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 Night Heron
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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
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

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Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for February 2017 

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                       February 2017
 
  
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 Tue 28th Feb  - private garden near Eccleston Mere  --  3 Siskin were on sunflower heart feeder - St Helens Blog 
 Fri 24th Feb  - Carr Mill Dam  --  56 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Pink-footed Goose on the water with Canada Geese,  7 Cormorant - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 23rd Feb  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard high over the fields  towards Sankey Valley.
 Tue 21st Feb  - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Rd, Haydock  --  juvenile Iceland Gull - seen later at Pennington Flash  - Manchester Birding Forum
 - Victoria Park, town centre  --  A first-winter drake Goosander,  1 Goldcrest - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  38 Great Crested Grebe present - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 19th Feb

 - Moss Farm, Windle  --  40+ Corm Buntings  - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Pimbo Road, Kings Moss  -- 1 Little Egret  in field alongside Pimbo Road, opposite Fir Tree Farm, early afternoon - St Helens Blog  
 - Eccleston Mere  -- also report of a Little Egret on island at Eccleston Mere - no further details - St Helens Blog  

 Sat 18th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 adult Mute Swan,  13 Canada Geese,  20 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck,  5 Gadwall,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  3 Mute Swan,  2 Teal,  1 Kestrel,  3 Fieldfare. 
 - Moss Farm, Windle  --  28 Corm Buntings in a single tree at Moss Farm + several others singing in the area - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Thu 16th Feb  - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1st winter Glaucous Gull - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - Haydock Island, fields Manchester side of East Lancs A580  --  1adult Med Gull - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Grey Heron,  15 Mute Swans,  14 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  5 G.C  Grebe,  1 male Red-crested Pochard,  
 -         ''          ''     --  46+ Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon,  42+ Gadwall.   
 - Broadway / Cecil Drive, nr Eccleston Mere  --  1 Sparrowhawk flew low and close to the berry trees,  no sign of any Waxwings.
 Wed 15th Feb  - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Rd, Haydock -- 1st winter Glaucous Gull - photo  and adult Iceland Gull - photo  - Colins Blog  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 female Reed Bunting,  1 Sparrowhawk flashed thru the front garden & into next doors tree.
 Tue 14th Feb

 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1st winter Glaucous Gull 3 Mute Swan,  2 Shoveler,  1 Gadwall,  5 Teal. 
 - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Rd, Haydock -- 1st winter Glaucous Gull, then seen going back to Penkford Flash - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  15 Cormorant,  1 Little Grebe,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 female Sparrowhawk on bottom fence panel this afternoon. 
 - Sankey Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 Grey Wagtail. 

 Mon 13th Feb  - Eccleston Mere  --  11  Mute Swans,  1 male Red-crested Pochard - photo 60 Gadwall,  60 Tufted Ducks,  2 Pochard,
 -         ''          ''     --    6 Wigeon - Colins Blog
 Sun 12th Feb  - Eccleston  --  2 Raven over - St Helens Blog  
 - Holidaymoss Farm, Rainford  --  Single Raven over - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Sat 11th Feb  - New Bold Estate  --  Single Waxwing on New Bold estate 9:28am - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - Broadway / Cecil Drive, nr Eccleston Mere  --  no reports of any sightings of Waxwings today. 
 - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW -- Female Grey Wagtail in back yard. That's 6 winters in a row - Manchester Birding Forum 
 Fri 10th Feb  - Broadway / Cecil Drive, nr Eccleston Mere  --  7 Waxwing seen at 8.40am also again at 1.30pm - St Helens Blog 
 - Moss Lane, Windle --  56 Lapwing,  2 Meadow Pipit, 46 Redwing,  52 Fieldfare,  5 Yellowhammer,  20 Corn Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 8th Feb  - Berrington's lane, Rainford  --  1 Teal and 1 Willow Tit in song - St Helens Blog  
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  12 Red-legged Partridge - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 7th Feb  - Sankey Valley, Blackbrook  --  1 Gadwall,  8 Teal on brook,  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog  
 - Stanley Bank, Blackbrook  --  21 Snipe - roosting in autumn sown cereal field - St Helens Blog  
 - Bold Moss  --  1 Water Rail - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Mon 6th Feb
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Red-crested Pochard - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  10 Fieldare,  45 Redwing,  5 Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 4th Feb  - Carr Mill Dam   --  14 Cormorant,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey Canal, Hey Lock area, NLW  --  3 Mute Swan,  2 Canada Geese. 
 Fri 3rd Feb  - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --   4 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Raven flew over at 08.30 - St Helens Blog 
           

        

 

 

 

 

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