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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
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
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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Adult Summer Med Gull
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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
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Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Napier Close
Town Centre

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Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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 Sat 28th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW  --   1 female Black Redstart  showing well on chimney tops at 2.20pm.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  12 Canada Geese,  8 Tufted Duck,  48 Teal,  7 Gadwall.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  30 Teal,  2 Goosander on the canal,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Kingfisher.   
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --   2 Stock Dove in top field,  1 Jay,  3 Reed Bunting,
 Thu 26th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  66+ Teal,  11 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck as per St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Goosander on the canal,  1 Kestrel,  4 Bullfinch. 
 Mon23rd Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  morning visit --  66 Teal,  6 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  1 Goosander,  as per St Helens Blog 
 -       ''          ''       ''   --  4.20pm visit -  38 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  8 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese,  4 Shelduck,  2 Goosander.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 Wilow Tit,   2 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.  
 Sat 21st Feb   

 - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 female Black Redstart Manchester Birding Forum 

 Fri 20th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 female Black Redstart  - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 19th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 female Black Redstart Manchester Birding Forum
 Wed 18th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Black Redstart  showing well. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  3 Jay,  2 Wilow Tit, 3 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer.
 Tue 17th Feb  - Brookfield St, NLW -- 1 Sparrowhawk circling over, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 female Black Redstart -- photos 1 - 2  - 3  - 4  -  5 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  26 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck. 
 Mon 16th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  28 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck.
 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  2 Mute Swans over,  2 Buzzards over.  
 - Brookfield St, NLW  --  1 Buzzard over,  late afternoon (bad lighting) possible small flock of 7 to 8 Linnets flying around,
 -        ''           ''     '' -- No sign this afternoon of female Black Redstart reported this morning - Manchester Birding Forum
          ''           ''          Update  Black Redstart - seen by Colin Davies, write up and photos  on his blog   Colins Blog
 Sat 14th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,   1 Wilow Tit,   2 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.  
 Fri 13th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  32 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck. 
 Thu 12th Feb  - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --   2 Buzzards in fields at side of Coopers Lane.
 Wed 11th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2m - 1f  Bullfinch,  2 Wilow Tit,  3 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 Sun 8th Feb  - Unconfirmed Report --  private garden inSt Helens --  1 Marsh Tit  as tweeted on St Helens Blog - (suspect Willow Tit).
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Unconfirmed Report --  Brookfield St, NLW --  1 Black Redstart - as reported per Manchester Birding Forum
 Sat 7th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Kestrel,  1 Buzzard,  2 Jay,  1 Stock Dove,  1 Willow Tit,  2m - 1f Bullfinch,  
 -        ''        ''           ''             ''          ''      --  3 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 Fri 6th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Canal  --  1 Goosander. 
 Wed 4th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  66 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck --  81 Teal reported on the St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  10+ Fieldfare over.  
 Tue 3rd Feb  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 male + 1 female Shoveler at the Arches end of the lake. 
 Mon 2nd Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  68 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  4 Shelduck - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 1st Feb  - Howards Lane, Eccleston -- Lots of Fieldfare and Redwing this morning with a starling flock - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
                

           

 

 

 

 

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