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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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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
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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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male Pied Flycatcher 
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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2016 

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                          April 2016
 
 
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 Sat 30th April  - Taylor Park  --  1 young male still present Pied Flycatcher in willows near visitor centre - photos on the St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Swift,  Swallows, Sand Martin,  House Martin,  2 Common Sandpiper,  Whitethroat,  Willow Warbler,  
 -        ''           ''     --  Blackcap,  Sedge Warbler,  Chiffchaff  all reported - St Helens Blog 
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  male Siskin still at the feeders this morning - St Helens Blog
 - Billinge Hill area  --  4 House Martin over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 1 Curlew,  6 Wheatear,  Swallows also reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   2 Canada Geese, 2 Common Tern,  1 Oystercatcher over,  1 Cuckoo heard.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing,  6 Swallows thru,  3 Chiffchaff,  3m/2f  Bullfinch,  2 Reed Bunting. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Fri 29th April  - Taylor Park  --  1 young male Pied Flycatcher in willows nr visitor centre,  2 House Martin, 30 + Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Thu 28th April  - Billlinge Hill area  --  4 Swallows,  1 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Whitethroat - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   5 Canada Geese on the lake this morning.
 Tue 26th April  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  1 Mandarin Duck,  1 Common Sandpiper on East Bank opposite the timing hut, 
 -         ''          ''     --   5+ House Martin,  15+ Sand Martin,  30+ Swallow,  1 Grey Wagtail - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  8 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper - St Helens Blog  
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre / Stanley Bank, Blackbrook  --  1 Sedge Warbler,  1 Common Whitethroat  - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 25th April  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  8 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  4 Tufted Duck,  5 Gadwall,  1 male Teal,  3 Swallow over lake.
 Sun 24th April  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzard,  2 Canada Geeese over,  6 Lapwing,  1 Swallow over,  1 Treecreeper,
 -         ''           ''           ''           ''     --   1 Blackcap 3 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  2 Siskin at the feeders this morning - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 23rd April  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  2 Shelduck1 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler - St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey Valley area, Blackbrook  --  Little Grebe and Reed Warbler reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 Fri 22nd April  - Eccleston Mere  --  Swift reported on BirdGuides, 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Mute Swan,  1 Mandarin Duck,  1 House Martin,  20+ Swallow,  1 Blackcap  -
St Helens Blog
 Thu 21st April  - Coach Road, Rainford  --  1 Wheatear,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Yellowhammer - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Raven,  2 Grey Partridge,   1 Common Whitethroat -
St Helens Blog
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --  1 Fieldfare  - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Tern   - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing,  1 Jay,  1 Reed Bunting  -
St Helens Blog
 Wed 20th April  - Eccleston Mere  --  9+ Tufted Duck,  7 Mute Swan,   1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Swallow,  2 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog
 Tue 19th April - Taylor Park  --  1 Common Sandpiper  also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler reported.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Greylag Goose,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper -
St Helens Blog  
 Mon 18th April  - Carr Mill Dam -- 10 G.C Grebe,  4 Common Tern,  50+ Sand Martin,  2 Swallows,  1 House Martin,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Goldcrest.
 Sun 17th April  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Cormorant over,  male/female Tufted Duck,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Swallow over.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff plus couple more heard,  male/female Bullfinch,   2 Reed Bunting. 
 Fri 15th April

 - Bold Moss  --  Water Rail Sedge Warbler + lots of Reed Buntings reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Red-legged Partridge,  2 Siskin,  4 Lesser Redpoll -
St Helens Blog  
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  20 Fieldfare -
St Helens Blog

 Thu 14th April  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  7 Teal,  12 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Taylor Park  --  Treecreeper reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 Wed 13th April  - Billinge Hill & surrounding area  --  5 Swallow thru, 1 Sand Martin 1 Raven over,  1 Ring Ouzel,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Blackcap
 -      ''          '''              ''           ''     --  1 Yellow Wagtail over - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  4+ G.C Grebe,  2 Pochard,  6+ Tufted Duck,  3 Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler  -
St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Swallow,  1 Reed Bunting -
St Helens Blog
 Tue 12th April  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Goosander flyover,  20+ Sand Martin,  Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler,  8 Bullfinch - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Garswood area  --  At least 3 wheatear in field,   2 Oystercatcher & Lapwing also present - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog 
 - Burrows Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  1 Swallow on telegraph wires - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog
 Mon 10th April   - Moss Lane, Windle  --   4 Oystercatcher,  2 Shelduck,  ,  2 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  10+ Lapwing,  2 Grey Partridge,   4 Stock Dove,
 -     ''       ''         ''        --  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer -
St Helens Blog
 Sat 9th April

 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Shelduck,  4 Oystercatcher,  10+ Lapwing,  1 Corn Bunting.  
 - Burgy Banks north, Hinckley Road  --  4 male Blackcap -
St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant,  2 Tufted Duck. 
 - Bold Moss  --  2 Water Rail -
1 seen other 1 calling - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Fri 8th April  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit.
 Thu 7th April  - Carr Mill surrounds  --   4 Wheatear (3 male, one female) at 11.45 on ploughed land near Otter's Swift Farm - St Helens Blog
 Wed 6th April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  90 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow,  1 House Martin  - St Helens Blog
 Tue 5th April  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher,  10+ Lapwing,   4 Corn Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer. 
 Mon 4th April  - Billinge Hill & surrounds  --  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Green Woodpecker,  3 Wheatear,  1 Fieldfare - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  2 Grey Partridge,  20+ Fieldfare2 Corn Bunting - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Inglenook Farm to Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  5 Wheatear - possibly more around - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  11 Teal,  7 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 - Town Centre  --  female Mallard + 7 ducklings on St Helens Canal nr New Double Locks,  Willow Warbler in song nr Lower Hall Street.
 - Clock Face  --  Chiffchaff heard singing from Red Quarry, Clock Face this afternoon  - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog
 Sun 3rd April  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  1 Osprey over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash & surrounds, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  4 Lapwing,  2 Kingfisher -
St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill & surrounds  --  500+ LBB Gulls over, Raven,  Meadow Pipit and Willow Warbler also reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog
 Fri 1st April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  20 Sand Martin,  3 Swallow - St Helens Blog 
 - Stanley Bank  --  2 Fieldfare nearby -
St Helens Blog

 

 

  

 

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