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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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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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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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Archived Bird Sightings for February 2009 

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                                     February  2009

 

Sat 28th Feb  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  3 Little Grebe, 6 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 1 Shoveler,  1 Red-breasted Goose, 

                              ''           ''               ''       ''   --   67 Barnacle Geese,  118 Canada Geese, 21 Goldeneye, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 
                              ''           ''               ''       ''   --   200 Common Gull,  49 Oystercatcher,  13 Cormorant,  4 Woodcock,   
                              ''           ''               ''       ''   --
   1 Snipe,  6 Red-legged Partridge.

                         Lyme & Wood Landfill, Vista Road, Haydock --  2 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail,  50+ Magpies,   Buzzard reported.

Fri  27th Feb --  Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard.

                         Prescot Reservoir ( permit only)  --  12 Pochard,   1 (ad/s) Med Gull,  14 Cormorant,  42 Oystercatcher.

Thu 26th Feb -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  32 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swan.

                         Southworth Road, NLW, just up the road from Newton Lake  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in gardens.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  44 Teal.

                         Sankey Valley, Parr,  Newton Road area  --  2 Kestrels.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Teal,  20+ Redpoll,  2 Siskin.

                         Prescot Reservoir ( permit only)  --   1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  51 Oystercatcher.

Wed 25th Feb -- Carr Mill Dam  --   45 Canada Geese,  50 Lapwing,  1 Little Grebe,  24 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Teal,  
                             ''       ''     ''    --  6 Fieldfare,  1 Grey Wagtail.

Tue 24th Feb -- Prescot Reservoir   --  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  2 (ad/w) Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Curlew,

                               ''           ''          --  19 Pochard,  4 Gadwall,  26 Goldeneye,  28 Oystercatcher,  4 Reed Bunting, 

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Teal,  15 Lapwing,  1 Kingfisher,   3 Jay,  1  Skylark,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Grey Wagtail, 

                             ''      ''      ''     --  2 Willow Tit, 20+ Redpoll,  4 Siskin,   4 Reed Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW  --  52 Teal.

Mon 23rd Feb --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  67 Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull

                                  ''           ''               --  1 (ad/w) Med Gull, 16 Pochard, 8 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 37 Oystercatcher.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW  --  54 Teal,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                           Nine Arches, NLW  --  9 Pied Wagtail  together in horse field.

 Sun 22nd Feb --  Carr Mill Dam  --  30 Canada Geese,  2 Kingfisher,  15 Redwing,  2 Reed Bunting,   2 Yellowhammer,  1 Willow Tit. 

                           Moss Bank,  garden   --  Sparrowhawk thru.  

                           Prescot Reservoir ( permit only) --  74 Tufted Duck,  19 Pochard,  32 Oystercatcher,  1 Curlew.

Fri  20th  Feb  --  Nine Arches, NLW  --  50+ Fieldfare in horse field.

Thu 19th Feb  --  Burrow's Lane between Gillar's Wood and Mere View Farm access road at 11:15am  --  female Goshawk.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans,  48 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck.

Wed 18th Feb -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  32 Pochard,  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  15 Oystercatcher,

                              ''            ''               ''       ''    --   2 Woodcock,  2 Snipe.

Tue 17th Feb -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  3 Pochard,  12 Lapwing,  12 Fieldfare,  1 Kingfisher,  6 Redpoll,  4 Siskin, 

                             ''     ''     ''     --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

                         Prescot Reservoir ( permit only ) --  65 Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull

                              ''           ''               ''      ''     --   1 (ad/w) Med Gull,   5 Oystercatcher,  46 Golden Plover - flying west.

                         Newton Road - Pennington  Lane  --  100+ Fieldfares in field.

Mon16th Feb -- Sankey Valley,  Parr to Penkford canal, NLW  --  15 Yellowhammer,  26 Linnet,  10 Reed Bunting.

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  200 Canada Geese.

Sat 14th Feb --  Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay,  9 Reed Bunting,  1 Bullfinch,  1 Coal Tit,  6 Redwing, 
                              ''           ''               ''         ''         ''      --   37 Fieldfare,1 Kestrel.

                         Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans.

                         Sankey Brook,  Blackbrook to Parr  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Teal.     

                         Eccleston Mere  --  14 Goldeneye, 1000 Pink-footed Geese  (flew over NW in five flocks of about 200 birds each). 

Fri  13th Feb  --  Penkford Flash, NLW  -- 3 male & 1 female Shoveler,  43 Teal.

                         Sankey Valley,  NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard.

Thu 12th Feb --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  56 Teal,  2 Mute Swan,  7 Tufted Duck,  4 Common Gull,      water report 80% frozen.

                         Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown  --  85 Fieldfare,  53 Lapwing  in field.

Wed 11th Feb -- Carr Mill Dam -- 30 Canada Geese,  2 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant,  15 Lapwing,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  2 Jay, 

                             ''      ''      ''    --  1 Willow Tit,  2 Reed Bunting,  Fieldfare also present.

Tue 10th Feb -- Penkford Flash, NLW  -- 2 male & 1 female Shoveler,  7 Teal.

Mon 9th Feb --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 54 Teal, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 430 B/H Gull, water report 75% frozen.

                        Nine Arches & Railway embankment, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard,  2 Stock Dove.         

                        Sankey Brook, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 male -1 female Goosander1 Raven over,  3 Jays flew over the brook.

Sun 8th Feb  -- Eccleston Mere  --  3 Goldeneye,  1 Little Grebe,  water 95%  frozen over,     1 Kingfisher on the stream.

                                 ''          ''   -- Siskin, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Coal Tit  all present in the woodlands, 2 Willow Tit in SW corner.

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  240 Canada Geese,    water report 80% frozen.

Sat 7th Feb   --  Lyme & Wood Landfill, Vista Road, Haydock -- 7 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 1  Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron over.

                         Eccleston Mere  --  6 Goldeneye,  1 Little Grebe,   water report 75%  frozen over.

Wed 4th Feb  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  30 Canada Geese,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  2 Fieldfare,  15 Siskin,  1 Willow Tit.

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Willow Tit,  3 Bullfinch,  12 Reed Bunting.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  130 Canada Geese.

Tue 3rd Feb  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  23 G.C. Grebe,  2 Little Grebe,  32 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  2 LBB Gull,  7 Common Gull.

                         Sewage Works, Carr Mill  --  2 Coal Tit,  24 Pied Wagtail.

                         Moss Bank to Crank  --  1 Buzzard,  15 Fieldfare,  4 Redwing,  11 Mistle Thrush,  1 Red-legged Partridge,  2 Jay, 

                            ''         ''           ''      --  2 Treecreeper,  5 Goldcrest,  11 Mistle Thrush,  1 Bullfinch,  1 Willow Tit.

                        Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  1 female Goldeneye on Sankey brook, seen from Penkford bridge.

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Willow Tit,  2 Bullfinch,  14 Reed Bunting.

                        Prescot Reservoir ( permit only)  --  28 Goldeneye,  36 Pochard,  18 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  1 Yellow-legged Gull,  

                            ''             ''            ''        ''      --  1 Med Gull,  1 Woodcock,  13 Fieldfare.

Mon 2nd Feb -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  42 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swan.

Sun 1st Feb  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  21 Goldeneye,  10 Pochard,  9 Teal,  163 Tufted Duck,  600+ Herring Gull, 

                            ''             ''            ''        ''     --   2 Med Gull 31 Cormorant,  6 Common Buzzard,  3 Snipe,  1 Woodcock.

                        Eccleston Mere  -- 18 G.C Grebe, 15 Goldeneye, 17 Pochard, 25 Lapwing, 10 Siskin, 1 Willow Tit in SE corner.

                        Howard's Lane, Catchdale Moss  -- 8 Golden Plover, 250+ Lapwing, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare.

                        Winstanley Woods, between Moss Bank & Rainford  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  30+ Fieldfare.

                        Fair Tree Farm, King's Moss  --  50 Rooks,  30+ Goldfinch,  10 House Sparrow,  1 Mistle Thrush.

  

 

 

 

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