January 2017 Pair of
Goosanders starts the month at Carr Mill, Pink-foots at Rainford mid month and at last some Waxings sightings towards months end.
February 2017 Couple
of Waxwing sightings and a male Red-crested Pochard, 1st winter Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland
Gull seen at Lyme Wood tip.
Stonechat reported start of the month at Rainford,
male Scaup at Eccleston Mere mid month,
Wheatear and 75
Curlew at Old Coach Road.
Swallows and House Martins arrive, Tree Pipit at Billinge,
Wheatear in, Common Tern - Common
Sandpiper at Carr Mill end of month.
Common Terns, Common Sandpiper & a late record of a
female Goosander early month at Carr
Mill, Cuckoo reported twice in Billinge area.
2017 Very quiet month, very little birding done,
hi-lights at Carr Mill a Hobby and a Common Sandpiper recorded a few times during the month.
2017 A very very quiet
month for sightings, highlights - Grasshopper
Warbler reeling at Eccleston Mere and a Common
Sandpiper at Carr Mill Dam.
August 2017 Another
quiet month for sightings, last of the Swifts reported also Tree Pipits and Redstart seen around Billinge
Hill at the end of the month.
September 2017 Small skeins of
Pink-foots reported first half of the month,
Egret species over Clock Face on 16th, Hooded Crow from 26th from A580 Haydock.
October 2017 Last report of the
Hooded Crow is the 11th of the
month, lots of Pink-foots reported throughout
the month, lots happening around Billinge area.
November 2017 Lots of Pink-footed Geese movement in first half of the month, couple of
Crossbills over Billinge on the 8th and Brambling on feeder on 26th.
December 2017 Two sightings of
a Little Egret at Carr Milll and later at Rainford on 8th /
16th of the month were the only hilights of a quiet month for bird news