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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
     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
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Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 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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Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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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

 
 
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Napier Close
Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2011 

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                     January 2011
 

 Mon 31st Jan

 - Newton Lake, NLW (80% frozen)  --  65 Teal,  3 Common Gull,  1 Nuthatch  in trees by path alongside the lake.
 Sun 30th Jan

Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 Willow Tit,  1 male Bullfinch,  11 Reed Bunting. 
- Sadler's Lane, Windle  --  30+ Fieldfare,  15+ Redwing.
- Blindfoot Lane, Rainford  --  1 Common Buzzard.  
- Old Coach Road, Rainford 
-- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 

 Sat 29th Jan  - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  3 male-1 female Bullfinch,  14 Reed Bunting. 

- Carr Mill Dam (70% iced over)  --  1 Little Grebe,  3 Tufted Duck,  35 Canada Geese,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Jay.

 Fri  28th Jan  - Haydock  --  approx  100 Pink-footed Geese  over 10.10am.
 - Carr Mill Dam  -- 1 Little Grebe  by the Arches,  30 Redwing in woods near Sandy Bay. 
 Thu 27th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  48 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 

Willow Park,  NLW   --  1 Nuthatch.  

- Penkford Flash, NLW  --  14 Teal.  

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Yellow-legged Gull. 

 Wed 26th Jan  - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 male -1 female Bullfinch,  11 Reed Bunting. 

- Haydock  --  approx  70 Pink-footed Geese  over 3.55pm.

- Town Centre  --  1 Cormorant - came off the canal outside Park Inn.

- Carr Mill Dam  --   2 (1m-1f)  Kingfisher. 

 Mon 24th Jan  - Town Centre  --  9  Waxwing  nine by Magistrates' Court  (as per BirdGuides). 

- St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.  

- Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Gadwall, 62 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck.   

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron, 250+ Canada Geese, 1 female Mandarin Duck.

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  33 Goldeneye,  56 Pink-footed Geese,  10 Cormorant,  2 (ad/w) Med Gull
-       ''              ''              ''         ''     --  4 Yellow-legged Gull,  531 Blk H Gull,  373 Herring Gull,  57 L.B.B Gull, 
-       ''              ''                ''       ''     --   5 G.B.B Gull,  247 Common Gull,   2 Raven,  1 Stock Dove,  1 Brambling. 

 Sun 23rd Jan  - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 G.S Woodpecker,  2 Jay,  1 Willow Tit,  1 female Bullfinch, 
 -       ''         ''             ''              ''          ''       --  9 Reed Bunting.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Teal,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Sat 22nd Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Goldeneye,  2 Water Rail,  1 Buzzard,  11 Siskin,  3 Bullfinch.  

- Wagon Lane  Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 300+ Wood Pigeon in top field,  2 Willow Tit, 1f Bullfinch, 
-       ''         ''             ''              ''          ''     --  12 Reed Bunting. 

 Fri  21st Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Goosander,   1 Water Rail -  photo

- Carr Mill Dam  --  2 female Goosander  present 11.30am.

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  3 Shelduck540 Pink-footed Geese,  1 (ad/w) Med Gull.  

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

- Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over.     

- St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.   

 Thu 20th Jan  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Wigeon,  1 Dunlin,  1 Brambling. 
 Wed 19th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk - eating a Starling - photo.
 Tue 18th Jan  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Pochard,  8 Cormorant,  2 Barnacle Geese,  5 Woodcock,  1 Tawny Owl. 

- Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  11 Fieldfare,  14 Reed Bunting. 

 Mon 17th Jan  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  30 Pochard,  6 Cormorant,  300+ Lapwing,  4 Woodcock, 12 Buzzard,  
 -       ''              ''              ''       ''       --  2 Peregrine,  4 Woodcock,  1 Raven,  6 Siskin. 

- Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  1 Little Grebe, 82 Teal,  15 Tufted Duck.

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  300 Canada Geese,   2 female Mandarin Duck. 

 Fri  14th Jan  - Town Centre,  Wynne Road, off Bishop Road  --  around  80 to 100 Waxwings  in Sycamore trees. 

- Town Centre, Westfield Street then to Duke Street  --   5 Waxwing

- Town Centre, Havelock Close  --  22 Waxwing. 
- Town Centre,  Pizza Hut  --   4 Waxwing  in trees nearby. 

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  2 Waxwing (south-east),  1 Curlew  (going south), 2 Blk-tailed Godwit,

-      ''              ''              ''        ''       --  1 Dunlin,  3 Woodcock,  4 Common Buzzard,  1 Peregrine. 

- Penkford Flash, NLW  --   2 Mute Swans on canal,   26 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard. 

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  260+ Canada Geese. 

Carr Mill Dam -- 32 Redpoll and 8 Siskin  feeding in Birch and Alder trees around Sandy Bay. 

 Thu 13th Jan  - Broad Oak, Nursing Home, Park Road, Fingerpost  --  20+ Waxwing feeding on berries. 

- Town Centre, Napier Close to Pigot Street  --  22 Waxwings. 

- Town Centre, Havelock Close  --  17 Waxwing.  

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 12 Pochard, 50 Pink-footed  Geese, 1 Curlew  (going south), 200 Lapwing,

-          ''              ''           ''       ''       --   3 Woodcock,  2 Yellow-legged Gull,  3 G.B.B  Gull,  23 L.B.B Gull, 

-          ''              ''           ''       ''       -- 107 Herring Gull,  230 Common Gull,  2 Raven,  1 Peregrine,  3 Skylark. 

- Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  1 male Pochard,  103 Teal,  17 Tufted Duck.

- Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Mute Swans on flash,  21 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard. 

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

- King George V playing field, Common Road,  Earlestown  --  15 Redwing. 

 Wed 12th Jan  - Town Centre, Pigot Street  --  100+ Waxwings  in trees at 11.45am.

- Town Centre, Havelock Close  --  44 Waxwing (this afternoon,  as per BirdGuides). 

- Hatfield Close, Sutton Heath  --  34 Waxwing  at 10.30am. 

- Harlow  Close, Sutton Heath  --  63 Waxwing

- St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.   

- My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Grey Wagtail  on roof top.

 Tue 11th Jan  - Town Centre, Napier Close  --  7 Waxwing,  

- Harlow  Close, Sutton Heath  --  41 Waxwing  (at the south end of Harlow Close - as per BirdGuides). 

- Hatfield Close, Sutton Heath  --  42 Waxwing  at 9.15am, down to  24 Waxwing  at 3.00pm, 1 Sparrowhawk...

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  12 Little Grebe,  20 Pink-footed Geese going west,   28 Goldeneye,      
-      ''              ''              ''       ''        --  1 Tawny Owl, 5 Woodcock, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Brambling. 

- King George V playing field, Common Road,  Earlestown  --  15 Redwing,  3 Mistle Thrush. 

- Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over. 

 Mon 10th Jan  - Hatfield Close, Sutton Heath  --  16 Waxwing.

- Town Centre,  Comet car park, Asda entrance   --  1 Sparrowhawk over. 

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  104 Teal,  23 Goldeneye,  2 Buzzard,  50+ Goldfinch,  3 Brambling. 

- St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.   

 Sun  9th Jan  - Town Centre, Lidl car park, opp Asda -- 4 Waxwing by entrance to Lidl car park also Lowe Street - Havelock Cl.

- Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

 Sat  8th Jan  - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  15 Fieldfare,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  5 Siskin, 11 Reed Bunting, 
 -      ''          ''           ''               ''            ''     --   1f  Bullfinch.
 - Town Centre,  Lidl car park, opp Asda  --  4 Waxwing  still at entrance to Lidl car park

- Town Centre, Burtonhead Road  --  1 Raven over. 

- Rainhill Bridge, Warrington Road  --  3 Waxwing.

- Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Little Grebe,  89 Teal,  1 male Pochard,  6 Tufted Duck

 Thu 6th Jan  - Town Centre,  Lidl car park, opp Asda  --  3 Waxwing  still at entrance to Lidl car park - as per BirdGuides). 

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  15 Little Grebe,  73 Canada Geese,  6 Pochard,  26 Goldeneye,  23 Teal, 
-      ''              ''             ''  -- 123 Tufted Duck, 8 G.B.B Gull,  4 Woodcock, 1 Raven, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Brambling.

- Newton Lake, NLW  (55% frozen)  --  2 Cormorant,  2 Canada Geese,  75 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  5 Tufted Duck. 

 Wed 5th Jan  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  26 Goldeneye,  29 Teal,  1 Wigeon,  146 Tufted Duck,  1(ad/w) Med Gull, 

-     ''             ''                 ''       ''       --   4  G.B.B Gull,   2 G.S Woodpecker,  4 Redwing. 

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

 Tue 4th Jan  - Town Centre, Lidl car park, opp Asda -- 17 Waxwing  also reported to be feeding on the apple trees on Lowe St.

- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  13 Teal,  20 Goldeneye,  1 Pochard,  36 Pink-footed Geese, 1 ringed Coot,

-      ''              ''              ''       ''      --  1 Med Gull,  10 G.B.B Gull,  2 Woodcock,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Brambling.  

   ======    Update on the colour ringed Coot - This bird was ringed as part of a project
at Southport Marine Lake in Nov 2010.  ======

- Newton Lake, NLW  (80% frozen)  --   2 Canada Geese,  1 male Pochard,  39 Teal,  1 male Gadwall, 
-       ''         ''         ''                     ''    --  1male Goosander.

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  200+ Canada Geese,   2 male-4 female Mandarin Duck.    

- Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  3 Goosanders on brook.

- Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

 Mon 3rd Jan  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  17 Teal, 17 Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard,  3 Woodcock, 1 Brambling, 30 Siskin.
 
- Carr Mill Dam (90% frozen)  --  40 Pink-footed Geese over (going north),  1 Grey Wagtail. 

- Newton Lake, NLW  (60% frozen)--   97 Teal,  2 Goldcrest. 

- Moss Bank  --  27 Redwing over. 

 Sun 2nd Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  35 Fieldfare,  4 Redwing,  2 Jay,  2 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,
 -       ''         ''             ''              ''          ''      --  5 Siskin,  14 Reed Bunting.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  (80% frozen)--  1 male Pochard,  103 Teal,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 male Goosander. 
 Sat 1st Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  14 Reed Bunting.
       

  

 

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