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 Tue 30th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --   4 Gadwall,  2 Common Sandpiper,  2 Oystercatcher over,  1 Buzzard,  10 Swift, 
 -        ''          ''      -- 
  2 G. .S Woodpecker,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Goldcrest seen + more heard, 
 -        ''          ''      --   1 Willow Tit,  1 Sedge Warbler,  8+ Common Whitethroat,  2 Chiffchaff,  4+ Blackcap, 
 -        ''          ''      --  
 3+ Willow Warbler,  7 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Reed Bunting.   
 - Houghton's Lane --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling from hedge at the start of the road up to Higher Barrowfield Farm.
 - Windle, Moss Lane  --  33 Wheatear,  2 Oystercatcher,   2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,   3 Skylark, 
 -       ''          ''      ''     --  3 Tree Sparrow,   4 Linnet,  4 Yellowhammer.
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm --  19 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane -- 1 White Wagtail.
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in top right side hedge-rows towards football pitch.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese,  several  Chiffchaff & Willow Warblers from Engine Inn to flash,  
 -          ''          ''           ''          ''      --  2 Sedge Warblers,  1 Reed Bunting,   1 Yellowhammer. 
 -  Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

 Mon 29th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  10+ G.C Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 35+ Canada Geese, 1 Snipe,
 -        ''          ''      --  3 Common Sandpiper,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Tawny Owl,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  4 Swift,
 -        ''          ''      --  good numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins,  3 Common Whitethroat,
 -        ''          ''      --  1 Sedge Warbler,
  1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting.
 - Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park  -- 10+ Lapwing,  4 Red-legged Partridge.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  26 Canada Geese,  2 Teal,  1 male Gadwall,  9 Tufted Duck.
 - Willow Park, NLW  --  1 Nuthatch. 
 Sun 28th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --   2 Mute Swan, 10 G.C Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck,  2 Gadwall,  3 Common Sandpiper, 
 -        ''          ''     --  1 male Redstart reported - no furter details,  7 Common Whitethroat, 
  1 G.S Woodpecker,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Nuthatch, good numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martin present,
 -        ''          ''     --   4 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  3 Willow Warbler,  2 Siskin,  6 Lesser Redpoll,  4 Reed Bunting.
 - Windle, Moss Lane --  3 Curlews + 1 Whimbrel both end of Moss Lane,  23 Wheatear, 5 Common Whitethroat.
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm -- 12 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane --  4 White Wagtails,  6 Wheatear between Sadler’s Lane and Blind Foot Road.
 Sat 27th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --   4 Common Sandpiper,  1 Swift,  4 Blackcap,  2 Sedge Warbler,  4 Common Whitethroat,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Wilow Tit,  4 Chiffchaff,  10 Willow Warbler,  2 Siskin,  5 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Catchdale Moss --  12 Wheatear on Green Lane,  1 Golden Plover on Howards Lane. 
 - Windle, Moss Lane --  3 Curlews north,  26 Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat,  2 Oystercatcher,  3 Skylark,
 -       ''          ''      ''    --  1 Jay,  12 Swallows, 1 House Martin,  1 White Wagtail,  4 Linnet,  9 Yellowhammer.
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm  --  15 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane -- 13 White Wagtails.
 - Old Coach Road -- 4 Shelduck,  33 Wheatear.
 Fri 26th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  5 Common Sandpiper,  100 Swallows,  50 Sand Martin,  50 House Martin,  5 Blackcap,
 -        ''          ''     -- 2 Common Whitethroat.
 - Taylor Park -- 
5 G.C Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck,  8 Canada Geese,  6 Swallows,  2 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling 9.00am in right side hedges towards football pitch.
 - Vista Road, Haydock --  2 Grey Heron in ploughed field opposite Lyme Wood CP, 1 Kestrel.
 Thu 25th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere --  2 Gadwall,  8+ Common Sandpiper present all day,  2 Swift,  50 Swallows,  50 Sand Martin,
 -        ''          ''     --  20 House Martin,  2 Sedge Warbler,  2 Common Whitethroat,  1 Willow Tit,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Yellow Wagtail   photo1  photo 2,  4 male Blackcap, 4 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Taylor Park --  2 Common Sandpiper,  no news on the Pied Flycatcher.
 - Windle Moss, Watery Lane / Moss Lane - 1 Redstart [f] in field & hawthorns on west side of Watery Lane Farm,
 -      ''         ''     --  21 Wheatears on Moss Lane,  3 Whitethroat,  6 in field east side of Blind Foot Road,
 -      ''         ''     --  15 Wheatears between Windle Farm and Lower Barrow Field Farm, 1 Fieldfare Watery Lane Farm.
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling 10.30am in right side hedges towards football pitch.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Buzzards,  3 Swallows,  3 Jays,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Yellowhammer.
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Teal,  79 Tufted Duck,  6 Canada Geese,  1 Raven over.

 Wed 24th Apr  - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in top right side hedge-rows towards football pitch,
 -        ''       ''           ''          ''     --  1 Swallow thru,  2 Stock Doves in field,  3 Jays,  2m-1f Bullfinch,  3 Yellowhammer.
 - Coopers Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock --  2 Swallows thru,  2 Yellowhammer.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley, Haydock -- 6 Canada Geese (2 flyovers),  1 Common Buzzard.
 - Taylor Park -- 1 male Pied Flycatcher reported as being present.
 - Windle Moss, Watery Lane / Moss Lane --  1 Redstart [f] in field & hawthorns along footpath between rugby club A580,
 -        ''       ''     --  23 Wheatear on Moss Lane,  3 in field east side of Blind Foot Road,
 -        ''       ''     --   7 Wheatear form Windle Farm - Lower Barrow Field Farm, 2 Fieldfare.
 Tue 23rd Apr  - Taylor Park --  9 Tufted Duck,   1 male Pied Flycatcher  photo 1  photo 2  viewed from the raised cafe building,
 -      ''       ''     --  2 male-1 female Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler.
 - Billinge Hill & Mountains Farm --  1 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 1 Goldcrest,  9 Wheatear,  1 Whitethroat,
 -        ''          ''     -- 
2 Jay,  4 Linnet,  1 Blackcap,  3 Willow Warbler,  8 Tree Sparrow,  several Yellowhammers.
 - Windle Moss, Watery Lane / Moss Lane - 1 Redstart [f] in field & hawthorns along footpath between rugby club A580,
 -        ''          ''     --  19 Wheatears on Moss Lane, 6 in field east side of Blind Foot Road,
 -        ''          ''     --  10 Wheatears between Windle Farm and Lower Barrow Field Farm.
 - Wargrave Road, NLW, near Vulcan Village --  1 Grey Partridge running along the road side.
 Mon 22nd Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW --  8 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck, 1 male Gadwall,  1 Common Buzzard.
 - Nine Arches, NLW -- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 Jay,  12+ Swallow,  1 Sand Martin, several Chiffchaff / Willow Warbler.
 - Penkford Bridge, NLW --  3 Swallow,  1 Willow Warbler. 
 Sun 21st Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  18 G.C Grebe,  2 Teal,  7 Gadwall,  1 Water Rail in SW corner,  2 Common Sandpiper, 
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Buzzard, 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin,  1 House Martin, 1 Tawny Owl,  1 Kingfisher,
 -        ''          ''     --   2 Common Whitethroat,  5 Blackcap,   4 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler,  10 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park -- 10 Canada Geese, 20+ Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher,  1 Swallow, 
 -        ''          ''          ''        ''            ''          ''  --  1 female Sparrowhawk,  4 Red-legged Partridge.
 - Windle Moss, Watery Lane / Moss Lane --  2 Buzzard,  2 Yellow Wagtail in horse paddocks nr Farm,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Yellow Wagtail north towards Harrison’s Wood,  35 Wheatears, 
 -        ''          ''     --  4 Common Whitethroat,  1 Skylark,  2 Linnet,  30+ Yellowhammer.
 - Windle Moss --  4 Wheatears  in field on east side of Blind Foot Road by publc footpath.
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston --  3 male-1 female Blackcap
 - Sankey Valley, NLW -- 1 Waxwing
  half way between Bradley Lock swing bridge and Hey Lock.
 Sat 20th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  21 Tufted Duck,  7 Gadwall,  1 Arctic Tern,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Water Rail in SW corner,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Buzzard, 10 Swallow,  5 Sand Martin,  1 Common Whitethroat, 
 -        ''          ''     --  2 Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  5 Willow Warbler,  3 male Reed Bunting.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford -- 5 Curlew,  20 Wheatear.
 - Windle Moss, Moss Lane --  25 Wheatear,
  1 Whinchat  around dry pond end of Moss Lane,  2 Yellow Wagtail,
 -       ''       ''  --  8 Wheatear in field south of footpath from Blind Foot Road to Watery Lane Farm +9 along Watery Lane.
 - Catchdale Moss --  2 Wheatear.
 - Carr Mill Dam -- 15 G.C Grebe,  1 Arctic Tern,  1 Buzzard distant,  3 Swallows,  5 Sand Martin.
 - Crank to Billinge Hill --  1 G.S Woodpecker heard, 1 Jay, 3 Swallows, 1 female Redstart, 1 Brambling, 
 -      ''          ''          ''   --  45 Wheatear,
 1 Common Whitethroat,  plenty Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler & Yellowhammers.
 - Queens Park, town centre --1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. 
 - Fosters Park, Pocket Nook --  1 male Wheatear.
 - Lyme Wood CP, Vista Road, Haydock  -- 2 Buzzard.
 Fri 19th Apr  - Carr Mill Dam -- 1 Red-breasted Merganser,  1 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper. 
 - Eccleston Mere --
 3 Arctic Terns,  1 Common Sandpiper, lots of Chiffchaff & Willow Warblers,  1 Blackcap photo.
 - Windle Moss --
  1 Whinchat on ground around the dry pond at end of Moss Lane with some Wheatears.
 -     ''          ''   -- 20+ Wheatears
 in field on west side of RUFC,  9 Wheatears between Windle Farm and Watery Lane,
 -     ''          ''   --  9 Wheatears in field on the east side of Blind Foot Road south of the footpath to Watery Lane Farm.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Grey Heron,  4 Mute Swan,  2 Tufted Duck on brook,  2 Teal on brook,
 -        ''          ''              ''        ''      --  3 Canada Geese,  4 Buzzards,  2 Swallows.
 Thu 18th Apr  - Billinge Hill --  male Ring ouzel still present,  1 Wheatear,  12 Meadow Pipits.
 - Windle Moss --  20+ Wheatears  in 2 fields between Lower Barrow Field Farm and Windle Farm.
 - Carr Mill Dam -- 1 Red-breasted Merganser,  Swallows, House Martin and Sand Martin all present,
 -    ''      ''     ''    -- Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap  present and very active.
 - Eccleston Mere --  7 Gadwall,  2 Arctic Terns,  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Peregrine,  1 Snipe.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Teal,  1 Shelduck 7 Tufted Duck,  2m-1f  Gadwall,  2 Canada Geese.   
 - Nine Arches, NLW --  2 Kestrel, 1 Swallow thru.
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock --  1 Chiffchaff also Skylark heard singing over towards Coopers Lane.
 Wed 17th Apr  - Billinge Hill --  male Ring ouzel  photo  in sheep field behind pine copse on other side of billinge hill.
 - Windle Moss --  1 Blackcap,  1 Whitethroat around Moss Farm,  3 Wheatear on footpath Windle Farm/Watery Lane.
 - Carr Mill Dam --  12 G.C Grebes,  1 female Goldeneye,  1 Red-breasted Merganser,   3 Swallows,  1 Sand Martin.
 Tue 16th Apr  - Taylor Park -- 1 male Pied Flycatcher  photo  viewed from the raised cafe building, present till 2.00pm at least.
 - Eccleston Mere --  10 Gadwall,  1 Water Rail,  2 Arctic Terns,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Nuthatch,  3 Chiffchaff,  4 Willow Warbler.  Read more plus photos on Colin Davies blog. 
 - Windle Moss --  1 Whinchat on fence posts around horse paddocks on east side of Watery Lane Farm.
 -      ''          ''     --  10 Fieldfares on  LSH RUFC pitch 1,  4 Wheatears,  1 Yellow Wagtail heard,  1 Willow Warbler.  
 - Nine Arches, NLW -- 1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Swallows over,  2 Chiffchaff heard.  
 - Vista Road, Haydock -- 1 Swallow  over towards the tip.
 Mon 15th Apr  - Vulcan Pub, Robins Lane, Sutton  --  43 Waxwings  in car park this morning.  - (as per Bird Guides). 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  10 Gadwall,  2 Buzzard,  1 Common Sandpiper,  10 Swallows, 
 -        ''          ''      -- 
  4 Chiffchaff,   4 Willow Warbler.     
 - Windle Moss  --
 1 Ringed Plover the field on the west side of LSH RUFC along Moss Lane to Watery Lane Farm, 
 -      ''          ''     --  3 Willow Warblers,  1 Chiffchaff,    9 Grey Partridge,  30 Corn Bunting,   
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  7 Tufted Duck,  2m-1f  Gadwall,  8 Canada Geese.   
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  12 Teal,  1 Buzzard  distant,  1 Grey Wagtail.  
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Swallow  thru,  1 Chiffchaff.  
 - Laurel Ave / Alder Street,  NLW  --  1 House Martin.
 Sun 14th Apr  - Peckers Hill Road, Sutton -- 43 Waxwing  at end of Peckers Hill Road, Sutton - (as per Bird Guides).
 - Eccleston Mere --  2 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Shelduck over, 3 female Goldeneye, 10 Gadwall, 2 male Pochard,
 -        ''          ''     -- 1 Raven, 1 Snipe, 15 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 
 -        ''          ''     --  5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 30 Lesser Redpoll,
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston --  1 female Brambling,  1 male Blackcap, 1 male Siskin. 
 - Carr Mill Dam -- 1 Red-breasted Merganser reported in the morning.
 - East Lancs -- 1 Swallow over heading towards Moss Bank.
 Sat 13th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Teal,  27 Tufted Duck,  2 Shelduck,  3 female Goldeneye,  10 Gadwall,
 -        ''          ''      --   1 Kingfisher,  1 Tawny Owl,  3 Red-legged Partridge,  1 Raven,  1 Blackcap,   2 Siskin,
 -        ''          ''      -- 
  10 Swallow,  2 House Martin,  5 Sand Martin,  2 Willow Warbler,  7 Chiffchaff, 
 -        ''          ''      -- 
  4 Treecreeper,  30 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Bullfinch.
 - Windle Moss --  2 Willow Warblers,  1 Chiffchaff,  4 Swallows,  3 Grey Partridge, several singing Corn Bunting,  
 -       ''        ''     --  2 Wheatears in fields on east side of Watery Lane Farm,
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  5 Curlew,  5 Buzzards,
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford Bypass  --
  1 Corn Bunting plus lots of Chiffchaffs around the mosslands area.

 Fri 12th Apr  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Teal on brook,  2 Canada Geese over,  4 Cormorants,
 -        ''          ''           ''           ''      --  3 Buzzards,  1 Coal Tit.
 Thu 11th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  17 Tufted Duck,  7 Gadwall,  2 female Goldeneye,  3 Chiffchaff,  1 Siskin,  3 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  14 Tufted Duck,  6 Gadwall,  6 Canada Geese,
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 - Larch Close area, Bilinge --  Skylark and Yellowhammer heard singing.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Teal on the brook,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming.
 Wed 10th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Teal,  17 Tufted Duck,  9 Gadwall,  2 female Goldeneye1 Swallow,  5 Sand Martin,
 -        ''          ''      -- 
 1 Water Rail,  1 Tawny Owl,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Chiffchaff.
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston -- 1 male Blackcap.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit,  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Tue 9th Apr  - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 male Brambling at the feeders.
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  21 Teal.
 - Nine Arches, NLW --  1 Jay,  1 Coal Tit.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit,  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Mon 8th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail,  1 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit.
 - Houghton's Lane --  2 Oystercatcher in fields.
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Grey Heron, 9 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 7 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  21 Teal,  2 Grey Wagtail.
 - Nine Arches, NLW --  2 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Coal Tit, 1 female Bullfinch.
 Sun 7th Apr  - Eccleston Mere --  1 Little Grebe,  4 Teal,  8 Gadwall,  2 female Goldeneye,  15 Tufted Duck,  1 Woodcock,
 -        ''          ''     -- 
 2 Oystercatcher over,  7 Snipe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher, 10 Fieldfare,  2 Redwing,  1 Nuthatch,
 -        ''          ''     --  2 Treecreeper,  2 Coal Tit, 1 Siskin over,  5 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Prescot Reservoirs  (No Access)  --  16 Wigeon,  2 Shoveler,  4 Gadwall,  6 Teal,  1 Pochard on PR4.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Sat 6th Apr  - Eccleston Mere -- 4 Wigeon,  2 Shoveler,  28 Teal,  10 Gadwall,  2 female Goldeneye,  2 Mandarin Duck flew over,
 -        ''          ''     -- 17 Tufted Duck,  1 Woodcock roding,  1 Snipe,  1 Jack Snipe flushed,  2 Water Rail, 
 -        ''          ''     --  Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 G.S Woodpecker drumming,  1 Barn Owl,  1 Tawny Owl,
 -        ''          ''     -- 
  2 Oystercatcher over,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit,  4 Goldcrest,
 -        ''          ''     --   1 White Wagtail,  5 Chiffchaff,  3 Lesser Redpoll. Read his days birding on Colin Davies blog. 
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --  1 Oystercatcher,  50 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  2 Buzzards,  50 Linnet.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  8 Buzzards,  5 Fieldfare.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  8 Teal on brook,  2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Yellowhammer.
 Fri 5th Apr  - Red Bank Road, Billinge Hill -- 1 Little Owl,  1 Sparrowhawk,  5 Yellowhammer.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 1 female Goldeneye,  2 Mute Swan,  1 (possible) Tawny Owl,
 -        ''          ''      -- 
 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  29 Teal,  700+ assortment of Gulls. (B.H - LBB - Common).
 Thu 4th Apr

 - Haydock Park Racecourse -- 1 Little Ringed Plover on the gravel in the car park, read more on Colin Davies blog. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 female Goldeneye,  10 Tufted Duck,  9 Gadwall,  1 Sand Martin,  6 Meadow Pipit.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Shelduck,  6 Tufted Duck, 10 Canada Geese.
 - Southwark Road, on the way in to NLW  --  2 Buzzards over.

 Wed 3rd Apr  - Pinbo Road, King's Moss, Crank -- 1 Osprey over at 9.50am heading north, then east over Houghwood Golf Course.
 - Eccleston Mere --  8 Tufted Duck,  2 Gadwall, 1 Barn Owl,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff.
 - Carr Mill Dam --  20 G.C Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  10 Cormorant,  30 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  10 Teal on the brook, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming.
 Tue 2nd Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 female Goldeneye,  6 Gadwall,  28 Tufted Duck,  1 Water Rail,  1 Barn Owl,  2 Goldcrest,
 -        ''          ''      --  2+ White Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  21 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  12 Tufted Duck, 1m-1f Gadwall,  6 Canada Geese.
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  23 Teal,  500+ assortment of Gulls. (B.H - LBB - Common).
 Mon 1st Apr  - Old Coach Road  --  6 Curlew,  3 Buzzards.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  4 Gadwall,  12 Tufted Duck,  1 Water Rail heard,  1 Snipe,  2 Buzzard,
 -        ''          ''      --  1 Barn Owl,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Redwing,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  2 Goldcrest on fat balls,  3 Siskin.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  19 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  12 Tufted Duck, 10 Canada Geese.

 

 

 

   

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