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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
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
© Dennis Eagling 
 
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
Juv Arctic Tern

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 August 2012 

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 Fri 31st Aug  - Eccleston Mere --  3 G.C Grebe,  7 Tufted Duck,   ***  Juvenile American Black Tern  ***  (id confirmed
 -        ''          ''     --  
95 Canada Geese,  1 feral Barnacle Goose,    ABT 
more details/photos  Colin Davies blog.
 -        ''           ''    --  
  3 Buzzards,  2 Swallows. 
 Thu 30th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Tufted Duck,  Juvenile (possible American) Black Tern photos see Colin Davies blog.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,   7 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper
 Tue 28th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,   8 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper 2 Swallows thru.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  
1 Green Sandpiper. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  
8 Tufted Duck,  1 Swift,  80 House Martin,   40 Swallows. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower -- 1 Peregrine on the tower at 3.10pm even while the constructors cradle was in use.
 - Old coach Road, Rainford, Clare's Moss  --  50 Swallows. 
 Mon 27th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --   1 Eclipse drake Mandarin Duck,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  40 House Martin, 
 -       ''            '        --  20 Swallows.
 Sun 26th Aug  - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)  --  5 Pochard on PR4. 
 Sat 25th Aug  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  50+ Canada Geese,  1 Greylag Goose,  4 Grey Partridge,  200+ Swallows. 
 - Eccleston Mere   --  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 
 Fri 24th Aug  - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)  --  3 Shoveler on PR4,  3 Gadwall on PR4. 
 Thu 23rd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Herons,  8 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper,
 -      ''          ''         ''     --  1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay.
 - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)  --  1 Common Sandpiper  on reservoir causeway. 
 Tue 21st Aug  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  60 Canada Geese,  1 Greylag Goose,  1 Curlew,  12 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)  --  1 Blacked-necked Grebe still PR4,
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1  Peregrine roosting on the tower at  7.25pm.
 Mon 20th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher.  
 - Prescot Reservoirs  (no access )  --   1 Blacked-necked Grebe still on PR4,
 -       ''             ''             ''     ''           --  1 Spotted Flycatcher in the n/w corner of PR
 - Old Coach Road,  Rainford   -- 
67 Canada Geese,  1 Buzzard,  2 Raven. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  50 Lapwing,  100 Swallow. 
 Sun 19th Aug  - Old Coach Rd, Rainford -- 8 Grey Partridge,  1 Buzzard, 150 Swallow on wires on Clare's Moss, Old Coach Rd. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  9 Tree Pipits  reported going over in the morning. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  50 Lapwing.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (now no access at all)  --  1 Blacked-necked Grebe still PR4,  2 Wheatear,  1 Tree Pipit,  
 -        ''            ''           ''          ''       --  1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway,  1 Greenshank over PR4.
 Sat 18th Aug  - Billinge Hill  --  100 Lesser Black Back Gulls heading  s/east,  1 Common Whitethroat,  10 Willow Warbler, 
 -       ''         ''    --  1 Willow Tit. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  -
-  120 Canada Geese,  10 Barnacle Geese. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --
  100 Lapwing. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (Apparently now no access at all)  --  1 Blacked-necked Grebe still present on PR4. 
 Fri 16th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Tufted Duck,  3 Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Swift,  50 Swallows. 
 Thu 16th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,   1 Cormorant,  2 male Gadwall,  3 Tufted Duck.  
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower -- 1 Peregrine on the tower at 3.05pm, and seen again at 7.15pm. (from Jackson St). 
 Wed 15th Aug  - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)   --  1 Blacked-necked Grebe  on PR4.
 Tue 14th Aug  - Prescot Reservoirs  (Apparently now no access at all)   --  1 Blacked-necked Grebe  on PR4. 
 - Valencia Farm,  Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park  --  100+ Canada Geese,   1 Barn Owl seen 9.50pm. 
 Mon 13th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey heron,  2 Little Grebe,  1 male Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper, 
 -       ''          ''        ''     --  1 Swallow.
 - Nine Arches,  NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Sat 11th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Kingfisher. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  100 Lapwing. 
 Fri 10th Aug  - Park Road, Broad Oak, nr Sankey Valley Brook  --  1 Grey Wagtail at the same area as seen on 2nd August. 
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  -- 
1 Cormorant sat on top of electricity pylon. 
 Thu 9th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant sat on top of electricity pylon. 
 
- Prescot Reservoirs (now no access at all)  --  1 Redshank  on PR4.  
 - Eccleston Mere --  
very quiet - 2 Mute Swans,  5 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 8th Aug  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  70+ Lapwing,  1 Corn Bunting,  10 Siskin.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  -- 1 common Buzzard. 
 Mon 6th Aug  - Clare's Moss, Old Coach Road  --  20+ Swifts,  30+ House Martins,  10+ Swallows. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access) -- 1 Hobby  mobbed by Swallows over Burrows Lane at the n/east corner of PR3.
 Sun 5th Aug  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  70 Lapwing,  20 Goldfinch,  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 - My House, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  35+ Swifts thru,   first signs of return migration?
 Sat 4th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  -- 
2 common Buzzard,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  2 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Corn Bunting. 
 Thu 2nd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Buzzard.
 - Prescot Reservoirs  (now no access at all)    --  1 adult Yellow-legged Gull on PR4.
 - Park Road, Broad Oak, nr Sankey Valley Brook  --  1 Grey Wagtail.
     


 

 

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