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17th February 2015
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2011 

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                                        December 2011

 

 

 

 

Wed 28th Dec  -- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  144 Canada Geese,  2 male, 1 female Mandarin Duck. 

                           Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  (as per BirdGuides).  

                           Parr Stocks Road area -- 2 Peregrines flying over Parr Stocks area before heading over towards Gasometer.

Mon 26th Dec  -- Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  3 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Willow Tit,
                                ''          ''            ''               ''         ''       --  2 female Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 male Goosander  as per Manchester Birding Forum.

Sun 25th Dec  --  Crank, Rainford  --  7 poss 8 Common Buzzards - all flying over together at about midday 

                           Dairy Farm Road --  50 Pink-footed Geese,  at least 4  Common Buzzards.  

                           Old Coach Road   --   2  Common Buzzard.   
                            Berrington's Lane --  2  Common Buzzard. 
                            ---------------         assume some of the birds seen above are the same in sightings around Crank.  
                           Eccleston Mere    --  2  Common Buzzard.    

Sat  24th Dec  --  Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay,  2 Willow Tit,

                                ''          ''            ''               ''         ''        --  2-f  Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting. 

                           Fir Tree Farm,  Kings Moss  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Tree Sparrow. 

                           Holiday Moss,  Rainford  --  300 Pink-footed Geese over.

Fri  23rd  Dec  --  Eccleston Mere  -- 10 G.C. Grebe,  50 Pink-footed Geese over (flying in direction of Catchdale Moss),  

                                ''            ''      --  6 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher,  50+ Goldfinch,  1+ Lesser Redpoll,   
                                ''            ''      --  50+ Siskin in trees, southern end.

Thu 22nd Dec  -- Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Little Grebe, 1Grey Heron, 1 m -2 f Goosander, 1 juv Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese

                                  ''        ''          ''   --  75 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 male Gadwall. 

                          Sidings Lane, Rainford  -- 1 Kestrel,  3 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper,

                                ''         ''           ''         -- also Redwing & Fieldfare. 

Wed 21st Dec  -- Haydock, Vista Road, in field opposite Lyme and Wood CP  --  6 Grey Partridge in field.

Tue 20th Dec  --  A580 East Lancs, just after M6  --  1 Common Buzzard  sat on fence post close to the East Lancs road.

Mon 19th Dec --  Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 

Sun 18th Dec  -- Eccleston Mere  --  7 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,   9 Pochard, 

                                ''             ''      --  1 Buzzard,  2 Cormorants over. 

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  200+ Pink-footed Geese  over at around 9.30am.

                          Church Road, Haydock  --  110+ Pink-footed Geese  over at around  11.10am.

Sat 17th Dec  --  Haydock, Vista Road, in field opposite Lyme and Wood CP  --  9 Grey Partridge in field.

Fri 16th Dec   --  Haydock, Vista Road, in field opposite Lyme and Wood CP  --  8 Grey Partridge in field.

Thu 15th Dec --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juv Mute Swan,  4 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck,  67 Teal. 

                          Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  still present  (as per BirdGuides). 

Wed 14th Dec -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  85 Pink-footed Geese  over at 4.10pm.

Tue 13thDec  --  Eccleston Mere -- 1 G.C. Grebe,  9 Pochard,  5 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant over, 1 Sparrowhawk,

                              ''              ''     --  2 Bullfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll.

Mon 12th Dec -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  17 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck,  44  Teal. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  35 Canada Geese,  1 male, 1 female Mandarin Duck.

                          Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  still present  (as per BirdGuides). 

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Goldcrest. 

Sun 11th Dec -- Peet Ave, Eccleston - presumed escaped Golden Pheasant photo hit window in private garden, flew off after 5 mins.

Sat 10th Dec --  Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  9 Pochard,  2 Buzzard,  100 Goldfinch,  1 Siskin,  1 Lesser Redpoll.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  115 Canada Geese. 

Fri 9th Dec  --   Haydock, Vista Road, in field opposite Lyme and Wood CP  --  6 Grey Partridge in field.

                         Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  still present  (as per BirdGuides). 

Thu 8th Dec  --  Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  still present  (as per BirdGuides). 

Wed 7th Dec --  Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  still present  (as per BirdGuides). 

Tue 6th Dec --   Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  3 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorants over,  4 Tufted Duck, 

                                ''           ''     --   1 Sparrowhawk,  1 female Bullfinch,  5 Siskin.

                         Off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  also late report of  female Blackcap seen last week.

                         Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck  (still present as per BirdGuides). 

Mon 5th Dec  --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 juv Mute Swan (blue ring  CT6), 34 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, 31  Teal, 3 Gadwall.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  35 Canada Geese. 

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 

Sat 3rd Dec  --   Eccleston Mere  --  Water Rail 1 in ditch in SW corner,  1 Kingfisher.  

                         Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Long-tailed Duck   no.3 reservoir.

Fri  2nd Dec  --  Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Thu 1st Dec  --   Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  25 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck,  76  Teal,  2 Gadwall. 

  

 

 

 

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