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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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Eccleston Mere

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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 August 2013 

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 Sat 31st Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  20 Swallow,  30 House Martin.   
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel,  4 House Martin,  12+ Swallows thru. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 female Tufted Duck on fishing lake,  2 Kestrel,  2 Swallow, 1 male Reed Bunting.
 Fri 30th Aug  - Wagon Lane / Coopers Lane, Haydock  -- possible Egret species  reported seen briefly around 8.00am.
 Thu 29th Aug  - Billinge Hill and surrounds -- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail, also Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Yellowhammer. 
 - Red Barn Road, Billinge  --  afew Swallows still feeding young,   1 Whinchat,  40+ Tree Sparrows.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 ad & 1 juv Little Grebe,  110 Canada Geese,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Jay.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  100 Canada Geese,  2 Common Buzzard.  also at 6am a large skein of Canada
 -         ''           ''         ''            ''   --  Geese flew over then split into two groups, some towards Newton and others St Helens.
 Wed 28th Aug  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Common  Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock -- 3 Pink-footed Geese  over just before 8.00am, going in a south-eastly direction,
 -   heard and seen by my wife,     (Note --  4 Pink-footed Geese were reported at Martin Mere on Tuesday). 
 Tue 27th Aug

 - Billinge Hill and surrounds  --  1 Spotted Flycatcher,  1 Wheatear   plus lots of Warblers and Swallows etc,
 -       ''        ''     ''         ''          --    Read the full Billinge Hill report on the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog .
 - Red Barn Road, Billinge  --  1 Yellow Wagtail,  25 Tree Sparrows.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Herons,  1 Little Grebe,  108 Canada Geese - where have these all come from ?   
 -        ''         ''       ''     -- 1 male - 2 female Tufted Duck,   1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Common Buzzard over. 
 - Avondale Road, Haydock  --  3 Swifts over. 
 - Lea Green, Sutton  --  1 Common Buzzard over. 

 Mon 26th Aug  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  3 Buzzard,  1 Wheatear on Clare's Moss. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  100 Swallow on wires,  1 Yellow Wagtail.  
 - Mossborough Hall Rainford  --  100 Swallow..
 Sun 25th Aug  - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  approx  40 Canada Geese over. 
 Sat 24th Aug  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard also several House Martins and Swallows thru.  
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford --  7 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove.  tweet from the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 Fri 23rd Aug  - Mill Lane, Rainford  --  1 Hobby chasing Swallows early morning - (as per Manchester Birding Forum). 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford --  7 Curlew, 2 Wheatear,   tweet from the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 Thu 22nd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  3 Tufted Duck,  3 Teal,  10 Canada Geese,  2 Grey Wagtail.
 Wed 21st Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Buzzard,  1 Swift,  20 Swallow,  20 House Martin,  1 Kingfisher.  
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  28 Canada Geese,  5 Swallows thru.
 Mon 19th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 female Tufted Duck,  3 Teal,  1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW --  1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk,  3+ House Martins & 15+ Swallow along railway embankment. 
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 male  Mandarin Duck,  1 female Sparrowhawk. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,, 1 Kingfisher,  1 Buzzard. 
 Sat 17th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  4 Tufted Duck,  100 Canada Geese,  2 Greylag,  58 Barnacle Geese flew over,  
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Common Tern,  10 Swifts,  80 House Martin,  4 Buzzards,  1 Kingfisher.      
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  1 Curlew,  1 Yellow Wagtail. 
 Fri 16th Aug  - Old Coach Road  --  1 Buzzard,  3/4 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  60 Curlew,  1 Barn Owl,  1 Tawny Owl heard, 
 -   ''       ''        ''      --  2 Jay  plus lots of Swifts and Swallows --  sightings from the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  15 Swift,  20 Swallow,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  30 Greenfinch. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  4 Teal,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Thu 15th Aug  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Mute Swan, 3 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard, 30 Swift,  20 Swallows, 30 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 female Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 14th Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 Mon 12th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  23 Canada Geese.  
 Sun 11th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Swift,  10 Swallow,  20 House Martin,  
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Nuthatch. 
 Sat 10th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher,  5 Swift. 
 Fri 9th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Teal,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher.   
 - Larch Close area, Billinge  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Raven over. 
 Thu 8th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 female Tufted Duck,  11 Canada Geese.  
 Tue 6th Aug  - Nine Arches / Penkford Flash embankment  --  4 Grey Heron,  1 Jay.  
 - Billinge Hill  --  Lots of Swifts and House Martins feeding overhead - start of autumn migration of these birds ?
 Mon 5th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  2 female Tufted Duck,  13 Canada Geese,  2 (m/f)  Bullfinch,
 -       ''         ''         ''     --  1 Common Sandpiper on causeway then to bit of exposed mud due to high water levels.
 Sun 4th Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Swift over.
 Sat 3rd Aug  - New Cut Lane / Old Coach Road  --  2 Grey Partridge,  5 Skylark,  5 Common Whitethroat,  10 Tree Sparrow, 
 -     ''     ''      ''        ''       ''         ''     --  4 Yellowhammer,  mixed flock of 30+ Meadow Pipit and Reed Buntings.
 Fri 2nd Aug  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kingfisher,  sighting of note is of  2 Mink seen on footpath on Coopers Lane.
 Thu 1st Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 female Tufted Duck,  13 Canada Geese,  1 Common Sandpiper  photo .
   

   

 

 

 

 

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