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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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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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 Thu 27th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  16 Tufted Duck,  2 Gadwall,  2 Water Rail,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Goldcrest - St Helens Bird Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron,  2 Gadwall, 15 Canada Geese,  28 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 14 Tufted Duck.
 Wed 26th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Gadwall,  1 Buzzard,  2 Snipe -  St Helens Bird Blog
 Tue 25th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Pochard,  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Skylark, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Goldcrest,  2 Siskin,  4 Reed Bunting -   St Helens Bird Blog
 Mon 24th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 adult Mute Swan,  14 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck,  16 Canada Geese,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan on flash,  27 Teal. 
 - Laffak Pond, Laffak Road / Chain Lane  --  1 Great Crested Grebe,   4 male - 3 female Tufted Duck. 
 Sun 23rd Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Pochard,  2 Gadwall,  1 Oystercatcher flyover,  1 Water Rail,  2 L.B.B Gulls, 30 Common Gull,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  30 Siskin. 
 Sat 22nd Feb  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting. 
 Fri 21st Feb  - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  35 Teal. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzards over. 
 Thu 20th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 ad + 1 juv Mute Swan,  16 Canada Geese,  22 Teal,  1 Shelduck,  14 Tufted Duck. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Goldeneye,   8 Pochard,  1 male Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 17th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 ad+1 juv Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  4 Canada Geese,  1 Shelduck, 16 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches looking up towards Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 male + 3 female Goosander on the brook. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  13 Teal. 
 Sun 16th Feb

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Goldeneye,  7 Pochard,  1 male Shoveler,  1 ad winter Kittiwake,  1 Water Rail,  
 -         ''          ''     --
  1 Kingfisher,  1 Buzzard,  1 Bullfinch,  20 Siskin - photos of Kittiwake on  Colins Blog.

 Sat 15th Feb  - Ravenhead Retail Park  --  1 Peregrine over the car park.
 Thu 13th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  2 Grey Heron, 15 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  20 Teal, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  15 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  7 Pochard,  8 Tufted Duck,  4 Snipe,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard,  2 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 10th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 adult & 1 juv Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese,  23 Teal,  1 Shelduck,  15 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  30 Teal. 
 - Laffak Pond, Laffak Road / Chain Lane  --  2 male 1 female Tufted Duck.  
 Sun 9th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  6 Pochard,  1 female Pintail,  2 Gadwall,  13 Tufted Duck,  3 Snipe.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 adult & 1 juv Mute Swan,  14 Teal,  16 Tufted Duck, 
 Sat 8th Feb  - Dairy Farm Road -- 750 & 600  Pink-footed Geese in fields,  75 Lapwing, 15 Fieldfare, 1 Buzzard seen from the bypass.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  31 G.C Grebe,  27 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard nearby seen from the East Lancs. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  6 Pochard,  2 Gadwall,  13 Cormorant,  1 Sparrowhawk -  St Helens Bird Blog
 Thu 6th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 adult & 1 juv Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  17 Canada Geese,  17 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck, 
 Wed 5th Feb  - Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  27 Canada Geese. 
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard. 
  Tue 4th Feb  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  40 Pink-footed Geese  over 10.20am. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  1 female Gadwall,  2 Pochard,  1 Water Rail,  Siskin heard. -  St Helens Bird Blog
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  37 Teal. 
 Mon 3rd Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 ad Mute Swans,  1 Grey Heron, 17 Canada Geese,  38 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  54 Teal.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Buzzard over the railway embankment area.  
 Sun 2nd Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  16 Pochard,  4 Shoveler,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -        ''          ''      --  2 Bullfinch,  Lesser Redpoll.   
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  50 Redwing. 
 Sat 1st Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe,   2 Shoveler,  15 Pochard,  3 Cormorant - St Helens Bird Blog
 - Rainford Bypass / Windle Island  --  500 Pink-footed Geese in fields -  St Helens Bird Blog
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  400+ Pink-footed Geese  + more towards the Old Coach Road area -St Helens Bird Blog
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,   1 Coal Tit,  5 Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Grey Heron,  34 Canada Geese,  17 G.C Grebe,  3 Cormorant.  
 - Laffak Pond, Laffak Road / Chain Lane  --  3 male Tufted Duck. 
  

     



 

 

 

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