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 Night Heron
Night Heron
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

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for August 2015 

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 Mon 31st Aug  - Billinge area  --  ** Rarity **  Bonelli’s Warbler near to pine copse on footpath towards Mountains farm - St Helens Blog
 -       ''        ''      --  also 1 Spotted Flycatcher, on the Manchester Forum there are reports Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat.
 Sat 29th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Mute Swan,  3 G.C. Grebe,    82 Canada Geese,  1 Gadwall,  142+ Coot,  1 House Martin,  1 Swallow,
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 Thu 27th Aug  - Billinge Hill area - 3 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Raven.- tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  Green Sandpiper - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Wed 26th Aug  - Garswood Old Road towards Billinge  --  Willow Tit and Yellowhammer reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 25th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW - 2 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper - St Helens Blog / Manchester Forum
 - Lyme & Woods Pit Country Park, Haydock  --  1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard over,  1 Sparrowhawk,  350+ LB.B Gulls,
 -     ''            ''        ''       ''         ''          ''         --  4 G.B.B Gull,  approx 80 Linnet - St Helens Blog & Manchester Bird Forum
 - Haydock Island  --  18 Mistle Thrush this morning - St Helens Blog & Manchester Bird Forum
 Sun 23rd Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit briefly on the feeders this morning.
 Sat 22nd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  10 (6ad + 4juv) Little Grebe,  5 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  13 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --  5 Teal,   1 eclipse male Pintail,  2 Buzzard over. 
 Sat 15th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 adults + 2 new young chicks Little Grebe,  22 Canada Geese,  1 eclipse male Pintail.  photo 
 Thu 13th Aug  - Billinge Hill  -- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  3 Chiffchaff,  5 Corn Bunting,  70+ Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer - Manchester Bird Forum
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  7 G.C Grebe,  7 Canada Geese,  10 (3m-7f) Tufted Duck,  85 Coot, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Common Gull,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  14 G.C Gebe+2 new young,  1 Sand Martin,  8 Swallows flew over the Lancs to the dam on leaving.
 - Haydock  --  1 Med Gull on Tesco car park - Manchester Bird Forum
 Wed 12th Aug  - Clock Face Country Park  --  2 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  20 Swift,  2 Willow Tit,  7 Chiffchaff - St Helens Blog
 - Catchdale Moss / Eccleston area  --  1 Little Owl.  
 Mon 10th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  7 Canada Geese.
 Sat 8th Aug  - Carr Mill Dam  --   1 Arctic Tern  photo - late news
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 1 Buzzard over,  4 Swifts. 
 Fri 7th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  1 male Pintail,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  8 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Common Tern,  6 Swallows thru.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 2 Buzzards over  also upto 8 Swifts around.
 Wed 5th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  1 male Pintail  top half of the lake.
 Tue 4th Aug  - Haydock, Clipsley Lane -- -- 1 Cormorant over  /  Grosvenor Road --  12 Swifts.
 Mon 3rd Aug  - Inglenook Farm / Rainford Mosslands  --  1 Raven circling high over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sat 1st Aug  - Catchdale Moss / Eccleston area  --  1 Little Owl.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  8+ Swifts around,  1 Stock Dove in my garden.
              

            

 

 

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