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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female Black Redstart
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female
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
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for July 2013 

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                 July 2013

         
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  Tue 30th July

 - Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  1 female Sparrowhawk,  2 Swallows thru,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

 Mon 29th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe, 13 Canada Geese,  1 female Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  4 Swifts thru.
 Sat 27th July  - Old Coach Road  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel, 1 Treecreeper,  small numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Whitethroats, 
 -   ''       ''         ''     --  Willow Warblers, Yellowhammers, 7+ Yellow Wagtail  see St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
 Fri 26th July  - Eccleston Mere   --  1 Common Sandpiper  flying around the island.   
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Kingfisher,  2 Grey Wagtail. 
 Thu 25th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Grey Heron's,  7 Tufted Duck,  13 Canada Geese,  1 juv Little Ringed Plover. 
 - Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  4 Grey Heron's on embankment,  1 Lapwing,  1 Grey Wagtail on brook below the bridge.
 - Sankey Valley, NLW  --  
2 Sparrowhawks in the air together. 
 Wed 24th July  - Haydock Island  --  1 Hobby  over at 8.55am.
 Mon 22nd July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe,  3 Tufted Duck,  13 Canada Geese,  100+ Black-headed Gulls, 
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  2  (1 ad  1 juv) Little Ringed Plovers. 
 Sun 21st July  - Mountains Farm, Smethurst Road, Billinge --  1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Reed Bunting.
 Sat 20th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker  juv, 
 -         ''          ''     --  2 Blackcap,  1 Treecreeper,  2 Nuthatch. 
 - Lyme Wood CP, Vista Rd Haydock  --  Very quiet at the moment just a few House Martins and Swallows around.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  over early morning. 
 Fri 19th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  4 Gadwall,  5 (2ad - 3 juv) Little Ringed Plovers,  1 Oystercatcher,   
 -       ''          ''        ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  3 Grey Wagtail,  several Reed Buntings at back of the lake. 
 Thu 18th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 Little Grebe, 13 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  4 Gadwall,
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  3 Little Ringed Plovers - photo - best viewed from footpath left side, 100+ Black-headed Gull.
 - Red Barn Road, Billinge  --  2 Little Owl.  
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --
  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 Wed 17th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  7 Gadwall, 1 Oystercatcher,  77 Black-headed Gulls,  1 Ringed Plover. ( Poss LR Plover ?).
 - Red Barn Road, Billinge  --  1 Little Owl on fence post + lots of Yellowhammers around.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Tufted Duck,  50 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  over. 
 Tue 16th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe, 13 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Little Ringed Plovers,
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  90+ Black-headed Gull,  1 Common Gull. 
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Common Buzzard,  5 Skylark,  2 Common Whitethroat,  2-3 Corn Bunting, 
 -     ''       ''         ''        --  1 Tree Sparrow,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  1 Juvenile Yellow Wagtail. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper. 
 Mon 15th July

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe, 13 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Adult  Med Gull photo 
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  1 probable Green Sandpiper,   4 Little Ringed Plovers  photo of 4   photo of 2 ,  
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  90+ Black-headed Gulls,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Private back garden, Haydock  --  4 Goldcrest. 
 - Dairy Farm Rd/Old Coach Rd -- 1 Buzzard, 6 Mistle Thrush + Chiffchaff - Whitethroats & lots of Goldfinch & Chaffinch.

 Sun 14th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  8 Cormorant over,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Yellow Wagtail over.   
 - Red Barn Lane/ Road? -- 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard,  2 Little Owl,  Stock Dove & Common Whitethroat present.
 Sat 13th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Nuthatch,  1 Willow Tit. 
 - Mountains Farm, Smethurst Road, Billinge --  1 Yellow Wagtail.  
 - Larch Close, Billinge  --
  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 Fri 12th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Dairy Farm Road,  Rainford  --  1 Barn Owl. 
 Tue 9th July  - Mountains Farm, Billinge --  2 Oystercatcher,  3 Yellow Wagtail, + Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammers, Whitethroats.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Pochard,  8 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Tern,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.
 Mon 8th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  50 Coot,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  4 Grey Herons,  2 Little Grebe,  3 Tufted Duck, 13 Canada Geese  (juveniles no longer small). 
 - Larch Close, Billinge  --  1 Tawny Owl heard calling. 
 Sun 7th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Tufted Duck,  1 feamle Gadwall,  3 Cormorant over,  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Sat 6th July

 - Carr Mill Dam  --  6+ Great Crested Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  5 Common Sandpipers.
 - Garswood Old Road, top of Carr Mill --  Lapwing,  Common Whitethroat + Yellowhammers singing along the road.
 - Eccleston Mere  --
  1 Common Tern1 Oystercatcher1 Hobby hunting distantly,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk  over. 

 Fri 5th July

 - Eccleston Mere --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Common Tern,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Nuthatch,  1 Willow Tit heard,  2 Bullfinch. 
 - Rainford Mosslands area  --  pair Oystercatchers with one chick,  pair Curlews with four chicks.
 - Berringtons Lane  --  2 Common Buzzards,  2 Yellowhammers. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  1 Little Owl.   ---  for more info on these sightings and if interested in Bats see  Colins Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Common Buzzards.   
 - Kings Moss  --  4 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Catchdale Moss  --  4 Linnet.   

 Thu 4th July  - Newton Lake, NLW   --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  13 Canada Geese (5 Ad - 8 Juv) ,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 3rd July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 female Gadwall, 1 Common Tern,  200 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff family.
 Tue 2nd July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  44 Coots + 4 chicks,  1 Common Tern,  200 Swift,  50 House Martin, 
 -          ''         ''     --   30 Swallows,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  15 Swallows and 35+ House Martins by the Arches / railway embankment,  1 Swift,  1 Jay.
 Mon 1st July  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 male Gadwall,  4 male Tufted Duck,  1 Hobby,  200 Swift,  50 House Martin. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  2 Teal,  13 Canada Geese (5 Ad - 8 Juv) ,  7 Tufted Duck. 
   

   

 

 

 

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