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Cheshire And Wirral Birding: Hills, Lowland and Coast (1 Viewer)

Cheshire Birder

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Excellent day for news - Green-winged Teal at Inner Marsh Farm; 2 Shorelarks flew south from Middle Hilbre this morning plus 2 Velvet Scoters and Great Northern Diver past Hilbre; 24 Waxwings at Birkenhead plus 50 at Middlewich; 6 Yellow-legged Gulls and juv Iceland Gull at Richmond Bank; 50 Scaup at Leasowe Lighthouse. 150 Brent Geese off West Kirby plus possible Lapland Bunting on Marsh;

CB
 

Cheshire Birder

Well-known member
Another interesting day - Green-winged Teal at Inner Marsh Farm; Avocet, Stonechat and 139 Brent Geese at West Kirby Shore (Avocet also seen at Hilbre - only 3rd record there); ad Caspian Gull at Richmond Bank; Iceland Gull and Med Gull at Moore NR; 26 Waxwings at Birkenhead; Short-eared Owl at Frodsham;

Yesterday - Barnacle Goose and Gadwall at Redesmere; Short-eared Owl at Heswall;

CB
 

HughPulsford

County Bird Recorder Cheshire and Wirral
Shorelarks

Update - 5 Purple Sandpipers at New Brighton Marine Lake; Hen Harrier at Parkgate Marsh

CB

A claim from this morning of two Shorelarks at West Kirby towards Little Eye. These are a real rarity in Cheshire and Wirral.( and a description species !) I cant remember if we have had any in the last few years, but there was a run of birds from 1995 to 1998. Must be on a few wanted lists for Cheshire and Wirral.
Cheers

Hugh
 

chris butterworth

aka The Person Named Above
The Shore Lark were feeding on the tideline at West Kirby - between the end of the prom and the start of the saltmarsh - just after first light ( I'd been down hoping for the Avocet ). They flew off towards Little Eye, so if anyones going over to Hilbre this morning it will be worth keeping an eye out. Possibly the same birds as on 6th.

Chris
 

Phil Owen

Well-known member
Has the Green-winged Teal at Inner Marsh been showing well or is it elusive?? Which pool is it on from the hide??



Thanks
 

Cheshire Birder

Well-known member
Today - Green-winged Teal, Hen Harrier and Bewick's Swan at Inner Marsh Farm; 2 Shorelarks at West Kirby shore also Avocet at high tide again but it was killed by crows!; Caspian Gull, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls and a juv Glaucous x Herring hybrid at Richmond Bank; Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver off Hilbre; Lesser Canada Goose at Wigg Island;

Yesterday - 8 Purple Sandpipers, Great Northern Diver and Razorbill at Hilbre;

CB
 

tigerblacktom

New member
Update - 5 Purple Sandpipers at New Brighton Marine Lake; Hen Harrier at Parkgate Marsh

CB

Thank you for the information you put on and about Parkgate. Called in yesterday and saw the female hen harrier - never seen a female hen harrier before. Had a very good view of it quartering the marshes. Was very impressive.
 

bradinho

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Thank you for the information you put on and about Parkgate. Called in yesterday and saw the female hen harrier - never seen a female hen harrier before. Had a very good view of it quartering the marshes. Was very impressive.

Glad you enjoyed Parkgate - Hen Harriers winter there in good numbers (up to possibly 7 this year) check out www.rspb.org.uk/parkgate for further info, events etc plus worth a look at www.deeestuary.co.uk
 

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