Parkgate: The High Tide

Totals from today’s ponder along the English side of the Dee estuary marsh having spent the morning assisting the RSPB on a high tide event at Parkgate.

Parkgate:

  • Great Egret – 8
  • Rock Pipit (ssp. littoralis) – 4
  • Northern Lapwing – 800+
  • Western Marsh Harrier – 5
  • Merlin – 2
  • Peregrine Falcon – 2
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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The view from Old Baths car park

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Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Neston reed bed:

  • Western Marsh Harrier – 3
  • Cetti’s Warbler – 1 (heard)
  • Peregrine Falcon – 1
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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Neston sewage works:

  • Common Firecrest – 1
  • Common Chiffchaff (collybita) – 8
  • Water Pipit – 1
  • Cetti’s Warbler – 1 (heard)
  • Common Kestrel – 3
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Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

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Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

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