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17th February 2015
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Carr Mill Dam
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Newton Lake
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2011 

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                                      April 2011 

 

 

 

Thu 28th April  -- Newton Lake, NLW --  8 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  3 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck.

Wed 27th April -- Billinge Hill  --  1 Lapwing,  1 Wheatear,  1 male (record shot photo)  Ring Ouzel  still around the stone circle.

Tue 26th April  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Swift,  1 Common Whitethroat,  3 Tree Sparrow,  2 Yellowhammer.

                           Newton Lake, NLW --  4 Canada Geese,  3 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck.

Mon 25th April -- Billinge Hill  --  1 Lapwing,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Wheatear,  1 male Ring Ouzel  near the stone circle, 
                               ''          ''   --   2 Yellowhammer.

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over high up

Sun 24th April -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW -- 1 Jay, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin.

                          Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley-- 2 Canada, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard going towards Penkford.

Sat 23rd April  --  Old Coach Road  --  2 Whimbrel,  1 Curlew,  4 Oystercatcher,  3 Wheatear,  15 White Wagtail, 
                              ''      ''         ''      --
  5 Yellow Wagtail.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  1 Swift.

Fri 22nd April  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Common Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, Lapwing with 3 chicks.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  1 Grasshopper Warbler  reeling behind yacht club hut, 1 Willow Tit  in hedge by the stream.

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  --  3 Common Whitethroat,   1 Willow Warbler,  1 Swallow,  5 Sand Martin.

                           Vulcan Village, NLW  --  7 House Martins  thru.

Thu 21st April  --  Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grasshopper Warbler,  approx 10 Reed Warbler,  2 G.S Woodpecker.

                            Penkford - Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  --  8 Common Whitethroat,  10 Chiffchaff,  11 Willow Warblers,

                                   ''              ''         ''           ''           ''     --   8 Blackcap,  5 Sand Martin, 1 Kingfisher.

                            Newton Lake, NLW --  7 Canada Geese,  2 Teal,  5 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck.

                            Blackbrook, Sankey Valley  -- 2 Grey Wagtail.

                            Park Avenue, Haydock -- 3 House Martin , nest under the eves of the houses around this area.

Wed 20th April  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  -- 1 Little Ringed Plover on reservoir causeway.

 Tue 19th April --  Carr Mill to Havannah Flash, S\Valley -- 10 Chiffchaff,  8 Willow Warbler,  5 Reed Warbler,  6 Blackcap.

                           Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grasshopper Warbler,  1f Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 1m Bullfinch.

                           Penkford to Mucky Mountains, Earlestown, Sankey Valley -- 7 Common Whitethroat.

 Mon 18th April -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Kestrel, 1 Jay,  1 Common Whitethroat  plus another heard singing.

                            Hannah Flash to Penkford --  3 Reed Warblers, 1 Grasshopper Warbler.

                           Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Grey Heron,  4 Canada Geese,  5 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck.

 Sun 17th April  -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 male Reed Bunting this evening.
 Sat 16th April   -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)   -- 1 Green Sandpiper  on section 1 pit.
 Fri 15th April   --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)   -- 1 Common Sandpiper  on reservoir causeway
 Thu 14th April  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  -- 1 Little Ringed Plover on PR4, 1 Dunlin on PR4.
 Wed 13th April -- Jackson Street Gas Tower --  Photo  -  Fire at the gas tower, which will be dismantled later this year.

                           Jackson Street Gas Tower   -- 1 Peregrine seen flying around the gas tower, while the tower was smoking.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  -- 2 Little Ringed Plover  on PR4.

 Tue 12th April  -- Jackson Street Gas Tower   -- 1 Peregrine.
 Mon 11th April -- Jackson Street Gas Tower  -- 1 Peregrine.
 Sat 9th April   --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 male Reed Bunting again briefly this morning.
 Fri 8th April   --   Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Common Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff.

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

 Thu 7th April  --  Billinge Sewage Works, nr Carr Mill Dam  --  1 G.S Woodpecker,   3 House Martin,  20+Swallows,  

                                  ''           ''           ''             ''      --    40+ Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff,  also present.

                           Carr Mill Dam --  1 Common buzzard, 13 Linnet, 6+ Yellowhammer.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) - 2 Wheatear in north-west corner of PR4, Little Ringed Plover heard over PR4.

                          Stanley Bank, Haydock / East Lancs -- 3 Common Buzzards.

                           Sherdley Park --  1 male and 2 female Mandarin Duck on pond.

 Wed 6th April --  Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk,  5 Swallows,   3 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap, 
                               ''     ''      ''     --   3 Chiffchaff,
  1 Reed Bunting.

                           Clinkham Woods  --   Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

                            Sutton Road, Parr Stocks area  --  1 Common Buzzard  opposite Morrisons roundabout.

 Tue 5th April   --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Common Buzzard on pylons,  1 Sand Martin.

                           St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Mon 4th April  --  Eccleston Mere  --  12 Tufted Duck,  1 female Shoveler,  2 Swallows,  50 Sand Martin,  1 Willow Warbler, 

                                  ''          ''      --  1 Blackcap,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Treecreeper,  5 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  6 Gadwall on section one pit.

                           Carr Mill Dam -- 2 Sand Martin  over.

                           Pine Ave / Maple Ave, Newton le Willows  --  26 Waxwings  present 4.50pm to 5.15pm at least.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck.

 Sun 3rd April  --   Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  6 Gadwall on section one pit,  1 Ringed Plover on PR4.

                           St Anne's Social club, Brotherhood Drive, Sutton  --  Chiffchaff  + 1 Willow Warbler along the old railway line.

                           Catchdale Moss, Green Lane --  2 Wheatear,  5 Tree Sparrow.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  2 Common Buzzard,  3 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler,
                                    ''          ''    --
   5 Chiffchaff.

 Sat 2nd April  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  1 Redshank,  1 Ringed Plover on PR4.

                           Moss Bank -- 1 Cormorant over, 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 hirundines - suspect Sand Martins, very high up.

                          Carr Mill Dam -- 1 Common Buzzard over.

 Fri 1st April   --   Burrows Lane --  1 Swallow over.
  

 

 

 

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