4 Blackcaps around the borough, couple of Shelduck at Newton Lake and the
colder weather bring the Goosanders in.
February 2015 4
Shelduck on & off at Newton
Lake, Goosanders on canal at Havannah
Flash female Black
Redstart at NLW - photos 1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
Shelducks at Newton
Lake, female Black
Redstart still at Brookfield St till 20th,
Chiffchaffs from 14th, Hen
Harrier reported on
April 2015 Migrants arrive, plenty of Blackcaps, Willow
Warblers and Chiffchaffs in,Yellow
Wagtails middle of month,Swifts in
end of month.
Breeding in full flow with young starting to apprear, possible Red Kite
over Haydock island on the 16th, lots of Yellow Wagtails around.
Very quiet month around, hilights 2 Quail reported near Billinge sadly next day one
was found dead also Curlew over Billinge.
Eclipse male Pintail at Newton Lake for 2 wks plus Green
Sandpiper end of month, Peregrine photos 1 - 2 -
roof opposite my house.
Late report of Arctic Tern photo at Carr Mill Dam on
8th, Pintail at Newton till 22nd, Rarity
Bonelli’s Warbler end of
month around Billinge.
September 2015 Curlews
at Coach Rd start the month, end of month comes in with a Red Kite,
Dipper and Osprey and first
Pink-footed Geese sightings.
Regular sightings of small skeins of Pink-footed geese
around + Redwings and
Fieldfares thru. House Martin still at nest
to 17th at least.
November 2015 Med
Gull on Carr Mill Dam on 17th, large numbers of Buzzards reported all
month between Racecourse and the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation.
December 2015 Smaller numbers
of Buzzards plus 100 Golden Plover reported by Lady Hill Plantation, small movement of Pink-footed Geese around the