22 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 22ND NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Leasowe Bay
Snow Bunting

Neston Marsh
Hen Harrier-Ringtail and Grey male-from Harp Inn Pub.

Burton RSPB
Ruff x4 Main Scrape
Golden Plover x70+ Main Scrape
Dunlin x50+ Main Scrape
Curlew x26 Flew Over Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Whooper Swan x12 Field Behind 'D' Barn
Pink-Footed Geese X1000+ Flew Over Reserve
Siskin Burton Mere
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide
Pintail x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Great Egret x7 Burton Marsh From Point


CHESHIRE
Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
1 Hawfinch.


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21 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 21ST NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Thurstaston Shore-5,000 Knot, 715 Black-tailed Godwit and 540 Pintail.
Thurstaston/Heswall
345 Pink-footed Geese,28 Little Egret,Hen Harrier-Male,Kingfisher on pond near Visitor Centre.

Neston Marsh
Hen Harrier-Male,Short eared owl.

Burton RSPB
Pink-Footed Geese 200+ Behind Reedbed
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Reedbed
Golden Plover x13 Main Scrape
Dunlin x61 Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x6 Field By Barn
Water Rail Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti`s Warbler Along Boardwalk
Green Woodpecker Burton Point
Great Egret x5 Burton Marsh From Point
Wigeon x250+ Border Pool
Bullfinch Path To IMF

CHESHIRE
Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin still present and 70+ Brambling in nearby fields.



Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum.



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20 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 20TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL

Thurstaston Shore
2 Greenshank in channel on rising tide.

Hilbre
11 Eider,9 Purple Sandpiper and 280 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.


Parkgate
Hen Harrier-Male

Burton RSPB
Pink-Footed Geese 200+ Behind Reedbed
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Reedbed
Golden Plover x13 Main Scrape
Dunlin x61 Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x6 Field By Barn
Water Rail Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti`s Warbler Along Boardwalk
Green Woodpecker Burton Point
Great Egret x5 Burton Marsh From Point
Wigeon x250+ Border Pool
Bullfinch Path To IMF


CHESHIRE
Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin still present.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-viewed from jubilee pool-Penzance-Cornwall.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

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19 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x4 Burton Marsh From Point
Merlin As Above
Sparrowhawk As Above
Golden Plover x105 IMF
Ruff x3 IMF
Snipe x25 Main Scrape
Water Rail End Of Boardwalk
Chiffchaff Trees Along Boardwalk
Pink-Footed Geese x200+ Flew Over Reserve
Whooper Swan x4 Flew Over Reserve
Cetti`s Warbler Along Boardwalk
Bullfinch x5 Railway Bridge


Thurstaston Shore
13 Whooper Swan flew over from north,130 Golden Plover,3500 Knot and 600 Black-tailed Godwit.


Heswall Shore
Hen Harrier-Male,2 Marsh Harrier,2 Peregrine and a Merlin.

Denhall Quay 
Marsh Harrier.


Parkgate
2 Marsh Harrier.


Bidston Hill
Firecrest.

CHESHIRE
Pickerings Pasture
Little Stint-9 from screen.

Frodsham Marshes
Hen Harrier.

Rostherne Mere
Hawfinch-2 Between carpark and mere.

Lyme Park
Hawfinch-2 Flew west.

Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

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18 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Pink-Footed Geese x500+ Field Behind 'D' Barn
Whooper Swan x4 As Above 
Cetti`s Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Avocet x1 Bridge Screen Pool
Pintail x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Ruff x3 IMF
Dunlin x15 IMF
Great Egret x7 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier Burton Marsh
Goldcrest By Woodland Mere
Siskin x3 Burton Mere
Kingfisher x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Bullfinch x2 By Railway Bridge


Hilbre
Little Auk-Flew west past north end.


Thurstaston Shore
360 Black-tailed Godwit,3,500 Knot and a Peregrine.

CHESHIRE
Hale
Water Pipit-On the pools viewed from Carr Lane.

Frodsham Marshes
Greater Scaup-2 on No6 Bed.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Setter Marsh-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

PACIFIC DIVER-Possible reported today-Rinsey Head-Cornwall.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

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17 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 17TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x6 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier x3 Burton Marsh
Dunlin x10 IMF
Ruff x2 IMF
Pintail x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Chiffchaff Along Boardwalk
Cetti`s Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Whooper Swan x4 Flew Over Main Scrape
Pink-Footed Geese x1000+ Flew Over Reserve
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide
Siskin Around The Mere 
Golden Plover x3 IMF
Hoylake Shore
1 (probably 2) Snow Bunting-heading towards Hilbre after high tide.
CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum and 2 Brambling.

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin still present today and 30+ Brambling in near by fields.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still viewed towards St Michael's Mount from the railway station-Penzance-Cornwall.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.


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16 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 16TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Denhall Quay
Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Right Of 'D' Barn
Pink-Footed Geese 500+ As Abover
Kingfisher Burton Mere
Little Grebe x3 Burton Mere
Siskin x2 By Garden
Chiffchaff Along Boardwalk
Water Rail Marsh Covert Hide
Avocet x1 Bridge Screen Pool
Pintail Bridge Screen Pool
Great Egret x5 Burton Marsh From Burton Point
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Ruff IMF


Hilbre
520 Grey plover,200+ Shelduck,564 Curlew,6,500 Dunlin,9,000 Knot,490 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Peregrine.
CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum. 

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

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15 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 15TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
West Kirby
4 Ring-necked Parakeet over Hilbre College then landed in trees.

Heswall Shore
1800 Shelduck,1515 Cormorant,1500 Dunlin,6000 Knot,800 Redshank,2 Greenshank,725 Black-tailed Godwit and 650 Curlew.


Heswall Off Riverbank Road
Great White Egret and a Hen Harrier (ringtail).


Burton Marsh
4 female Marsh Harrier,Great White Egret,Peregrine Falcon,Buzzard and 2 Kestrel.


Denhall Quay
1 Hen Harrier (grey male).


Hilbre
11 Eider,Peregrine and c300 Brent Geese.


Burton RSPB
Pink-Footed Geese x6000+ Flew Over High Up
Whooper Swan x6 Flew Over Scrape
Avocet x1 Main Scrape
Siskin Burton Mere
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide
Water Rail Along Boardwalk
Pintail x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Ruff x5 IMF
Fieldfare x60+ Burton Point
Curlew x30+ Field Burton Point
Marsh Harrier x3 Burton Marsh From Burton Point
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh
Short-Eared Owl Burton Marsh
Hen Harrier Adult Burton Marsh
Sparrowhawk Burton Marsh


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
Adult Yellow Legged Gull

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Setter Marsh-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

MEDITERRANEAN FLYCATCHER-Possible just east of Cloughton Newlands from 24th-28th October has been confirmed as a Spotted Flycatcher by DNA analysis.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-off Longrock car park-Marazion-Cornwall.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

14 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 14TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Neston Old Quay
12+ Marsh Harrier,2 Cattle Egret just inland of path,2 Short-eared Owl and a Hen Harrier (ringtail).

Burton RSPB
Bullfinch By Wooden Bridge To IMF
Great Egret Burton Marsh
Short-Eared Owl x1 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed
Pintail Bridge Screen Pool
Fieldfare x12 Field Right End Of Boardwalk
Water Rail Reedbed Screen
Cetti`s Warbler Reedbed Screen
Goldcrest By Car Park
LOG BOOK SIGHTINGS
Ruff x6 IMF
Cattle Egret x1 Border Pool
Redpoll x5 Over Marsh Covert Wood


CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-1 still around the arboretum. 

Hale
Barred Warbler-One landed in copse at Church Road/Lighthouse Lane junction then lost to view and no further sign by 10:00.

Newchurch Common
Red head Smew of unknown origin still. 

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-Penzance-Cornwall.



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13 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 13TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Hilbre
1,370 Cormorant flew out of the estuary at first light, also 12 Eider and 444 Shelduck.


Thurstaston Shore
220 Pink-footed Geese,420 Pintail,5000 Oystercatcher,123 Golden Plover,1900 Dunlin, 5000 Knot,800 Redshank,350 Bar-tailed Godwit,820 Black-tailed Godwit,630 Curlew and a Brambling 


Neston Old Quay
Barn Owl,2 Short eared Owl,3 Water Pipit,Merlin and 4 Marsh Harrier on or over marsh, Cetti's Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff inland.

Burton RSPB
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh
Bullfinch By Wooden Bridge To IMF
Ruff x6 IMF
Pochard Border Pool
Avocet x1 Bridge Screen Pool
Pintail x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Whooper Swan x19 Field Left Of Barn
Fieldfare Trees Behind Reedbed
Merlin Fence Behind Reedbed
Pink-Footed Geese x1500+ Behind Reedbed
Sparrowhawk Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x9 Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed

CHESHIRE
Woolston Eyes
Firecrest-trapped and ringed at No.1 Bed (no public access).

Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum. 

Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
2 Hawfinch.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-off Longrock car park-Marazion-Cornwall.

ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.


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12 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 12TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Hilbre
11 Eider.

Burton RSPB

Cattle Egret x1 Behind Reedbed
Pink-Footed Geese x3500+ Behind Reedbed
Merlin In Tree Behind Reedbed
Marsh Harrier x7 Over Reedbed
Redpoll x4 Marsh Covert Wood
Chiffchaff x3 Along Boardwalk Marsh Covert Wood
Pintail x1 Bridge Screen Pool
Pochard x2 Border Pool
Bullfinch x3 By Wooden Bridge To IMF Hide
Whooper Swan x7 Burton Marsh
Great Egret x4 Burton Marsh
Avocet x2 Bridge Screen Pool
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide

Neston Old Quay

2 Cattle Egret in horse paddock 300m along path towards Neston from Neston Quay.


Parkgate
3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail), 2+ Merlin and 2 Peregrine.

CHESHIRE
Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
3 Hawfinch.

Four Ways Sand Quarry
Greater Scaup-1st Winter

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-Penzance-Cornwall.

11 November 2017

SCOTTISH CORNCRAKE NUMBERS AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2003

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CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Cattle Egret x3 Behind Reedbed
Pink-Footed Geese x3000+ Behind Reedbed
White-Fronted Goose x1 Behind Reedbed (E)
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Golden Plover x1 Main Scrape
Goldcrest Burton Mere
Water Rail x2 Reedbed Screen & IMF
Short-Eared Owl x1 Burton Marsh
Great Egret x6 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier Burton Marsh
LOG BOOK SIGHTINGS
White-Fronted Geese x7 Field By Barn (GL)
Kingfisher x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Siskin Alder Trees To IMF
Bullfinch X9 By Railway Bridge


West Kirby
7 Whooper Swan heading towards Thurstaston over Newton.

Thurstaston
4,000 Knot,310 Pintail,124 Golden Plover,1700 Dunlin,800 Redshank,3 Greenshank,191 Black-tailed Godwit and 550 Curlew. 

Decca Pools

4 Short-eared Owl,2 Raven and a Marsh Harrier.

Parkgate 
2 Marsh Harrier and 2 Great White Egret.

CHESHIRE
Winsford
Hawfinch-10 at Winsford Flash with Redwings but mobile.

Frodsham Marshes
Water Pipit-1 on flooded field south of No.6 Tank and Green Winged Teal.

Marbury Country Park
Hawfinches-2 still around the arboretum. 

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
ITALIAN SPARROW-Possible (or hybrid sparrow sp.) in gardens on Wynards Road and Cadbury Gardens (present several days); park in car park off Hayes Lane or on B3178 at Oak Hill (c.SY067847)-East Budleigh-Devon.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still-Penzance-Cornwall.

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 10TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Parkgate
3 Hen Harrier (incl 1 grey male) and 6+ Marsh Harrier.

Burton RSPB
Fieldfare x50+ Tree By IMF Hide
Water Rail IMF
Whooper Swan x4 Border Pool
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti`s Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Nuthatch Marsh Covert Wood
Goldcrest Marsh Covert Wood
Cattle Egret x3 Behind Reedbed
Pink-Footed Geese x3500+ Behind Reedbed
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Pintail x3 Main Scrape
Sparrowhawk Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Reedbed


CHESHIRE
Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
1 Hawfinch.

Marbury Country Park
1 Hawfinch-In the arboretum

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still showing well,seen off Scillonian-Penzance-Cornwall.

PIED BILLED GREBE-Setter Marsh-Loch Of Spiggie-Mainland-Shetland.

10 November 2017

RARE BITTERN POPULATION BOOMING WITH RECORD HIGH NUMBERS

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9 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 9TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Sparrowhawk Fence Behind Reedbed
Cattle Egret x3 Behind Reedbed
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Kingfisher Burton Mere
Water Rail IMF
Chiffchaff Along Boardwalk
Great Egret x4 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier x2 Burton Marsh
Nuthatch Marsh Covert Wood
Pink-Footed Geese x4500+ Flew Over
Jack Snipe Flushed Field By Barn


Leasowe Lighthouse
Siberian Chiffchaff 

Caldy Wildfowl Collection
1 Woodcock, c200 Knot and c200 Black-tailed Godwit.
 
Denhall Quay
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails).

CHESHIRE
Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
1 Hawfinch.

Pickerings Pasture
Semipalmated Sandpiper-possible this afternoon but distant; also 7 Little Stint at the high tide roost from hide. 

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still showing off adult still off Roskilly-Newlyn-Cornwall.


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8 November 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 8TH NOVEMBER 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x6 Burton Marsh
Marsh Harrier Burton Marsh 
Ruff IMF
Redshank x105 IMF
Cetti`s Warbler Marsh Covert Hide
Kingfisher Marsh Covert Hide
Avocet x2 Main Scrape
Cattle Egret x3 Back Of Reedbed
Merlin Above New Toilet Block
Sparrowhawk Over Willow Mere
Grey Wagtail In Car Park
Brambling By Railway Bridge
Siskin Near Bridge Screen
Hawfinch x5 Boardwalk Between Reedbed Screen & Marsh Covert Hide


Leasowe Lighthouse
Siberian Chiffchaff.


Leasowe Bay
Snow Bunting flew high inland.


West Kirby 
260+ Brent Geese and 4 Pintail. 


Denhall Quay
2 Hen Harrier (grey male and ringtail),Marsh Harrier and 3+ Short-eared Owl.

Hilbre
2,287 Starling flew west early morning.


Parkgate
2 Marsh Harrier,2 Common Buzzard and a Great White Egret.

CHESHIRE
Pickerings Pasture
Little Stint-2 in high tide roost from hide.

Swettenham 
Hawfinch-1 briefly near Swettenham Arms Pub.

Brereton-St Oswalds Church yard
3 Hawfinch.


Marbury Country Park
1 Hawfinch-In the arboretum

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC DIVER-Adult still showing well off Sandy Cove (also seen off Penzance, looking towards Longrock, today)-Cornwall.


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