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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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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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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2010 

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                            April  2010

Fri  30th Apr --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Curlew over,  9 Lapwings,  Swifts,  Swallows,  House Martins, Sand Martins in,  9 Linnet,  

                           ''     ''      ''      --  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Tree Sparrow,  3 Yellowhammer.  

                        Sefton St, NLW  --  2 Swifts over.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thu 29th Apr -- Moss Bank  --  4 Swifts & 5 Swallows over,  Chiffchaff + Blackcaps present in the woods also 1 Tawny Owl heard.

                        St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.  

                        Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck.

Wed 28th Apr -- Gillar's Green  --  Swifts present and going thru. 

Tue 27th Apr --  Havannah Flashes, Sankey Valley -- 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in same area as yesterday, Engine Inn side,

                                ''             ''             ''              --  3 Reed Warblers1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer - (Wagon Lane area).

                         St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Mon 26th Apr  -- Carr Mill Dam  --   6 Sand Martins,  Swallows and House Martins also reported,  1 Wheatear,  3 Willow Warbler, 

                             ''       ''      ''    --    1 Chiffchaff,  5 Linnet,  2 Yellowhammer. 

                          Havannah Flashes, Sankey Valley  --  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Grasshopper Warbler heard, 

                                    ''             ''             ''          ''     --   5 Swallows,   2 male Bullfinch,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.  

                          Catchdale Moss,  Green Lane  -- 8 Golden Plover,   7 Wheatear. 

                          Rainford Mosslands,  Old Coach Road  --  3 Wheatear.

                          Dairy Farm Road  --  1 Wheatear.        

                          Berrington's Lane  --  1 Wheatear. 

Sun 25th Apr  --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Swift,  11 Common Whitethroat,  4 Grasshopper Warblers. 

Fri  23rd Apr  --  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1male-1female  Gadwall on flash,  1 Buzzard,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Sand Martin,  1 Kestrel,  2 Stock Dove. 

Thu 22nd Apr  -- Havannah Flashes, Sankey Valley  --  1 Reed Warbler. 

                          Prescot Reservoir  (permit only)   --  1 Yellow Wagtail. 

                          Moss Bank  --  2 Common Buzzards over,  1 Swallow,+ constant passage of small groups of gulls flying all morning.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  6 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 

Wed 21st Apr  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  1 Cuckoo - 7.30pm.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Swallows thru, 2 Jay, 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting.

Tue 20th Apr  --  Eccleston Mere  --  2 Swift,  1 House Martin,   20 Swallows, 70 Sand Martin.

                          Prescot Cricket Club  --  1 Grasshopper Warbler,  reeling at the side of the small cricket field.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  80+ Swallows,  12+ Sand Martin.

                          Nine Arches to Penkford Bridge, NLW   --  1 Lapwing on flash,  2 Chiffchaff,  12 Swallows,  1 Linnet. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Mon 19th Apr --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Swift,   20 Swallows, 100 Sand Martin.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  9 Common Sandpiper,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  3 Swift,  7 Wheatear. 

                          Penkford Bridge along Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese over,  9 Swallows,  5 Sand Martin,  1 Chiffchaff,
                               ''           ''             ''           ''         ''     --  1 Jay,  1 Fieldfare.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Swallows,  1 Sand Martin,  1 Jay,  1 Chiffchaff. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 18th Apr --  Burrow's Lane, in horse paddock near Prescot cricket ground  -- 1 male Ring Ouzel mid afternoon, 

                               ''           ''             ''           ''          '           ''          ''      ''                   not seen late pm.

                         Eccleston Mere  --  1 Swift,  1 House Martin,  2 Swallows. 

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

Sat 17th Apr  --  Eccleston Mere  --  16 G.C. Grebe,  2 Swallows, 1 Willow Tit,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler, Blackcap present.

                         Old Coach Road  --  2 Oystercatcher. 

                         Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  15 Golden Plover,   2 Oystercatcher.

                         Berrington's Lane  --  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Lesser Redpoll.

                          Inglenook Farm, Rainford bypass  -- 1 Curlew over,  also Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler & Blackcap throughout.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  10 Tufted Duck,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  1 Willow Warbler. 

Fri  16th  Apr --  Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck, 9 Curlew,  4 Oystercatcher, 1 female Wheatear. 

                         Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  20 Golden Plover,  5 Oystercatcher,  1 male Wheatear. 

                         Siding's Lane, Rainford  --  3 Willow Warbler,  2 Blackcap. 

Thu 15th Apr --  Berrington's Lane  --  1 Raven,  1 Common Whitethroat. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Sand Martin,   3 Swallows. 

Wed 14th Apr -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  2 Little Ringed Plover.

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay,  1 Chiffchaff,   5 Reed Bunting.

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

Tue 13th Apr --  Rainford Mosslands  --  17 Curlew  in field near Old Hall Farm,  30 Fieldfare in trees near Brown Birch Farm. 

                         Catchdale Moss Lane  --  2 Snipe,  2 Grey Partridge,  5 Stock Dove.  

                          Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  2 Shelduck. 

                         Moss Bank, private garden  --  1 female Blackcap. 

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  20+ Swallows,  2 Sand Martin.  

                         Stanley Bank Way, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Whitethroat. 

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                         Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley  --   2 Teal on flash, 1 Chiffchaff  from footpath. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Swallows  passing thru. 

                         Lyme & Wood Landfill, Vista Road, Haydock  --  2 Grey Partridges,  1 Jay,  1 Yellowhammer. 

Mon 12th Apr -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Wheatear,  4 Willow Warbler.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --   8 Teal,   3 male-1 female Gadwall,  12 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Jay,  1 Stock Dove. 

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  4 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard seen from the bridge towards Parr. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  95 Canada Geese. 

Sun 11th Apr --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Swallow ,  1 Yellowhammer, also several Chiffchaff,  Willow Warblers,  Blackcap noted. 

Sat 10th Apr  -- Rainford Mosslands  --  Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer present throughout the area, 1 Corn Bunting at Inglenook Farm. 

                        Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Blackcap,  1 Willow Warbler,  4 Tree Sparrow.

                        Berrington's Lane  --  3 Tree sparrow.

Fri  9th Apr --   Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --   2 Teal,  1 male Gadwall on flash,  1 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                       Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Chiffchaff. 

                       Siding's Lane, Rainford  --  5 singing Chiffchaff,  1 Reed Bunting, also good numbers of Lapwing present, 
                             ''          ''            ''        --   Yellowhammers also present.

Thu 8th Apr --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  1 male Shoveler,  1 Dunlin,   3 male Blackcap.

                       Burrow's Lane horse paddock  --  2 White Wagtail.

                       Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  6 Teal,   4m-2f  Gadwall,  12 Tufted Duck

                       St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Wed 7th Apr -- Moss Lane  --  3 Raven,  3 Swallow,  1 Wheatear,  3 Corn Bunting,  20+ Tree Sparrow.

                       Berrington's Lane  --  1 Whimbrel. 

Tue 6th Apr --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  1 male Gadwall,  14 Tufted Duck

                       Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay, 1 Willow Warbler.  

                       Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  -- 1m Gadwall on flash, 1 Buzzard seen from the bridge towards Parr.

                       St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  -- 112 Canada Geese,  1 Greylag. 

                       St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                       Berrington's Lane  --  1 Whimbrel. 

                       Moss Lane  --  1 Blackcap,  1 Corn Bunting. 

                       Gillar's Green  --  1 Swallow. 

Mon 5th Apr -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)   --  1 Blackcap.

Sun  4th Apr -- Dairy Farm Rd -- Old Coach Rd  --  5 Buzzards,  2 Kestrel,  1 Swallow,  4 Fieldfare,  2 Corn Bunting, 
                               ''       ''      ''      ''       ''      ''   --  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Tree Sparrow,  4 Yellowhammer. 

                        Catchdale Moss  --  1 female Hen Harrier,  3 Oystercatcher, 18 Red-legged Partridges.

                        Howard's Lane  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Tree Sparrow.

                         Burrow's Lane  --  1 Common Buzzard,  11 Red-legged Partridges,  2 Raven,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler

Sat  3rd Apr  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only - reported on BirdGuides)  --  Osprey  one flew north this morning..  

                        Catchdale Moss  --  1 Swallow.    

                        Billinge Hill  --  1 Common Buzzard.

Fri  2nd  Apr -- Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Mute Swans,  58 G.C Grebes,  19 Lapwing,  2 Swallows,  1 Chiffchaff. 

Thu 1st Apr  --  Station Road, Haydock  --  2 Swallows  flying low over the houses.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

  

 

 

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