Visit to the Wirral 10th November 2015

By | November 12, 2015

For this visit, which included both the Burton Mere RSPB reserve and the Dee Estuary, Denhall Lane, the group had the benefit of a guest leader, Peter Twist.

Highlights of the visit included:

  • The largest number of species recorded in a single visit by the group (63)
  • Two Marsh Harriers, a Hen Harrier and a Peregrine
  • A Great White Egret, as well as several Little Egrets
  • A Brambling and two Kingfishers

Full list of species recorded:

(sightings are at Burton Mere except as indicated)
Species Number Seen Seen at
Blackbird A few Both Sites
Black-headed Gull Hundreds Both Sites
Black-tailed Godwit Many  
Blue Tit Many Both Sites
Brambling One Dee Estuary
Canada Goose Many Both Sites
Carrion Crow Many Both Sites
Chaffinch Many Both Sites
Coal Tit One Dee Estuary
Collared Dove A few Dee Estuary
Common Gull A few  
Coot Several Both Sites
Cormorant A few Both Sites
Curlew Several Both Sites
Dunlin A few  
Dunnock A few Dee Estuary
Goldfinch Many Both Sites
Great Black-backed Gull A few Dee Estuary
Great Spotted Woodpecker Two  
Great Tit Several Both Sites
Great White Egret One Dee Estuary
Green Sandpiper Heard only Dee Estuary
Greenfinch A few Both Sites
Grey Heron A few Both Sites
Greylag Goose Many Both Sites
Hen Harrier One Dee Estuary
House Sparrow Several Both Sites
Jackdaw Many Both Sites
Kestrel A few Both Sites
Kingfisher Two  
Lapwing Hundreds Both Sites
Lesser Black-backed Gull One Dee Estuary
Linnet Several Dee Estuary
Little Egret Several Both Sites
Little Grebe Two Both Sites
Magpie A few Both Sites
Mallard Many Both Sites
Marsh Harrier Two  
Meadow Pipit Several Both Sites
Moorhen Several Both Sites
Peregrine One Dee Estuary
Pheasant Heard only  
Pied Wagtail A few  
Pink-footed Goose Hundreds Both Sites
Pintail A few  
Pochard Two Both Sites
Raven One Dee Estuary
Redshank A few  
Robin Two Both Sites
Ruff Three  
Shoveler Several  
Siskin Heard only  
Skylark Heard only Dee Estuary
Snipe A few Both Sites
Sparrowhawk Two Both Sites
Starling Many Both Sites
Stock Dove A few  
Teal Many Both Sites
Treecreeper Heard only  
Tufted Duck Several  
Wigeon Several  
Woodpigeon Several Both Sites
Wren One Dee Estuary


Last Updated on November 27, 2015