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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2013 

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                    December 2013

         
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 Tue 31st Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  3 Goldeneye,  5 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goosander,  5 Snipe,  1 Buzzard.   
 - Catchdale Moss  --  200 Pink-footed Geese 
 over.
 - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit,
 -    ''            ''     ''        ''       ''           ''        --   9 Lesser Redpoll,  21 Yellowhammer.  - from the St Helens Blog 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Buzzards  both low flyovers being mobbed by Crows.
 Sun 29th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Little Grebe, 1 G.C Grebe in summer plumage,  2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Teal over, 1 Goldeneye,
 -       ''           ''     --  4 Tufted Duck,  3 male Pochard,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Kingfisher,  1 G.S Woodpecker calling, 
 -       ''           ''     --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Goldcrest heard, 1 male Bullfinch,  8+ Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, from St Helens Blog 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 male Blackcap -  photos on the St Helens Blog 
 Sat 28th Dec  - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Coal Tit,  2 Willow Tit,  9 Reed Bunting, 
 -      ''         ''            ''         ''      --   1 male - 3 female Bullfinch,  ,  2 male Yellowhammers.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant, 1 male Goldeneye,  2 Tufted Duck,  30+ Canada Geese,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 male - 1 female Blackcap,  1 Grey Wagtail -  St Helens Blog 
 - Valencia Farm area,  Eccleston Park  --  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Fri 27th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Goldeneye,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 Snipe,  1 Bullfinch.  
 - Catchdale Moss  --  approx 500 Pink-footed Geese  in the ploughed field behind the Stanley Arms
 Thu 26th Dec  - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 male Blackcap,  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Coal tit -  St Helens Blog 
 Wed 25th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 Little Grebe,  6 Tufted Duck,  2 male - 1 female Goldeneye,  2 Buzzards,  4 Jays, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Nuthatch in the wet woodland  also a small group of Goldcrests in the wet woodland - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 24th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Goldeneye,  6 Tufted Duck,  2 Cormorant. 
 Mon 23rd Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 male Goldeneye,  4 Teal,  1 Kingfisher,  7 Snipe,  3 Lesser Redpoll,  25 Siskin.

 Sat 21st Dec

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  sat on back fence at 9.00am.  
 - Valencia Farm area,  Eccleston Park  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Barn Owl.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  4 Cormorant,  1 female Bullfinch,  very quiet at the mere.  
 Fri 20th Dec  - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel plus a couple of Redwings about.
 Thu 19th Dec  - Haydock  --  2 skeins of Pink-footed Geese  total 300+ flew over Haydock this morning at 9-30am heading east. 
 Tue 17th Dec  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  approx 500 Pink-fooed Geese over going south-eastly direction.
 - Billinge Hill / Crank / Rainford Mosslands  --  movement of Geese around,  full story St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  53 Teal.  
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzards.
 Mon 16th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  7 Tufted Duck,  26 Teal. 
 Sun 15th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Goldeneye,  4 Tufted Duck,  10 Snipe,  1 Water Rail in ditch on west side,  1 Kingfisher,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Goldcrest,  80 Siskin,     more details on  Colins Blog  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 male Bullfinch,  6 Reed Bunting. 
 - Tesco, Haydock  --  around 300 Pink-footed Geese over at 1.15pm. 
 Sat 14th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Goldeneye,  1 Teal,  9 Pochard,  3 Tufted Duck,  3 Cormorant,  2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,
 -         ''          ''     --   30 Common Gulls,  50 Herring Gulls mostly flyovers,  2 Lesser black-backed Gulls,  9 Snipe,  2 Siskin.
 - Haydock Lane, Haydock  --  300 Pink-footed geese over in a easterly direction. 
 Fri 13th Dec 

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 male Mandarin Duck, 50+ Teal. Blog & Tweet 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  70+ Teal - Tweet on St Helens Blog
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  -- 
around 10.15pm approx 50  (possibly) Pink-footed Geese over from the east.

 Tue 10th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Pochard,  2 Goldeneye,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  30+ Redwing,  20+ Fieldfare,
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit,  2 Goldcrest,  2 Siskin  --  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on feeders.
 Mon 9th Dec

 - Stanley Bank Woods Ponds, Sankey Valley  --  5 male - 2 female Mandarin Ducks.   
 - Goyt Valley Woods  --  1 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Lea Green, Sutton  --  2 Buzzards,  1 Raven. 
 - Hey Lock, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper - vocal and mobile. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Mute Swan,   10 Tufted Duck,  29 Teal. 

 Sun 8th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 Goldeneye,  1 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  6 Wigeon,  200 Pink-footed Geese - flyovers,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Kingfisher, 10+ Redwing,  1 Willow Tit, - Colins Blog & St Helens Blog
 Sat 7th Dec  - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron - flyover,  2 Jay,  1 Coal Tit,  2 Willow Tit, 1 male Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  20+ Fieldfare,  6+ Redwing. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  8+ Great Crested Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  40+ Pink-footed Geese - flyovers,  15 Canada Geese, 
 -       ''            ''     --  1 Goldeneye,  1 Sparrowhawk -   St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
 Fri 6th Dec  - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  55 Teal,   4 Redwing -  seen pig farm side of the bridge.
 Thu 5th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  10 Tufted Duck,  36 Teal. 
 Wed 4th Dec  - Woods behind Station Road, Haydock  --  1 Woodcock.  
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  20+ Fieldfare.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans (1 Ringed DCC7) details,   150 Pink-footed Geese over at 8.15am, 
 -          ''          ''           ''          ''      --   2 Common Buzzard,  2 Sparrowhawk,  50 Fieldfare,  30 Redwing. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans - flew over towards Havannah Flash at 11.00am,  
 -       ''        ''            ''             ''            ''    --  1 Stock Dove in top field,  1 Redwing,  2 Willow Tit,  3 Reed Bunting. 
 - Town Centre  --  1 Peregrine - harrying a large flock of Pigeons over town centre at 2.00pm - Tweet on St Helens Blog.
 Tue 3rd Dec

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  5 Goldeneye,  3 Teal,  1 Cormorant,  1 Kestrel,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail, 
 -         ''         ''      --  Fieldfare & Redwings still around,  10+ Siskin.  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 - Newton le Willows  --  1 Tawny Owl - sat on a bridge over Sankey Brook, Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog.

 Mon 2nd Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  9 Tufted Duck,  39 Teal. 
 Sun 1st Dec  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron - flying low over top field,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit, 
 -       ''        ''           ''              ''          ''      --  1 Coal Tit,  1 male - 1 female  Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting.  
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  20+ Fieldfare,  6+ Redwing. 
  

     

 




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