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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2008 

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                       April 2008

 

 

Sun 24th April  -- Dairy Farm Road  --  Whitethroat,  2 Blackcaps,  Willow Warblers,  Chiffchaffs, 15 Whimbrel,  2 Curlew.

                           Coach Road  --  20 Whimbrel.

                           Mossborough Hall area  -- 2 Buzzards,  Cuckoo heard.

Thu 24th April --  Willow Park / Newton Lake, NLW  -- Treecreeper,  2 Bullfinch,  12 Tufted Ducks,  2 Canada geese,  2 Teal.

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Tern,  8 Sand Martins. 

                           Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Common Whitethroats.

Tue 22nd April  -- Penkford Bridge, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  male Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  2 Common Buzzards high up.

                            Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Teal.   

Mon 21st April --  Sankey Valley, NLW  --  Sand Martin.

 Sun 20th April --  My Garden, Haydock  -- Sparrowhawk thru. 
 Sat 19th April  --  Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  -- Yellowhammer,  Jay.

Fri 18th April  --   My Garden, Haydock  -- Sparrowhawk perched on edge of bird bath for 4 minutes,  1 Coal Tit.

Thu 17th April  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Common Tern,  2 Swallows,  20+ Sand Martins.

Wed 16th April -- Catchdale Moss Lane area  --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Oystercatchers,  Tree Sparrow, 3 Swallows, 
                                      ''          ''       ''        ''     --   15 Red-legged Partridges.

                           Mossborough Hall Lane -- 2 Oystercatchers, 1 House Martin, 3 Linnets, Tree Sparrows,10 Red-legged Partridges.

                           Blindfoot Road  --  2 Oystercatchers.

                           Eccleston Mere -- 3 Swallows.

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Common Tern, 8 Swallows,  80+ Sand Martins.

Tues 15th April -- Mossborough Hall Lane / Coach Road -- 2 Chiffchaffs,  1 Swallow, Willow Warbler (heard),  Goldcrest,  Coal Tit.

                           Sankey Valley, NLW --  Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrels.

                           My Garden, Haydock  -- Coal Tit.

Mon 14th April -- Sankey Valley, NLW --  Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrels,  Grey Heron,  2 Jays.

                           My Garden, Haydock  -- Sparrowhawk,  Coal Tit.

Sun 13th April -- Sidings Lane area  --  Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff,  Yellowhammer,  Blackcap,  GS Woodpecker,  Goldcrest.

Fri 11th April  --  Carr Mill Dam  -- 1 Common Tern,  50+ Sand Martins,  2 Swallows, 14 G.C Grebes,  3 Canada Geese.

                          Sankey Valley, NLW  --  Kestrel,  Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Thu 10th April -- Coach Road  -- 9 Wheatears,  2 Willow Warblers,  1 Sand Martin.

                          Walkden House Farm - 27 Curlews.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  25+ Sand Martins,  3 Swallows,  18 G.C Grebes,  3 Canada Geese.

Tue 8th April  --  Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  -- 3 Yellowhammers,  2 Jays,  1 Coal Tit,  male Bullfinch.

                          My Garden, Haydock  -- Coal Tit.

                          Sankey Valley, NLW  --  Kestrel,  Sparrowhawk. 

Mon 7th April --  Carr Mill Dam  -- Common Tern.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  22 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  2 Grey Herons,  2 Canada Geese,  3 Mute Swans.

Sun 6th April  -- Howard's Lane  --  4 Wheatears,  7 Golden Plover,  Tree Sparrows,  lots Lapwing,  lots Red-legged Partridges.

                          Catchdale Moss Lane  -- 16 Fieldfare,  1 Yellowhammer,  Skylark,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Common Buzzard.

                          Blindfoot Road   -- 2 Oystercatchers.

                          Eccleston Mere --  35+ Sand Martins,  7 Swallows.

Sat 5th April  --  Howard's Farm, Howard's Lane, Eccleston -- Cattle Egret ,  2 Swallows nearby, see Andy Spottiswood Blog .

Fri 4th April   --  Sankey Valley, NLW  --  Common Buzzard.

                          Prescot Reservoirs  --  Sandwich Tern very briefly early am,  then flew north-west over the Safari Park.

                          Blindfoot Road / Mossborough Hall Lane  --  Swallow.  

                          Coach Road, Walkden House Farm  --  27 Curlews.

                          Moss Farm  -- 1 Willow Tit.

Thu 3rd April --  Carr Mill Dam -- 1 Swallow,  22 Great Crested Grebes,  1 Common Buzzard on field haressed by 3 Lapwings,

                             ''      ''       ''   --  1 Canada Goose,  1 Tufted duck,  2 Grey Herons.

                          St Helens town centre  --  Peregrine.   

                          Coach Road / Dairy Farm Road crossroads  --  3 Wheatears.    

Wed 2nd April -- St Helens town centre  --  Peregrine.

Tue 1st Apri  --   Newton Lake, NLW  --  21 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck,  3 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese.

 
 

 

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