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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2009 

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                                       April  2009

 

 

Thu 30th April  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 Whimbrel,  1 Common Tern,  1 Yellow Wagtail.

Wed 29th April -- Eccleston Mere  -- 2 Common Tern,  1 Grasshopper Warbler.

Tue 28th April  -  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  4 Shelduck,  1 Goldeneye,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Snipe,  1 (1st/s) Iceland Gull,   

                                 ''            ''           ''       ''       -- 1 Wheatear, 1 Fieldfare, 100+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler.

Mon 27th April -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 Teal,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  3 Common Sandpiper,  6 Oystercatcher, 30 Swift.

Sun 26th April --  Eccleston Mere  --  5 Swift,  1 Sand Martin,  3 Grasshopper Warbler.

                           Carr Mill Dam  --   2 Shoveler,  3 Common Tern,  1 Wheatear,  6 Whitethroat,  1 Sedge Warbler,  1 Corn Bunting.

Sat 25th April  --  Dairy Farm Rd area  --  3 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 (poss 2) Cuckoo,  1 Wheatear,  1 Siskin,  

                              ''         ''     ''     ''     --  1 White Wagtail,  1 Blackcap,  1 Whitethroat, 12+  Willow Warblers,  30 Yellowhammer.

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  2 Little Ringed Plover,  2 Common Sandpiper,  2 Grasshopper Warbler,  5 Whitethroat.

Fri 24th April  --   Carr Mill Dam  --  8 Lapwing,  lots of Swallows,  2 Willow Warbler,  3 Chiffchaff,  1 Kestrel,  1 Reed Bunting.

Thu 23rd April  --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Pochard,  20 Tufted Duck,  1 Grasshopper Warbler.

                            My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 1 Sparrowhawk.

                            Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Common Tern,  1 Tawny Owl,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Sparrowhawk

                            Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  11 G.C. Grebe,  3 Goldeneye,  1 Pochard,   78 L.B.B. Gulls,  2 Oystercatcher, 

                                ''            ''               ''        ''      --   3 Little ringed Plover,  2 Grasshopper Warbler,  3 Whitethroat,  15 Siskin. 

Wed 22nd April -- Eccleston Mere  -5 Grasshopper Warblers,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Sedge Warbler. 

                            Carr Mill Dam  --  11 Tufted Duck,  4 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher,  10+ House Martin,  10+ Willow Warbler,  3 Chiffchaff,  

                               ''     ''       ''     --  6 Blackcap,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Bullfinch.

                            Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 9 Goldeneye, 6 Gadwall, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe,  5 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper,

                              ''            ''               ''        ''     --  267 Herring Gull,  1 Peregrine,  5 Common Buzzard,  3 Grasshopper Warbler.

                           Havannah Flash area, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warblers.

Tue 21st April  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  4 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Wheatear,  2 Grasshopper Warbler. 

                           Sankey Valley, NLW  --  5 Swallows,  2 Sand Martin,  1 Buzzard,  1 Raven,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Mon 20th April -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Greenshank on No3 res.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  2 (males) Shoveler,  15 Tufted Duck.

Sun 19th April --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 3 Mute Swan, 17 Goldeneye,  4 Gadwall,  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Little Ringed Plover,
                                  ''            ''            ''       ''    --  3 Oystercatcher,  4 Common Buzzard,  3 Wheatear,  2 Grasshopper Warbler.  

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  30+ Swallows,  20+ Sand Martin, 6 House Martin,  1 Buzzard,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Skylark, 

                                ''      ''      ''     --  1 Willow Tit,  1 Yellowhammer,  1 Reed Bunting,  1 Bullfinch.

                           Mossborough Hall area   --  1 Grey Heron,  10 Lapwing,  5 Swallows,  6 Red-legged Partridge,  3 Tree Sparrow.

Fri 17th April  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper,  1 Green Woodpecker,  1 Swift,  

                              ''            ''               ''       ''    --   2 Grasshopper Warbler,  1 White Wagtail.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Grasshopper Warbler singing in scrub left side of car park,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  21 Tufted Duck. 

Thu 16th April --  Carr Mill Dam  --  50+ Swallows,  4 Sand Martin,  6 House Martin,  2 Redpoll,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Willow Tit, 

                                  ''      ''      ''    --  10 Willow Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff,  4 Blackcap,   2 Linnets.

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  4 Whooper Swan,  2 Whimbrel,  7 Dunlin,  4 Oystercatcher,  3 Little Ringed Plover,  

                                  ''              ''          --  2 Common Sandpiper, 1 (ad/s) Kittiwake, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear,  4 White Wagtail.

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Swallow,  1 Jay. 

Wed 15th April -- Carr Mill Dam  --  20+ Swallows.

Tue 14th April -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) - 20 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 4 L.R.Plover,1 Wheatear, 4 Bullfinch.

                          Penkford Bridge/Canal -Sankey Valley, NLW -10 Swallows thru, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Yellowhammer, 1 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  2 Common Sandpiper,  5 Willow Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Whitethroat,  2 Blackcap. 

Mon 13th April -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 12 Goldeneye,  4 Gadwall,  55 Tufted Duck,  3 Goosander (2m / 1f),  4 Oystercatcher,  

                              ''            ''               ''       ''    --  2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Ringed Plover,  1 Sand Martin,  4 Swallows,  1 White Wagtail,  

                              ''            ''               ''       ''    --  5 Willow Warbler,  12 Chiffchaff,  4 Blackcap.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  30 Sand Martin,  20 Swallows.

Sun 12th April -- Dairy Farm Rd / Old Coach Road -- 12 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Wheatear,  5 Willow Warbler,  5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap.

Fri 10th April --  Carr Mill Dam --  2 Common Tern,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Jay,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Whitethroat,  8 Swallows, 

                           ''      ''      ''    --  3 Blackcap,  10+ Willow Warbler,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Skylark,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 6 Gadwall,  18 Goldeneye,  6 Oystercatcher,  1 Ringed Plover,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  

                             ''            ''               ''       ''    --  1 Whimbrel,  8 Sand Martin,  17 Swallows,  12 House Martin,  5 Buzzard,  

                             ''            ''               ''       ''    --  8 White Wagtail,  3 Willow Warbler,  7 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  At least 150 hirundines,  split about 60% Sand Martin,  40% Swallow,  1 Kingfisher. 

                                ''           ''      --  6 Willow Warbler,  5 Chiffchaff,  4 Blackcap.

                          Catchdale Moss  --  12 Red-legged Partridge,  1 Corn Bunting,  Swallows and Tree Sparrows also reported.

Thu 9th April --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 14 Goldeneye,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  9 Swallows,  1 White Wagtail. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  9 Teal - pair still feeding close to pathway,  1 male Tufted Duck,  1 Mute Swan.

                         Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard.

Wed 8th April -- Eccleston Mere -- 1 ad/summer plumage Black-necked Grebe, 10 Swallows,  5 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap.

                          Howard's Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  1 Grey Heron over,  2 Oystercatcher,  6 Lapwing,  8 Red-legged Partridge.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 16 Goldeneye,  3 Shelduck,   2 (ad/w) Little Gull, 11 Oystercatcher,  1 Little Ringed Plover,

                               ''           ''               ''        --  3 Sand Martin,1 Swallow, 5 Buzzard, 1 Wheatear,  3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap.

Tue 7th April --  Eccleston Mere --  20+ Swallows,  20+ Sand Martin,  1 Blackcap singing,  1 Willow Warbler singing. 

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  30 Goldeneye,  6 Gadwall, 1 (1st/s) Iceland Gull,  600+ Herring Gull,  5 Oystercatcher,  

                             ''            ''               ''        ''    --   4 Little Ringed Plover,  5 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper,  65 Lapwing, 

                             ''            ''               ''        ''    --   2 Buzzard,  3 Swallows,  1 Green Woodpecker,  2 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler.

Mon 6th April --  Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Buzzard distant,  3 Swallows,  3 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  26 Goldeneye, 1 (1st/s) Iceland Gull,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  13 Oystercatcher.

                          St Helens town centre  --  Peregrine.

                          Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Jays.

                          Bold area  --  1 Swallow.

Sun 5th April  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Swallows,  4 Sand Martin,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Jay,   2 Chiffchaff,  

                             ''     ''       ''     --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Blackcap,  1 Skylark,  1 Yellowhammer,  1 Reed Bunting. 

                          Eccleston Mere  --  1 Fieldfare,  1 Raven,  1 male Blackcap

                          Howard's Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  1 Little Owl. 

                          Sidings Lane, Rainford  --  6 Chiffchaff,  4 Blackcap. 

                          Old Coach Road and surrounds  --  total of  7 Common Buzzards seen,   Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Skylark also reported.

                          Wagon Lane to Broad Oak, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Jay,  Woodpecker heard drumming.

Sat 4th April  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only -- 18 Goldeneye,  6 Oystercatcher,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Swallow,  2 Sand Martin,   

                              ''            ''               ''        ''    --   1 Nuthatch,  2 Willow Warbler,  3 Blackcap. 

Fri  3rd April   --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  12 Goldeneye,  13 Oystercatcher,  1 Redshank,  3 Little Ringed Plover. 

                           East Lancs, Haydock  --   2 Common Buzzard.

                           Kenyon's Lane South / Manor Road,  Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk.

Thu 2nd April --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  2 Shelduck,  7 Gadwall,  72 Tufted Duck,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  43 Barnacle Geese,  

                               ''            ''               ''      ''  --  3 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Oystercatcher, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Swallows, 8 Chiffchaff. 

                          Eccleston Mere  --  3 Oystercatcher,  2 Sand Martin,  7 Chiffchaff,  1 male Blackcap.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  4 Swallows,  1 Sand Martin,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Skylark,  

                             ''    ''       ''     --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.

Wed 1st April  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 1 Red-breasted Goose, 49 Barnacle Geese, 1 Redshank  4 Little Ringed Plover,  5 Snipe,  

                               ''            ''               ''       ''     --  6 Buzzard,  1 Green Woodpecker,  1 Blackcap,  2 Nuthatch,  3 Wheatear,  8 Chiffchaff. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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