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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
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
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
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  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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                          January 2017
 
  
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 Tue 31st Jan

 - St Helens  --  Waxwing reported on BirdGuides - details of location and number not known.  

 Sat 28th Jan

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  44 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  4 Gadwall,  3 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Sparrowhawk.

 Fri 27th Jan  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  84 Fieldfare,  76 Redwing,  33 Yellowhammer and 40 Linnet feeding in the fields - St Helens Blog
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 female Sparrowhawk on bottom fence panel mid morning. 
 Thu 26th Jan  - Haresfinch Park and Grasmere Avenue  --  2 Peregrine over, one carrying prey and the other calling.
 Wed 25th Jan  - Sankey Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 drake Gadwall on brook.
 - Stanley Bank Way, Blackbrook  --  1 Buzzard flew across the road and in tree tops at side of road.   
 Tue 24th Jan  - Siding Lane LNR  --  700 Pink-footed Geese in fields,  1 Nuthatch heard,  2 Bullfinch - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 - Rainford Loop  --  small flocks of  Pink-footed Geese around,  5 Kestrel,  10 Buzzard,  7 Meadow Pipit,  6 Skylark,  1 Stonechat
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  20 Linnet  --  Old Coach Road  --  2 Raven - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 Sun 22nd Jan

 - Broadway / Cecil Drive, nr Eccleston Mere  --  6 Waxwing reported to have been around for the last week - St Helens Blog
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk on bottom fence panel early this morning. 
 - Rainford Mosslands - Red Delph Lane - Tree Sparrow, Sidings Lane - Siskin, Dairy Farm Rd - Treecreeper - tweeted St Helens Blog

 Sat 21st Jan  - Beacon Road, Billinge  --  1 Waxwing - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam and surrounds   --  2 Willow Tit,  2 Nuthatch,  1 Chffchaff heard calling south Goyt - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 - Blackbrook Visitor Centre  --  1 Kingfisher on canal - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 Fri 20th Jan  - Billinge  --  Tawny Owl calling behind Rainford High School - tweeted St Helens Blog  
 Thu 19th Jan  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Waxwings  opposite sailing club, flew off into housing estate - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  54 Teal,  3 Shelduck,  5 Gadwall,  12 Canada Geese,  5 Tufted Duck. 
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  -- 3 Buzzards in fields. 
 Wed 18th Jan  - Sankey Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 drake Gadwall,  5 Teal on the brook - St Helens Blog 
 - Stanley Bank Way, Blackbrook  --  1 Buzzard sat in tree tops at side of road.   
 - Billinge area  --  Tawny Owl heard late at night plus Grey Wagtail seen during the day - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Tue 17th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam and surrounds  --  1 Cormorant,  1 Grey Heron,  G.C Grebe and Canada Geese seen,  1 Gadwall,  1m - 2 f Teal,   
 -     ''     ''      ''      ''        ''            --  1 Kestrel, 5 Grey Partridge,  1 G.S Woodpecker alarm call heard,  15 Skylark,  1 Grey Wagtail heard, 
 -     ''     ''      ''      ''        ''            --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Coal Tit,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Jay,  7 Tree Sparrpow,  2 Siskin,  3 Yellowhammer.   
 Sat 14th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk on bottom fence panel early this morning. 
 Thu 12th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning.  
 Mon 9th Jan  - Rainford Mosslands  --  Barn Owl hunting near the junction of Ormskirk Road / Dairy Farm Road - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  40 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall,  10 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  -- 3 Buzzard,  75 Lapwing.
 - Haydock, Wagon Lane going over towards Sankey Valley  --  100 Pink-footed Geese over around 10.15am.
 Sun 8th Jan  - Siding Lane LNR & Rainford area  --  2 Cormorant over Mossborough Hall,   3 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  75 Lapwing over,  10 Fieldfare, 
 -      ''         ''      ''            ''           ''     --  10 Redwing,  2 Nuthatch,  2 Bullfinch,  small flocks of Linnet around,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  approx 500 Pink-footed Geese in fields,  1 Kestrel,  14 Skylark - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 - Old Coach Road -- c500 Pink-footed Geese in fields,  3 Meadow Pipit,  2 Goldcrest,  2 Treecreeper - (Sankey Valley Rangers Sightings).
 Fri 6th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Tufted Duck,  14 Teal circled over north end at 0845,  1 Snipe - St Helens Blog
 Thu 5th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  Lake partially frozen - 1 juv Mute Swan,  120 Teal,  3 Shelduck,  4 Tufted Duck - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  10 Cormorant,  6 Tufted Duck,  3 Teal St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  5 Teal on the brook -St Helens Blog 
 - Reeds Brow, Rainford  --  8 Tree Sparrow - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Rainford Mosslands -- Holiday Moss Rainford - Buzzard,  Redwing,  Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Mon 2nd Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron  2 Shelduck,  26 Canada Geese,  62 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck.  
 - Haydock Park  --  84 Golden Plover,  70 Lapwing and 5 Skylark St Helens Blog 
 - Red Delph Lane, Rainford  --  30 fieldfare on horse paddocks - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Sun 1st Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  Pair of Goosander on small lake at Carr Mill. Flew off towards big lake + 1 Grey Wagtail - tweeted St Helens Blog 
           

        

 

 

  

 

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