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                      February 2013

click here for a list of Waxwing sightings for 2013     

   

 

 Thu 28th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe,  12 Canada Geese,  2 Gadwall,  10 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Little Grebe on the brook,  2 Buzzards over at 7.30am.
 - Tesco's car park, Haydock  --  2 Buzzards over at 12.15. 
 Wed 27th Feb  - Old Coach Road, Rainford   --  2 Shelduck. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  6 Lapwing,  5 Skylark.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  11 Tufted Duck.  
 - Stanley Bank Road, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  2 Bullfinch,  4 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer.  
 - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  2 Buzzards over.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tits at the feeders.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  31 Teal,  400+ Black-headed Gulls on the flash.
 Tue 26th Feb  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tits at the feeders.
 - Stanley Bank Road, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel.
 Mon 25th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 Tufted Duck,  1 male Pochard,  300 Black-headed Gulls,  50 Common Gulls,
 -        ''          ''      --  1 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting. 
 - Billinge Hill, Red Bank Road  --  30 Fieldfare,  2 Brambling,  100 Chaffinch,  30 Yellowhammer. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  9 Canada Geese,  31 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  14 Teal. 
 Sun 24th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Raven heard going over, 1 Treecreeper,  2 Willow Tit,
 -       ''         ''         ''           ''            ''        --  1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay,  2m-1f Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.
 Sat 23rd Feb  - Old Coach Road / Dairy Farm Road  --  1 European White-fronted Goose,  800+ Pink-footed Geese.  
 - Old Coach Road, Simonswood Moss  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese. 
 - Old Coach Road   -- 
2 Raven,  30 Fieldfare,  1 Brambling,  200+ Chaffinch. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel, 1 Red-legged Partridge,  30 Linnets.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  11 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Snipe,  1 Lesser Redpoll.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Teal on brook,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Nuthatch. 
 Fri 22nd Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Canada Geese, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW -- 
around 800 Gulls (driving past loads of Gulls down on the flash, from the Vista Rd tip).
 Thu 21st Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW --  11 Canada Geese,  31 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  12 Teal. 
 - Burrows Lane  --  1 Barn Owl  perched on the fence of Prescot Reservoir viewed from Burrows Lane.
 Wed 20th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard drumming,  20+ Goldfinch.
 Mon 18th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Little Grebe,  11 Canada Geese,  14 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.
 - Willow Park,  NLW  --  2 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper.  
 - Nine Arches,  NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  7 Teal,  400+ Black-headed Gulls,  3 L.B.B Gulls,  6 Herring Gulls,  4 Common Gulls. 
 - St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  60 Canada Geese.   
 Sun 17th Feb  - Rivington Road, nr Queen's Park Primary School --  18+ Waxwings at 11.30am,   photo1   photo2   
 Sat 16th Feb  - Old Coach Road / Dairy Farm Road  --  1 European White-fronted Goose,  3000+ Pink-footed Geese.  
 - Rivington Road, nr Queen's Park Primary School  --  
38 Waxwings.  read more on  Colin Davies blog.
 - Eccleston Park Area  --  1 Barn Owl. 
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
 7 G.C. Grebes,  9 Tufted Duck,  4 Canada Geese,  1female Goosander,  3 Cormorant, 
 -         ''         ''     --   2 Lapwing over,  4 Snipe,  
1 Water Rail in SW corner,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Goldcrest, 
 -         ''          ''     --   1 G.S Woodpecker drumming,  1 Treecreeper,  3 Lesser Redpoll,  30 Siskin,  35+ Goldfinch,
 -         ''          ''     --   2m-1f Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.   (Eccleston Mere, todays sightings from 3 different birders).
 Fri 15th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Yellowhammer.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 Mute Swan on flash. 
 Thu 14th Feb  - Rivington Road, nr Queen's Park Primary School --  50+ Waxwings at 1.45pm, careful with camera near school.
 - Eccleston Park Area  --  1 Barn Owl. 
 - Catchdale Moss, near Stanley Arms pub  -- 
1 Kestrel giving good views.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Canada Geese,  24 Teal,  17 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard sat in far right corner dead tree.
 - Willow Park,  NLW  --  2 Nuthatch,  2 Coal Tit. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  9 Goldfinch,  6 Reed Bunting.
 Wed 13th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Cormorant  flyover. 
 Mon 11th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  11 Teal,  20 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk sat on the birdbath after the Sparrows in the bushes.
 Sun 10th Feb

 - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Common "Mealy" Redpoll,  40 Siskin,  60 Goldfinch. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1m-1f Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  12 Yellowhammer. 

 Sat 9th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 G.C. Grebes,  1 Grey Heron,  7 Tufted Duck,  29 Canada Geese,   2 Goosander,  
 -         ''         ''     --   7 Cormorant,  2 Snipe,  1 Kestrel,  2 Water Rail in SW corner,   1 Nuthatch,  2 Goldcrest, 
 -         ''          ''     --   1 Common "Mealy" Redpoll,  10 Lesser Redpoll,  30 Siskin,  1 Willow Tit,  50 Goldfinch. 
 - Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  40 Pink-footed Geese over,  60 Fieldfare.  
 - Moss Lane, Rainford  --  40 Chaffinch,  40 Yellowhammer. 
 Fri 8th Feb  - Taylor Park  --  3 Mute Swan,  5 Cormorant,  12 Tufted Duck. 
 -  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --   4 Teal. 
 Thu 7th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  12 Teal,  20 Tufted Duck. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Cormorant - flyovers,  1 Kingfisher.
 Wed 6th Feb  - Eccleston Park Area  --   1 Barn Owl. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --
  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Tue 5th Feb  - East Lancs, Carr Mill area --  possible sighting of a Red Kite reported, seen while driving along the East Lancs Rd.
 Mon 4th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --   2 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  100 Lapwing over,   40 Goldfinch,  8 Lesser Redpoll, 
 -         ''          ''     --   5 Siskin,  1 Common "Mealy" Redpoll  read more on  Colin Davies blog.   
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Jay, 1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  2m-2f Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting.
 Sun 3rd Feb  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Raven on the stone circle,  1 Brambling,  100+ Chaffinch. 
 Sat 2nd Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 G.C Grebes,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goldeneye,  7 Common Gulls,  1 Goldcrest,  
 -        ''          ''      --   1 Jay,  1 Coal Tit,  2 Siskin,  7 Lesser Redpoll,  18 Goldfinch.  
 - Moss Bank  --  5 Common Buzzards circling over.
 Fri 1st Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  15 G.C Grebes,  12 Tufted Duck,  150 Canada Geese,  2 Greylag Geese,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -         ''          ''     --   2 female Goosanders,  2 Water Rail in SW corner,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Grey Wagtail,   
 -         ''          ''     --   1 Great Spotted Woodpecker  drumming,  10 Lesser Redpoll,  10 Siskin,  40 Goldfinch.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 Mute Swan on flash. 
        

 

 

 

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