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Eccleston Mere

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Carr Mill Dam
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  ****** Carr Mill Dam 27th March - Bittern Photos now uploaded    photo 1  -  photo 2 photo 3      ******

    
   
 Mon 30th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  50 Swift.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  
4 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  2 male Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck.
 - Nine Arches to Penkford Bridge, NLW --
 1 Mute Swan on flash,  1 Swallow thru, 1 Willow Warbler, 
 -     ''      ''                  ''           ''          ''    --      4 Chiffchaff. 
 -
 My House, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Swallow thru.
 Sun 29th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Common Sandpiper,  4 Swallows,  5 Willow Warbler,  
 -      ''            ''      --   2 Blackcap,
 2 Chiffchaff.
 Sat 28th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  G.C Grebe and Coot both with chicks, 2m-2f Gadwall,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -      ''            ''      --  1 Swift,  1 House Martin,  5 Sand Martin,  20 Swallows,  1 Common Whitethroat, 
  -      ''            ''     --    Lesser Redpoll.
 - Old Coach Road / Dairy Farm Road  --   2 Shelduck,  5 Wheatear,  5 Willow Warbler
 also Tree Sparrows.
 - New Cut Lane, Rainford  --  1 Oystercatcher,  7 Wheatear,  1 Corn Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  6 Wheatear,  5 White Wagtail.
 - Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  3  Willow Warbler.

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Fri 27th Apr  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) - 1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway, Swifts reported over reservoir.
 - Moss Bank --  6 Common Buzzards over.
 Thu 26th Apr  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit on feeders.
 Mon 23rd Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juv Mute Swan, 1 Buzzard over, 2 Canada Geese, 1 male Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck.
 - Billinge Hill --  no reports of the male Ring Ouzel,  2 Swallows thru.
 Sun 22nd Apr  - Billinge Hill --  2 Canada Geese -flyovers, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay,  1 House Martin thru,  2 Swallows,  2 Wheatear,  
 
 -     ''        ''    --   1 male Ring Ouzel at site of the stone circle, view from the beacon till 3.45pm, 
 -     ''        ''     --   4 Skylark,  2 Meadow Pipit,  3 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap,   2 Willow Warbler,  1 male Linnet.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper,  20 Swallows, 2 House Martin, 20 Sand Martin,
 -        ''           ''    --
1 Kingfisher, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Old Coach Road / Dairy Farm Road  --  9 Wheatear,  50+ Meadow Pipits,  5 Yellowhammer.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  2 Coal Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting.
 Sat 21st Apr  - Billinge Hill  --  1 male Ring Ouzel on the site of the stone circle, view from the beacon,  2 Grey Partridge, 
 -     ''          ''   --  1 Whitethroat singing in scrub nr horse paddock, 2 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 
 -      ''         ''   --   1 chiffchaff, 
 5 Yellowhammer.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  20 Swallows,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler.
 - Old Coach Road  -- 10 Wheatear,
 3 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler. more on Colin Davies Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --
 1 male Sparrowhawk with kill.
 - Moss Bank Road, Shoots Delph Farm area  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Swallows,  1 Meadow Pipit, 
 -     ''      ''        ''            ''        ''         ''      ''     --   3 Skylarks,  4 Tree Sparrow.
 Fri 20th Apr  - Billinge Hill  --  1 male Ring Ouzel on site of the stone circle, view from the beacon,  2 Chiffchaff,
 -     ''         ''    --   2 Willow Warbler.
 Thu 19th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 juv Mute Swan, 1 Canada Geese, 5 Tufted Duck.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Wed 18th Apr  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock -- 1 male Reed Bunting.
 Tue 17th Apr  - Carr Mill Dam  --  12 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Sand Martin, 20+ Swallows,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Blackcap.
 - Nine Arches, NLW --
  1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard,  1 Swallow thru, 2 Grey Partridges  flushed near the footpath.
 - Jackson Street  --  1 Peregrine on the tower at 7.00pm.
 Mon 16th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler,  1 Common Whitethroat,  2 Lesser Redpoll.
 -        ''           ''    --  2 Blackcap,   also reported a few House Martins thru with Sand Martins
 -        ''          ''    --   also later at least 12 Swallows thru.
 - Catchdale Moss, Green Lane  --  Yellow Wagtail  male on ploughed field.
 - Mossborough Hall Lane, Cut Lane  --  1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  1 Swallow,  12 Fieldfare.
 - Old Coach Road  --  2 Curlew,  7 Wheatear,  1 Corn Bunting.
 - Moss Bank, Clinkham Woods area  --
  3 Buzzards circled low, Great Spotted Woodpecker  Nuthatch heard,
 -     ''      ''             ''             ''         ''    --   Willow Warbler, Blackcap  Chiffchaff  also present.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1m-1f Teal,  3m-1f Gadwall,  6 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck,  
 -      ''          ''        ''     --   1 m Blackcap flew across brook.
 Sun 15th Apr  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Sat 14th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --   2 Mute Swan, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher,  70 Sand Martin,  
 -       ''            ''     --   20 Swallow,  4 Blackcap,  3 Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler,  3 Lesser Redpoll,
 Fri 13th Apr  - Berrington's Lane  --   4 Oystercatcher,  5 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel , 6 Reed Bunting,  plus Willow Warbler, 
 -          ''              ''    --   Blackcap,  Chiffchaff,  Linnet and Yellowhammer all reported.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Sand Martin,  3 Blackcap,  3 Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler, 
 -      ''             ''     --    2 Lesser Redpoll,
 1 Yellowhammeer.
 - Sandy Lane  --   Oystercatcher heard,  1 Buzzard,  2 Sparrowhawk,  4 Grey Partridge,  2 Red-legged Partridge,
 -       ''       ''     --   also Chiffchaff,  Blackcap, Willow Warbler  all reported.
 Thu 12th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 juv Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant,  1m-1f Gadwall,  4 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck.
 Wed 11th Apr  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Wheatear on posts in north-west corner of PR4.
 Tue 10th Apr  - Ashton's Green Drive, Parr --  1 Common Buzzard over.
 Mon 9th Apr  - Carr Mill Dam  --  15 Great Crested Grebe,  4 Sand Martin,  2 Swallows.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --
 1 Coal Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting.
 Sun 8th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --
  2 Coal Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting.
 Thu 5th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --   5 Canada Geese, 1m-1f Teal, 3m-2f Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 
 -      ''           ''       ''     --  2 Grey Wagtail on causeway bank.
 - Clinkham Wood - Moss Bank  --  3 Common Buzzard,  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap.
 Wed 4th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Sand Martin,  1 Blackcap,  1 Willow Warbler,  5 Chiffchaff,  
 -      ''              ''    --  80 Linnet in field at end of stream.
 Tue 3rd Apr  - Eccleston Mere --   1 ad Mute Swan, 4 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Sand Martin,  1 Treecreeper, 
 -      ''              ''   --   3 Blackcap
 singing,  2 Chiffchaff singing.
 - Billinge Hill -- 1 Willow Warbler 
singing in bushes just a bit up from the horse paddocks, 1 Chiffchaff singing. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  3 male Reed Bunting plus poss female in and around the bushes.
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --
 1 G.S Woodpecker at feeding station.
 - Nine Arches to Penkford Bridge, NLW  --   2+1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel.
 - Jackson Street  --  1 Peregrine on the tower at 6.10pm.
 - Johns Ave, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over.
 Mon 2nd Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juv Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 6 Tufted Duck.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Chiffchaff.
 - Eccleston Mere  --
  6 Tufted Duck.
 Sun 1st April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  32 G.C Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit,  3 Chiffchaff singing.
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Grey Partridge, 2 Chiffchaff singing.
 - Crank  --   2 Wheatear males in horse paddocks.

  

  



 

  

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