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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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Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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 Sat 30th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Cormorant.  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Willow Tit - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Thu 28th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 4 Shelduck,  1 juv Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  8 Gadwall,  30 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  10 Canada Geese. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 Canada Geese,  3 Grey Heron,  4 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Coal Tit back of the boat house.
 Wed 27th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Tue 26th Jan  - Sankey Valley, Newton to Haydock -- 1 Goosander,  30+ Teal, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Jay - Manchester Forum 
 - Sherdley Park  --  email sighting received - 1 Kingfisher seen.
 Sun 24th Jan  - Taylor Park and surrounds  --   total 4 adults + 11 Juv Mute Swan,  2 G.C Grebe, 1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  13 Tufted Duck, 
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --   21 Canada Geese,  1 female Pochard, 1 male Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  up to 3 Nuthatch heard, 
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --   1 Buzzard over,  1 Coal Tit heard,  3 Siskin around, 
 - Windle Moss from A580 East Lancs / Windle Island traffic lights -- seen from car  250 Pink-footed Geese flying around.
 Sat 23rd Jan  - Taylor Park and surrounds  --  2 ad+6 juv Mute Swan, 5 G.C Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 7 Canada Geese,
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --  6 Cormorants over, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, upto 3 Nuthatch around, 1 G.S Woodpecker,
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --  1 Coal Tit, 1 Lesser Redpoll at Moxon Street entrance,  6 Siskin in alders at playground.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford -- around a total of 1000 Pink-footed Geese flying around and approx 130 landed in left side field.
 - Mossborough Hall, Rainford  --  Lesser Redpoll and a Tawny owl being mobbed by Buzzards - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Rainford bypass -- lots of small skeins of Pink-footed geese constantly flying over, coming from the Billinge area.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 5 Shelduck all on the lake, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck.
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  -- 7 Buzzards around in total.
 Fri 22nd Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Thu 21st Jan  - Billinge area -- Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush in field between Billinge Hill and Fir Tree Farm - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Wed 20th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders,  1 Buzzard over.
 Mon 18th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Shelduck (4 on lake plus another one flew in briefly),  26 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  9 Canada Geese. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  21 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Heron,  5 Great Crested Grebe.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning. 
 Sun 17th Jan  - Sankey Valley Rangers Bird Walk, Sidings Lane, Rainford -- Lots of  Pink-footed Geese eventually found in fields on the walk, 
 -       ''         ''           ''          ''       ''  --  1 Grey Heron,  total of 7 Buzzards seen,  1 Kestrel,  4 Partridge sp,  102 Lapwing,  2 Raven,
 -       ''         ''           ''          ''       ''  --  Skylark, Redwing and Fieldfare seen throughout the walk, 1 Nuthatch,  2 Siskin heard 
 -       ''         ''           ''          ''       ''  --  1 male Stonechat near to Inglenook Farm, Rainford. 
 Sat 16th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Egyptian Goose,  8 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  15 G. C Grebe,  1 male Pochard,  2 Teal,  12 Gadwall, 
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Grey Wagtail,  2 Willow Tit,  5 Siskin,  1 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over.
 Fri 15th Jan  - Inglenook Farm, Rainford bypass  --  1000 Pink-footed Geese in fields - Colins Blog and on - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard in field down the pathway. 
 - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Nuthatch. 
 Mon 11th Jan  - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  2 Nuthatch,   4 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 10th Jan  - private garden, Billinge  --  1 male Blackcap on sunflower seed feeders - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 9th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  10 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  24 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Bullfinch,  2 Reed Bunting.  
 Fri 8th Jan  - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel,  8 Bullfinch - St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Nuthatch,  1 Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 7th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  4 Shelduck,  5 Canada Geese,  25 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Grey Heron,  9 Great Crested Grebe,  24 Canada Geese. 
 - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  40 Canada Geese over,  1 Kestrel,  1 Nuthatch,  10 Bullfinch,  1 Yellowhammer.
 Wed 6th Jan  - Haydock  --  Big movement of geese this morning, several hundred flying over Haydock at 9-30am all heading East.  
 Tue 5th Jan  - Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  50 Pink-footed Geese over 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Jay - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 4th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Cormorant,  9 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  15 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.  
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  --  7 Buzzards in field.  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk flew across the road as i was coming home. 
 Sun 3rd Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk sat on the fenced off feeding station area gate. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Coal Tit  1 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 2nd Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit, 1 male Bullfinch.
 - Eccleston area - Female Merlin hunting finches along hedgerows at back of lower Barrowfield farm - tweeted on St Helens Blog
              

            





 

 

 

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