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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female Black Redstart
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female
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
7th April 2014
 

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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 
 
Arctic Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for August 2014 

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 Thu 28th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  10 Tufted Duck,  4 Teal,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher -  Colins Blog
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  3 Gadwall,  5 Teal,  16 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher.
 Wed 27th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,  1 Black Tern - Colins photos,  2 Kingfisher.  1 G. S Woodpecker,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -         ''          ''     --  also reported Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat -  Colins Blog and St Helens Blog 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  Raven being mobbed by Swallows,  4 Yellow Wagtail - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Curlew over calling at 11.45am. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzard,  15+ Swallows over top field,  1 Willow Tit. 
 Tue 26th Aug  - Billinge Hill area  --  family of Grey Partridge,  1 Tree Pipit heard,  1 female Redstart,  1 Spotted Flycatcher
  -      ''        ''     ''    --  Willow Tit, Blackcap, Chiifchaff and Whitethroat and Willow Warbler also seen - St Helens Blog
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,  130 Coot,  8 Tufted Duck,  10 Sand Martin. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  4 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant,  3 Gadwall. 
 - Lyme and Wood CP, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel hovering fields opposite,  1 Buzzard seen from Clarence St over towards CP.
 Sun 24th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  -- 130 Coot, 1 Goosander,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Spotted Flycatcher,  1 Chiffchaff. - Colins Blog 
 - Old Coach Road  --  At least 4 yellow wagtails still in fields near Brown Birch Farm, Clare's Moss.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Little Grebe,  10 Canada Geese,  3 Cormorant,  4 Teal,  1 Buzzard nearby.
 Sat 23rd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Little Grebe,  4 Cormorant,  4 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  1 Swallow thru.
 Fri 22nd Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  130 Coot,  15 Tufted Duck,  50 Swallow - Colins Blog 
 - Newton le Willows area --  2 Swifts over plus couple of Swallows,  plenty of House Martins still going to nest.
 Thu 21st Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Little Grebe,  2 Cormorant,  3 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  2 Canada Geese,  
 -       ''         ''        ''     --   1 Green Sandpiper. 
 Wed 20th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Swifts and 1 Sand Martin thru - Tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 Tue 19th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 18th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans, 1 Cormorant on the mud,  3 Little Grebe,  2 Gadwall,  25 Canada Geese, 
 -       ''         ''        ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,   2 Kingfisher. 
 Sun 17th Aug  - Eccleston Mere -- 4 Mute Swans, 121 Coot1 Common Tern,  50 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher - Colins Blog
 Sat 16th Aug  - Eccleston Mere - 1ad+5juv Mute Swan, 3ad+8juv G.C Grebe,110 Coot, 50 Swallows,1 Common Sandpiper,1 Kingfisher.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Swifts over,  4+ Jay. 
 Fri 15th Aug  - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of pylon + 1 flyover,  1 Kestrel,  8 Swallows over. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  5 Lapwings  around the edges of a small pool of water. 
 - Billinge area  --  2 Ravens over.
 Thu 14th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Little Grebe,  27 Canada Geese,  2 Teal.  
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  2 Cormorants on top of electricity pylon. 
 Wed 13th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Teal,  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Green Sandpiper - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge area  --  1 possible Oystercatcher over - heard calling during the night,  Tawny Owl heard calling - St Helens Blog
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,   1 Gadwall,  2 ad + 5 Juv G.C Grebe,  50 Coot,  1 Kingfisher -  Colins Blog
 Tue 12th Aug  - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Cormorant - flyover,  15+ Swallows,  2 Raven over. 
 Mon 11th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  5 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  15 Canada Geese,  2 Green Sandpiper, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail - St Helens Blog + my sightings. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  15 Swallows,  7 Swifts and 1 possible Sand Martin. 
 Sun 10th Aug  - Eccleston Mere   --  7 Mute Swan,  119 Coot,  2 Great Crested Grebe familes with 5 & 2 chicks,  1 Common Tern, 
 -          ''         ''      --  50 Swallows,  1 Kingfisher -  Colins Blog
 Fri 8th Aug  - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of electricity pylon,  1 poss Peregrine on next pylon.
 Thu 7th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Gadwall,  12 Canada Geese,  2 Green Sandpiper, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Swallows thru.  
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of electricity pylon,  1 Buzzard sat on top next pylon.
 Mon 4th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Tufted Duck,  16 Canada Geese,  2 Buzzards.  
 Sun 3rd Aug  - Billinge & surrounding area's  --  2 Kestrel,  2 Little Owl,  35 Mistle Thrush in a single flock,  8 Yellowhammer. 
 - Catchdale Moss, Dog Barn Event --  1 Kestrel,  14 Swifts thru,  2 Swallows.
 Sat 2nd Aug  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Cormorant over,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Fri 1st Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --   family group of 12 G.C Grebe,  60 Canada Geese,  1 ad + 6 cygnets Mute Swans, 105 Coot. 
        

         

 

 

 

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