LATEST UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST UPCOMING EVENTS-Saturday 17th February-Hoylake High Tide Birdwatch-10.30am-12.30pm-Look for the white RSPB information trailer on King's Parade,Hoylake between the bottom of King's Gap and Trinity Road.Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March-High Tide Raptor Watch at Parkgate-10.30am to 1.30pm-There is free public parking at the Old Baths car park (CH64 6RN) at the north end of The Parade and the Wirral Country Park car park on Station Road (CH64 6QJ)-Tide times: Saturday 3 March, 10.0m at 12.03pm; Sunday 4 March 9.9m at 12.44pm

16 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Outer Burton Marsh
6-7,000 Pink-footed Geese and a Hen Harrier (ringtail).

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Redwing x40+ Field Left Bunker Entrance
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Right Wet Grassland
Nuthatch Feeder Far End Reception Pool
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Pintail Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat x2  Marsh Covert Hide
Chiffchaff Trees Along Boardwalk
Goldcrest As Above
Avocet x1 IMF
Green Woodpecker Burton Point
Great Egret x3 Burton Marsh From Point
Water Pipit x2 Marsh Covert Hide


New Brighton
10 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon.


CHESHIRE
Astbury Mere
Hawfinches-2 in silver birches left of visitors car park.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-2 in TA Coward reedbed and 3 Hawfinch.

Cuddington
Hawfinch-3 still at Delamere Park at corner of Westrees.

Sandbach Flashes-Railway flash
Glaucous Gull-3 Juvenile and an adult.

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

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

PACIFIC DIVER-Adult off Rock pool cafe and White billed Diver-Mousehole-Cornwall.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

15 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Redwing x15 Field Left Bunker Entrance
Fieldfare x9 As Above
Mistle Thrush As Above
Marsh Harrier (Juvenile♂️) Over Wet Grasland
Pink-Footed Goose Wet Grassland
Peregrine On Ground Wet Grassland
Ruff x1 Main Scrape
Curlew x12 Main Scrape
Goldcrest Marsh Covert Wood By Woodland Mere
Snipe x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Cetti`s Warbler Along Boardwalk
Stonechat x2 IMF
Pintail Border Pool
Kingfisher Burton Mere

New Brighton
11 Purple Sandpiper and a Greenshank.

Neston Marsh
4 Short eared owls,Marsh harrier,Peregrine,Merlin and 2 Great white egrets.

CHESHIRE
Hale Marsh
2 Little Stint

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-In eastern bay of large pool north of track and Hawfinch by fisherman's car park west of track.

Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Astbury Mere
Four Hawfinches in silver birches left of visitors car park and 2 Brambling.

Sandbach Flashes-Groby Flash
Long Eared owl.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed,Mandarin Duck-Budworth mere and a Hawfinch at old hall site.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti near west of causeway; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

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

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.

THAYER'S GULL- Still in Blackheath Down pig field east of road-walk c.1.5km east along bridleway and view fields to north-Tipdit-Hampshire.

14 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Hilbre
6 Eider,284 Brent Geese,338 Curlew,485 Grey Plover,70 Turnstone and A Ruff (flew east).

Burton RSPB
Bullfinch x2 Railway Bridge
Meadow Pipit x3 Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Merlin Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Curlew x40 Wet Grassland
Pintail x1 Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Grey Wagtail Island Reception Pool
Golden Plover x1 Main Scrape


CHESHIRE
Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.


Marbury Country Park
8 Hawfinch at old hall site.


Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-On large pool north of track.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile east of the road c.SU070177-Tidpit-Hampshire.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

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.

13 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Denhall Quay
2 Short-eared Owl,2 Marsh Harrier and a Merlin.

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Redwing x80+ Field Left Bunker Entrance
Pintail x1  Main Scrape
Marsh Harrier x2 Over Wet Grassland
Peregrine Fence Right Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Behind Wet Grassland
Sparrowhawk Tree By Reception Pool
Grey Wagtail Reception Pool
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Stonechat x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Chiffchaff Tree Along Boardwalk
Cetti`s Warbler (Seen) Near Bench Along Boardwalk
Fieldfare x100+ Field On Right Far End Boardwalk
Ruff Main Scrape
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide


CHESHIRE
Poynton
Waxwing-One showing well between Vernon road/Dickens land junction.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 19 Hawfinch at old hall site.

Sandbach Flashes
3 Juvenile Glaucous gulls and Juvenile Iceland gull.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Female alpestris,praticola or hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

12 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x1 Burton Marsh From Point
Ruff x1 Marsh Covert Hide
Meadow Pipit x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Treecreeper By Woodland Mere
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Curlew x40 Main Scrape
Peregrine Fence Right Of Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Grey Wagtail Field Left Bunker Entrance
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Green Woodpecker Field Right Of House
Water Pipit x2 Marsh Covert Hide


Thurstaston/Heswall

1,435 Pink-footed Geese,118 Pintail,88 Teal,64 Golden Plover,940 Lapwing,4,000 Knot,600 Dunlin,800 Redshank,240 Bar-tailed Godwit and 665 Curlew.

New Brighton
Blue phase Fulmar off Crosby heading into River Mersey channel at 0920,likely to be viewable from New Brighton.

Parkgate
2 Peregrine,Hen Harrier(ringtail),Marsh Harrier,Great White Egret and several thousand Pink-footed Geese in the air.

Neston Marsh
2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail),2 Marsh Harrier,2 Great White Egret,Barn Owl,4 Stonechat and 2 Short-eared Owl.

CHESHIRE

Sandbach Flashes
Juvenile Glaucous gull and Great white egret.

Newchurch Common

Female Smew of unknown origin-On large pool north of track.

Poynton

Waxwing-Off Dickens Lane in top of small roadside tree on right hand side of road just past the turn for the leisure centre.

Marbury country park

Lesser spotted woodpecker-Big wood and Bittern still.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile-Isbley water-Blashford lakes-Hampshire.

11 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
West Kirby Marine lake
Mediteranean Gull (ad),possible Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid,6 Red-breasted Merganser and a Goosander (re-head).


West Kirby-St Bridgets church
2 Brambling with Chaffinches in horse paddock.

Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Ruff x2 Main Scrape
Great Egret x1 Main Scrape
Pink- Footed Geese x6 Wet Grassland
Water Pipit Marsh Covert Hide
Meadow Pipit Marsh Covert Hide
Stonechat Marsh Covert Hide
Brent Goose Wet Grassland
Pintail 3 Bridge Screen Pool

CHESHIRE
Poynton
Waxwing-Off Dickens Lane in top of small roadside tree on right hand side of road just past the turn for the leisure centre.


Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 10 Hawfinch at old hall site.


Sandbach Flashes
Kumlien's gull-Elton Hall flash.

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile-Isbley water-Blashford lakes-Hampshire.


10 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Hilbre college,West Kirby
2 Mediterranean Gull on playing fields.

Neston sewage works and reedbed
2 Chiffchaff,2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) and a Great White Egret

Burton RSPB
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Ruff x2 Main Scrape
Curlew x51 Main Scrape
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Raven Over Marsh Covert Wood
Bullfinch x1 Far End Boardwalk
Marsh Harrier Over IMF
Oystercatcher x1 IMF
Pintail x2 IMF (Photo)
Whooper Swan x4 Border Pool
Bees YES Bees ? x6 Along Path To Barn
Golden Plover x6 Main Scrape


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
2 Great White egrets,2 Juvenile Glaucous gulls,Little egret and a 2 Iceland gulls.

Marbury Country Park
Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 7 Hawfinch at old hall site.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
HOLBOELL'S RED NECKED GREBE-Probable 200m from ferry terminal this afternoon(20th day)-Aird Mhor-Barra-Western isles-Scotland.

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

9 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Bullfinch 5 Far End Of Boardwalk
Mistle Thrush x2 Field On Right Far End Boardwalk
Meadow Pipit Marsh Covert Hide
Water Pipit x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Marsh Harrier Over Reedbed Marsh Covert Hide
Curlew x41 Right Of Main Scrape
Redwing x7 Field Left Bunker Entrance
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behnd D Barn
Nuthatch Car Park
Peregrine Over Main Scrape
Pintail x2 Main Scrape
Ruff Main Scrape


West Kirby College
2 Mediterranean Gull on playing fields.

Neston Sewage work/Neston Marsh
2 Chiffchaff,2 Hen Harrier (male and ringtail) and a Great White Egret.


CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
(Juv) Glaucous gull and (Juv) Iceland gull.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile-Isbley water-Blashford lakes-Hampshire.

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8 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Great Egret x2 Burton Marsh From Point
Raven Burton Point (Photo)
Pintail 6 IMF
Fieldfare x25 Field Far End Boardwalk On Right
Bullfinch x13 Far End Boardwalk
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Curlew x27 Right Of Main Scrape
Peregrine Fence Back Of Wet Grassland
Dunlin x3 Main Scrape
Ruff x2 Main Scrape
Pintail x2 Main Scrape
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Reed Bunting Feeder By Barn
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Chiffchaff IMF


Hilbre
2 Jack Snipe flushed from north end,8 Eider (3 flying NE),3 Rock Pipit,4 Purple Sandpiper and 290 Brent Geese

CHESHIRE
Marbury Country Park
2 Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and 9 Hawfinch at old hall site.

Sandbach Flashes
(Juv) Glaucous gull.


Knutsford
Hawfinch-By footpath just north of Plumley Lime Beds. 

MEGAS IN BRITAIN
NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile-Isbley water-Blashford lakes-Hampshire.


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

HOLBOELL'S RED NECKED GREBE-Probable 200m from ferry terminal this afternoon(20th day)-Aird Mhor-Barra-Western isles-Scotland.




7 February 2018

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

WIRRAL
Burton RSPB
Whooper Swan x4 Field Behind D Barn
Redwing x50+ Field Left Bunker Entrance
Fieldfare x45+ As Above
Nuthatch Behind New Toilet Block
Pintail Main Scrape
Peregrine (Juvenile) Fence Right Wet Grassland
Merlin Fence Right Wet Grassland
Marsh Harrier Over Wet Grassland
Kingfisher Willow Mere
Ruff x2 Marsh Covert Hide
Bullfinch x2 Far End Boardwalk
Treecreeper x2 Copse To IMF
Goldcrest x3 Near Wooden Bridge To IMF
Grey Wagtail Reception Pool 


Hoylake

Eider (drake)


Parkgate
Marsh Harrier,Hen Harrier(male & fem),Peregrine,Great White Egret,Brambling male with Linnet flock.
Denhall Quay-4 Short-eared Owl,Merlin,Sparrowhawk,Green Sandpiper,2,500 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Stonechat.
Neston Reedbed-6 Great White Egret and 6 Marsh Harrier.
CHESHIRE
Sandbach Flashes
Iceland Gull(Adult) and (Juv) Glaucous gull.


Marbury Country Park

Bittern-TA Coward reedbed and a Hawfinch at old hall site.Lesser spotted woodpecker calling and drumming in Coward wood.

Newchurch Common
Female Smew of unknown origin-On large pool north of track and 300 Brambling.


MEGAS IN BRITAIN

NORTH AMERICAN HORNED LARK-Probable nominate form alpestrisor hoyti on south side of causeway on bank; view from causeway between A3044 and Town Lane (TQ051731TW19 7PU)-Staines reservoir-Surrey.

THAYER'S GULL-Juvenile-Isbley water-Blashford lakes-Hampshire.


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