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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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Birding Sites around St Helens 

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A list of Birdwatching sites around the St Helens area


Thanks to Colin Davies for links or write ups to most of the sites listed below.

 

 

Billinge Hill --Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from their walk around Billinge Hill.

 

Bold Moss--  This reclaimed colliery spoil heap at SJ545940 which stands on mosses and wetlands.

 

Carr Mill Dam  -- Carr Mill Dam is situated approximately 2 miles to the north of St Helens at SJ 525 985

Carr Mill Dam
  --  Liverpool Group of the RSPB trip report for May 2013.

Catchdale Moss
  --  Catchdale Moss is the area of farm land to the north west of St. Helens, bordered by Eccleston Mere, Prescot  Reservoirs, Knowsley Safari Park and the A580 (East Lancs road).

 

Coach Road  -- Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from their walk around The Coach Road.

 

Eccleston Mere   --  The next best site in St Helens for birds. (permit and key holders only).

 

Newton Lake   --  Newton Lake at SJ595958.

 

Old Coach Road  -- The Old Coach Road starts out of the borough at its northern end near Bickerstaffe and travels 3.5 miles to end at the A580 East Lancashire Road (SD448024 to SJ971458).
 

Prescot Reservoirs-- One of the best site in St Helens for birdwatching, especially waders. Prescot Reservoirs is owned by United Utilities.  At the time of writing August 2012,       Note - since 2013there is now no birdwatching access at all. 
 
Rainford Mosslands   --  The Rainford Mosslands is an area of sparsely populated, mainly flat, farmland just to the north of St. Helens, and to the west of the village of Rainford.

 

Sankey Valley  -- The St Helens stretch of Sankey Valley Park starts at the southeast corner of Carr Mill Dam and heads southeast for almost 5 miles, passing through Blackbrook, Parr, Haydock, Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows.

 

Sankey Valley  --  Link to the Liverpool RSPB's group's write up about Sankey Valley also a piece on Carr Mill Dam.

 

Sankey Valley Country Park -- From the St Helens council web site, detailed maps, info of Sankey Valley Country Park.

Sherdley Park   --  Sherdley Park is a public park to the south of St Helens, and lies in a triangle between Marshall’s Cross Road, Elton Head Road and the St Helens Linkway.

 

Siding Lane   --  Siding Lane, west of the A570 Rainford By-pass, SD463020 and is sign-posted. 

Siding Lane  -- Liverpool RSPB's group's write up from their walk around Sidings Lane

Sutton Mill Dam  -- An area of open water by Clock Face Road, Leach Lane and Mill Lane, in the south of St Helens.

 

Taylor Park   --  Taylor Park at SJ493947  the parks main asset is its lake of 12 acres.

 

Taylor Park --  Link to the Liverpool RSPB's group's write up about Taylor Park.

 

 

 

 
Thanks to Colin Davies for links or write ups to most of the sites listed above.

 

 


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