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 Night Heron
Night Heron
Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for February 2011 

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                                            February  2011

 Sun 27th Feb  --  Valencia Farm,  Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park --   1 Barn Owl  6.30pm. 

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  9 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.

                           Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  35+ Fieldfare in top field,  11  Reed Bunting. 

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  26 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  17 Tufted Duck.

 Fri  25th Feb  --   Carr Mill Dam -- 22 Great Crested Grebe,1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard,1 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing,1 Skylark,  2 Yellowhammer.
                            Moss Bank  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel. 

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  32 Teal.   

 Wed 23rd Feb --  Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Coal Tit,  1 Willow Tit,  12 Reed Bunting. 
 Tue 22nd Feb --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Jay,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  18 Teal.  

 Mon 21st Feb  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  4 Canada Geese,  24 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  4 Gadwall,  14 Tufted Duck.    

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  31 Teal.                          

                          Town Centre  -- 1 Raven in Comet car park next to ASDA   (as per Manchester Birding Forum).

 Sun 20th Feb  -- Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 G.S Woodpecker heard drumming,  1 Jay,  2 Willow Tit, 
                                 ''        ''              ''              ''         ''        --  11 Reed Bunting.
 Sat 19th Feb   --  The Holt Pub, Billinge  --  46+ Waxwings  in The Holt pub car park this afternoon (as per BirdGuides). 

                           Havannah Flash area, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard over.

 Fri  18th Feb   --  Carr Mill Dam  --  21 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  1 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 16th Feb  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  16 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Goldcrest,  5 Tree Sparrow,  3 Willow Tit, 
                               ''      ''      ''      --   1 Reed Bunting. 

                          Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley- 1 Jay, 2 Willow Tit, 1 female Bullfinch, 9 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer.

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over. 

                          Moss Bank  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

 Mon 14th Feb  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  2 male - 1 female Goosander. 

                          Moss Bank  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Tawny Owl,  1 G.S. Woodpecker, 19 Long-tailed Tit.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Canada Geese,  44 Teal,  15 Tufted Duck. 

 Sat 12th Feb  --  Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   1male-2 female Bullfinch,  14 Reed Bunting.
 Fri  11th Feb  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Grey Heron,  6 G/C Grebe,  30+ Canada Geese,  2 Goldeneye,  40+ Lapwing in top field,
                              ''      ''      ''     --  1 Kingfisher. 
 Tue 8th Feb   --  Pennington Lane, going into Earlestown   --  1 Barn Owl   flying close to road side at 8.35pm.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 15 Little Grebe,  1 Oystercatcher,   9 Buzzard,  2 Sparrowhawk, 
                               ''              ''              ''       ''      --   1 Woodcock,  1 Nuthatch.

                          Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 male Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  8 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard. 

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  45 Teal,  19 Tufted Duck. 

 Mon 7th Feb  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  11 Little Grebe,  25 Goldeneye,  72 Tufted Duck,  2 Oystercatcher,
 
                               ''              ''              ''       ''        --    1 Dunlin,  1 Brambling.

                         Taylor Park  --  2m - 2f Pochard,  10 Tufted Duck,  1 Nuthatch. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  175 Canada Geese. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  83 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck. 

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.    

 Sun 6th Feb  --  Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park --  30+ Canada Geese,  Lapwing,  Red-legged Partridge,  1 Barn Owl. 

                         Elton Head Road, Sutton  --  8 Waxwing  by caravan site. 

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Yellowhammers in fields NE of the dam. 

 Sat  5th Feb  --  Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 Common Buzzards over,  1 Jay,  11 Reed Bunting. 

                         Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 juv Mute Swan on pond,  1 Kestrel over. 

 Fri  4th Feb  --   Valencia Grove off the St Helens - Prescot Road, Eccleston Park  --  1 Waxwing. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Jay.

 Tue 1st Feb   --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  50  Teal,  3 Goosander. 
                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.  

  

 

 

 

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