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May Newsletter now published on this website featuring Little Terns at Gronant and Point of Ayr, Colour Ring Report Little Tern Special and April Bird News.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

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 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.

Apr 30
60+ Whimbrel early morning - Thurstaston Shore.
2 Common Redstart (m&f), 3 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 1 Pied Flycatcher (male) and 1 Yellow Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Spotted Flycatcher - Burton Point.
Record high count 0f 182 Whimbrel over high tide - counted from Heswall Fields NT.
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker over heading south by Wirral Way - Thurstaston.
2 Spotted Reshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Whinchat - Hilbre.
15 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and several Common Whitethroat - Hoylake Langfields.

Apr 29
15 Wheatear, c8 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 fem Ring Ouzel, 1 Kingfisher (flew over paddocks), 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Garden Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
35 Whimbrel on rising tide - Caldy Shore.
1 Whinchat, 10 Wheatear and a flyover Yellow Wagtail on ploughed field - Willaston.
3 Spotted Reshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
161 Whimbrel over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Common Redstart, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler and 3 Sedge Warbler - Red Rocks.
1 Eider (drake) on rocks - New Brighton.
1 Osprey over Willaston.

Apr 28
1 Bluethroat showing well on path between kissing gates (present for most of the day), also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher (on groyne), 1 Stonechat (male) and 7 Whimbrel - Leasowe Lighthouse.
86 Whimbrel and 3,400 Knot - Thurstaston Shore.
3 Swift *first of spring* - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 27
1 Common Redstart (fem) and 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
2 Little Tern flew towards Hilbre - Point of Ayr.
4 Whimbrel in field behing lighthouse, also 1 Whinchat and 6 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
94 Whimbrel and 3,000 Knot (Knot have been very restless and flying high last few days) - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Grasshopper Warbler - Heswall Fields.
1 Hobby and 1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 channel/blue-headed Wagtail (see photo on home page), 3 Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart (m&f), 2 White Wagtail and 1 Green Sandpiper - Hoylake Langfields.
10 White Wagtail at high tide - Meols Shore.
18 Little Tern - Gronant.

Apr 26
1 Hobby, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ruddy Shelduck and 2 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 4 Whimbrel and 2 Grasshopper Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
270 Grey Plover, 1600 Dunlin, 6000+ Knot, 53 Whimbrel, 30+ Common Tern (over main channel) - Dawpool Bank, Thurstaston.
1 Whinchat, 1 Common Redstart (female), 3 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Fieldfare - Hoylake Langfields.
2 Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.
1 Richard's Pipit (trapped and ringed), still present on west side at noon but mobile, also 1 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and c100 Willow Warbler - Hilbre.

Apr 25
10,000+ Knot - Dawpool Bank, Thurstaston.
73 Whimbrel moving towards Caldy as tide dropped - Heswall Shore.
1 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper - Old Baths Flash, Parkgate.
2 Kingfisher (one on groyne and one by Lingham Farm) , 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Common Redstart (males), 8+ Wheatear and 4 Whinchat  - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Little Gull (adult), 1 Wood Sandpiper and 6 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 1 Common Whitethroat - Leasowe Gunsite.

 Apr 24
1 Wood Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Meols Common) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
210 Oystercatcher, 215 Grey Plover, 23 Ringed Plover, 4800 Knot, 1400 Dunlin, 27 Whimbrel, 160 Curlew, 130 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 265 Redshank on ebbing tide this morning - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Lesser Whitethroat on Wirral Way - Thurstaston.
1 Long-tailed Duck. 1 adult Little Gull and 1 s/pl Ruff - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler and 6 Common Whitetroat between Station Road and Burton Point.
1 Osprey heading east at 3.40pm - Meols.

Apr 23
38+ Whimbrel on rising tide this afternoon - Heswall Shore.
3 Eider (2 males) - Hilbre.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 4 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Osprey flew west - Gronant.

Apr 22
6 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5,000 Knot flew at roof top height from Thurstaston direction heading towards Formby - Meols Shore.
1 Cuckoo along Denhall Lane - Burton.
3 Eider (2 males) - Hilbre.
10 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 21
1 Cuckoo *first of spring* heard and seen flying inland of the horse paddocks, 1 Lesser Whitethroat along Lingham Lane, 1 Common Sandpiper on groyne, 1 Tree Pipit and 2 Wheatear Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
24 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier flying north over Meols fields.

Apr 20
2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse/Meols Common.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 9 Spotted Redshank (all in s/pl) and 2 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Tree Pipit caught and ringed in sea-front garden - Hoylake.
3 Whinchat (males) bottom of Station road - Burton Marsh.
2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Point.

Apr 19
2 Whooper Swan, 6 Whimbrel and 30 Common Tern - Hilbre.
9 Spotted Redshank, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Garganey (male) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wheatear and 4 Ruddy Shelduck in filed by Burton Point.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling - Leasowe Gunsite.
At least 6 Whimbrel seen in bad heat haze on incoming tide - Thurstaston Shore.

Apr 18
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 1 Rock Pipit on sea wall - Meols Common.
2 Whinchat (males). c8 Wheatear, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sand Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4-5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sedge Warbler and 4+ Common Whitethroat, also Eider x Shelduck hybrid by Decca Pools also seen yesterday -Burton Point to Decca Pools.
Kite species flew north along Wirral Way at 0830 - Thurstaston.
2 Greenland Wheatear and 8 White Wagtail - Hoylake Shore.

Apr 17
At least 24 Whimbrel flew through at high tide - West Kirby/Red Rocks.
58+ Redpoll flying south! - Heswall Fields.
660 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Widfowl Collection.
1 Black Kite flew north at 11.20am, also 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat (fem), 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler,  Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier and 3 Stonechat between Denhall Quay and Burton Point.
2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail and 4 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 16
1 Ring Ouzel (male) in horse paddock by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
7 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank on the shore, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in Target Road reebed - Heswall Shore.
2 Wheatear on the burnt reed bed area - Neston Reedbed.

Apr 15
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker well seen perched in tree along Wirral Way - Caldy.
22 White Wagtail between Red Rocks and Kings Gap - Hoylake Beach.
1 Osprey which sat on a post next to the groyne until it flew north at 0945hrs - Meols Shore.
1 Osprey flew north (not the Meols bird), also 2 Eider (drakes), 1 Puffin (flew west and landed on sea), 11 Red-throated Diver, 6 White Wagtail, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Common Tern and about 110 Sandwich Tern flying east - Hilbre.
1 Whinchat (briefly), 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat and 7 Wheatear - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Ring Ouzel by Park Lane, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Tree Pipit over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sand Martin and 4 White Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 9 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
620 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Widfowl Collection.
3 Whimbrel, 522 Curlew and 6 Ringed Plover - Thurstaston Shore.
3 House Martin over sewage works at Target Road - Heswall.
51 White Wagtail and 2 Wheatear - West Kirby Marsh.

Apr 14
2 Crossbill (pair) in garden near Ness Gardens - Ness.
73 White Wagtail most between Red Rocks and Kings Gap - Hoylake Beach.
2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, 14 Blackcap and 12 Willow Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 9 Spotted Redshank, 1 Garganey (male), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear plus several Commmon Whitethroat - Burton Mere Wetlands.
490 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Widfowl Collection.
37+ Sandwich Tern and 2 Swallow - Wallasey Shore.
1 Osprey landed on shore and ate a fish then flew inland and landed in tree near Park lane!! - Meols Shore.
1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat (pair) and 2 Raven - Gayton Marsh (off golf course).
14 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Eider (pair) out in main Dee channel seen off Thurstaston.
1 roding Woodcock over fields inland of Meols.
1 Whinchat, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler and several Grasshopper Warblers seen from footpath alongside burn reed-bed - Neston Reedbed.

Apr 13
1 Ring Ouzel, 6 Common Redstart, 15+ Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Ring Ouzel in tree by Wirral Way - Caldy.
1 Ring Ouzel - Burton Point.
1 Osprey over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Sedge Warbler and 21 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Common Redstart in fields inland of Meols.
69 Sandwich Tern and 1 drake Eider - Wallasey Shore.
240 Shelduck, 1pr Eider, 1pr Wigeon, 24 Little Egret, 165 Oystercatcher, 183 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 200 Knot, 1200 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Whimbrel, 460 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 2800 Redshank - Heswall Shore.
42 White Wagtail - Hoylake Beach.

Apr 12
1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Little Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern, 30 Willow Warbler and 20 Chiffchaff - Hilbre.
1 Great Egret in gutter, 30+ Wheatear, 10+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, c20 Willow Warbler and c10 Chiffchaff - Meols Common (between east end of prom and groyne).
6 Common Redstart, 3 Ring Ouzel, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Short-eared Owl, 50 Wheatear, 60 Wllow Warbler, 35 Chiffchaff, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 1 Yellowhammer - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
25+ Wheatear and 1 Ring Ouzel - Station Road Burton/Burton Point.
35 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Tree Pipit along sea-front, 15 White Wagtail, 150 Meadow Ppits, 3 Wheatear and 1 Yellow Wagtail on the beach - Hoylake.

Apr 11
Lots of Hirundines flying through today.
1 Ring Ouzel in Kerr's Field, 7 Wheatear in paddocks towards Meols - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Grasshopper reeling, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 male Garganey, 1 Bittern and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Iberian Chiffchaff  (caught and ringed, call recorded) in sea-front garden, also 1 Osprey over - Hoylake.
1 Pied Flycatcher (male) in shrubs next to Upton Road - Moreton.
10 Wheatear - Burton Marsh Farm.
4 Wheatear - Cubbins Green, West Kirby.

Apr 10
2 Ring Ouzel (males) on ploughed field, also 2+ White Wagtail and 2 Stonechat. Click here to see video by Allan Conlin of one of the Ring Ouzels - Hoylake Langfields.
1360 Pink-footed Geese flew north by 08:20, 27 Little Egret, 180 Oystercatcher, 63 Grey Plover, 420 Knot, 1250 Dunlin, 215 Black-tailed Godwit, 470 Curlew, 2400 Redshank - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Common Whitethroat singing on Wirral Way - Heswall.
1 Ring Ouzel (male) in field by Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Wheatear bottom of Station Road - Burton.

Apr 9
7 Wheatear bottom of Station Road - Burton.
1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 8
1 Osprey over at 8am and 1 Swallow - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Garganey (pair), 2 Spotted Redshank and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Osprey over Ness.
1 Pied Flycatcher singing in garden by leisure centre - Queensferry.
8 Wheatear bottom of Station Road - Burton.

Apr 7
3 Sandwich Tern, 8 Gannet and 5 Kittiwake - Hilbre.
2 Garganey (pair), 1 spotted Redshank and 1 Little Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 6
1 Little Gull, 100+ Avocet, 2 Garganey, 1 Marsh Harrier and 5 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Osprey flew north - Burton Marsh.
3 Wheatear, 2 Siskin and 1 male Stonechat - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 5
1 Little Gull (1st winter) and 4 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
300 Black-tailed Godwit (several now in full breeding plumage) - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
3 Wheatear in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Gannet - Hilbre.

Apr 4
2 Garganey (pair) and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 3
3 Wheatear in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Arctic Skua and 4 Red-breasted Merganser - Hilbre.
1200 Pink-footed Geese flew north over Heswall Shore this morning, also seen over Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great Egret in fields - Hoylake Langfields.

Apr 2
1 Ring Ouzel (male) in the sand dunes - Talacre.
2 Garganey (pair) and 3+ Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 1
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling - Red Rocks.
14 Chiffchaff along Wirral Way between Heswall and Parkgate.
72+ Avocet, 5 Ruff, 4 Garganey (2 pairs), 3 Marsh Harrier, 55 Common Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 6+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Marsh Harrier and 2 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Water Rail hear by duck pond - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 31
220 Back-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection.
530 Shelduck, 160 Oystercatcher, 26 Golden Plover, 177 Grey Plover, 110 Knot, 800 Dunlin, 4 Common Snipe, 640 Curlew, 2550 Redshank over high tide - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Mar 30
1 Ring Ouzel (first of the year), 1 drake Eider, 4 Goosander, 234 Brent Geese, 9 Purple Sandpiper and 150 Turnstone - Hilbre.
4 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Cattle Egret and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 29
1 Willow Warbler singing along Wirral Way *first of spring* - West Kirby.
3 Brambling over this morning - Little Neston.
1 Little Gull, 2 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Bittern, 5 Spotted Redshank, 3 Sand Martin and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 28
1 Little Gull and 3 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
12 Whooper Swan flew low over the Observatory - Hilbre.
5 Cattle Egret, 2 Spotted Redshank and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
23 singing Chiffchaff along Wirral Way between Heswall and Parkgate with 6 more between Parkgate and Neston!

Mar 27
1 White Stork drifted over Queensferry around mid-day heading towards the estuary.
2 Great Egret and 57 Little Egret roosted overnight, 230 Shelduck, 260 Oystercatcher, 84 Grey Plover, 270 Knot, 1800 Dunlin, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 415 Curlew, 2430 Redshank over high tide - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Bittern showing from bridge screen this afternoon, 5 Garganey, 3 Spotted Redshank and 3 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite at 1pm, presumably same bird then seen over Northop 30 mins later - Burton Point.
1 Garden Warbler in Dawpool NR - Thurstaston.

Mar 26
4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff (briefly seen and heard before being chased off by Chiffchaff), 4 Garganey (drake), 1 Long-tailed duck, 2 Spotted Redshank and 4 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Brambling - Royden Park.
9 Purple Sandpiper, 292 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) and 1 Eider - Hilbre.

Mar 25
6 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed duck, 5 Spotted Redshank and 4 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
25 Little Gull and 1 Eider (drake) - Hilbre.

Mar 24
18 Whooper Swan on flash, 1 grey male Hen Harrier flew south - Denhall Quay.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ruff, 8 Stonechat and 1 Merlin - Burton Marsh.
1 Red Kite between 1pm and 2pm heading north over China Plate farm and Hoylake Langfields.
24 Little Gull, 2 Goosander (by Little Eye), 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 299 Brent Geese (2 dark-bellied) - Hilbre.
4 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Garganey, 1 Long-tailed duck and 2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 23
6 Garganey (3 pairs), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 70 Shoveler, 3 Marsh Harier and 5 singing Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Garganey (drake - is this number 7?!) in ditch along Denhall Lane - Burton Marsh.
Lots of Meadow Pipits passing through with 350+ at Hilbre and 80+ at Leasowe.
1 Osprey and 1 Red Kite over late morning, also 4 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Little Gull, 1 Red Kite and 12 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 House Martin *first of spring* over Pipers Lane - Heswall.
2 Brambling, 40 Siskin and 8 Chiffchaff in Haddon/Burton Wood area.

Mar 22
At least 10 Wheatear between Leasowe Lighthouse and Meols, also large fall of Meadow Pipits.
74 Avocet, 4 (2 pairs) Garganey (1 pair reception pool and 1 pair from Border hide), 1 Long-tailed duck, 4 Cattle Egret and 28 Heron stood in front of Marsh Covert Hide - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Short-eared Owl just before dusk off Old Baths - Parkgate.

Mar 21
2 Wheatear and 3 Brent Geese by groyne - Meols.
3 Garganey (2f and 1m) and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
10 singing Chiffchaff along Wirral Way between Heswall and Parkgate.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.

Mar 20
1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.
1 Greenshank by groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Little Gull (1st winter) - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) over ploughed field by Wirral Way - Thurstaston.

Mar 19
34 Whooper Swan on Dawpool Bank early morning, on the mud mid-estuary (at 11am these Whooper Swans flew out of estuary past Hilbre) - Thurstaston.
1 Siskin and 1 Redwing along Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Brambling, 3 Redpoll and 3 Raven over - Royden Park/Thurstaston Hill.
1 Red Kite over and 1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 18
8 singing Chiffchaff along Wirral Way between Heswall and Parkgate.
8 Brambling and 1 Yellowhammer in Thornton Hough area.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Stonechat - Parkgate.
10 Siskin and 2 Redpoll caught and ringed in sea-front garden - Hoylake.

Mar 17
6 Crossbill landed in pine trees on golf course then flew across towards Hilbre, also 2 Stonechat - West Kirby Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
2 White Wagtail and 7 singing Chiffchaff in fields by Dungeon Wood - Thurstaston.
1 Snow Bunting flew south at 1105hrs, also 12 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
2 Little Owl at Burton Point, 4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.

Mar 16
3 Sand Martin over Heswall Dales.
1 Long-tailed Duck and 70 Avocet -Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl on the marsh then perched in tree on golf course, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Stonechat - Parkgate.
2 Kingfisher and 6 Goldcrest - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 15
1 Short-eared Owl early morning - Parkgate.
1 Swallow over border pool *first of spring*, 1 Long-tailed Duck -Burton Mere Wetlands.
10 Chiffchaff between the Lighthouse and duck pond this morning, also 1 Goosander by the groyne and 1 Sand Martin - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Rock Pipit and 1 Jack Snipe on the marsh, 4 Wheatear on golf course - West Kirby.
350+ Brent Geese - Hilbre.

Mar 14
1 Short-eared Owl which dropped on a Kestrel which escaped after a brief fight, also 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Parkgate.
1 Long-tailed Duck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 13
1 Long-tailed Duck with 100+ Tufted Duck, also 1 Woodcock - Burton Mere Wetlands.
320 Shelduck, 31 Pintail, 95 Teal, 960 Oystercatcher, 143 Grey Plover, 109 Golden Plover, 1100 Knot, 2300 Dunlin, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 605 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1700 Redshank this morning - Heswall Shore.
1 Greenshank near the groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Wheatear - Old Baths, Parkgate.
3 Wheatear on tide wrack, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 5+ Stonechat (one singing) and 3 Marsh Harrier - Heswall Golf Course/Marsh.
1 Barn Owl along Mudhouse Lane - Burton.
1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Great Egret and 1 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.

Mar 12
1 Wheatear and 1 White Wagtail *first of spring* - Hilbre.
1 White Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 40 Meadow Pipit and 4 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl, 8 Twite and 2 Wheatear feeding on tide wrack - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Mar 11
1 Sand Martin *first of spring* over end of Station Road, also 2 Stonechat and 20+ Linnet - Burton  Marsh.
38 Avocet, 36 Grey Heron and 2 Little Grebe - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Wheatear in dunes - Gronant.

Mar 10
5+ Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret, 2 Goosander, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2+ Ruddy Shelduck (the other two probably hidden in channel) and 30+ Fieldfare - Burton Point/Burton  Marsh.
1 Great Egret over - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Greenshank - Heswall Shore.

Mar 9
1 Wheatear on tide wrack end of Station road *first of spring*, also 4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.
2 Little Gull and 1 Chiffchaff - Hilbre.
60+ Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 8
1 Bittern - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Stonechat on barbed wire fence by horse paddocks, 1 Great Egret flew in from sea and inland - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl over Heswall Golf course.

Mar 6
3 Marsh Harrier and over 30 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Marsh Harrier and 4 Stonechat (2 pairs) - Parkgate.
 4 Ruddy Shellduck, 2 Great Egret, 1 Raven, 1 Marsh Harrier and a Little Owl - Burton Marsh to Burton Point.
2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Little Gull, 1 Eider (fem), 2 s/pl Red Throated Diver and 300+ Common Scoter - Hoylake Shore.
3 Snow Bunting at Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Mar 5
4 Snow Bunting at Derby Pool (lots of disturbance) and 1 Eider (drake) on sea - Wallasey Shore.
1 Eider (fem) and 19 Red-breasted Merganser - Riverbank Road, Heswall. 
1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Mar 4
4 Snow Bunting 400m west of Derby Pool and 1 Eider (drake) on sea - Wallasey Shore.
1 Eider (fem) and 15 Scoter - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Short-eared Owl this afternoon, 1 Red Kite over towards Flint,and 3 Hen Harrier and 8 Marsh Harrier came in to roost this evening  - Parkgate.
1 Short-eared Owl over rifle range - Burton Marsh.

Mar 3
30+ Linnet and 3 Twite in tidewrack, 40+ Siskin in alders, 5 Raven and 2 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Point.
1,200 Knot, 900 Dunlin and 450 Sanderling at high tide - Hoylake Shore.

Mar 2
5 Snow Bunting near Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Mar 1
34 Avocet, 3 Ruff, 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Marsh Harrier (pair), 3+ Cetti's Warbler and 2 Stonechat - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Marsh Harrier in air together, 1 Hen Harrier (male), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Owl, 100+ Linnet feeding in tidal wrack, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 50+ Fieldfare and 20+ Redwing, also 1 Barn Owl by Station Road - Burton Point.
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) - New Brighton.
1 drake Eider on sea - Wallasey Shore.
1 Goldeneye and 2 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

 Feb 28
6 Stonechat in field next to lighthouse - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Snow Bunting near Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Feb 27
4 Snow Bunting near Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
2 Twite in Linnet flock, 2 Hen Harier (1 ringtail and 1 sub-adult male), 1 Short-eared Owl and 4+ Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
155 Teal, 35 Pintail, 1 Dabchick, 1300 Oystercatcher, 80 Lapwing, 118 Golden Plover, 92 Grey Plover, 600 Knot, 2300 Dunlin, 585 Curlew, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 630 Redshank - Heswall Shore.

Feb 26
7 Avocet, 2 Great Egret, 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 100 Shoveler, 6 Ruff and 10 Cetti's Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Raven, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Eider, 1 Siskin and 1 Stonechat - Hilbre.
3 Twite in Linnet flock feeding on storm wrack, 1 Barn Owl at dusk -  Old Baths, Parkgate.
4 Snow Bunting near Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
3 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon late afternoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Feb 25
1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.
At least 1 Twite in Linnet flock in field behind Old Baths, Parkgate.
1 Water Rail and 4 Stonechat (two pairs) - Decca Pools.

Feb 24
6 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey males), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl and 5 Great Egret - Parkgate.

Feb 23
3 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad) - Meols Shore.
3 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

Feb 22
4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Marsh.
2 Whooper Swan and 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Parkgate.

Feb 21
4 Little Gull and 1 Kittiwake in Mersey mouth - New Brighton.
3 Purple Sandpiper - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Woodcock showing well in scrub by Nets Cafe - Burton Marsh.

Feb 20
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) in field by Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Avocet - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Eider (fem) on the sea, 2 Rock Pipit displaying - Hilbre.
1 Yellow-legged Gull (s/pl), 2 Little Gull and 15 Brent Geese - Meols/Hoylake Shore.

Feb 19
3 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad in near s/pl, 1 ad winter and 1 2nd winter) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Goosander and 1 Little Grebe - Meols Station Pond.
2 Raven displaying near Caldy Playing Fields.
3 Brambling in finch flock - Willaston.
3 Goosander (1 drake) on duck pond - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.

Feb 18
3 Great Egret and 2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail) off Cottage Lane - Heswall Marsh.
1 Greenshank and 1 Little Gull (which flew off high) - Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.
11+ Water Rail, 2 Hen Harrier (both adult grey males), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Jack Snipe with many Common Snipe and 4 Stonechat over high tide - Old Baths, Parkgate.

Feb 17
5 Purple Sandpiper with 250 Turnstone at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.

Feb 16
5 Brent Geese on lake, 6 Pintail in channel just off south end - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Feb 15
1 Hen Harrier (sub-adult grey male) - Heswall Marsh.
3 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult nearly in full s/pl) - Kerr's Field, Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Bittern flew into reedbed at dusk, also 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin and 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston Marsh.
1 Barn Owl giving really close views near Old Quay Road - Neston.
6,000 Herring Gull, 450 Black-headed Gull and 61 Great Black-backed Gull - Hilbre.

Feb 13
14 Purple Sandpiper - Hilbre.
1 Little Gull heading into Mersey - New Brighton.
33 Whooper Swan on marsh seen from Flint Bridge - Outer Burton Marsh.
1 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Snow Bunting on beach near Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Feb 12
1 Icelandic Redwing (strikingly distinct, dark and heavily streaked) with Song Thrushes - Neston Sewage Farm.
At least 2 Hen Harrier (1 adult male) and 1 Barn Owl - Parkgate.
2 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station this morning, seen for 5 minutes before disturbed by dog walkers - Hoylake.

Feb 11
4 Snow Bunting - Wallasey Shore (Derby Pool).
1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Shore.
5 Little Grebe on Donkey Stand Flash, also 3 Great Egret and 2 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 Woodcock over Ditton Lane at dusk, 3 Bullfinch along Lingham Lane - Leasowe.
1 (possibly 2) Bittern came into roost - Neston Reedbed.

Feb 10
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Gronant.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Feb 9
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Great Egret, 2,000+ Lapwing and 3,000+ Pink-footed Geese - Parkgate.

Feb 8
3 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Cattle Egret and 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hen Harrier (ringtail and grey male) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Neston/Parkgate Marsh.

Feb 7
6 Chiffchaff (two showed characteristics of Siberian) - Neston Sewage Works.

Feb 6
2 Avocet on main scrape - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 grey male Hen Harrier over the reserve, 19 Whooper Swan and 3 Goosander - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
1 Great Egret - Parkgate.
3 Woodcock which flew towards Parkgate - Neston Marsh.

Feb 5
1 ad Mediterranean Gull - Wallasey Shore (Derby Pool).
4 Goosander (1 male, 3 redhead) on duck pond - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Feb 2
1 Snow Goose with Pink-footed Geese on grassland, later flew to Burton Marsh, also 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Whooper Swan and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (sub-adult grey male), 6 Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Short-eared Owl and a flyover Snow Bunting over high tide, 2 Barn Owl and 3 Hen Harrier (2 male, 1 ringtail) at dusk - Old Baths, Parkgate.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
5 Woodcock at dusk - Burton Village.

Feb 1
1 Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 950 Reshank and 3 Rock Pipit seen from a windy Target Road at high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Snow Goose came into roost with 6,000 Pink-footed Geese, also 4 Ruddy Shelduck - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 30
675 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Dabchick, 160 Pintail, 190 Teal, 187 Golden Plover, 3000 Knot, 2000 Dunlin, 340 Black-tailed Godwit, 185 Bar-tailed Godwit, 530 Curlew, 3 Greenshank, 805 Redshank, 58 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Snow Goose with Pink-footed Geese then flew towards Chester this afternoon. also 1 Woodcock, 1 Redpoll and 20+ Siskin - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Razorbill and hundreds of Common Scoter on sea at high tide - Hoylake.
20 Twite on Flint Marsh.
1 Great Egret in field near cycle track - Hoylake Langfields.
4 Goosander (1 male, 3 redhead) on duck pond - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
4 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool but mobile in strong wind - Wallasey Shore.
3 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.
1 ringtail Hen Harrier - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 29
4 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool but mobile in strong wind - Wallasey Shore.

Jan 28
5,000 Pink-footed Geese heading north at first light towards Lancashire, also seen over West Kirby and north Wirral - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Yellowhammer over and 1 grey male Hen Harrier - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Red-breasted Merganser and 8 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 27
1 Corn Bunting (heard and seen flying, last seen heading north over large field at back of car park) - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
5 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 1 ringtail) and Barn Owl - Parkgate.
10+ Marsh Harrier and 1 Bittern going to roost in Neston Reedbed.

Jan 26
1 Goldeneye (male), 5 Brent Geese, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 11 Goosander on West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 1 ringtail) - Parkgate.
1 Eider - Hilbre.
4 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Jan 25
1 Goldeneye (male) and 10 Goosander on West Kirby Marine Lake.
1 Great Egret flushed from River Birkett then flew south - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
5 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
25 Twite in hedge - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve.
4 Goosander (1 male, 3 redhead) on duck pond - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Hen Harrier (1 grey male and 1 ringtail) - Parkgate.

Jan 24
10,000+ Knot which left when a Peregrine came and they all flew towards Hoylake - Meols Shore.
5 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
10 Goosander and 2 Brent Geese on West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 23
120 Sanderling, 500 Grey Plover, 7,000 Dunlin and 11,000 Knot at high tide (all estimates as distant), also 1 Snow Bunting - Hoylake.
3 Bewick's Swan and 1 Whooper Swan - Shotwick Fields (also seen from Border hide at Burton Mere Wetlands).
Single Marsh Harriers recorded at both Burton Mere Wetlands and Burton Marsh.
21 Red-breasted Merganser, 4,740 Dunlin and 5,260 Oystercatcher over high tide - Heswall Shore.
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey males) - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.
427 Black-tailed Godwits - Thurstaston.

Jan 22
8+ Brambling with 200 Chaffinch and 180 Skylark - Thornton Hough.
7,000 Knot fed on edge of incoming tide - Meols Shore.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reedbed.
5 Snow Bunting - Wallasey Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting - Point of Ayr.

Jan 21
170 Golden Plover this morning - Heswall Shore.
7,000 Knot early morning before Peregrine spooked them - Meols Shore.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Jan 20
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Chiffchaf around sewage works, 3 Water Pipit by the Old Quay, 1 Bittern flew into reed-bed this evening - Neston Marsh/Reedbed.
4 Little Grebe on Donkeystand Flash, also 1 Barn Owl and 1 Jack Snipe - Parkgate.
4,000 Knot roosting before high tide then flew towards Crosby - Meols Shore.

Jan 17
c2,000 Pink-footed Geese flew between Irby and Heswall this morning.
6 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
5 Snow Bunting in sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Eider drake, 165 Great Crested Grebe and c2,000 Common Scoter this afternoon off East Hoyle Bank.
1 Snow Bunting by Lifeboat Station flew high towards Hilbre late afternoon - Hoylake.

Jan 16
9 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern and at least 8 Marsh Harrier came into roost this evening - Neston Reedbed.

Jan 15
1190 Pink-footed Geese flew inland at first light, 27 feral Barnacle Geese, 630 Pintail, 240 Teal, 5500 Oystercatcher, 740 Lapwing, 193 Golden Plover, 4000 Knot 1500 Dunlin, 63 Snipe, 260 Black-tailed Godwit, 840 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 815 Redshank over high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool, 4+ Purple Sandpiper roosting on breakwater off prom - Wallasey Shore.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 3 marsh Harrier, 2 Great Egret and 1 Barn Owl from Old Baths this evening - Parkgate.

Jan 14
1 drake Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck and c5,000 Common Scoter off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern flew into  Neston Reedbed at dusk.
3,000 Woodpigeon flock just north-east of Thornton Hough.
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Goldeneye and 13 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.
16 Purple Sandpiper, 400+ Brent Geese, 2 Raven and c1,200 Common Scoter - Hilbre.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Merlin and 1 Stonechat - Parkgate.

Jan 13
1 Great Northern Diver and 40+ Little Grebe - Shotwick Boating Lake.
3 Bewick's Swan and 1 Great Egret in stubble field opposite BP garage - Shotwick Fields.
1 drake Eider off Hoylake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 12
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 drake Eider and 1 Great Northern diver off Hoylake.
1 Siberian Chiffchaff in evergreens near path to golf course, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 3 Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
11 Goosander - West Kirby Marine Lake.

Jan 11
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Great Northern Diver, also 1 Green Sandpiper in nearby field - Shotwick Boating Lake.
2 Rock Pipit by groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Short-eared Owl (distant), 1 Barn Owl, 5+ Marsh Harrier, 4 Great Egret and 1 Peregrine - Parkgate.
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.

Jan 10
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool and 2 Mediterranean Gull in nearby flooded 'pitch and putt' - Wallasey Shore.
2 Water Pipit and 5 Spotted Redshank  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
20+ Brambling near Thornton Hough.
1 Bittern flew into roost - Neston Reed Bed.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Burton Marsh.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) - Shotwick Fields.

Jan 9
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Woodcock - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Marsh Harrier and 5 Great Egret, also 2 Green Woodpecker by Boathouse Lane - Parkgate.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) - Shotwick Fields.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Bittern flew into roost from Parkgate direction, also at least 8 Marsh Harrier - Neston Reed Bed.
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail), 3 Marsh Harrier and 3 Great Egret - Heswall Marsh.

Jan 8
5 Snow Bunting by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
3 Bewick's Swan (2 ad and juv) with 1 Whooper Swan, 4 Great Egret and 2 Green Sandpiper in flooded fields - Shotwick Fields.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.

Jan 7
5 Snow Bunting on shore by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
1 Long-tailed duck and 1 Great Northern Diver - Shotwick Boating Lake.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Guillemot - West Kirby Marine Lake.
2 Short-eared Owl and 2 Hen Harrier (grey males) - Denhall Quay.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 6
5 Snow Bunting on shore and sand dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

 Jan 5
3 Hen Harrier (1 grey male, 1 sub-adult grey male, 1 ringtail), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Bittern (flew towards Neston Reedbed late afternoon), 4+ Short-eared Owl over outer marsh, 8+ Marsh Harrier and 10+ Great Egret - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
4 Snow Bunting in dunes by Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
At least 4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Jan 4
1 Snow Bunting in dunes by Derby Pool this morning and at least three on the shore this afternoon - Wallasey Shore.
3 Goosander on big pond by station - Meols.
3 Hen Harrier (all grey males), 5 Marsh Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male), 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine and 1 Merlin - Parkgate.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.

Jan 3
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon - New Brighton Marine Lake.
8 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Egret, 1 grey male Hen Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 3 Short-eared Owl, 12 Snipe over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
4 Hen Harrier (3 grey males) and 1 Bittern (distant) - Parkgate.
At least 10 Brambling with Chaffinches - Thornton Hough.
1 Long-tailed duck and 4 Ruddy Shelduck over - Shotwick Boating Lake.
1 Snow Bunting on rocks by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Cattle Egret, 2 Hen Harrier (grey males) and 1 Short-eared Owl - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 2
5 Snow Bunting off Derby Pool, 1 Eider (fem) on sea - Wallasey Shore.
4 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton Marine Lake.
1 Greenshank in field off Park Lane, 1 Cetti's Warbler at duck pond with Water Rail nearby - Leasowe Lighthouse.
9 Brent Geese, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Great Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier over high tide - Heswall Shore.
At least 5, possibly 7, Short-eared Owl also 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Merlin - Denhall Quay.
1 Long-tailed duck on lake and 30+ Siskin at entrance - Shotwick Boating Lake.
3 Hen Harrier (2 grey male, 1 fem ringtail), 5 Great Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier a a pair of Stonechat- Old Baths, Parkgate.

Jan 1
1 Snow Bunting on beach - Point of Ayr.
27+ Ringed Plover - Flint Point.
1 Long-tailed duck on lake, 1 Green Sandpiper nearby - Shotwick Boating Lake.
2 Great Egret and 1 Cattle Egret - Puddington Lane.
5 Snow Bunting between Harrison Drive and Derby Pool - Wallasey Shore.
2 Peregrine - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Hen Harrier (grey male) and 1 Great Egret - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
3 Short-eared Owl and 1 Hen Harrier (grey male) - Denhall Quay.