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Arches
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2014 

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 Wed 30th Apr  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Canada Geese,  2 Grey Heron,  3 Buzzard,  4 Swallows, Reed Buntings reported.
 Mon 28th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall.
 - Carr Mill Dam  -- 3 Common Tern.
 Sun 27th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Gadwall, 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Tern,1 Black Term - photos - Colins Blog,
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Kingfisher also Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs all present.
 Sat 26th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Common Tern,  1 Little Ringed Plover. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  4 Buzzards,  2 Common Tern.
 Fri 25th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Common Tern,  20 House Martin,  30 Sand Martin,  50 Swallows.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant - flyover.
 Thu 24th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese,  2 Gadwall,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Swallow. 
 Wed 23rd Apr  - Hardshaw Brook Council Depot  --  1 Lesser Whitethroat  singing.
 - Eccleston Mere -- 2 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall,  20 House Martin30 Swallows20 Sand Martin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher,
 -         ''          ''    -- 1 Common Whitethroat Colins Blog --  also photos of male female Mandarin Duck on St Helens Blog
 - Dairy Farm Road - 1 Red/L Partridge, 5 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail1 Corn Bunting, 1 Blackcap (Tweet St Helens Blog)
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.
 Tue 22nd Apr  - Stanley Bank Meadow, Haydock  --  1 female Marsh Harrier over.  
 - Eccleston Mere --  2 Mute Swans,  1 male Mandarin Duck photos on Colins Blog, 1 Common Sandpiper,  20 Swallows, 
 -         ''         ''     --  20 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin
10+ Willow Warbler,  8+ Blackcap,  3 Whitethroat,  2 Chiffchaff.
 - Billinge Hill & surrounds  --  2 Raven,   6 Swallows,  1 Whitethroat  + Willow Warbler - Blackcap - Chiffchaff reported.
 -       ''         ''            ''           --  at least 7 Wheatear in the field behind the farm near to Mountains Farm.  St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Shelduck,  2 Tufted Duck,  3 Gadwall,  4 Canada Geese. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.
 Mon 21st Apr  - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 House Martin over at 5.45pm.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Swift,  Sand Martin,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Treecreeper, 
 -         ''         ''      --  Willow Warbler and Reed Bunting  present.    from the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog   
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat,  2 Corn Bunting  plus
Blackcap, Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff.
 Sun 20th Apr  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Grey Partridge,  10+ Skylark,  6 Corn Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer. 
 - Old Coach Road --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher,  9 Wheatear,  6 Grey Partridge.   sightings from St Helens Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Swallow,  2 Wheatear, 10+ Meadow Pipit,  1 Whitethroat,  2 Tree Sparrow.
 Sat 19th Apr  - Mossborough Hall Lane  --  1 Grey Heron - flyover,  1 Buzzard,  12+ Lapwing,  9 Wheatear 2 Nuthatch,  3 Tree Sparrow.
 - Old Coach Road  --  8 Wheatear,  2 Swallows. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  -- 
8 Lapwing,  1 Kestrel,  2 Yellow Wagtail
 - Eccleston Mere  --   1 Whitethroat, 
plus  Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs present.  Colins Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  3 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher,  2 Swallow.
 Fri 18th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  4 Blackcap,  5 Willow Warbler. 
 - Dairy Farm Road -- 
1 Merlin photos on Colins Blog,  2 Wheatear, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  2 Wheatear.
 Thu 17th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Grey Heron, G.C Grebe,   2 Mandarin Duck,  4 Gadwall,  4 House Martin,  40 Sand Martin,  
 -        ''           ''     --  100 Swallows,  5 Blackcap,  5 Willow Warbler,  4 Chiffchaff,  
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling,  
 -        ''           ''     --  Reed Bunting also reported.     combined sightings from  Colins Blog  and  St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  5 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Greylag Geese present early morning.
 Wed 16th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Swallow,  4 Blackcap,  5 Willow Warbler,  3 Chiffchaff.   Colins Blog
 - Havannah Flash, S/Valley -- 1 Heron, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow.  Reeds fire damage photo 
 Tue 15th Apr  - Mill Brow, Sutton Leach  --  1 Common Sandpiper at 5.50pm today at the small lake, SJ5292.   St Helens Blog  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Gadwall, 10 Teal,  1 Swallow. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock -- 3 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk.
 Mon 14th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  9 Canada Geese,  3 Gadwall,  3 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Grey Wagtail,  6 poss 8 Swallows thru, 
 -     ''       ''             ''          ''         ''     --  1 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler.
 Sun 13th Apr

 - Billinge Hill & Surrounds  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  2 Raven,  1 Jay,  2 Grey Partridge,  5 Swallow,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -       ''        ''             ''          --  1 Treecreeper,  2 Goldcrest,  3 Willow Warbler,  3 Blackcap. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting  on the bird table.

 Sat 12th Apr  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  Flock of 70+ Curlew  landed in a field to the near the railway bridge.    St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting  on the bird table.  
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 Greylag Geese with the Canada Geese. 
 Fri 11th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  40 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Blackcap,  3 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch - Manchester Forum.+ email
 - Newton le Willows -- 1 Swallow over the canal.  (Tweet on St Helens Blog). 
 Thu 10th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  3 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  2 Jay. 
 Wed 9th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --  20 Swallows,  20 Sand Martin,  1 Raven,  1 Blackcap. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper

 Tue 8th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  No sign of yesterdays RND,  2 Mute Swan,  2 Shelduck,  6 Canada Geese,  3 Teal,  2 Gadwall, 
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher,  1 Redshank reported flushed from the mudflats early morning. 
 - Newton Lake boundry to Rob Lane  -- 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Buzzard,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Goldcrest,  1 Lesser Redpoll, 
 -        ''        ''          ''             ''      '' --  1 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap.  St Helens Blog + Birders sightings.
 - Recreation Street, Fingerpost  --  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 Mon 7th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  ***  Mega News  ***  male Ring-necked Duck,  present till 7.30pm.   photo's  1   2  3   4   5
 -        ''        ''        ''    --  also present --  3 Mute Swans,  7 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  3 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall, 10 Teal. 
 Sun 6th Apr

 - Windle, Moss Lane -- 1 Swallow,  4 Stock Dove, 5 Linnet, 10 Skylark, 3 Corn Bunting, 30 Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Swallow,  2 Sand Martin,  1 Willow Warbler,  2 Blackcap -  Colins Blog

 Sat 5th Apr  - Stanley Bank Way Bypass, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard  seen low overhead while driving up the bypass.
 Fri 4th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Tufted Duck,  8 Sand Martin,  4 Chiffchaff.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  15 Teal. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.

 Thu 3rd Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --   3 Mute Swan,  3 Gadwall,  4 Sand Martin,  2 Blackcap,  4 Chiffchaff,  5 Reed Bunting.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 3 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 1 Heron,  1 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   1 Grey Heron,  3 Buzzard,  3 Kingfisher. 

 Wed 2nd Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  20 Sand Martin,  1 Blackcap.
 - Billinge  --  1 Little Owl. 
 Tue 1st Apr  - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  17 Teal,  2 L.B.B Gull,  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Shoveler,  7 Teal,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Sefton Street, NLW  --  1 Chiffchaff.
 - Avondale Road, Haydock  --  1 Chiffchaff.   
         

          

 

 

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