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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
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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
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

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

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
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Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for August 2011 

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                                        August 2011        

     

 

Wed 31st  Aug - Billinge Hill - 3 Swift, 2 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff,  1 Whitethroat,1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch,  30 Yellowhammer.

Tue 30th Aug --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  15 Canada Geese,   2 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  10 Gadwall. 

Mon 29th Aug --  Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe,  6 Canada Geese,   6 Tufted Duck,  8 Gadwall,
                                  ''         ''        ''     --   1 Green Sandpiper. 

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --   2 Pochard  on PR4. 

                          Billinge Hill   --   2 Wheatear. 

Sun 28th Aug  -- Billinge Hill   --   2 Wheatear. 

Sat  27th Aug --  Billinge Hill   --   2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tree Pipit over 20 Meadow Pipit,   9 Wheatear,  3 Chiffchaff, 

                               ''          ''     --   1 Willow Warbler,  1 Common Whitethroat,  10 Tree Sparrow,  20 Yellowhammer.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Gadwall,  12 Teal,    1 Green Sandpiper

Thu 25th Aug  -- Billinge Hill, summit area -- 2 Tree Pipit,  1 on wires photo +1 flyover, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear,  10 Swifts.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Common Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  1 Wheatear. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  2 Teal,  3 Gadwall,  3 Tufted Duck. 

Wed 24th Aug --  Billinge Hill, summit area  --   6 Tree Pipit  flew over between 8am and 9am, 1 Swift, 1 Wheatear, 1  Buzzard,

                                   ''                  ''        ''    --  1 m Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler,  1 Common Whitethroat, 
                                    ''                  ''        ''     --   5 Yellowhammer. 

Tue 23rd Aug  --  Billinge Hill  --   4 Tree Pipit,  1 Wheatear (as per Manchester Birding web site Forum). 

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Common Buzzard. 

                          Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 22nd Aug --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Gadwall, 1 Cackling Canada Goose1 Little Gull  at 10.15am,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  1 Little Gull  briefly on PR4 until  8.27am. 

                           Billinge Hill  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Spotted Flycatcher,  4 Wheatear,  also Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff,  Blackcap,
                                ''         ''     --   Yellowhammer all reported.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  2 Gadwall,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 

                           St Helens town centre,  Queens Park  -- 1 Raven over  heading SW. 

Sun 21st  Aug  -- Old Coach Road, Mossborough Hall,   --  1 Juvenile Cuckoo on fence posts on Clare's Moss

                           Gillar's Green, Brookhouse Grove / Eccleston Mere  --  1 Greenshank  over north-west  at 23.30.

                           Moss Bank  --   possible  1 Little Gull over in a SSW direction, 
                                 ''      ''     --  poss same bird seen Monday around Eccleston / Prescot Res.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --   1 Cackling Canada Goose on reservoir causeway.

                           Billinge Hill  --  2 possibly 3 Redstarts  (as per Manchester Birding web site Forum). 

Sat 20th  Aug --  Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  3  Buzzards,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 male Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  50 Goldfinch.

                                   ''               ''          ''         --  100 Tree Sparrow,  20 Yellowhammer. 

                           Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Whimbrel  over calling,  50 Goldfinch,  30 Linnet.  

                           Eccleston Mere  --  1 Willow Tit,  2 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Common Buzzard. 

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  2 Yellow Wagtails  east over PR4.

Fri 19th Aug   --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Willow Tit,  1 Treecreeper,  also Willow Warblers,  Chiffchaffs and  Blackcaps present. 

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  1 adult Yellow-legged Gull  on PR4. 

Thu 18th Aug --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  1 Tree Pipit  over PR4.

Mon 15th Aug -- Catchdale Moss, Rainford  --  503 Canada Geese, The small Canada Goose, 74 Barnacle Geese, 
                                  ''           ''            ''       --  1 Red-breasted Goose.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Cormorants,  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Gadwall.

                          My House, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  30+ House Martins passing thru late evening 8.00pm. 

Sun 14th Aug --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Kingfisher. 

Sat 13th Aug  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,  2 Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck. 

                          St Helens all round general area  --  passage movement of Swifts and Swallows going  thru. 

                          Eccleston Mere  --   a small race Canada Goose,  poss a Cackling Goose  presumably an escape. Photo.

                          Check out  Colin Davies blog  and his views as to why he sees it as an escape Cackling Goose, see more photos. 

Thu 11th Aug -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorants on the lake,  1 Kingfisher  flew up left side.

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 Kestrel,  3 Sand Martin,  2 Jays. 

                        Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Wed 10th Aug -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --  2+ Sand Martins over PR4.

 Tue 9th Aug  --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Sand Martin,  3  House Martin,  15 Swallows.

                        Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

                        Berrys Lane / Brookway Lane, Parr  --  Good numbers of  House Martins, Swallows and Swifts  over late pm.

Mon  8th Aug -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 female Tufted Duck,  1 Lapwing,  2 Swifts over. 

Sun  7th Aug -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 female Tufted Duck,  1 Lapwing. 

Sat  6th Aug --  Prescot Reservoirs(permit only ) -- 1 Tree Pipit over  PR4 at 09:40, 1 Wheatear on post 42 in n/west corner of PR4.

Thur 4th Aug --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  2 Green Sandpiper. 

Wed 3rd Aug -- Crow Lane West, NLW / Vista Road area  --  1 Common Buzzard over.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only )  --   2 Common Terns flying around PR4 at 08:30.  

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  1 Cormorant,  1 Green Sandpiper.

 Tue 2nd Aug  -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 3 Swifts, 2 Common Whitethroat. 
                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Common Buzzard on brook embankment close to bridge.
                          Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 

Mon 1st Aug  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Grey Heron,  1 Lapwing,  2 Green Sandpiper. 

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine.

 


 

 

 

 

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