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sightings for 2013
Bramblings a good start to the year at Rainford, couple of
Waxwing sightings around and Jack
Snipe at Eccleston Mere.
February 2013 Eccleston Mere proving
eventfull, Waxwings at Rivington Road, a White-fronted
Goose with Pink-foots at Old Coach Rd.
Waxwings sightings galore throughout the month,
Early Chiffchaff at Eccleston Mere + a
Brambling visiting nearby gdns.
A few rare birds thru, Red-breasted Merganser, Osprey, Pied
Flycatcher, Arctic Terns also Wheatears galore at Windle.
Action packed birding month with Grasshopper
Warblers, Merlin, Redshanks, Yellow Wagtails and lots of Wheatears still.
Lots of breeding all round + Yellow Wagtails in
Billinge area and a Common Sandpiper at end of month at Eccleston
2013 Adult Med Gull briefly at Newton Lake which then followed by family
of Little Ringed Plovers dropping in to months end.
Common Sandpiper at Newton Lake, Curlews galore at Old Coach Rd, first of returning Pink-foots with 3 over on the 28th.
September 2013 Pink-foots are here, immature Ganet
over Haydock Island and a Yellow-browed
Warbler reported in a garden in Rainford.
2013 Pink-foots reported throughout the month,
Redwings, Fieldfares, Brambling at Billinge, Chiffchaff still at
November 2013 Redwings
and Fieldfares widley reported, Merlin seen from a car and a Jack Snipe reported - very rare
in St Helens.
2013 Quiet end to the year, male - female Blackcaps overwintering and a
bit of movement of Pink-footed Geese around the area.