) - Hilbre.
3 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Jun 29
3 Spoonbill and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 1st summer Little Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 920 Black-headed Gull at high tide this morning - Heswall Shore.

Jun 28
1 Hobby - Burton Marsh.
1 Common Tern over West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Spoonbill, 1 Hobby and 2 Common Sandpiper - Parkgate.
5 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 27
3 Spoonbill and 1 Hobby - Parkgate.
8 Mediterranean Gull (6ad, 2 2nd summer), 860 Black-headed Gull, 595 Herring Gull, 80 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 255 Oystercatcher, 615 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 115 Redshank at high tide this morning - Heswall Shore.
2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff and 1 Little Ringed Plover from Border Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 26
1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
4 Bar-tailed Godwit with several hundred Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 25
3 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Jun 24
1 Hobby over Broad Lane - Heswall.
1 Willow Tit caught and ringed in sea-front garden - Hoylake.
1 Mediterranean Gull and at least 15 Sandwich Tern in gull roost at high tide - West Kirby Shore.
2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
5 Mediterranean Gull over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Great Egret, 1 Hobby and 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 1 Lesser Whitethroat btween Heswall and Thurstaston.

Jun 23
6 Mediterranean Gull (4ad, 2 2nd summer), 1 Little Gull (1st summer), 5 Whimbrel at high tide this morning - Heswall Shore.
3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 22
5 Raven heading north over Greasby.
5 Mediterranean Gull (4ad, 1 2nd summer), 1 Little Gull (1st summer), 570 Black-headed Gull, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 353 Curlew, 97 Redshank at high tide this morning - Heswall Shore.
1 Red Kite over - Saughall.

Jun 21
1 Hobby over Moreton.
1 Bittern in flight, 1 Great Egret (s/pl), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Woodpecker feeding young, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Jun 20
5 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.

Jun 19
1 Garganey (fem) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Jun 18
1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 17
2 Spoonbill (Boathouse Flash) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Old Baths) - Parkgate.
1 Hobby over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Red Kite over Raby.
4 adult Mediterranean Gull, 280 Black-headed Gull, 325 Herring Gull, 180 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, also 21 Lapwing and 14 Redshank on rising tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Bittern briefly - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 16
1 Red Kite drifting west over J4 of M53 at 1040am.
1 Hobby over Wirral Way - Willaston.

Jun 15
1 Yellowhammer (fem) on Heswall Fields.
1 Eider (first for the reserve) - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
6 Spotted Redshank (all s/pl) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 14
2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
6 Sandwich Tern on sand bank, 2 Common Tern over West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Sandwich Tern off Lifeboat station - Hoylake Shore.

Jun 13
1 Hobby chasing hirundines - Leasowe Lighthouse.
A few waders still coming through including 26 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover south of the Lifeboat - Hoylake Shore.

 Jun 11
2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Jun 10
2 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
2 redhead Goosander, 215 Oystercatcher, 26 Grey Plover, 17 Ringed Plover, 55 Dunlin, 269 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 460 Black-headed Gull, 260 Herring Gull, 85 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 187 Carrion Crow at high tide - Heswall Shore.

Jun 9
1 Spoonbill (distant) - Parkgate.

Jun 7
At Least 3 Lesser Whitethroat - Heswall Fields.

Jun 6
1 White-winged Black Tern in summer plumage showing well this morning - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 4
1 Spoonbill and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Hooded Crow flew in off the sea then flew off this morning - Gronant.

Jun 3
1 Wheatear - Leasowe Bay.
2 Pink-footed Geese on Boathouse Flash - Parkgate.
1 Golden Plover, c10 Sanderling and c20 Ringed Plover on the beach - Gronant.

Jun 2
Good numbers of Swifts overhead north Wirral.
1 Hobby over Pasture Road - Leasowe.
1 Osprey seen from Burton Point (may be we have an over-summering Osprey?).
3 Red Kite over Buckley (just south of Connah's Quay).
1 Little Gull on beach - Point of Ayr.

May 31
1 Osprey over heading west, 1 Garganey and 1 Little Ringed Plover - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Little Stint, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling, 50 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70+ Gannet, 30+ Sandwich Tern and 20+ Little Tern - Point of Ayr.

May 30
2 Spoonbill, 1 Hobby and 3 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Osprey over Wallasey heading towards New Brighton.
1 Grasshopper in reedbed by Target Road, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing in fields - Heswall.

May 29
1 Greenland Waheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler - Hilbre.
1 Hobby over Barnston.

May 28
1 Lesser Whitethroat singing in the fields, 3 Whimbrel on the shore off - Heswall Fields NT.

May 26
1 Short-eared Owl - Gronant.

May 25
1 1st summer Little Gull with 105 Black-headed Gull, 165 Oystercatcher, 37 Grey Plover, 135 Ringed Plover, 600 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 239 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore over high tide.
An unexpected 2 Barnacle Geese with Oystercatchers - Leasowe Shore.
1 Spoonbill and 1 Hobby - Parkgate.

May 24
1 Quail calling near Nets cafe - Burton Marsh.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

May 22
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill, 3 Ruddy Shelduck and 3 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.
142 Ringed Plover on shore between Hoylake and Hilbre.
1 Whinchat, 4 Rock Pipit (3 juvs), 1 Wheatear and 7 s/pl Turnstone - Hilbre.

May 21
1 Spoonbill and 4 Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.
2 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Osprey circling over the sea - Dove Point, Meols.
1 'channel' Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat near Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
A late Red-breasted Merganser along with 100 Dunlin and 25 Ringed Plover - Hilbre.

May 20
2 Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Flycatcher on fence along Park Lane - Meols.

May 17
1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin by the groyne before high tide - Meols Shore.
1 Great Egret heading south, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear and 1 Spotted Flycactcher - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Whinchat, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit and 1 Garden Warbler - Hilbre.
1 Spotted Flycatcher in trees by car park - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

May 16
4 Whinchat and 6 Wheatear (coastal paddocks and Kerr's Field), also 5+ Spotted flycatcher and 6 Common Tern past - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat and 4 Willow Warbler though sea-front garden this morning - Hoylake.
1 Black Tern, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 80 Sanderling and a lot of Dunlin including alpina - Hoylake Shore.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

May 15
1 Pufflin off Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Spotted Flycatcher in trees by car park - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Whimbrel, 17 Grey Plover, 61 Ringed Plover, 555 Dunlin and 7 Sanderling over high tide - Heswall Shore.

May 14
1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cuckoo - Red Rocks.
1 Cuckoo by Net's Cafe - Burton Marsh.
1 Cuckoo heard plus 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Wheatear - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Spotted Flycatcher in trees by car park - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 13
Good numbers of Gannets out to sea at high tide off North Wirral.
1 Spotted Flycatcher and 4+ Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 12
1 probable Balearic Shearwater, 56 Gannet, 3 Guillemot and 120 Kittiwake - Hilbre.

May 11
Good wader passage including 1 Little Stint, 15 Whimrel, 7+ Ringed Plover, 75+ Dunlin. 2 Golden Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Sanderling - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
c40 Wheatear after light shower - Red Rocks.
Brief view of probable fem Pied Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 14 Wheatear and good movement of 70 House Martin - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 10
1 Cuckoo heard - Irby/Pensby.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
1 Cuckoo, 1 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear - Red Rocks.
1 Cuckoo and 1 Common Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great Egret, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Sanderling - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 9
Small passage of Swifts coming through.
1 Red Kite flew south over Leasowe Lighthouse then sighted from Hilbre flying over Grange Hill and behind Caldy Hill.
1 Channel/Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.y

May 8
66 Grey Plover, 21 Ringed Plover, 40 Knot, 2150 Dunlin, 45 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Whinchat, 12 Greenland Wheatear, 3 Goosander and 1 male Eider - Hilbre.
9 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hobby over Meols.
1 Hobby over A540 near - Burton.
2 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear - Burton Marsh.

May 7
2 Whinchat and 6 Wheatear  - Hoylake Langfields.
1 male Common Redstart, 5 Wheatear in sheep field - Burton Point.
1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Eider (drake) on rock by clown roundabout - New Brighton.

May 6
1 Osprey over, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Garganey (drake), 2 drake Pochard, 18 Wheatear, 1 male Whinchat and 4 Yellow Wagtail - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Cuckoo near Kerr's Field, 4 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
187 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Hobby flew south - Hilbre.

May 5
1 Osprey  over just before 4pm, also 6+ Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Whinchat - Red Rocks.
25 Wheatear and 1 Whinchat - Denhall, Burton Marsh.
24 Grey Plover, 42 Ringed Plover, 350 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 188 Curlew, 211 Whimbrel (193 off Heswall Fields NT, 18 along near channel Target Rd to Riverbank Rd) another record high - Heswall Shore.

May 4
1 Swift, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Whinchat, 26 Wheatear and 10 Stonechat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cuckoo heard by Typhoo factory - Moreton.
6 Wheatear in field with muck heap - Burton Marsh.
6 Arctic Tern fishing off groyne - Meols.

May 3
1 Garganey (drake) - on flood by Pasture Road, Moreton.
1 Hobby, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Whinchat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat, also passage of 210 Sand Martin and 100 Swallow - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cuckoo over, 1 Whinchat (male), 6 Wheatear, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great Egret, 10 House Martin, 7 Sand Martin, 3 Ruddy Shelduck and 1 Lesser Whitethroat between Decca Pools and Burton Point.
1 Little Gull this evening briefly, 4 Wood Sandpiper and a few Swifts - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Cuckoo - Neston Old Quay.
164 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.

May 2
2 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Garganey (drake) - on flood by Pasture Road, Moreton.
1 Ring Ouzel (male), 1 Common Redstart (fem) and 1 Whinchat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Whinchat, 2 White Wagtail and 6 Wheatear - Hoylake Langfields.

May 1
1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Kingfisher which flew over paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Ruff (s/pl), 3 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear and at least 4 pairs of Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Sandpiper - West Kirby Marine Lake.
170+ Swallow over - Hilbre.
1 Grasshopper Warbler in fields, 31 Grey Plover and 107 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.