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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female Black Redstart
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female
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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male Pied Flycatcher 
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Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
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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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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for December 2015 

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 Thu 31st Dec  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 14 Pink-footed Geese over around 2.30pm, 1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog
 Wed 30th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Mute Swan,  12 Tufted Duck,  66 Teal, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail - email rec'd also on St Helens Blog
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over.
 Tue 29th Dec  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  2 Gadwall,  1 Teal,  2 Shoveler,  1 Willow Tit heard - St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Stock Dove,  1 male Bullfinch,  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Mon 28th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  9 Canada Geese,  27 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  --  7 Buzzards in field.  
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  2 Raven - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 27th Dec  - Coach Road, Rainford  --  200+ Fieldfare,  2 Tree Sparrow - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  1 Peregrine high to south at 8.20am plus 4 Siskin present - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 24th Dec  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  3m-1f  Bullfinch,  2 Reed Bunting.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 23rd Dec  - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  3 Teal - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 22nd Dec  - Rainford, private garden  --  1 male Blackcap still around and coming to feeders - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  1 Peregrine chasing Feral Pigeons at 9.30am - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 21st Dec  - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  2 Raven,  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 20th Dec  - Lyme Wood Pit Country Park, Vista Road, Haydock  --  4 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Jay,  1 Yellowhammer - Manchester Forum
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 19th Dec  - Rainford area, private garden  --  1 male Blackcap coming to feeders - tweeted on St Helens Blog   
 Fri 18th Dec  - Billinge Hill area, private garden  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Tree Sparrow - Manchester Birding Forum
 Thu 17th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  8 Canada Geese,   21 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  2 Goosander from 8.25am to 8.30am - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 16th Dec  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk mobbed by gulls flying over the house.
 Tue 15th Dec  - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  4 Siskin feeding in the Alders - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 14th Dec  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  9 Canada Geese,   8 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 
 Sat 12th Dec  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  at least 1 Coal Tit still coming to the feeders everyday thru the last week.
 Mon 7th Dec  - East Lancs A580  --  100+ Golden Plover In field next to East Lancs Rd before Golborne Island - St Helens Blog
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Jay,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  1m-1f  Bullfinch.
 Sun 6th Dec  - Coach Road, Rainford -- approx 2000 Pink-footed Geese in the fields towards top end of old road - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Sat 5th Dec  - A580 looking towards Lady Hill Plantation --  7 Buzzards seen in the field close to the East Lancs road as driving past. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  8 Canada Geese,   28 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail over. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron also 1 Cormorant came into land on the brook.
 Fri 4th Dec  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Wed 2nd Dec  - Billinge area  ---  1 Tawny Owl heard calling near Larch Close - tweeted on St Helens Blog   
 Tue 1st Dec  - East Lancs - Windle Island to Houghtons Lane  --  1 Barn Owl - tweeted on St Helens Blog   
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  at least 1 Coal Tit on the feeders regular everyday. 
              

            

  

  




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