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Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for August 2010 

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                              August 2010  


 

 

Tue 31st Aug  -- Eccleston Mere  -- 1 Shoveller, 1 Pochard, 4 Scoter (presumably Common) over n/east,   1 Buzzard, 
                                ''            ''     --   1 juv Marsh Harrier.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -- 1 Med Gull,  1 Kingfisher.

                          Carr Mill --  4 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, 14 Linnet.

                          Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 23 Teal.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Mon 30th Aug -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  4 Teal, 74 Lapwing, 1 juv Yellow Legged Gull, 3 Wheatear, 51 Pied Wagtail,

                                 ''            ''                ''        ''     -- 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit.

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  2 Sparrowhawk, both together, fairly high up, drifting over.

                          Moss Bank --  1 Common Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl calling.

 Sun 29th Aug  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -- 1 Hobby.
 Sat 28th Aug  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  16 Little Grebe,  2 Teal, 17 Snipe,  1 Redshank,  1 Common Sandpiper, 
                                   ''            ''                ''        ''   --   140+ Lapwing,  1 Hobby,  70 Swallows, 150+ House Martin, 
                                   ''            ''                ''        ''   --   4 Sand Martin,  35 Pied Wagtail.
 Thu 26th Aug  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  1 Peregrine, 5 Wheatear.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Wed 25th Aug -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk and a family of 4 Common Buzzards over.

                          Moss Bank into Clinkham Wood  -- 1 Sparrowhawk.

Tue 24th Aug -  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  10 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 100+ Coot, 1 juv Arctic Tern,  2 Raven,

                              ''            ''                ''        ''     --  100+ House Martin, 50+ Swallows, 40+ Goldfinch.

                          Holly Bank Grove, Fingerpost. -- 1 Swift,  6 Swallows.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 2 Peregrine.

 Mon 23rd Aug -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  1 male Pochard, 1 Goosander going east.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  (evening visit) -- 3 Green Sandpiper.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 

Sun 22nd Aug - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1ad./s -1 juv Yellow Legged Gull, 288 L.B.B Gulls, 1 Spotted Flycatcher,

                                 ''            ''                ''        ''    --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 White Wagtail,  53 Pied Wagtail,

                                 ''            ''                ''        ''   --   2 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 60+ Goldfinch,  11 Lesser Redpoll.

 Sat 21st Aug  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  3 Cormorant, 1 juv Yellow Legged Gull, 119 L.B.B Gulls, 1 Ringed Plover, 

                             ''            ''                ''        ''     --  1 Dunlin,  1 Common Sandpiper,   9 Lesser Redpoll.

                         Rainford Bypass  -- 1 Quail  between Dairy Farm Road and Siding Lane.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  (evening visit) --  1 Little Grebe, 10 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 2 Green Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher.

 Fri 20th Aug --  Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  reported on Birdguides.

                         Moss Bank --  4 House Martins thru.

                        St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

                        Newton Lake, NLW  (evening visit) -- 1 Green Sandpiper.

 Thu 19th Aug -- Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  reported on Birdguides. See Colin Davies cracking  photo

                        St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Wed 18th Aug -- Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  reported on Birdguides.

                          Carr Mill Dam  -- 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 Tree Sparrow.

  Tue 17th Aug  -- Eccleston Mere (permit only)  --  1 female Pochard, 1 juv Arctic Tern photo  dinner time and mid afternoon, 
                                    ''          ''         ''        ''      --   2 Common Tern.
 Mon 16th Aug -- Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern late afternoon, not seen later due to disturbance from sailing boat,
                                   ''          ''         ''        ''     --  2 G.C. Grebes+2 young,  150 Canada Geese,  1 Sparrowhawk, 
                                   ''          ''         ''        ''     --  100+ Swallows, 2 House Martin.
 Sat 14th Aug  -- Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  reported on Birdguides at dinner time, still present late afternoon.
 Fri 13th Aug  --  Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  reported on Birdguides twice around dinner time.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  (evening visit) --  2 Little Grebe, 7 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 2 Green Sandpiper,  4 Lapwings.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 1 Green Sandpiper.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  -- 30+ Swallows also around 15 house Martin and 1 Sand Martin.

 Thu 12th Aug --  Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  seen late afternoon, present for at least its fifth day.

                          Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Little Grebe, only 1 Canada Goose seen, 3 Lapwings.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 1 Green Sandpiper,   1 Lapwing.

 Wed 11th Aug -- Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 f Pochard, 1 juv Arctic Tern  on the landing stage 06:45, also again at 19.30.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Tue 10th Aug --  Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  on landing stage till 06:55, reported on BirdGuides in afternoon.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 2 Green Sandpiper,   3 Lapwing.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Mon 9th Aug  --  Eccleston Mere (permit only) -- 1 juv Arctic Tern  present last couple of days.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 3 Green Sandpiper,   3 Lapwing.

                          Gillar's Green -- 1 Hobby  over Burrows Lane and Gillar's Wood at 11.20.

                          Grange Park Golf Course  -- 2 Willow Tit.

                          St Helens town centre  -- 2 Peregrine.

 Sun 8th Aug  --  Old Coach Road -- 1 Whinchat  in the horse paddocks at Clares Moss.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 1 Green Sandpiper.  

                         Sankey Valley, Haydock  -- total of 8 Jays counted between Wagon Lane and just past Havannah Bridge. 

Sat 7th Aug  --   Gillar's Green -- 2 Hobbies  calling and showing well over Gillar's Wood at 19:35.

Fri 6th Aug   --   Newton Lake, NLW -- 3 Green Sandpiper, + female Harris Hawk reported flying across back of pool carrying prey.

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock -- 1 Sparrowhawk.

                         St Helens town centre  -- 2 Peregrine.

 Tue 3rd Aug  --  Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe, 6 Teal,   3 Green Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher.

                         St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

 Mon 2nd Aug  -- Penkford Flash, NLW, (viewed from the bridge) -- 1 Green Sandpiper.  (very little water around).

                         St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  -- 3 Common Whitethroat, also quite a few Swifts and Swallows overhead.

                         My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  quite a few Swallows passing thru.

 Sun 1st Aug  --  Newton Lake, NLW --  3 Little Grebe, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Lapwing, just appeared around 20+(farm yard type) ducks.
 

 

 

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