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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2013 

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                        January 2013

     

       
 Thu 31st Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  10 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  11 Canada Geese. 
 Mon 28th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 
 Sun 27th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck,  2 Pochard,  3 female Goosanders,  17 Cormorant,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Skylark,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker  drumming.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard distant,  1 Sparrowhawk,   2 Redwing,  5 Fieldfare, 
 -      ''          ''           ''              ''         ''      --  1 male - 2 female Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer.  
 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  2 Common Buzzard  over.   
 Sat 26th Jan   - Rob Lane, NLW  --  15 Waxwings  present briefley at 4.00pm   as per Manchester Birding Forum
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Teal,  15 Tufted Duck,  3 Pochard,  1 m Gadwall,  3 female Goosanders,   
 -         ''         ''      --  4 Cormorant,  1 Jack Snipe,   3 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,   1 Nuthatch,  1 Fieldfare,  60 Goldfinch, 
 -         ''         ''      --  60 Siskin,  10 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Yellowhammer.   read more on  Colin Davies blog.  
 - Rivington Road, Queens Park  --  30 Fieldfare  feeding on the cotoneaster tree.  
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston -- 1 Blackcap (over wintering male), 2 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 Fri 25th Jan

 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  2 Pochard,   1 male Gadwall,  1 Water Rail in SW corner,  2 Buzzard,
 -         ''         ''      --  1 Jack Snipe,   3 Snipe,   4 Fieldfare,  60 Goldfinch,  2 Bullfinch,  1Siskin,  10 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Rivington Road, Queens Park  --  15 Fieldfare  feeding on the cotoneaster tree,  10 Redwings by tennnis courts.

 Thu 24th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  56 Teal,  8Tufted Duck.  
 - Billington Ave, NLW (over looking the field)  --  8 Snipe  in the snow covered field. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Grey Heron over,  1 Sparrowhawk  over.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Brook  --  6 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 23rd Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  5 Redwing, 1 Jay, 1m-1f Bullfinch, 11 Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer.
 Tue 22nd Jan

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Pochard,  7 Tufted Duck,  3 female Goosander,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston -- 1 Blackcap(over wintering female),  2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Coal Tit.
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  80 Canada Geese,  3 male - 3 female Mandarin Ducks.
 - Billington Ave, NLW (over looking the field)  --   2 Snipe  in the snow covered field.

 Mon 21st Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Pochard,  5 Tufted Duck,  3 Teal,  3 female Goosander,  12 Snipe,  30 Siskin,  
 -         ''          '      --  1 Bullfinch,  20 Goldfinch. 
 - Billington Ave, NLW (over looking the field)  --  55 poss upto 60 Snipe  in 4 small groups in the snow covered field.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  13 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck,  78 Teal. 
 Sat 19th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Tufted Duck,  4 Teal,  1 Snipe,  1 Siskin,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  20 Goldfinch. 
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 (over wintering femaleBlackcap,  3 Fieldfare. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  6 Snipe from a ditch in the farmers fields.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Willow Tit,  9 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  6 Teal on brook.
 Fri 18th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Teal,  1 Snipe,  1 Water Rail (in SW corner), 
 -        ''          ''      -- 1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk with prey.  
 - Queens Park, town centre  --  1 Raven over.
 Thu 17th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW (75% iced over)   --  48 Teal,  1male Tufted Duck.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Brook  --  1male - 1female Tufted Duck.  
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  over.  
 Wed 16th Jan  - A580 East Lancs, Haydock  --  1 Barn Owl seen east bound.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Willow Tit,  1m-1f  Bullfinch, 12 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  14 Teal on the brook,  1 Buzzard over.
 Tue 15th Jan  - Alder St, NLW  --  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Mon 14th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  14 Canada Geese,  12 Tufted Duck,  52 Teal.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --   37 Teal. 
 - Haydock, Vista Road, in field opposite Lyme and Wood CP  --  40+ Redwings,  14 Fieldfare.
 Sun 13th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1m-1f Gadwall, 1 female Goosander,  14 Snipe, 10 Siskin,  30 Lesser Redpoll, 50 Goldfinch. 
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Blackcap  (over wintering male). 
 - Sherdley Park  --  2 Nuthatch.
 Sat 12th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 G.C. Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant,  2 Canada Geese,  16 Snipe,    
 -         ''         ''      --  1 Jack Snipe,  50 Fieldfare,  5 Redwing,  2 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Bullfinch,  1 Grey Wagtail, 
 -         ''         ''      --  30 Siskin,  40 Lesser Redpoll,  60 Goldfinch.  read more on  Colin Davies blog.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  7 Redwing,  4 Jay,   1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Willow Tit, 
 -       ''        ''           ''              ''           ''     --  1 male - 2 female Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting. 
 - Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 Fri 11th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  13 G.C. Grebe,  100 Pink-footed Geese over,  7 Tufted Duck,  4 Teal,  9 Cormorant,  
 -         ''         ''      --   1 female Goosander,  1 Jack Snipe,  31 Snipe,  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Treecreeper, 
 -         ''         ''      --   20 Siskin,  2 Goldcrest,  1 Coal Tit,  40 Lesser Redpoll,  60 Goldfinch,  2 Bullfinch.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,   22 Teal. 
 Thu 10th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  14 Canada Geese,  60 Teal,  17 Tufted Duck.
 - A580 East Lancs  --  7 Grey Partridge  in field just passed the M6 towards Goldbourne.
 Tue 8th Jan  - Grange Park,  Broadway and corner of Leslie Road   --  2 Waxwings in berry tree.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  9 Cormorant,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 
 -          ''         ''      --  2 Kingfisher,  1 Treecreeper,  4 Siskin,  30 Lesser Redpoll.  
 - New Cut Lane, Rainford  --  150 Pink-footed Geese over,  4 Grey Partridge,  30 Brambling,  3 Corn Bunting, 
 -     ''      ''      ''           ''         --   10 Yelllowhammer.
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 (over wintering male)  Blackcap.
 Mon 7th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Mute Swan,  14 Canada Geese,  38 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron (flyover),  2 Mute Swans on flash,  43 Teal. 
 Sat 5th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --   50 Pink-footed Geese over distantly, 1 male Pochard,  7 Tufted Duck, 16 Cormorant flew over, 
 -       ''           ''      --   1 Great Black-backed Gull over,  4 Snipe,  1 Water Rail in the Alder Carr in SW corner, 
 -       ''           ''      --   1 Treecreeper,  30 Lesser Redpoll,  10 Siskin,  3 Bullfinch,  60 Goldfinch.
 - Private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  -- 1 Blackcap  (over wintering male). 
 Fri 4th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 G.C Grebe,  4 Tufted Duck,  9 Cormorant,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Treecreeper,
 -       ''           ''      --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Siskin.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 1 Cormroant,  50 Teal,  21 Tufted Duck.
 - Coopers Lane to Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Thu 3rd Jan  - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 male - 1 female Mandarin Duck,  55 Canada Geese.
 - Town Centre  --  1 Sparrowhawk - hunting over the YMCA in St Helens town centre.
 - Blackbrook, Sankey Valley Visitor Centre  --  1 male Tufted Duck in basin.
 Wed 2nd Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 juvenile Little Grebe,  9 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  18 Cormorant,  5 Snipe,  60 Goldfinch,
 -        ''           ''     --  5 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  13 Canada Geese,  26 Teal,  13 Tufted Duck.
 - A580 East Lancs  --  1 Buzzard in field just passed the M6 towards Goldbourne.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Brook  --  4 Teal.
 Tue 1st Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Redwing,  3 Jay,  2 Willow Tit,  1 male - 1 female Bullfinch,
 -       ''        ''           ''              ''           ''     --  9 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.
     

 

 

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