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 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
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2009 

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                                     January 2009

 

Sat 31st Jan  --  Eccleston Mere  --  8 Goldeneye,  17 Pochard,  20 Siskin,  2 Stock Dove,  1 Bullfinch.

Fri  30th Jan  --  Eccleston Mere  --  15 G.C. Grebes,  1 Little Grebe,  12 Goldeneye,  9 Pochard,  3 Teal,  18 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher.

                         Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown --    400+ Fieldfare,  800+ Starling,  2 Mistle Thrush,  3 Redwing in field.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  -- 3 Grey Heron,  4 Teal on brook  viewed from Penkford bridge.

Thu 29th Jan  -- Newton Lake, NLW   --  48 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,   2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans.

Wed 28th Jan -- Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Willow Tit,  1 Jay,  4 Yellowhammer,  12 Reed Bunting.

Tue 27th Jan  -- Penkford Flash, NLW  --  2 male & 1 female Shoveler  plus  37 Teal,  viewed from Penkford bridge.

                         Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown --  200+ Fieldfare in fields.

                         Sankey Valley Visitor Centre  -- 1  Great Spotted Woodpecker at feeding station.

Mon 26th Jan -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  -- 7 Goosander, (1 male- 3 females flew over + 1 male - 2 females on brook),  1 Little Grebe. 

                         Pennington Lane, Sankey Valley side --  1 Buzzard  also  250+ Fieldfare and 12 Redwing on fields on the other side of road.

                         Haydock to Blackbrook  --  130 Pink-footed Geese over.

Sun 25th Jan  -- Carr Mill Dam  -- 40 Canada Geese,  1 Goldeneye,  3 Cormorant,  1 Med Gull on main dam opposite overflow at 10.30am,

                           ''     ''      ''      --   2 Buzzard,  1 Snipe,  15 Fieldfare,  1 Redpoll,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Treecreeper.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Coal Tit,  2 (m/f) Bullfinch,  8 Reed Bunting.

                          Blackbrook / Parr, Sankey Valley  --  85 Pink-footed Geese over,  2 Mute Swans on small ponds.

                          Mossborough Hall Lane  --  18 Fieldfare,  3 Redwing in fields.

                          Rainford Bypass  --  600+ Pink-footed Geese in fields just before Dairy Farm Road.  

Sat 24th Jan  --  Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  6 Fieldfare,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Jay,  2 Reed Bunting,  25 Collared Doves.

                          Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  1600 Pink-footed Geese on fields behind the farm,  8 Grey Partridge.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  1 Peregrine,  2 Buzzard,  2 Raven over,  2 Coal Tit,  1 Willow Tit on feeders in SE corner.

Fri 23rd Jan   --  Pennington Lane, Sankey Valley side,  --  1 Common Buzzard.

Thu 22nd Jan --  Newton Lake, NLW   --  27  Teal,  19 Tufted Duck,   2 Mute Swans.  

                          Penkford Flash, NLW  -- 8 Teal.

                          Moss Bank  --  2 Raven over.

Wed 21st Jan --  Carr Mill Dam  --  200+150+30 Pink-footed Geese over,  40 Canada Geese,  2 Little Grebe,  1 Goldeneye,  1 Cormorant, 

                             ''     ''        ''    --    1 Snipe,  4 Fieldfare,  15 Redpoll,  1 Willow Tit.

Tue 20th Jan  --  Penkford Flash, NLW  --  3 males & 1 female Shoveler  plus  106 Teal,  viewed from Penkford bridge.

Mon 19th Jan --  Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 male & 1 female Shoveler  plus  127 Teal,  viewed from Penkford bridge.

                          9 Arches to Penkford Bridge, NLW -- 1 female Goosander 3.00pm, on brook, viewed from riding stables bridge, 2 Kestrel.

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 18th Jan  --  Carr Mill Dam - 80+40 Pink-footed Geese over,  40 Canada Geese,  4 Snipe,  200+ Fieldfare,  4 Lesser Redpoll,  24 Siskin, 

                          Eccleston Mere  -  22 Pochard,  3(1m-2f) Goldeneye,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Raven.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW3(1m-2f ) Shoveler,  1 Mute Swan,  5 Grey Heron's grouped together,  17 Teal,  1 Jay,  1 Fieldfare.

                           Newton Lake, NLW   --  1 Little Grebe,  36  Teal,  25 Tufted Duck,   2 Mute Swans.  

Sat 17th Jan  --  Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Jay,  2 Bullfinch,  8 Reed Bunting,  1 Snipe flushed from the rough field.

                          Mossborough Island, Rainford Bypass  --  3 Corn Bunting.    

                          Rainford Mosslands  -- 1000+ Pink-footed Geese around. 

                          Old Coach Road  --  20 Fieldfare,  50+ Redwing.

Fri 16th Jan   --  Penkford Flash, NLW  --  2 male & 2 female Shoveler still present,  117 Teal,  3 Grey Heron,   viewed from the bridge.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

                          Eccleston Mere   --   2 male  & 1 female Goldeneye,  27 Pochard,  22 Tufted Duck.

                          Carr Mill Dam --  20+ Lesser Redpoll,  43 Canada Geese,  25+ GC Grebe,  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,

                              ''     ''       ''   --   5 Fieldfare,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Goldcrest.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Thu 15th Jan  -- Penkford Flash, NLW  --  2 male & 2 female Shoveler 48 Teal,  3 Grey Heron,   viewed from the bridge.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 male Pochard,  54 Teal,  18 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans.  

Wed 14th Jan  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  40 Canada Geese,  1 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  20 Lapwing,  3 Snipe,  20 Redwing,  20 Siskin, 

                              ''     ''       ''     --   1 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit.

Tue 13th Jan  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  9 Little Grebe,  200+ Pink-footed Geese,  2 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall,  7 Cormorant, 1 Snipe, 

                              ''             ''            ''      ''      --  2 Yellow-legged Gull,  150+ Lapwing,  9 G.B.B. Gull,  1 Raven, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Nuthatch.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 male & 2 female Shoveler  plus  80+ Teal,  viewed from the bridge.

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Stock Dove.

Mon 12th Jan -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  8 Gadwall,  1 Snipe,  2 Woodcock,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  1 ad/w Med Gull,  

                             ''             ''             ''       ''     --  2 Raven,  5 Stock Dove,  1 Nuthatch.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Sun 11th Jan -- Sankey Valley,  Rangers Bird Walk  --  2 Peregrine,  2 Sparrowhawk,  1 Buzzard,  1 Little Grebe,  6 Teal,  1 Cormorant, 

                               ''           ''            ''         ''      ''     --  80 Lapwing,  3 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer.

                         Eccleston Mere  --  20 Pochard,  2 male Goldeneye,  43 Tufted Duck,  3 Bullfinch.

                         Carr Mill Dam   --  30 Canada Geese,  1 Goldeneye,  3 Cormorant,  40 Lapwing,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher, 

                             ''     ''       ''      --   2 Fieldfare,  1 Jay,   2 Great-spotted Woodpecker,  2 Goldcrest,  200+ Starlings.

Sat 10th Jan  -- Eccleston Mere  --  21 Pochard,  2 Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Snipe,  2 Bullfinch    --   water report 95% frozen.

                        Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Fieldfare     --  water report,  ponds all frozen over.

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  3 Jay,  12 Long-tailed Tit,  30+ Chaffinch flock,  7 Reed Bunting,  

Fri 9th Jan   --   Prescot Reservoir (permit only) - 1 Red-breasted Goose,  65 Barnacle Geese,  1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  7 G.B.B Gull,  1 Woodcock.

Thu 8th Jan --   Carr Mill Dam  -- 1 Goldeneye,  2 Little Grebe,  30 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck,  20+ Siskin,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit. 

Wed 7th Jan --  Blackbrook, Sankey Valley, on the brook near metal footbridge  --  1 female Goosander  3.45pm,  3 Teal.

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley -- 1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Jay.

                         End of Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Water Rail.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  2 (m/f) Wigeon,  1 male Goldeneye,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  5 Grey Heron,  2 Kingfisher,  2 Goldcrest.

Tue 6th Jan  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  No further news on this mornings reported Black-necked Grebe,  lake 90% frozen over,  1 female Goldeneye,

                           ''      ''      ''     --  3 Little Grebe,  80 Canada Geese, 11 Snipe,  6 Cormorant,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal tit,  Tawny Owl heard.

                         9 Arches to Penkford Bridge, NLW -- 2 female Goosander  4.05 pm, viewed from riding stables bridge also 8 Teal on brook, 

                              ''         ''       ''            ''         ''    -- 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, large numbers of gulls flying off to roost from Vista Rd tip.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only) - 1 juv Great Northern Diver flying s/e 8.45am, 1 female Goosander, 1 Red-breasted Goose.

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley -- 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker,  7 Reed Bunting,  2 Bullfinch,  3 Jay.
Waters report  -- Carr Mill  90% frozen - Newton Lake  85% frozen - Havannah Flash ponds 95% frozen - Prescot Res both open res 75% frozen.

Mon 5th Jan --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  149 Teal,  2 Mute Swans,  100+ Blk-headed Gull,  2 Common Gull,  3 Goldcrest,  1 Treecreeper.

                        Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard over,  1 female Goldeneye on Sankey brook, seen from the bridge.

Sun 4th Jan  -- Carr Mill Dam  -- 1 Goosander,  1 Goldeneye,  1 Pochard,  60 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck,  50 Lapwing,  1 Cormorant, 

                           ''      ''     ''     --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow tit,  1 Goldcrest,  2 Common Buzzard.

                        Eccleston Mere --  4 Shoveller,  5 Snipe,  2 Woodcock (flew from woods to feed in the fields at dusk).

Sat 3rd Jan  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 1 juv Great Northern Diver,  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull,  4 (3ad/w..1st/w) Yellow-legged Gull, 

                              ''             ''            ''       ''    --  1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  3000+ Herring Gull,  900+ Black-headed Gull,  300+ Common Gull, 

                              ''             ''            ''       ''    --  21 G.B.B. Gulls,  191 Canada Geese,  21 Goldeneye,  13 Pochard,  2 Gadwall,  

                              ''             ''            ''       ''    --  19 Teal,  13 Little Grebe,  6 Great-crested Grebe,  13 Snipe,  1 Crossbill.

                        Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Goosander,  1 Oystercatcher.

Fri 2nd Jan   -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --1 juv Great Northern Diver,  3000+ Herring Gull,  23 Goldeneye,  140 Tufted duck.

                        Eccleston Mere  -- 1 Little Grebe,  1 Snipe,  1 Pochard,  3 Bullfinch. 

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 1 Sparrowhawk. 

Thu 1st Jan  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --1 juv Great Northern Diver, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 149 Tufted duck, 143 Canada Geese. 

                        Dairy Farm Road  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Great-spotted Woodpecker,  100+ Lapwings,  

                        Old Coach Road  --   2 Willow tit,  2 Kestrel,  8 Red-legged Partridge.

                        Higher Lane, Rainford, garden sighting   --  1 over wintering male Blackcap,  6 Siskin,  2 Song thrush. 

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley   -- 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker,  6 Reed Bunting,  3 Jay,  3 Bullfinch.




  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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