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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2012 

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 Sun 30th Dec  - Eccleston Mere --  9 G.C Grebe, 1 female Goldeneye,  7 Tufted Duck,  50 Goldfinch, 30 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Siskin.
 - Coopers Lane to Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  10 Redwings over. 
 Sat 29th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Great Crested Grebe,  40 Goldfinch. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  200 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Lesser Redpoll, 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford -- Over 800 Pink-footed Geese in total,  1 Buzzard,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  20 Siskin. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Fri 28th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  200 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Greylag Goose,  5 Tufted Duck, 1 male Goldeneye,
 -         ''          ''     --  4 Cormorant,  1 Peregrine,  1 Raven,  1 Grey Wagtail,  40 Goldfinch,  6 Lesser Redpoll.
 Thu 27th Dec  - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley --  60+ Redwings in top field,  1 Jay,  2 Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  7 Yellowhammer.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 Wed 26th Dec  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  small mixed flock of Redwings and Fieldfares,  1 male Hen Harrier also reported.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford   --  100 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Barn Owl,   2 Kestrel,  1 female Sparrowhawk.    
 - Old Coach Road,  Moss Farm  --   1 Willow Tit,  4 Yellowhammer. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Tue 25th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail,  30 Goldfinch.
 Mon24th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Teal,  1 male Goldeneye,  2 Cormorant,  2 Snipe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk on bottom fence panel.
 - Private Garden, off Gunning Ave Eccleston  --  1 male Blackcap,   1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Sun 23rd Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 G.C Grebe,  5 Tufted Duck,  17 Teal,  7 Cormorant,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Taylor Park  --  3 Mute Swan,  150 Coot,  29 Tufted Duck. 
 - Langtree Park  --  1 Raven - flew over Tescos car park at about 2pm.
 Sat 22nd Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 G.C Grebe,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goldeneye,  4 Cormorant,   60 Goldfinch,  7 Siskin.   
 Fri 21st Dec  - Prescot Reservoirs (no public access)  --  1 Mediterranean Gull adult in north-west corner of PR4.  
 Tue 18th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goldeneye,  2 Cormorant over,  1 Sparrowhawk,    
 -        ''           ''      --  1 Buzzard,  1 Snipe,  40 Siskin,  2 Lesser Redpoll,  60 Goldfinch.  
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  30 Fieldfare.
 Mon 17th Dec  - Coopers Lane, Haydock  -- 1 Common Buzzard,  500+ Wood Pigeon,  2 Bullfinch. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Sun 16th Dec  - Tudor Close, Rainford  --   5 Waxwings  present in the morning,  down to 2 in the afternoon.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --   Couple of Waxwings  near the bypass.
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
1 Little Grebe,  2 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail in SW corner,  3 Snipe,  60 Siskin,  50 Goldfinch. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Sat 15th Dec  - Parkside Farm, NLW (in fields opposite farm)  --  3+ Bramblings  with 140+ Chaffinch flock (per Manc Bird Forum).
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Fri 14th Dec  - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Common Buzzard.
 Thu 13th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW (80% frozen over)  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  124 Teal,  1 Buzzard. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Wed 12th Dec  - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  12 Long-tailed Tits on the feeders  also 1 Coal Tit
 Tue 11th Dec  - Prescot Reservoirs (no public access)  --  1 Mediterranean Gull adult on posts in north-west corner of PR4.  
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  13 Long-tailed Tits on the feeders  also 1 Coal Tit
 Mon 10th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  9 G.C Grebe,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 male Pochard,  1 Buzzard,  2 Snipe,  
 -        ''            ''     --  5 Lesser Redpoll,  50 Goldfinch,  2 Siskin.   
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  1 Cormorant (circled the lake),  7 Tufted Duck,  55 Teal.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  54 Teal.  
 - Pennington Lane towards Earlestown -- 15+ Fieldfare with 300+ Starlings in fields on right going into Earlestown. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk thru,  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Sun 9th Dec   - St Helens Junction Railway Station  --  15 Waxwings over at 11.30am.
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
3 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  20 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Siskin,  50 Goldfinch.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  7 Tufted Duck,  33 Teal.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Common Buzzard. 
 - Clipsley Lane Haydock, seen from back garden  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Sparrowhawk.
 Fri 7th Dec  - Coopers Lane / Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  15 Chaffinch,   1000+ Woodpigeon. 
 Thu 6th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW (40% thin ice)  --  1 Little Grebe,  82 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.
 Wed 5th Dec  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Teal,  2 Common Buzzard.
 - Andover Road, Haydock  --  no sign of any Waxwings from 2.30 to 3.00pm,  1 Sparrowhawk over,  2 Mistle Thrush.
 Tue 4th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  1 Goosander,  15 Cormorant,  1 Kingfisher,  5 Siskin,  80 Goldfinch.
 Mon 3rd Dec  - Andover Road, Haydock  --  13 Waxwings - photo1photo2 - (the road to Costco) from 8.30am to 2.00pm at least.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goosander,  3 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  50 Goldfich.
 - New Cut Lane, Rainford  --  2 poss 3 Brambling  with 100 Chaffinch flock,  25 Fieldfare.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  7 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  53 Teal.
 Sun 2nd Dec  - Andover Road, Haydock  --  6 Waxwings  (on the approach road to Costco off Millfield Lane)  at 1.00pm.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  5 Tufted Duck,  10 Cormorant,  3 Snipe,  20 Lesser Redpoll, 100 Goldfinch.
 - New Cut Lane  --  1 Peregrine,  1 Skylark,  30+ Brambling,  5 Yellowhammer.
 Sat 1st Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 Tufted Duck,  100 Canada Geese,  1 Barnacle Goose,  1 female Goosander, 10 Cormorant,
 -         ''          ''      --  1 Greylag Goose, 1 Kingfisher,   50 Goldfinch,  15 Lesser Redpoll,  4 Bullfinch, 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  100 Pink-footed Geese,  50 Redwing,  20 Fieldfare,  1 Brambling (New Cut Lane). 
 - New Cut Lane  --  600+ Pink-footed Geese,  2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 Raven,  5 Meadow Pipit,  30 Pied Wagtail, 
 -    ''       ''     ''      --  30+ Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 25+ Brambling, 2 Corn Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer.
 - Mossborough Hall Lane, Rainford  --  5 Fieldfare,  2 Tree Sparrow.
 - Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  2 Brambling,  20 Linnet.
      

 


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