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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
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
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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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Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2010 

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                                        December 2010

 

 

Fri 31st Dec  --  Prescot Reservoirs (90% frozen - permit only)  -- 1 Med Gull,  1 Woodcock over, 1 Brambling.

Thu 30th Dec  -- Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  22 Fieldfare in top field, 8 Reed Bunting.

                         Newton Lake, NLW (still 75% frozen) --  55 Teal, 1 female Sparrowhawk over.

                         Taylor Park --  3 male Goldeneye, 1m-2f Pochard.

Tue 28th Dec  -- Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  14 Fieldfare, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 12 Reed Bunting, 1 female Bullfinch.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds --  300+ Canada Geese, 1 male-1 female Mandarin Duck.

Sat 25th Dec  --  Eccleston Mere --  1 Woodcock over the fields to the west of the mere, 3+ Snipe, 10 Siskin.

                          Queens Park, town centre --  2 Ravens over.

Wed 22nd Dec -- Vista Road, Haydock --  1 Common Buzzard over.

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk.

Tue  21st Dec  --  Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown --  50+ Fieldfare.

Mon 20th Dec  --  Asda car park, town centre -- 2 Waxwings present briefly, also Raven, Peregrine & Grey Wagtail seen around town centre.

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk.

Sun 19th Dec  --  Berrington's Lane, Rainford -- 1 Little Egret - flyover, going in the direction of Carr Mill Dam.

                           Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Jay, 2 Siskin, 1 Redpoll,  1 Willow Tit, 1 male Bullfinch, 12 Reed Bunting.

                          Sankey Brook, Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 2 Teal, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Snipe.

Sat 18th Dec  --  Carr Mill Dam  -- 5 Teal, 115 Pink-footed Geese over, 9 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit.

                          Goyt Valley, Carr Mill  -- 2 Treecreeper, 1 Willow Tit,  26 Redpoll,  3 Bullfinch.

                          Billinge Sewage Works --  1 Grey Wagtail, 17 Pied Wagtail.

                          Moss Bank -  1 Buzzard, 1 Treecreeper, 30 Greenfinch.

                          West End Road, Haydock  -- 120+ Pink-footed Geese - distant flyovers, 1 Kestrel.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 1 Willow Tit, 15 Reed Bunting.

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1 Coal Tit.

                          Queens Park, town centre -- 100 Pink-footed Geese over, 1 Common Buzzard.

Fri 17th Dec  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  53 Teal,  1 (ad/w) Ring-billed Gull, 1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  686 Common Gull,

                             ''               ''                ''       ''      --  13 L.B.B Gull, 4 G.B.B Gull, 162 Herring Gull, 2 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 11 Redwing.

                             ''               ''                ''       ''      --  also of note - 6109 Herring passed thru from Vista Road tip between 12pm to 2.30pm.

                         My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1 Coal Tit.

Thu 16th Dec --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 13 Little Grebe, 15 Pochard, 27 Goldeneye, 91 Tufted Duck, 8 Cormorant,

                             ''               ''                ''       ''      --  2 G.B.B Gull, 4 Fieldfare, 50+ Goldfinch.

Wed 15th Dec -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 24 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Raven.

Tue 14th Dec  -- Sheffield Row, Vulcan Village, NLW -- 2 Waxwings  present briefly mid morning.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  29 Pink-footed Geese south-west, 14 Pochard, 1 (ad/w) Yellow-legged Gull,

                             ''               ''                ''       ''        --  2 G.B.B Gull, 11 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll.

Mon 13th Dec -- Newton Lake, NLW (70% frozen)  --  2 Canada Geese, 58 Teal, 3m-2f Gadwall, 1 female Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail.

                         Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 14 Pochard, 900+ Black-headed Gull, 600+ Common Gull, 40 L.B.B Gull, 2 G.B.B Gull,

                             ''               ''                ''       ''      --  200+ Herring Gull, 44 Lapwing, 2 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Raven,

                             ''               ''                ''       ''      --  2 Peregrine, 45 Redwing, 40+ Siskin, 20+ Lesser Redpoll, 11 Linnet.

                        Eccleston Mere --  1 Water Rail showing well in ditch in SW corner.

Sun 12th Dec -- Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  2 Jay, 10 Reed Bunting.

                        St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Sat 11th Dec  -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  2 Coal Tit.

Fri 10th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 71 Teal, 200+ Mallard, 18 Goldeneye, 105 Canada Geese, 19 Barnacle Geese, 2 Snipe.

                       St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Thu 9th Dec --  Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  3 Mute Swans- low flyovers, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Tit, 1 female Bullfinch.

Tue 7th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 14 Little Grebe, 1 Shelduck, 12 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 58 Barnacle Geese,

                            ''               ''                ''       ''      --  2 (ad/w) Med Gull,  38 L.B.B Gull, 687 Common Gull, 1114 Black-headed Gull,

                            ''               ''                ''       ''      --  1 (ad/w) Yellow-legged Gull, 57 Herring Gull (inc 4 Argentatus), 1 G.B.B Gull,

                            ''               ''                ''       ''      --  1 male Goosander, 1 Curlew,  1 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chiffchaff.

                        Fir Tree Farm, Rainford  --  1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Fieldfare, 7 Siskin,

                           ''      ''        ''            ''      --  1 female Brambling,   40 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer.

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock -- 1 female Reed Bunting.

                        Crank, Alder Lane  --  26 Corn Bunting,  3 Redwing,  1 Tree Sparrow. 

                        St Helens town centre  -- 2 Peregrine.

                        Moss Bank --  1 Raven.

Mon 6th Dec  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 30+ Tufted Duck, 11 Goldeneye, 40+ Siskin.

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds --  240+ Canada Geese, 2 male-1 female Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Gull.

                        Nine Arches, NLW -- 4 Teal on brook, 1 Snipe flyover, 1 Jay.

Sun 5th Dec  -- Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Treecreeper,  3 Jays, 1 Willow Tit, 1 male Bullfinch, 15+ Reed Bunting.

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock -- 1 female Reed Bunting,  (first one in my garden).

Fri 3rd Dec  --   Nine Arches, NLW -- 1 male Wigeon on brook, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 22 Collared Doves in roost.

                        Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown -- 6 Grey Partridge in field.

Wed 1st Dec  -- Carr Mill Dam (70% frozen) -- 3 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 55 Canada Geese, 7 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay,

                            ''    ''     ''                        --  2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Jay, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer.

                         Billinge Sewage Works --  1 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 26+ Pied Wagtails.

                         Crank area -- 1 Grey Heron, 6 Lapwing, 17 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Corn Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer.

                         Moss Bank --  3 Common Buzzards.

                         Willow Ave, NLW  -- the still surviving escaped Harris Hawk  seen trying to take a Great Tit in a garden on Willow Ave, NLW.

  


 


 

 

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