Mersey Birders

Birding the North West

Mute Swan

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Bewickís Swan

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Whooper Swan

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Pink-footed Goose

Scarce Winter Visitor on Reserve

 

 

White-fronted Goose

Rare Winter visitor

 

 

Greylag Goose

Regular feral birds

 

 

Snow Goose

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Canada Goose

Regular Visitor/now breeds

 

 

Barnacle Goose

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Brent Goose

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Ruddy Shelduck

Rare Visitor has occurred in influx years

 

 

Shelduck

Breeds on reserve

 

 

Mandarin Duck

Scarce Visitor

 

 

Wigeon

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

American Wigeon

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Gadwall

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Teal

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Green-winged Teal

Rare Vagrant

3

 

Mallard

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Pintail

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Garganey

Occasional Spring/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Shoveler

Regular Winter visitor

 

 

Red-crested Pochard

Rare Winter Visitor

1

 

Canvasback

Rare Vagrant/Escape?

1

 

Pochard

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Ferruginous Duck

Rare Winter Visitor

3

 

Tufted Duck

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Scaup

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Eider

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Long-tailed Duck

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Common Scoter

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Velvet Scoter

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Goldeneye

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Smew

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Red-breasted Merganser

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Goosander

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Ruddy Duck

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Red-legged Partridge

Occasional Visitor

 

 

Grey Partridge

Now Scarce Visitor/has bred

 

 

Pheasant

Occasional Visitor

 

 

Red-throated Diver

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Black-throated Diver

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Great Northern Diver

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Little Grebe

Regular Winter Visitor/now breeds

 

 

Great Crested Grebe

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Red-necked Grebe

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Slavonian Grebe

Rare Winter Visitor

 

 

Black-necked Grebe

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Fulmar

Regular Autumn visitor offshore

 

 

Sooty Shearwater

Rare Autumn Migrant offshore

1

 

Manx Shearwater

Regular Autumn visitor offshore

 

 

Balearic Shearwater

Rare Autumn Migrant offshore

2

 

Macaronesian Shearwater

Rare Migrant offshore

1

 

Storm Petrel

Regular in late Summer/Autumn offshore

 

 

Leachís Petrel

Regular Autumn visitor offshore

 

 

Gannet

Regular Autumn visitor offshore

 

 

Cormorant

Regular Visitor

 

 

Shag

Scarce Visitor/Autumn/Winter

 

 

Bittern

Rare Winter Visitor

3

 

Little Egret

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Great White Egret

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Grey Heron

Regular Visitor

 

 

Purple Heron

Rare Vagrant

1

 

White Stork

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Spoonbill

Scarce Summer Migrant

11

 

Honey-buzzard

Scarce Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Black Kite

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Red Kite

Scarce Spring/Autumn Migrant

3

 

White-tailed Eagle

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Marsh Harrier

Scarce Spring/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Hen Harrier

Scarce Spring/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Montaguís Harrier

Rare Summer Migrant

 

 

Goshawk

Rare Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Sparrowhawk

Regular Visitor

 

 

Buzzard

Now Regular Spring/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Osprey

Occasional Summer Visitor

 

 

Kestrel

Regular Visitor

 

 

Red-footed Falcon

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Merlin

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Hobby

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Peregrine

Regular Visitor

 

 

Water Rail

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Spotted Crake

Scarce Autumn Visitor

3

 

Moorhen

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Coot

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Crane

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Oystercatcher

Regular Visitor/Occasional Breeder

 

 

Avocet

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Little Ringed Plover

Regular Summer Visitor Now Breeds

 

 

Ringed Plover

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Kentish Plover

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Pacific Golden Plover

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Golden Plover

Regular Winter visitor

 

 

Grey Plover

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Lapwing

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Knot

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Sanderling

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Little Stint

Regular Summer/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Temminckís Stint

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

White-rumped Sandpiper

Rare Vagrant

2

 

Curlew Sandpiper

Regular Summer/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Purple Sandpiper

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Dunlin

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Ruff

Scarce Summer/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Jack Snipe

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Snipe

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Long-billed Dowitcher

Rare Vagrant

2

 

Woodcock

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Black-tailed Godwit

Regular Visitor

 

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Whimbrel

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Curlew

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Terek Sandpiper

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Common Sandpiper

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Green Sandpiper

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Spotted Redshank

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Greenshank

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Marsh Sandpiper

Rare Vagrant

4

 

Wood Sandpiper

Scarce Summer/Autumn Visitor

 

 

Redshank

Regular Visitor

 

 

Turnstone

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

Wilsonís Phalarope

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Red-necked Phalarope

Rare Autumn Migrant

2

 

Grey Phalarope

Rare Autumn Migrant

 

 

Pomarine Skua

Scarce Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Arctic Skua

Scarce Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Long-tailed Skua

Scarce Autumn Migrant offshore

 

 

Great Skua

Scarce Autumn Migrant offshore

 

 

Sabineís Gull

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Kittiwake

Regular Visitor

 

 

Bonaparteís Gull

Rare Vagrant

7

 

Black-headed Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Little Gull

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Rossís Gull

Rare Vagrant

3

 

Mediterranean Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Common Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Ring-billed Gull

Scarce but Regular Vagrant

 

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Herring Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Yellow-legged Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Caspian Gull

Rare Winter/Spring Migrant

7+

 

American Herring Gull

Rare Vagrant

3-4

 

Iceland Gull

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Glaucous Gull

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Great Black-backed Gull

Regular Visitor

 

 

Little Tern

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Gull-billed Tern

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Black Tern

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

White-winged Black Tern

Rare Vagrant

7

 

Sandwich Tern

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Forsterís Tern

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Common Tern

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Roseate Tern

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Arctic Tern

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Guillemot

Regular Autumn Migrant offshore

 

 

Razorbill

Scarce Autumn Migrant offshore

 

 

Little Auk

Rare Winter Migrant offshore

2

 

Puffin

Scarce Autumn Migrant offshore

 

 

Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon

Regular Visitor

 

 

Stock Dove

Regular Visitor

 

 

Woodpigeon

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Collared Dove

Regular Visitor

 

 

Turtle Dove

Rare Summer Migrant

 

 

Ring-necked Parakeet

Scarce Migrant

1

 

Cuckoo

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Barn Owl

Rare Visitor

2

 

Little Owl

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Tawny Owl

Rare Local breeder

 

 

Long-eared Owl

Rare Visitor

1

 

Short-eared Owl

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Swift

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Little Swift

Pallid Swift

Rare Vagrant

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Kingfisher

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Hoopoe

Rare Spring Migrant

1

 

Wryneck

Rare Autumn Migrant

3

 

Green Woodpecker

Rare Visitor

1

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Woodlark

Rare Spring migrant

1

 

Skylark

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Shore Lark

Scarce Winter visitor

 

 

Sand Martin

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Swallow

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

House Martin

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Richardís Pipit

Scarce Autumn Migrant

1

 

Tree Pipit

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Meadow Pipit

Regular Visitor

 

 

Red-throated Pipit

Scarce Autumn Migrant

2

 

Rock Pipit

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Water Pipit

Scarce Spring/Winter Visitor

 

 

Yellow Wagtail

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Grey Wagtail

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Pied Wagtail

Regular Visitor

 

 

Waxwing

Scarce Winter Migrant

2

 

Wren

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Dunnock

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Robin

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Bluethroat

Rare Summer Migrant

1

 

Black Redstart

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Redstart

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Whinchat

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Stonechat

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Wheatear

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Pied Wheatear

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Ring Ouzel

Scarce Summer Visitor

 

 

Blackbird

Breeds on Reserve

 

 

Fieldfare

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Song Thrush

Regular Visitor

 

 

Redwing

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Mistle Thrush

Regular Visitor

 

 

Grasshopper Warbler

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Sedge Warbler

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Reed Warbler

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Icterine Warbler

Scarce Autumn Migrant

1

 

Blackcap

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Garden Warbler

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Lesser Whitethroat

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Whitethroat

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Greenish Warbler

Rare Autumn Migrant

1

 

Yellow-browed Warbler

Rare Autumn Migrant

5

 

Wood Warbler

Scarce Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Chiffchaff

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Willow Warbler

Regular Summer Visitor

 

 

Goldcrest

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Firecrest

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Spotted Flycatcher

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Pied Flycatcher

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Long-tailed Tit

Regular Autumn Visitor

 

 

Blue Tit

Regular Visitor

 

 

Great Tit

Regular Visitor

 

 

Coal Tit

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Willow Tit

Scarce Autumn Migrant

1

 

Nuthatch

Scarce Autumn Migrant

1

 

Red-backed Shrike

Rare Autumn Migrant

1

 

Great Grey Shrike

Scarce Autumn Migrant

1

 

Jay

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Magpie

Regular Visitor

 

 

Jackdaw

Regular Visitor

 

 

Rook

Regular Visitor

 

 

Carrion Crow

Regular Visitor

 

 

Hooded Crow

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Raven

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Starling

Regular Visitor

 

 

House Sparrow

Regular Visitor

 

 

Tree Sparrow

Occasional Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Chaffinch

Regular Visitor

 

 

Brambling

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Greenfinch

Regular Visitor

 

 

Goldfinch

Regular Visitor

 

 

Siskin

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Linnet

Regular Visitor

 

 

Twite

Scarce Winter Visitor

 

 

Lesser Redpoll

Regular Spring/Autumn Migrant

 

 

Mealy Redpoll

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Common Crossbill

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Blackpoll Warbler

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Song Sparrow

Rare Vagrant

1

 

White-crowned Sparrow

Rare Vagrant

1

 

Lapland Bunting

Scarce Autumn/Winter Migrant

 

 

Snow Bunting

Occasional Winter Visitor

 

 

Yellowhammer

Scarce Autumn Migrant

 

 

Reed Bunting

Little  Bunting                                                        

Breeds on Reserve

Rare Vagrant                                                                                                                                          1                                                                                                    

 

 

Corn Bunting

Regular Winter Visitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site Last Updated

13th Jan 2014

On this day rare birds from the past

Monday, Oct 16 All Day
Monday, Oct 23 All Day
Wednesday, Nov 22 All Day
Friday, Dec 8 All Day

Photo Equipment Used

The photos on this site are mainly digi-scoped thru a Leica 77 telescope, using a Nikon Coolpix 995 3.4 MP for the older shots and the more recent shots are with a Fujifilm Finepix Z20 10 MP and a Samsung NV9  hand held to the eye-piece.

Also a Canon DSLR 40D with a 28-90 mm, 80-200mm lenses, 350D, Sigma 500mm f4,5 APO EX DG HSM, 7D.

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