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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 2017 

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 Wed 30th Aug  - Billinge Hill in the vicinity of the Beacon  --  8+ Tree Pipit,  2 Redstart,  3 Wheatear - Manchester Birding Forum 
 Mon 28th Aug  - Vulcan Reservoir, NLW  --  2 Ravens sat in the large trees next to the reservoir at 12.30pm today - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Oleander Drive, Eccleston  --  1 Swift flew low beside eaves as if still attending nest - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 26th Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Swifts,  1 Swallow thru.
 Thu 24th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  17 Canada Geese,  1 Little Grebe,  1 Tufted Duck,  3 Swift thru,  3 House Martin,  2 Swallows. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  18 Great-crested Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  3 Grey Wagtail,  6 Swallows flying around the traffic lights / trees. 
 - Holiday Moss Rainford  --  2 Little Owls - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Wed 23rd Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  Family group of 7 Swallows sat on telegraph wires,  6 House Martins flyovers. 
 Tue 22nd Aug  - Billinge Hill  --  4 Swift,  2 Sand Martins and at least 10 Tree Pipits over - Manchester Birding Forum
 Mon 21st Aug  - St Helens Cemetery  --  1 Common Tern seen flying high over early morning - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 20th Aug  - Sankey Valley, Newton / Penkford area  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  9 Swallows thu.
 Wed 16th Aug  - Holiday Moss Rainford  --  1 Raven - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sun 13th Aug

 - Muncaster Drive Rainford  -- 150+ Canada Geese - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Thu 10th Aug  - St Helens Canal  --  3 Mandarin on canal between World of Glass and St Helens Chamber buildings this morning - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  2 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan on the brook,  3 Swallows thru,  2 Swift over.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Swallow thru,  3 Swift over.
 - Haydock area  --  Approx 50 Swift feeding over fields by Ashton Cross today - Manchester Birding Forum
 - Newton le Willows -- 100+ Swift today feeding over fields by the former Parkside Colliery, visible from M6 - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Crank Rd-Smethurst Rd -- 12 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 7 Buzzard, 1 Tree Sparrow, 9 Yellowhammer - Manchester Birding Forum
 Wed 9th August  - Stanley Bank Wood, Blackbrook  --  1 Tawny Owl at 7.20am being mobbed by Jay and Blackbird - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 8th August  - Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  1 adult Hobby flew through hunting at 0805 heading towards Sandy Lane - St H elens Blog 
 Mon 7th August  - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  17 Tufted Duck comprised 13 adults and a brood of 4 ducklings - St Helens Blog 
 - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  --  1 Yellow Wagtail - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sat 5th August  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 adult + 9 juveniles Mute Swans,  100+ Swifts over,  1 Jay. 
 Fri 4th August  - Carr Mill Dam  --  30 Great Crested Grebe, 116 Mallard,  96 Canada Goose (70 flying and 26 flightless) - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 2nd Aug  - Carr Mill Dam  --  18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Tern,  8 Grey Wagtail - St Helens Blog  
 Tue 1st August  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Common Tern - St Helens Blog 
           

        

 

 

  


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