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Carr Mill Dam
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Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Newton Lake
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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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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2012 

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 January  2012   

 

   
 Mon 30th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 juv Mute Swan,  1 male Gadwall,  102 Teal,  12 Tufted Duck.
 - St Helens A570 Linkway  Retail Park Ponds  -- 1 Little Grebe,  52 Canada Geese, 1m- 1f  Mandarin Duck.
 Sun 29th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  9 G.C Grebe,  62 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Coal Tit. 

- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 juv Mute Swan,  1 male Gadwall,  92 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.

- Newton Le Willows  --  around  75 Pink-footed Geese over at 12.15pm.

 Sat 28th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Water Rail  in SW corner,  2 Common Buzzard,  2 Siskin. 
 Fri 27th Jan  - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 
 Thu 26th Jan

- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  1 juv Mute Swan,  50 Teal,  16 Tufted Duck. 

- Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  8 Fieldfare,  1 Jay. 

 Wed 25th Jan

- Carr Mill Dam --  9 G.C Grebes,  53 Canada Geese, 70 to 100 Redwing & Fieldfare in the tree tops nr the Goyt.

 Mon23rd Jan  - Town Centre --  report of a low flying Glossy Ibis  9.45am -  more details here on Manchester Birding Forum

- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron, 1  Mute Swan, 1 male Gadwall,  76 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck.
- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  -- 1 Little Grebe,  155 Canada Geese,  1m - 1f  Mandarin Duck.

- Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  14 Teal,  1 Jay.   

 Fri  20th Jan  - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 
 Thu 19th Jan  - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  3 m- 2 f Mandarin Duck (as per Manchester Birding Forum).
 Mon 16th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW, 80% iced over  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Mute Swan, 1 male Gadwall,  66 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck.

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  75 Canada Geese,  4 male - 3 female Mandarin Duck. 

- Sankey Brook,  Penkford Flash, NLW  --    4 Teal. 

 Sun 15th Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  3  Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 Willow Tit,  2-f Bullfinch, 9 Reed Bunting.
 Sat 14th Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay,   2-f Bullfinch,  6 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 Fri 13th Jan  - Vista Road, Haydock -- distant, towards Ashton in Makerfield 100+ Pink-footed Geese flying over at 1.40pm.
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  4 Teal.     
 Thu 12th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  1 male Gadwall,  66 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.  

- Queens Drive, NLW  --  1 female Sparrowhawk - flew across the road in front of my car. 

 Wed 11th Jan  - Sankey Valley, Blackbrook  --  1 Jay,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Chiffchaff  also reported.

- Carr Mill Dam  --  9 G.C. Grebe,  65 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

 Mon 9th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Little Grebe,  27 Canada Geese,  1 male Gadwall,  76 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck. 

- Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 male Shoveler 15 Teal.  

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  -- 145 Canada Geese,  2 male - 1 female Mandarin Duck.

 Sun 8th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  7 G.C Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Bullfinch.
 Sat 7th Jan  - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  2 male - 1 female Mandarin Duck.
 Fri 6th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam - 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel  photo, 1 G.S Woodpecker,1 Willow Tit,1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellowhammer.
 - Moss Bank  --  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 Thu 5th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 68 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Shelduck   flying over North-west  about 10.30 am.
 Wed 4th Jan  - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 
 Tue 3rd Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juv Mute Swan,  20 Canada Geese,  53 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.

- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  125 Canada Geese. 

 Mon 2nd Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 G.C Grebe,  75 Canada Geese.

- Rainford Bypass, Sidings Lane area  --  45 Pink-footed Geese over.

 Sun 1st Jan  - Dairy Farm Rd, Rainford  --  300 Pink-footed Geese,  2 Common Buzzard. 

  

   




  

 

 

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