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Carr Mill Dam
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2010 

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                                 January 2010

 

 

Sun 31st Jan --  Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Great Crested Grebe,  50 Canada Geese,  3 Wigeon,  2 Tufted Duck,  
                            ''     ''      ''     --  2 Common Buzzards,  30 Redwing,  30 Fieldfare,  30 Siskin.

Sat 30th Jan  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only- total count of  221 Coot,   1 female Scaup. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  11 Tufted Duck,  148 Teal,  198 Black-headed Gulls,  6 Common Gulls.

Fri  29th Jan  --  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  43 Teal.   

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 Kestrel,  2 Jay. 

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  7 Cormorant, 1 Oystercatcher,  1 (ad/w) Med Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 
                                  ''          ''                ''   ''        --  25 Lesser Redpoll.

Thu 28th Jan --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  8 Tufted Duck,  72 Teal,  1 male Goosander.  

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 male Shoveler,  34 Teal.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only -- 1 male -1 female Pintail. 

Wed 27th Jan -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  50+ Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant over, 1f Goosander,  1 Buzzard, 
                             ''       ''     ''      --  10 Snipe,  30+ Siskin. 

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,   5 Reed Bunting.

                          Havannah Bridge, Sankey Valley Brook  --  2  Teal,  1 male Tufted Duck.

Tue 26th Jan  --  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge) --  4 Grey Heron, 35 Teal, 3 male -1 female Shoveler,  1 Buzzard. 

                          Swan Road, NLW, along public footpaths  --  1 female Sparrowhawk,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.      

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  2 Shelduck,  1 Black-tailed Godwit,  1 Dunlin,  1 Woodcock.

Mon 25th Jan  -- Newton Lake, NLW  --    2 Mute Swans,  13 Tufted Duck,  60 Teal,  2 male -1 female Goosander.  

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  38 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                          Sherdley  --  200+ Pink-footed Geese over 8.00am.

Sun 24th Jan  -- St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  7 Mute Swans, 300 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag,  1f Goosander,  

                              ''            ''           ''           ''         ''        ''      --  1 male -1 female Mandarin Duck  (both not ringed).

                         My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  100 Pink-footed Geese over going east at 10.20am.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  30 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant over,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Treecreeper,  50+ Siskin,  

                            ''     ''       ''     --  unconfirmed report of Hawfinch by metal bridge,  Goyt Valley.

Sat 23rd Jan  -- St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  7 Mute Swans,  250+ Canada Geese, 1 Greylag.

Fri 22nd Jan  --  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --   1 Grey Heron,  45 Teal. 

Thu 21st Jan --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 8 male - 5 female Goosander,  2 Mute Swans,
                            ''          ''         ''    --  2 Canada Geese,   7 Tufted Duck,  50 Teal,  2 male Gadwall,   
                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 Cormorant over,  1 Common buzzard. 

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                         Stanley Bank Way, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Common Buzzard.

Wed 20th Jan -- Carr Mill Dam - 1 Little Grebe, 80 Canada Geese, 1f Goosander, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzards, 2 Fieldfare, 30+ Siskin.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Willow Tit,  6 Reed Bunting,  1 male Bullfinch.

                          Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 2 Mute Swans,  1 male -1 female Goosander,  2 Cormorants over,  1 Buzzard.

                          Havannah Bridge, Sankey Valley Brook  --   2 Mute Swans,  14 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  2 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel. 

Tue 19th Jan  --  Newton Lake, NLW  -- 100 Teal,  5 male 1 female Gadwall,  9 male - 6 female Goosander. 

                          Newton Road - Pennington Lane, towards NLW   --  10 Lapwings in field.

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 18th Jan -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese, 135 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2m Gadwall,  1 Common Gull,

                            ''          ''         ''      --   9 male - 5 female Goosander,  1 Harris Hawk.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  7 Mute Swans,  250+ Canada Geese,  1m -1f Mandarin Duck. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW   --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Teal,  1 Coal Tit. 

Sun 17th Jan -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 9 Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 18 Teal, 3 Buzzard, 2 (ad/w, 1st W) Yellow-legged Gull

                                ''              ''     --  3000+ Herring Gull, 200 Common Gull, 500 B.H Gull, 100 L.B.B Gull, 35 G.B.B Gull,  1 Dunlin

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  200+ Pink-footed Geese over,  2 Teal,  7 fieldfare ,  3 Redwing,  1 Kingfisher,  

                            ''     ''      ''     --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit,  2 Redpoll,  30+ Siskin,  2 Linnet.

  11.30am      --  East Lancs A580, from Catchdale Moss going towards Knowsley - lots of skeins of Pink-foots, approx total 4000.

Sat 16th Jan  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only --   1 (1st/w) Caspian Gull. 

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  1 male Goosander.

                         Eccleston Mere  --  2 male - 1 female Gadwall.

Fri  15th Jan  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Egret - Billinge End,  11.30am and again 1.30pm, then flew west,  2 Grey Wagtail, 

                              ''     ''      ''     --  20 Pied Wagtails,  2 Willow Tit,  20 Linnet,  15 Yellowhammer.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds -- 7 Mute Swans, 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Barnacle Goose.

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --    1 Common Buzzard.

Thu 14th Jan --  Newton Lake, NLW (Lake 80% frozen)  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  122 Teal,  1 male Shoveler,  

                               ''          ''         ''    --   3 male-2 female Goosander,  1 Common Gull,  1 Harris Hawk still around,   1 Jay.  

                          Willow Park,  NLW   --  1 Sparrowhawk. 

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel.

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.     

                          Prescot Reservoir ( permit only --   1 (1st/w) Glaucous Gull. 

Wed 13th Jan --  St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds (90% frozen)  --  6 Mute Swans,  200+ Canada Geese, 
                                   ''            ''           ''           ''         ''      ''    --  1 Barnacle goose,  1m- 1f Mandarin Duck,  1 male Bullfinch. 

Tue 12th Jan  --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  3 Jay. 

                          Blackbrook, Sankey Valley   --  1 Willow Tit on feeders at the visitor centre.

Mon 11th Jan  -- Havannah Flash / Bridge, Sankey Valley --  2 Cormorant,  1m Goosander,   4 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  

                                    ''          ''           ''            ''            ''    --  1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel. 

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 male Goosander on brook,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  (85% frozen)  --  2 Canada Geese,  72 Teal,  1 Kestrel.

                          Mesnes Park, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard in tree.

Sun 10th Jan --  Eccleston Mer  -- 1 Wigeon, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Goldfinches in SE corner. 

                          Blackbrook, Sankey Valley   --  12 Goosanders - early morning on brook near the visitor centre.

                          Haydock,  Sankey Valley  -- 1 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 2 male - 3 female Goosander,  8 Teal.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Lapwing over,  1 Jay,  1 Willow Tit,  12 Reed Bunting.

                          Havannah Flash / Bridge, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 1m-1f Goldeneye, 5 Teal,
                                  ''            ''           ''             ''          ''       --  8 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe.

Sat  9th Jan  --   Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 1 Little Grebe,  5 male- 1 female Goosander,  3 Teal.

                          Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  3 Fieldfare,  2 Willow Tit,  8 Reed Bunting.

                          Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  5 Teal,  1 female Goosander,  1 Cormorant  all on the brook,   1 Jay. 

                          Whiteside Road, Haydock  --  1 Grey Wagtail.     

Fri  8th  Jan  --   Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  -- 1m- 1f  Goosander (Low flyovers, disturbed from the brook),  1 Kestrel.

Thu 7th Jan  --   Newton Lake, NLW (85% frozen)  --  2 Mute Swans,  32 Teal,  4 Common Gull.

Tue 5th Jan  --   Carr Mill Dam  (99% frozen)--  2 Grey Heron,  Canada Geese also present,  1 Meadow Pipit,  2 Bullfinch. 

Mon 4th Jan  --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  3 Teal,  4 Lapwing over,  1 Buzzard,  1 G.S Woodpecker.

                         Newton Lake, NLW (Lake 90% frozen)  --  2 Mute Swans,  72 Teal,  1 Common Gull,  1 Harris Hawk.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.  

Sun 3rd Jan  --  Carr Mill Dam  (85% frozen)  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Slavonian Grebe,  4 Tufted Duck, 1 female Goldeneye,  
                             ''      ''      ''        ''       ''        --  50+ Canada Geese, 

                               ''       ''      ''       --  3 Cormorant,  40+ Siskin,   2 Redpoll,  2 female Bullfinch. 

                         Eccleston Mere   --  1 male Goldeneye,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit, on feeder in SE corner. 

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  3 Grey Partridge - flushed from rough field,   1 Kestrel,  1  Jay, 

                               ''       ''           ''             ''           ''       --  2 Willow Tit,  1 male Bullfinch,  14 Reed Bunting.       

                         Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron, 1 male- 1 female Goosander,  3 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck on the brook. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds (90% frozen)  --  4 Mute Swans,  200+ Canada Geese.  

Sat  2nd Jan -- Moss Bank  --  At midday approx  60 Pink-footed Geese over flying north west.

                        Newton Lake, NLW - 2 Mute Swans, 64 Teal, 4 Common Gull, 1 Harris Hawk (not recaptured was reported end Dec)

Fri 1st  Jan  --  Catchdale Moss / Howard's Lane area,  numbers unknown  --  Pink-footed Geese,  Buzzard, Kestrel,  Merlin, 

                                  ''           ''             ''           ''       ''   --  Lapwing, Red-legged Partridge,  Meadow Pipit,  Fieldfare,  Redwing, 
                                  ''           ''             ''           ''       ''   --   Tree Sparrow,  Linnet.

                        Rainford Mosslands  --  3000+ Pink-footed Geese on Reeds Moss.

                        Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  1 Little Owl,  3 Tree Sparrow.

                        Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  all the gulls (B.H,  H.G,  L.B.B & Common).

                           ''      ''     ''     --   Small numbers of fieldfare and the odd redwing,  30 Pied Wagtails,  7 Linnet. 

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  3 Willow Tit,  1 male Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting.

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  110+ Pink-footed Geese over going east around 10.15am.

  

 

 

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