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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
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female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
T
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Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

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Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for April 2017 

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                       April 2017
 
  
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 Fri 28th April  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Oystercatcher,  14 Wheatear,  2 Raven perched on pylon - St Helens Blog 
 - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  --  Corn Bunting reported - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Wed 26th April  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  13 Wheatear in total scattered across the area - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 25th April  - Dairy Farm Road  --  15 Wheatear - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Sun 23rd April  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese.  4 Mute Swan,  1 Cormorant over,  2 Grey Partridge. 
 - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  -- 1 Whinchat in horse paddocks,  1 Wheatear - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Sat 22nd April  - Dairy Farm Road / Old Coach Road  --  2 Grey Partridge,  12 Mistle Thrush,  6 Wheatear,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  1 White Wagtail, 
 -     ''         ''      ''        ''       ''         ''      --  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler
heard,  3 Common Whitethroat.
 Fri 21st April  - Carr Mill  Dam  --  4 Oystercatcher,  4 Common Tern,  1 Grasshopper WarblerSt Helens Blog 
 Wed 19th April  - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  --  2 Wheatear - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --   1 Green Sandpiper in the south west corner. Flew west calling - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Clock Face  --  4 Buzzards over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Tue 18th April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Greylag Goose,  4 Tufted Duck,  brood 12 Mallard duckling,  20 Sand Martin,  2 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Canada Geese over,  1 Swallow over.   
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese still flying around.
 - Gorsey Lane, Bold  --  1 Swallow over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Mon 17th April  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Wheatear  in the horse paddocks at the western end at 0820 - St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  4 Stock Dove,  1 Willow Warbler heard,  2 Chiffchaff,  3 Reed Bunting, 
 -       ''         ''          ''               ''       ''       --   7 Bullfinch,  3 Yellowhammer.  
 - Blackbrook Visitor Centre, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Wagtail seen along the brook.
 Sat 15th April  - Billinge Hill  --  Unusal sighting of a flyover  Egyptian Goose,   1 Swallow thru - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Pennsylvania Farm, Rainford  --  1 Wheatear,  2 Swallow and 6 Yellowhammer - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Prescot Cricket Ground  --  1 Ring Ouzel reported also 1 Grasshopper Warbler near Eccleston MereSt Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   3 Swallows thru,  1 Jay,  1 Willow Tit,  5 Stock Dove,  1 Willow Warbler heard,
 -       ''         ''          ''               ''         ''      --   2 Chiffchaff,  3 Reed Bunting,   8 Bullfinch,  5 Yellowhammer.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Buzzard,  1 male Blackcap
 Wed 12th April  - Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  Report of a possible Hen Harrier sighting seen approx 8.00am.

 Mon 10th April

 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 House Martin,  12 Swallow and 50 Sand Martin at 0815 - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 8th April  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Chiffchaff,  5 Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  4 OystercatcherSt Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Tree Pipit  - Manchester Forum
 Fri 7th April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  Swallow, Blackcap, Willow Warbler all reported - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Thu 6th April  - Billinge, private ringing area  --  1 Mealy Redpoll,  7 Lesser Redpoll - Two in a Bush Blog
 Tue 4th April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Swallows thru at 8.20am - St Helens Blog 
 - Sherdley Park  --
  1 Buzzard over.
 Mon 3rd April

 - Billinge Hill -- 2 Jay, 12 Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff,  2 male Blackcap,  4 Linnet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Yellowhammer - Manchester Forum
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher,  6 Fieldfare,  1 Willow Warbler - St Helens Blog
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 G.C Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Sand Martin,  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Nuthatch,  2 Chiffchaff.
 - Carr Mill Dam to Blackbrook --  2 Grey Wagtail,  2 Nuthatch,  3 Chiffchaff. 
 - Blackbrook Visitor Centre  --  Blackcap
heard singing.
 - Sankey Valley, Wagon Lane to Blackbrook  --   2 Mute Swan,  3 Chiffchaff. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer. 
 - Sankey Valley Brook, Haydock  --  4 Tufted Duck. 

 Sun 2nd April  - Fire Clay Farm, Higher Lane, Rainford -- 4 Swallows, Peregrine, Stock Dove & Corn Bunting also reported - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Victoria Park, town centre  --  Willow Warbler heard singing - St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Sand Martin,  3 Crossbill - Manchester Birding Forum
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --
  4 Buzzards high up,  2 Chiffchaff,  3 Bullfinch,  1 Yellowhammer.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Teal on the brook,  1 Buzzard,  2 Chiffchaff.
           

        

 

  

  

 

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