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July Newsletter now published on this website featuring Rare Terns on the Dee Estuary and North Wirral, Colour Ring Report and Latest Events.

Jul 20
1 Hen Harrier - Neston Old Quay.
1 Marsh Harrier flew east over Leasowe Station.
1 Osprey flew south over Thurstaston Hill.
1 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 19
1 Green Sandpiper on slipway north end of West Kirby Marine Lake.
3 Eider, 12 Whimbrel, 1 Great White Egret flew into estuary then across to Wales, 530 Sandwich Tern, 242 Curlew and 6,500 Herring Gull - Hilbre.

Jul 18
1,670 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Water Rail (juv) and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Parkgate this morning.
8 Whimbrel, 4 s/pl Turnstone, 72 Redshank, 1 Eider, c5,000 Herring Gull and 80 Swallow - Hilbre.

Jul 17
54 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1500 Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 1400 Curlew, 1ad spl Mediterranean Gull - Heswall Shore.
1,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Quail (male) calling from fields in Saughall close to Shotwick Castle site.

Jul 16
1 Mediterranean Gull juv, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Common Tern, 6 Knot (all in summer plumage), 9 Red-breasted Merganser and a juv Coot on the sea - Gronant.
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad and 1 st sum), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd sum) and 200+ Sandwich Tern in gull roost at high tide - Hoylake Shore.
1 Mediterranan Gull (ad) on municipal golf course this evening -Hoylake.
5 Spotted Redshank, 5 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 15
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Goosander and 1 Eider - Hilbre.
1 Cuckoo flew from Lingham Lane to Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 107 Sandwich Tern and 1,500 Black-headed Gull - West Kirby Shore.
231 Sandwich Tern - Red Rocks.
1 Hen Harrier (over rifle range seen from Burton Point), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Egyptian Goose and 4 Spotted Redshan (s/pl) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 14
1 Greenshank and 5 Dunlin - Donkey Stand Flash, Parkgate.
16 Whimbrel - Caldy Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull (ads) and 60 Sandwich Tern - West Kirby Shore on rising tide.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Yellow-legged Gull(2nd summer) and 245 Sandwich Tern - Hoylake Shore at high tide.

Jul 13
8 Whimbrel, 24 Little Egret and 890 Black-tailed Godwit on rising tide - Caldy Shore.
1,360 Black-tailed Godwit, flew in from the shore when they were flushed by the rising tide -  Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Red Kite over Greasby heading south.
3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 20+ Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 2 Stonechat and 1 Raven - Parkgate Marsh.

Jul 12
1 Eider, 3 Whimbrel and 362 Sandwich Tern on rising tide - Hilbre.
1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer) in gull roost - Hoylake.
Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Little Ringed Plover highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 11
1,100 Redshank, 26 Whimbrel, 1000 Curlew, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull - Heswall Shore.
1,210 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 10
1 Eider, 3 Gannet flew N, 225 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel and 1 Turnstone (s/pl and first of 'autumn') - Hilbre.
1300 Black-headed Gull, 75 Common Gull, 5ad spl Mediterranean Gulls, 345 Herring Gull, 185 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Greater Black-backed Gull - Heswall Shore.

Jul 9
1 Black Tern - Bevyl Road Flash, Parkgate.
1 Cattle Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
75 Dunlin, 1090 Redshank, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Whimbrel, 1140 Curlew, 1275 Black-headed Gull, 2ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore.

Jul 8
2 Cuckoo in sand dunes, by sandy lane west end of paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Whimbrel, 50+ Common Tern, 200 Sandwich Tern and 1 Eider - Hilbre on early morning tide.
10 Goosander (probably one brood), 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 7
2 Cuckoo in sand dunes - Leasowe Lighthouse.
225 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull - Thurstaston Shore off Shore Cottage at high tide.
5 Dunlin, 780 Redshank, 865 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 870 Curlew - Heswall Shore.

Jul 6
2 Grasshopper Warbler between Station Road and Burton Point, total numbers well down on recent years.
1 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake (ad), 10 s/pl Dunlin, 384 Curlew and 580 Oystercatcher - Hilbre on early morning tide.
5 Dunlin, 6 Knot, 700 Redshank 390 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 900 Curlew, 2ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore early morning.
1,020 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover , 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Hobby - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jul 5
12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1030 Curlew, 855 Black-headed Gull, 1ad Mediterranean Gull - Heswall/Thurstaston Shore early morning.
900 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 s/pl Dunlin - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 4
1 Quail - Gronant, this morning.
820 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 3
1 Mediterranean Gull  (adult) off south end of Marine Lake, West Kirby.
700+ Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 2
1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer) off Dove Point, Meols.
510 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.

Jul 1
1 Common Sandpiper on groyne - Meols Common.
490 Black-tailed Godwit - Caldy Wildfowl Collection (off A540), West Kirby.
1 Eider and 12 Sandwich Tern - Hilbre.
1 Red Kite over Pensby heading towards Heswall at 1.15pm. also seen over Prenton.
1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

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