THIS BLOG IS ABOUT MY OBSESSION BIRDS!MAY IT BE BIRDING IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL MY HOME COUNTY OR TWITCHING MEGA BIRDS AROUND BRITAIN WITH MY BIRDING COMPANIONS ON TRIPS,TICKS AND DIPS!IT WILL ALSO BE UPDATED DAILY WITH A SUMMARY OF ALL THE BIRDS RECORDED IN CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL AND GENERAL BIRD NEWS AROUND THE UK.ENJOY!.

20 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Hilbre-3 Whimbrel and lots of Sandwich terns.


Caldy-1,100 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton RSPB-Red Kite,2 Great White Egret,4 Mediterranean Gull,4 Green Woodpecker,Raven,Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach flashes-Fem Garganey.


19 July 2017

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

WIRRAL

Heswall-Imm Marsh Harrier,46 Little Egret,31 Grey Plover,1600 Dunlin, 70 Knot,3000 Redshank,170 Black-tailed Godwit and 1140 Curlew,3 Whimbrel.

Caldy-630 Black-tailed Godwit.

West Kirby Marine lake-2 Mediterranean Gull (ads).

Meols-c1,500 Knot, 300 Dunlin and a Greenshank.

New Brighton-2 Mediterranean Gull (1 ad s/pl and 1 juv).

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

18 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
West Kirby Marine lake-700 Sandwich Tern,40 Common Tern and 1,000 Black-headed Gull.

CHESHIRE
Wood sandpiper-Elton flash-Sandbach.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

17 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-750 Black-tailed Godwit.

New Brighton-Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl).


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female from substation by minor road to Crows-an-Wra c.800m NNW of St Buryan-Cornwall.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

16 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-780 Black-tailed Godwit.

Meols-Greenshank.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

15 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-700+ Black-tailed Godwit.

Thurstaston shore-6 Whimbrel,Greenshank and 1,000+ Dunlin.


Meols-Greenshank and a Peregrine at the groyne.

Heswall shore-Imm female Peregrine,32 Little Egret,675 Oystercatcher,240 Dunlin,2350 Redshank and 890 Curlew.


Birkenhead Docks-Roseate tern-Possible adult over East Float at Birkenhead Docks then flew north.

CHESHIRE
Woolston eyes-Spotted crake-Male reportedly singing as heard from Rotary Hide

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

14 July 2017

PALLID HARRIER BREEDS IN WESTERN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

The first pair of Pallid harriers to breed in Western Europe has been found in the Netherlands this summer.CLICK ON LINK

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-560 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton marsh-Whinchat (male),Hobby,3 Marsh Harrier (incl ad male),2 Raven and 2 Grasshopper Warbler.


Burton RSPB-5 Little Ringed Plover,3 Ruff,Greenshank,4 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad + 2 juvs),24 Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

SWINHOE'S STORM PETREL-Adult (first bird from 2013 and seen again in 2016) retrapped at Skadan overnight-Fair Isle-Shetland.

13 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Red Rocks-260 Sandwich Terns.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
SOOTY TERN-Possible reported at Valley Cob earlier this morning but no sign during a subsequent search-Valley-Anglesey.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

12 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Caldy-500 Black-tailed Godwit.

Burton RSPB-2 Spotted Redshank.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

9 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB-Male Yellowhammer near entrance,2 Spoonbill (imms),Great White Egret,Fem Marsh Harrier,2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Ruff.

Hoylake-3 Sanderling (s/pl),Kittiwake (ad) and 3 Gannet.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

8 July 2017

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

WIRRAL
West Kirby-4 Mediterranean Gull (ad s/pl),270 Sandwich Tern and 1,500 Black-headed Gull.


Caldy-510 Black-tailed Godwit.


Heswall-47 Little Egret,1200 Redshank,1080 Curlew,600 Black-headed Gull and 1 ad Mediterranean Gull.

Burton RSPB-2 Great White egrets.

CHESHIRE
Four Ways Quarry-20 Common Scoter.

Tatton Park-Black Kite-One circled and gained height then lost to view.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female at Raftra Farm crossroads-Polgigga-Cornwall.

7 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 7TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Caldy-540 Black-tailed Godwit.

Thurstaston hill-2 Yellowhammer (pair).


West Kirby Marine lake-3 Mediterranean Gull(ad s/pl) and 200+ Sandwich Tern.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female at Raftra Farm crossroads-Polgigga-Cornwall.

6 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 6TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Caldy-410 Black-tailed Godwit.

Hilbre College-2 Mediterranean Gull on roof.

Wallasey Shore-Hobby chasing hirundines.


Burton RSPB-55 Little Egret,Cattle Egret,2 Green Woodpecker and a female/imm Marsh Harrier.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes-Garganey-Railway flash.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMUR FALCON-1st-summer female at Raftra Farm crossroads-Polgigga-Cornwall.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

5 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 5TH JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Heswall-32 Little Egret,Common Sandpiper,225 Black-tailed Godwit,870 Curlew,3 Whimbrel and a ad Mediterranean Gull.


Caldy-120 Black-tailed Godwit.

Hilbre College-Barn Owl in field,Mediterranean Gull on roof,3 Sand Martin and 30 Swift.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes-Garganey-Railway flash.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.

PIED BILLED GREBE-Loch Feorlin-Argyll.

3 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 3RD JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Heswall-28 Little Egret,34 Grey Plover,530 Redshank,218 Black-tailed Godwit,620 Curlew,3 Whimbrel,500 Black-headed Gull and a 1 ad Mediterranean Gull.


Burton RSPB-Spoonbill and a Garganey (fem).

CHESHIRE
Budworth Mere-Common Scoter.

Sandbach Flashes-Great White egret on Elton Hall Flash also Garganey on Railway Flash.




2 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 2ND JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Leasowe-Kingfisher along River Birkett.

Burton Marsh-3 Great White Egret.

Thurstaston Hill-2 Yellowhammer.


Parkgate-Grasshopper Warbler.

Burton RSPB-2 Great white egrets,Spoonbill and Cattle egret with Juvenile.

CHESHIRE
Hale-Great white egret and Male Quail singing c.200m south of the sharp bend on Carr Lane by Burnt Mill Farm today but distant.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
PACIFIC SWIFT-Over quarry-Longhaven-Aberdeenshire.

AMERICAN WHITE WINGED SCOTER-Murcar GC-Aberdeenshire.



1 July 2017

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL BIRD NEWS AND UK MEGAS 1ST JULY 2017

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB-Confirmed breeding of Mediterranean Gulls with a pair with two chicks,Spoonbill,2 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper and a juv Cuckoo.

Burton Point-1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling),2 Stonechat,2 Raven and 2 Spoonbill.


LITTLE TERNS EGG STOLEN IN SUFFOLK

The RSPB and Suffolk police are appealing for information after 10 Little tern eggs were illegally taken from nests at a colony at Kessingland on the Suffolk coast.CLICK ON LINK