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Archived Bird Sightings for January 2014 

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                    January 2014

         
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 Fri 31st Jan  - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan,  29 Teal.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Kestrel,  1 Buzzard. 
 Thu 30th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Wigeon,  13 Pochard,  2+ Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  6 Mute Swan,  1 Water Rail,  7 Snipe,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  2 Bullfinch,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Siskin,  1 Lesser Redpoll.       Full report  St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  4 Canada Geese,  29 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  14 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan,  19 Teal. 
 - Pennington Lane, towards Earlestown -- 1 Buzzard over S/ Valley side of road, 100+ Fieldfare in field other side of road.
 Wed 29th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Grey Wagtail - flyover.
 Tue 28th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Wigeon,  6 Pochard,  1 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  1 G.S Woodpecker,
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Jay,  1 Treecreeper heard,  2 Bullfinch,  1 Willow Tit,  30+ Siskin,  6 Lesser Redpoll. St Helens Blog
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  5 Redwing  in tree at bottom of garden.   St Helens Blog 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan,  39 Teal,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Mon 27th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  11 Canada Geese,  26 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  24 Tufted Duck,  3 Buzzards over.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Sun 26th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  49 G.C Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  41 Canada Geese,  35 Pink-footed Geese over,  1 Sparrowhawk,  
 -    ''      ''      ''    --  1 Kestrel,  25+ Fieldfare,  6+ Redwing,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Moss Lane,  Windle  --  20 Redwing,  5 Fieldfare,  2 Corn Bunting,  30 Yellowhammer.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Goldeneye, 
9 Pochard,  4 Tufted Duck,  10 G.C Grebe,  80 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose,
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Barnacle Goose,  3 Snipe,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Siskin heard.  --  more details on  Colins Blog 
 Sat 25th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 female Sparrowhawk sat on fence at dinner time for a few minutes.

 Thu 23rd Jan

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  11 Canada Geese,  19 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  18 Tufted Duck. 
 - Houghtons Lane, Eccleston  --  1 Tawny Owl seen briefly  -  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 

 Wed 22nd Jan  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. 
 Tue 21st Jan

 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Grey Heron,   4 Teal,  5 Pochard,  2 Gadwall,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 male Shoveler,  1 Barnacle Goose, 
 -        ''          ''      --  1 male Goosander,  1 Greylag Goose,  3 Cormorant,  13 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Peregrine over,  
 -        ''          ''      --  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper,  30 Siskin,  2 Lesser Redpoll -  St Helens Blog  
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  40+ Lapwing,  1 Kestrel,  1 Raven over,  10 Redwing,  25+ Skylark,  17 Corn Bunting, 
 -     ''       ''          ''         --
  10+ Reed Bunting.  30+ Yellowhammer.    Full report plus photos at  St Helens Blog 

 Mon 20th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  12 Canada Geese,  23 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  12 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches looking up towards Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 female Goosander on the brook. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 drake Goosander present on the mere - St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 Sun 19th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Pochard,  4 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck,  1 male Shoveler,  1 Barnacle Goose,  100 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''          ''      --  60 Pink-footed Geese over,  1 Greylag Goose, 13 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  30 Siskin,  1 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese - St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 Sat 18th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 Great Crested Grebe,  54 Canada Geese,  3 Cormorant,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Fri 17th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  7 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  10 Tufted Duck,  15 Teal. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Road, Haydock  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel. 
 Thu 16th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  7 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  22 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck. 
 - Larch Close, Billinge  --  Sparrowhawk on neighbours aerial. (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Mon 13th Jan   - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan,  8 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  23 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  -- 10 Teal. 
 - Laffak Pond, Laffak Road / Chain Lane  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 male Tufted Duck. 
 Fri 10th Jan  - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Jay,  1 Nuthatch - photo,  3 Coal Tit.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Thu 9th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  12 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  19 Teal,  12 Tufted Duck,  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 - Newton Road / Southworth Road, NLW  --  70+ Redwings,  1 Jay,  3 Linnets in field on way into Newton. 
 Wed 8th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Raven over. 
 Mon 6th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  7 Pochard, 1 Water Rail,  100 Lapwing over,  2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher - St Helens Blog
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  12 Canada Geese,  19 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck, 
 Sun 5th Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Jay,  1 Redwing,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Willow Tit,
 -      ''          ''           ''              ''         ''   -- 1 Treecreeper,  3 male - 4 female Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer.
 Sat 4th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  6 Pochard,  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Water Rail  in western ditch near SW corner. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay,  1 Nuthatch,  1 male - 2 female Bullfinch,
 -       ''        ''            ''             ''            ''    --  1 Coal Tit,  3 Yellowhammer,  12 Reed Bunting. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  65 Canada Geese,  29 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Coal Tit.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.  
 - St Helens Linkway  --  1 Buzzard flying south by St. Helens Linkway opposite Sherdley Park - Tweet on St Helens Blog.
 Fri 3rd Jan  - Fir Tree Farm, Bilinge  --  2500 Pink-footed Geese  feeding in the turnip fields -  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  56 Teal,  1 Buzzard over.
 - Sankey Valley  --  1 Little Grebe  100 yards south of viaduct. 
 Thu 2nd Jan

 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Little Grebe,  2 Goldeneye,  2 Pochard,  3 Cormorant,  1 Water Rail,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  5 Siskin.  sightings from the St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Mute Swan,  11 Canada Geese,  14 Tufted Duck, 
 -        ''       ''         ''     --  40 Teal,  1 Sparrowhawk over mobbed by two crows.  
 - Willow Park, NLW  --  1 Nuthatch.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  44 Teal. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  Grey Wagtail,  Fieldfares and Linnets - all reported as a  Tweet on St Helens Blog
 - Billinge Area  --
  Willow Tit,  Tree Sparrow's and Yellowhammer's -  all reported as a  Tweet on St Helens Blog.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 skeins total 140 Pink-footed Geese over 8.30am,  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.  

 Wed 1st Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  4 Grey Heron,  2 Goldeneye,  10 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard,  1 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  50+ Canada Geese,  1 Raven over. sightings from  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
  

     



 

 

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