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May Newsletter now published on this website featuring Species Spotlight - Little Gull, Colour Ring Report 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 19
2 Puffin, 1 Guillemot. 3 Little Tern, 15 Common Tern, 20 Sandwich Tern, 5 Jackdaw, 7 Eider and 1 Common Whitethroat - Hilbre.
Report of 1 Hooded Crow - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 17
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo calling, 1 Garganey drake and 38 Bar-tailed Godwit -Burton Mere Wetlands.
200 Knot and 3,000 Oystercatcher after high tide off Leasowe Gunsite.
1 Spotted Flycatcher, also 250 Sandwoch Tern on sandbank far side of channel from Leasowe Castle - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Cuckoo calling just inland of Heswall Shore.

May 16
1 Arctic Skua off Meols.
1 Osprey flew from Hilbre to Red Rocks then inland, also 1 Short-eared Owl (flew south at first light) and 1 Puffin flew west - Hilbre.
110 Shelduck, 210 Oystercatcher, 45 Grey Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 20 Knot, 25 Dunlin, 6 Whimbrel, 115 Curlew over high tide - Thurstaston Shore.

May 15
2 Spotted Flycatcher - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 14
Report of Iberian Chiffchaff in reeds near Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 13
1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Whinchat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
5 Great White Egret and 1 Hobby between Denhall and Nets Cafe - Burton Marsh.

May 12
2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart (fem), 3 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
250+ Sanderling on the beach, 2 reeling Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Whinchat - Gronant.

May 11
1 Black Kite reported - Holywell.
1 Red Kite over drifting east - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Whooper Swan over the marsh at 8am - Burton Marsh
1 Short-eared Owl flew towards Red Rocks this afternoon, also 7 Eider - Hilbre.

May 10
1 Hobby, 1 Grasshopper Warbler hear, 8 singing Sedge Warblers and 5 singing Cetti's Warber - Burton Marsh road/Burton Point.
2 drake Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 9
1 Osprey flew north at 5.55pm, also 2 drake Garganey and 1 fem Scaup - Burton Mere Wetlands.
58 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
1 probable Montagu's Harrier (ringtail) flew north towards Formby Point - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 8
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Common Whitethroat - Hilbre.
1 drake Garganey 1 fem Scaup (Bridge Pool) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
62 Ringed Plover, 250 Dunlin, 16 Sanderling, 7,000 Knot, 7 Ruff (lekking on the shingle ridge), 70 Little Tern, 100 Sandwich Tern, 15 Little Egret, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Peregrine and 1 Marsh Harrier - Point of Ayr.

May 7
1 Short-eared Owl - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wood Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
94 Whimbrel at high tide - Heswall Shore.

May 6
1 Osprey with fish sat on tideline off Lifeboat Station 9.15am, 1 Arctic Skua flew west, 10,000 waders (mostly Dunlin) on shore before high tide - Hoylake.
The Osprey was seen a few minutes later flying south into the estuary being mobbed by a Shelduck.
2 Puffin and 1 Black Guillemott off Hilbre.
1 Blue-headed Wagtail and 2 Whinchat - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 5
123 Red-throated Diver, 120 Gannet, 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Razorbill, 25 Guillemot, 150 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whinchat and 1 Yellow Wagtail, 420 Pink-footed Geese flew out of the estuary - Hilbre.
At least 19 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat and 1 Garden Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
147 Whimbrel on rising tide, also 1 Common Sandpiper - Heswall Shore.

May 4
2 Mute Swans flew north, 1 Red-throated Diver, 110 Grey Plover, 1300 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 80 Curlew, 94 Whimbrel at high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Swift, 1 Fieldfare, 1 female Common Redstart along hedge line south of 'Sheldrakes' - Heswall Marsh.
2 Arctic Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater and 42 Gannet early morning, also 20+ Whimbrel - Hilbre.
Several Cuckoos today with singles at Hoylake Langfields and Caldy Woods, and at least 2 in Leasowe Lighthouse area.
4 Whinchat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3,000 Knot off Dove Point at 10am which flew west, also 2,000 Dunlin off Sandhey Slipway - Meols Shore.
80 Little Tern on shoreline - Point of Ayr.
1 Garganey (drake), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat and 8 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 3
10+ Waxwing flew low over Church Road this morning - Saughall.
380 Oystercatcher, 60 Grey Plover, 6000 Knot, 2400 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 103 Bar-tailed Godwit, 96 Curlew, 39 Whimbrel this morning - Thurstaston Shore.
A second Iberian Chiffchaff (full song heard and recorded, has different leg colour to Kerr's Field bird) this morning by Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 2
1 Curlew Sandpiper this morning - Meols Shore.
1 Black Redstart (female) west end of coastal paddocks at 0830, also 1 Iberian Chiffchaff still by Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.
6,000 Knot flying over Dawpool Bank then flew inland towards Formby/Seaforth early morning, also 2,000 Dunlin and 74 Whimbrel - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Black Redstart (fem) by clown roundabout at 7pm - New Brighton.

May 1
1 Cuckoo north end of Stapledon Wood this morning - Caldy.
3 White Stork over Burton Mere Wetlands, also seen off Parkgate where they landed briefly before returning to Burton.
1 Garganey (drake), 1 Little Gull and 8 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands
9 Wheatear on road before flying inland! - Meols Parade.
1 probable Iberian Chiffchaff,  1 Gasshopper Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Redpoll, 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat and 14 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.
67 Whimbrel between Caldy and Heswall.

Apr 30
3 Whinchat, c25 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 1 m Common Redstart between coastal paddocks and Dove Point, plus 2 Whinchat off Park Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 White Stork over this afternoon flying towards Puddington, also 7 Spotted Redshank and 1 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Hobby Denhall Lane, at least 13 Wheatear at Burton Pont this evening - Burton Marsh.
1 Osprey over heading towards Thurstaston - Caldy Golf Course.
1 Tree Pipit, 6 Whinchat and 5 Wheatear - Hoylake Langfields.
4 Sedge Warbler, 20 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Tree Pipit and 4 Whinchat in sea-front garden this morning - Hoylake.
1 Whinchat (m) and 3 Wheatear on embryo dunes - Red Rocks.

Apr 29
1 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 7+ Wheatear and 1 Whinchat in coastal paddocks this morning, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 1 'channel' Yellow Wagtail in field next to Kerr's this afternoon, also 1 Common Redstart and 2 Ring Ouzel - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Whinchat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and c15 Wheatear - Station Road and Burton Marsh.
1 Cuckoo by Limbo Lane - Pensby.
1 Black Tern flew west along tideline at high tide - Meols Shore.
1 Common Sandpiper and 23 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Little Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper and 6 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Sandpiper and 99 Whimbrel on the shore, also 7 Wheatear and 2 Siskin - Heswall Shore.

Apr 28
1 'channel' Yellow Wagtail in Kerr's Field, also 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Ring Ouzel and several White Wagtails - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Spotted Flycatcher at Warren Farm - Talacre.

Apr 27
1 Short-eared Owl early morning - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel (west of Lingham Lane), 1 Whinchat (m) in coastal padocks, 1 Yellow Wagtail in Kerr's Field and 1 Cuckoo briefly by Lingham bridge then just inland of path between kissing gates - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 White Stork circled over wet grassland then flew towards Shotwick at 16.30, also 1 Cuckoo- Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.
2 Whinchat - Gronant.

Apr 26
1 Short-eared Owl came in off the sea then flew west this morning but later found in field inland of Park Lane, also 1 Ring Ouzel (inland of Rover Birket), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 24 White Wagtail and 26 Dunlin in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Whinchat, 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler and 1 Water Rail this morning - Red Rocks.
157 Whimbrel over high tide - Heswall Shore.
2 Garganey (drakes) and 6 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 25
1 Osprey flew east over Gronant.
18 White Wagtail and 1 Yellow Wagtail in coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
54 Whimbrel over high tide - Heswall Shore.
9 Spotted Redshank and 1 Water Pipit - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spoonbill - Parkgate.

Apr 24
6 Wheatear, 17 White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 27 Dunlin and 80 Redshank in coastal paddocks, also 4 Lesser Whitethroat - Leasowe Lighthouse.
143 Wimbrel and 168 Curlew at high tide, also 1 Whinchat and 28 Wheatear around moored boats area at 08:15 - Heswall Shore.
30+ Whimbrel at 9.30am - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 3 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler between Denhall Lane and Burton Point.
16 Whimbrel roosting - Shotwick Lake.

Apr 23
450 Sandwich Tern, 50 Little Tern 50, 50 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenland Wheatear and 4 White wagtail - Point of Ayr.
12 Whimbel on main scrape, Red Kite over and fem Scaup - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Little Ringed Plover flew west - Hoylake.
2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear and 4 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
80+  Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.

Apr 22
1 Swift, 3 Whimbrel and 5 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
72 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
2 Cattle Egret near coastal path just north of Ffynnongroyw.

Apr 21
1,800 Pink-footed Geese flew out of estuary early morning - Hilbre.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling - Meols Common.
1 Green Sandpiper in coastel paddock, 2 male Common Redstart, 11 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler and 9 White Wagtail - Leasowe Lighthouse.
3 Whinchat (male) on stone wall at back of sheep pen - Burton Marsh.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling behind duck pond - Gilroy NP, West Kirby.
68 Whimbrel at high tide - Heswall Shore.
1 Red Kite over, 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 20
1 Snow Bunting - Gronant.
6,000 Pink-footed Geese flew out of the estuary early morning, also 17 Whimbrel, 40+ Gannet, 9 Eider and 6 Wheatear - Hilbre.
2 Cuckoo next to Carr Lane, 1 Ring Ouzel (male) and 4 Whimbrel - Hoylake Langfields.
31 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
3 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 4 Lesser Whitethroat - Heswall Fields NT.
2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail and several White Wagtails in flooded field next to Ness Gardens.

Apr 19
4 Common Crane dropped into Burton Mere Wetlands at about 12.20hrs, then flew towards Burton Marsh were they appeared to land but not located. They flew again and eventually headed NW up the estuary, past the Harp Inn then inland over Heswall, they were seen from Leasowe Lighthouse heading towards New Brighton before then started heading SE and lost to view.
235 Shelduck, 55 Grey Plover, 9 Knot, 400 Dunlin, 21 Turnstone, 14 Whimbrel, 280 Curlew, 1300 Redshank, 1 Greenshank at high tide - Heswall Shore.
5 Whimbrel in field - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 18
5,800 Pink-footed Geese flew out of estuary in first two hours of daylight this morning - Hilbre.
6 Whimbrel just to the south of Marine Lake at high tide, also a nice selection of other waders including 10 Ringed Plover, 150 Knot, 200 Curlew, 200 Grey Plover and 2,000 Dunlin - West Kirby Shore.
1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grashopper Warbler (heard) and 20 Sand Martin over - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Common Sandpiper, 2+ Ruff, 5 Spotted Redshank, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 5 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Point.
1 Whinchat (male) and 12+ Wheatear - Burton Marsh.

Apr 17
1 Ring Ouzel behind Hoylake Rugby club in stubble field - Hoylake Langfields.
2 Common Redstart (1m & 1f), 1 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap and 3 Willow Warbler sheltering in hedge/scrub at back of beach, and 1 Whimbrel in the tidal channel, also 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) seen from Riverbank Road - Heswall Shore.
22 Brent Geese by the causeway and 4 Whimbrel - Thurstaston Shore.
1 Common Redstart in field behind Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 16
140 Grey Plover, 170 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 800 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Merlin on ebbing tide - Heswall Shore
1 Ring Ouzel behind Hoylake Rugby club in stubble field - Hoylake Langfields.
6 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat - Burton Point.

Apr 15
1 Ring Ouzel behind Hoylake Rugby club - Hoylake Langfields.
120 Kittiwake and several Arctic, Common And Sandwich Terns in Mersey mouth, also 6 Whimbrel flew north - New Brighton.
1 Sabine's Gull off Harrison Drive heading towards Fort Perch at 5.55pm - Wallasey Shore.
6 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Peregrine hunting waders and 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 14
1 Iceland Gull on tide edge at 4pm - Hoylake.
2 Ring Ouzel behind Hoylake Rugby club, 10 Cetti's Warbler around the old municipal golf course - Hoylake Langfields.
5 Spotted Redshank and 1 Mediterranean Gull  - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Whimbrel over, also 1 Greenshank, 8 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Burton Point.
2 Lesser Whitethroat - Heswall Fields NT.

Apr 13
1 Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Common Whitethroat - Heswall Fields NT.
2 Common Sandpiper by groyne - Meols Shore.
2 Mediterranean Gull and 4 Cattle Egret over, 2 Goosander, 7 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Ruff, 1 Whinchat (fem), 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sand Martin and 1 Swallow between Burton Point and Nets Cafe - Burton Marsh.
2 Ring Ouzel and 2 Whinchat - Hoylake Langfields.

Apr 12
1 Grasshopper Warbler and 4 Spotted Redshanks - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling by south end of boardwalk - Red Rocks.
1 Reed Warbler by duck pond, 2 Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat and several Sedge Warblers - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Apr 11
1 Whinchat (in paddock inland of west kissing gate), 3 Redstart (2 male and 1 fem) and 3 Wheatear, also Common Whitethroat singing - Leasowe Lighthouse.
At least 3,000 Herring Gull on edge of East Hoyle Bank on rising tide - Meols.
8 Cattle Egret, 3 Great Egret and 20 Willow Warbler between Net's Cafe and Decca Pools - Burton Marsh.
2 Mediterranean Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Wheatear, 1 Common Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler - Burton Point/Sheep pens.

 Apr 10
1 Ring Ouzel by boardwalk/sand dunes - Red Rocks.
1 Yellow Wagtail over - Hoylake Shore.
1 Common Redstart (male) - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Yellow Wagtail and 6 White Wagtail near Boathouse Pub - Parkgate.

Apr 9
1 Little Gull (1st winter) briefly - Hoylake Shore.
Big wader roost over high tide on Centenary Pool - 4000 - 5000 Redshank, c3000 Black-tailed Godwit, 250+ Knot, 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 5 Grey Plover, 3 Turnstone, 18 Ruff, 35 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Apr 8
1 Yellow Wagtail over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Common Redstart bottom of Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Reed Warbler singing - Red Rocks Marsh.
4 Common Sandpiper along River Dee going towards Chester - Connah's Quay.

Apr 7
1 pair Eider, min 24 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Gannet over main river channel, 425 Curlew, 2760 Redshank, 5 Common Tern, 1 Little Tern fishing close off car park (unknown here!), 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 House Martin, 9 Swallow over high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flying north-east, 1 Ring Ouzel and 1 Common Redstart - Hoylake Langfields.
1 Common Redstart along Park Lane, Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Common Redstart in private garden - Hoylake Promenade.
250 Brent Geese before high tide but disturbed by kite surfers - West Kirby Shore.
1 Common Redstart (male), 11 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 2 Swallow this evening - Burton Marsh.

Apr 6
3 Ring Ouzel, 2 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipit, 10 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 90 Goldfinch and a large fall of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, also 100 Sandwich Tern, 25 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin and 1 House Martin - Hilbre.
2 Common Redstart in private garden - West Kirby.
1 Woodlark flew south, c20 Wheatear, 1 Common Redstart and 1 Grasshopper Warbler between Dove Point and Lingham Lane - Leasowe Lighthouse.
4 Ring Ouzel, 1 Common Redstart, 10+ Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler in field by Hoylake Allotments (near Manor Road Station) - Hoylake.

Apr 5
1 Common Whitethroat *first of spring* just south of Visitor Centre - Wirral Way, Thurstaston.
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Avocet and 1 Raven, several Common Terns out in the channel - Parkgate.

Apr 4
46 Gannet (15 sitting on the sea, rest feeding) and 2,000+ Common Scoter two hours after high tide - Meols.
15+ Red-throated Diver, 6 Guillemot, 2 Shag, 1 fem Long-tailed Duck off East Hoyle Bank at low tide, 10 White Wagtail on shore by Lifeboat Station - Hoylake.
1 Scaup on Shotwick Boating Lake.

Apr 3
1 Brambling with Linnets and 1 Ring Ouzel in field to the west of Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Scaup flew to Border Pool. 1 Bittern heard from reedbed screen - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail (heard) and 3 Great Egret this morning - Decca Pools/Denhall Quay.

Apr 2
2 Short-eared Owl - Decca Pools.
1 fem Long-tailed Duck, 4 Gannet, 2 Sandwich Trn and 2 Red-throated Diver off East Hoyle Bank.

Apr 1
258 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Sanderling and 18 Golden Plover at high tide - Heswall Shore.

Mar 31
1 Grasshopper Warbler (early!) reeling in reedbed to the north of Marshlands Road - Neston Marsh.
1 Hen Harrier flew west early morning, also 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Sand Martin and 1 Wheatear - Hilbre.

Mar 30
1 White Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 singing Blackcap and 5 Fieldfare - Heswall Fields.
1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Scaup - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 House Martin and 1 Swallow over Arrowe Brook Farm.
16 Little Gull - Hilbre.
9 Wheatear - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 29
1 Sandwich Tern, 5+ Little Gull, 1 Wheatear and 12+ White Wagtail - Hilbre.
1 White Wagtail in paddock, 1 Greenshank, 2 Goosander and 13 Brent Geese in channel east of groyne - Leasowe Lighthouse.
9 Wheatear, 1 Merlin and 1 Goosander early morning, 5 Whooper Swan on the outer marsh - Burton Marsh.
1 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 8 Ruff and 200 Knot - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 27
At least 5 Wheatear on or near groyne - Meols Common.
1 Short-eared Owl flew over off sea - Leasowe Lighthouse.
9 Red-throated Diver and 2 Guillemot off Leasowe Gunsite.

Mar 26
1 Iceland Gull in roost, also 2 (pair) Long-tailed Duck - Hoylake Shore.
4 Waxwing in tall trees at top of Buggen Lane this morning - Neston.
3 Wheatear in 'Hoopoe Hollow' (paddock next to Meols Common) and 2 White Wagtail in Kerr's Field - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 25
4 Waxwing in trees by car park at the back of Brewers Arms pub - Neston.
1 White Wagtail in coastal paddock - Leasowe Lighthouse.

Mar 24
1 Leach's Petrel offshore, 2 Little Gull over Marine Lake, 4 Purple Sandpiper on the pontoon - New Brighton.
1 Long-tailed Duck (male), 4 Little Gull, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Swallow - Hilbre.
4 Waxwing in trees by car park at the back of Brewers Arms pub - Neston.

Mar 23
3 Waxwing at Churchill Court (off Churchill Way) - Neston.
6 Little Gull, 5 Eider, 72 Gannet, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Kittiwake and 1,500 Common Scoter - Hilbre.

Mar 22
4 Waxwing in trees by car park at the back of Brewers Arms pub this morning, 3 this afternoon - Neston.
420 Pink-footed Geese, 370 Shelduck, 1 Great Egret, 260 Oystercatcher, 95 Golden Plover, 340 Dunlin, 480 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 1850 Redshank this morning - Heswall Shore.
1 Osprey over - Burton.
3 Wheatear in horse paddocks at 5pm - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Swallow, 1,000 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Ruff, 134 Avocet, 100 Tufted Duck, 70 Shoveler and at least 15 Chiffchaff singing - Burton Mere Wetlands.
3 Wheatear, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 4 Great Egret and 1,500 Pink-footed Geese - Neston Marsh.

Mar 21
1 Osprey which caught a fish and landed on East Hoyle Bank - Hilbre.
1 Ring Ouzel (male) and 2 Wheatear - Middle Eye.
4 Waxwing in trees by car park at the back of Brewers Arms pub - Neston.
1 Sandwich Tern and 1 Guillemot out to sea, also 1 Wheatear - Leasowe Gunsite.
1  Black Redstart at Fort Perch - New Brighton.
1 Common Redstart - Flint Castle.

Mar 20
1 Swallow *first of spring* over coastal paddocks - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wheatear - Hilbre.
5 Wheatear in trees by Churchill Court - Neston.
6 Wheatear just to north of Flint Castle.
1 Short-eared Owl this evening - Little Eye.

Mar 19
2 White Wagtail *first of spring*, 3 Wheatear and 1 Kingfisher - Leasowe Lighthouse.
2 Avocet - Parkgate.

Mar 18
1 Willow Warbler next to Puddington Lane - Puddington.
15 Chiffchaff singing along Wirral Way between Heswall and Neston this morning.
2+ Wheatear, 48 Common Snipe, 23 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler - Meols Common/groyne/Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wheatear - Burton Marsh.
2 Red Kite circling low over Mancot (SE of Connah's Quay).
1 Wheatear and 2 Stonechat (pair) on fence in sand dunes - West Kirby.

Mar 17
1 Long-tailed duck off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
1 Wheatear on beach by Tinker's Dell - Thurstaston.
Small group of Waxwings in tree by Churchill Court - Neston.
1 Green-winged Teal and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) off Old Baths - Parkgate.

 Mar 16
3 Sand Martin over coastal paddocks, 48+ Common Snipe in flooded fields - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wheatear *first of spring*, on beach between Thurstaston and Heswall Fields NT.

Mar 14
Influx of Chiffchaffs this morning with 14 on Hilbre by 7.30am and 34 in the Leasowe Lighthouse area.
1 Mute Swan, 1 pair Eider, 19 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Egret, 1 Peregrine - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
2 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Mar 13
1 Willow Warbler *first of spring* and 12 days earlier than last year, also 27 Common Snipe in flooded fields and 5 Chiffchaff - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Green-winged Teal off Old Baths car park before high tide - Parkgate.
1 Short-eared Owl flew over heading to field behind car park - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Mar 12
1 Green-winged Teal, 13 Red-breasted Merganser amd 1 Merlin on rising tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
3 Water Rail - Parkgate.
1 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Mar 11
2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 7 Rock Pipit and 30+ Brent Geese - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
6 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
2 Long-tailed Duck and 3 Red-throated Diver off East Hoyle Bank after high tide - Hoylake.
1 Bittern, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6+ Marsh Harrier and 1 Peregrine over high tide - Parkgate.

Mar 10
18 Turnstone - Point of Ayr.
1 Green-winged Teal (drake) off Heswall Fileds NT near moored boats - Heswall Shore.
1 Short-eared Owl landed on saltmarsh before flying inland, tide flushed 4 Jack Snipe and 5 common Snipe from the saltmarsh - West Kirby Shore.
43 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Egret, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 5 Short-eared Owl, 150 Skylark at high tide - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Sand Martin *first of spring* - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 9
1 Green-winged Teal (drake), swam along channel past Target Road lookout towards Sheldrakes on incoming tide - Heswall Shore.
3 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.

Mar 8
3 Long-tailed Duck off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
22+ Waxwing near quarry entrance - Halkyn Mountain.

Mar 7
1 Eider and 4 Long-tailed Duck off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
36 Waxwing close to junction of Sealand Road and Welsh Road (just off A494) - Garden City.

Mar 5
1 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Duck, 1 drake Scaup, 10+ Little Gull, 2 Red-breated Merganser plus 500 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
4 Short-eared Owl - Denhall Quay.
86 Little Gull and 3000 Common Scoter - Leasowe Gunsite.

Mar 4
1 Gyr Falcon (white morph) seen over fields flying towards shore at around 1445hrs, no sign since - Meols.

Mar 3
1 Short-eared Owl heading towards Hoylake and seen over Red Rocks, also 13 Goosander - Hilbre.
4 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Eider. 3 Red-throated Diver. 9 Razorbill, 10+ Little Gull and 1500 Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank - Hoylake.
30+ Little Gull feeding offshore late afternoon - Leasowe Lighthouse.
800 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Great Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1 female Merlin, 1 Short-eared Owl - Riverbank Road, Heswall.
1 Short-eard Owl - Denhall Quay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 16
6 Short-eared Owl - Burton Marsh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 23
1 probable Arctic Skua - Burton Mere Wetlands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 8
450 Bar-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 31
2 Waxwing at 0825hrs - Saughall Massie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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