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Archived Bird Sightings for March 2009 

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                                   March  2009

 

 

Tue 31st Mar --  Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,  8 Wigeon,  6 Tufted Duck,  3 Chiffchaff. 

                         Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Skylark,  4 Reed Bunting. 

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  6 Teal,  1 Wigeon,  66 Tufted Duck,  4 Little Ringed Plover,  2 Curlew,  1 Wheatear,  

                              ''            ''               ''       ''    --  1 Green Woodpecker,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap,  8 Chiffchaff,  1 Stock Dove. 

Mon 30th Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull,  1 Curlew,  3 Little Ringed Plover,  5 Swallows,  1 Peregrine. 

                         Newton le Willows, Sankey Valley  --  Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  1 Chiffchaff.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Sun 29th Mar -- Carr Mill Dam -- 4 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, Reed Bunting.

Sat 28th Mar  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  2 Shelduck,  28 Greylag Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  67 Barnacle Geese, 

                             ''            ''               ''       ''    --  13 Cormorant,  23 Oystercatcher,  2 Little ringed Plover,  19 Sand Martin,  1 Chiffchaff. 

Fri 27th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  19 Common Gull,  10 Lapwing,  5 Swallows,  1 Redpoll,  4 Grey Wagtail,  1 Yellowhammer.

                         Newton le Willows, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Raven over.

                         Moss Bank Woods  --  1 Chiffchaff - heard calling,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Thu 26th Mar --  Eccleston Mere  --  6 Goldeneye,  9 Tufted Duck,  7 Mute Swans,  8 Sand Martin. 

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 1 Ringed Plover,  1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Swallow,  5 Sand Martin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 

                         Moss Bank Woods  --  1 Chiffchaff - heard calling.

Wed 25th Mar -- Penkford Flash, NLW  --  6 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper.  1 Chiffchaff.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  12 Canada Geese,  1 Mute Swan,  26 Great Crested Grebes.

Tue 24th Mar --  Havannah Flash  --  2 Canada Geese,  1 Mute Swan,  10 Yellowhammer,  3 Reed Bunting.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  9 Great Crested Grebe,  30 Goldeneye,  25 Oystercatcher,  1 Little Ringed Plover, 

                                ''          ''                ''      ''     --   1 Green Woodpecker,  10 Sand Martin.

Mon 23rd Mar -- Newton Lake  --  4 Canada Geese,  18 Teal,  13 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swans.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW  --  17 Teal.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 29 Goldeneye,  1 Shelduck,  29 Oystercatcher,  14 Sand Martin.

Sun 22nd Mar -- Eccleston Mere - Green Woodpecker calling from cricket club woods,  8 Sand Martin,  4 Chiffchaff,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch. 

                          Carr Mill Dam   --  2 Sand Martin,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Chiffchaff.  

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 29 Oystercatcher,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Snipe,  2 Woodcock,  1 Redshank,  

                              ''             ''              ''       ''      --  27 Sand Martin,  2 Swallows,  1 Green Woodpecker.  

Sat 21st Mar  --  Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swan,  8 Sand Martin,  1 Swallow.

Fri 20th  Mar  --  Eccleston Mere --  4 Goldeneye,  21 Tufted Duck,  1 Black-tailed Godwit over,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Sand Martin,  2 Chiffchaff.  

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 17 Oystercatcher,  2 Sand Martin,  1 Swallows,  1 Wheatear,  2 Chiffchaff.  

Thu 19th Mar --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  30 Goldeneye,  6 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  28 Oystercatcher,  3 Chiffchaff.  

Wed 18th Mar -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Kingfisher,  6 Fieldfare,  3 Goldcrest,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Jay,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

                          Eccleston Mere  --  2 Gadwall,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Bullfinch.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  23 Oystercatcher,  1 Green Woodpecker.

                          Wagon Lane / Coopers Lane  Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzards,  3 Fieldfare,  7 Yellowhammer,  8 Reed Bunting.

Tue 17th Mar -- Havannah Flash area, Sankey Valley  --  2 Teal on brook,  2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers flew over.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  6 Gadwall,  36 Oystercatcher,  1 Woodcock,  1 Green Woodpecker,  1 Chiffchaff.

Mon 16th Mar -- Newton Lake  --  7 Teal,  13 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Grey Wagtail.  

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  6 Teal,  1 singing Chiffchaff.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  1 male Pintail,  6 Redwing,  1 Goldcrest. 

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 (1st/w) Iceland Gull,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Green Woodpecker,  2 Chiffchaff. 

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  52 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Coot on nest. 

Sun 15th Mar -- Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Whooper Swans going north west by the arches at 8.00am,  1 Cormorant,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Buzzard, 

                          ''      ''      ''     --  6 Siskin,  2 Redpoll,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Treesparrow.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  21 Goldeneye,  4 Pochard,  37 Oystercatcher,  23 Cormorant, 1 male Shoveler,  

                            ''             ''              ''       ''     --  6 Common Buzzard,  14 Meadow Pipit,  5 Jay.

                         Eccleston Mere  --  24 Fieldfare going north,  1 Nuthatch heard calling.

                         Kings Moss area  --  4 Lapwing,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Yellowhammer.

Fri 13th Mar  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 3 Gadwall,  28 Oystercatcher,  9 Snipe,  2 Green Woodpecker,  14 Redwing,  1 Chiffchaff. 

Thu 12th Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 7 G.C Grebe,  3 Little Grebe,  78 Tufted Duck,  4 Gadwall,  3 Pochard,  48 Oystercatcher,  

                                 ''             ''              ''       ''    --    18 Cormorant,  1 Raven,  2 Stock Dove.  

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Goosander,  1 Cormorant,  3 Redpoll.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  29 Teal.

Wed 11th Mar - Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 (ad/s) Med Gull1 Curlew,  1 Nuthatch,  1 female Stonechat. 

Tue 10th Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  4 G.C. Grebe,  4 Gadwall,  6 Pochard,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  30 Barnacle Geese, 

                             ''             ''             ''       ''     --   33 Goldeneye,  2 Shelduck,  30 Oystercatcher,  3 Curlew,  11 Cormorant,  7 Buzzard, 

                             ''             ''             ''       ''     --   2 Yellow-legged Gull, 14 G.B.B Gull,  1 Green Woodpecker,  5 Stonechat,  2 Grey Wagtail. 

                        Carr Mill Dam  --  80+ Fieldfare,  1 Common Buzzard.

                        Penkford Flash, NLW  --  22 Teal,  1 Grey Wagtail.

Mon 9th Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 1 Red-breasted Goose,  68 Barnacle Geese,  30 Goldeneye,  70 Tufted Duck,  2 Shelduck, 

                            ''             ''              ''       ''    --  41 Oystercatcher,  25 Cormorant,  2 Common Buzzard.

                        Penkford Flash, NLW  --  17 Teal,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Sun 8th Mar --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 3 G.C Grebe,  2 Little Grebe,  6 Pochard,  4 Gadwall,  21 Cormorant,  41 Oystercatcher,  

                              ''             ''             ''       ''     --  1 (ad/s) Med Gull,  11 G.B.B Gull,  25 Siskin (flying north).

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  female Mandarin Duck,  134 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans.

Sat 7th Mar  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  6 G.C Grebe,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  67 Barnacle Geese,  20 Cormorant,  3 G.B.B Gull, 

                             ''             ''              ''       ''    --  44 Oystercatcher,  2 Woodcock,  2 Buzzard,  1 Stonechat,  1 Nuthatch,  7 Meadow Pipit.

                        St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  female Mandarin Duck,  37 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans.

Fri 6th  Mar  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  5 G.C Grebe,  22 Goldeneye,   11 Cormorant,  3 Buzzard,  6 Siskin,  6 Reed Bunting. 

                         Howard's Lane  --  10 Red-legged Partridge,   12 Tree Sparrow.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  42 Teal.

Thu 5th Mar --   Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 (ad/w) Med Gull,  4 Gadwall,  11 Teal,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Curlew,  2 (m/f) Stonechat. 

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  15 Fieldfare,  50+ Redwing,  15 Lapwing,  8 Redpoll,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit.

                         Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  26 Teal.

Wed 4th Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -  24 Goldeneye,  2 Snipe,  30 Oystercatcher,  1 Dunlin,  2 Stock Dove,  2 (m/f) Stonechat.

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  11 Reed Bunting,  1 Willow Tit.

Tue 3rd Mar --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  2 (ad/w) Med Gull.

                        Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Mon 2nd Mar -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 (ad/s) Med Gull,  13 G.C. Grebe,  24 Goldeneye,  18 Teal,  20 Cormorant,  1 Curlew, 

                                ''           ''            ''       ''    --   54 Oystercatcher,  1 Raven,  1 Green Woodpecker,  2 (m/f) Stonechat.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  28 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swans.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW  --  42 Teal.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 1st Mar --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  2 Common Scoter, 11 Pochard, 3 Shelduck, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 67 Barnacle Geese,

                             ''           ''              ''       ''     --  4 Curlew,  1 Ringed Plover,  51 Oystercatcher,  5 Buzzard,  3 Skylark, 19 Cormorant, 

                              ''           ''              ''       ''     --  1 (ad/s) Med Gull,  2 Yellow-legged Gull,  700+ Common Gull,  14 G.B.B Gull.

                        Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Oystercatcher,  15 Lapwing,  1 Buzzard,  6 Fieldfare,  4 Redpoll,  2 Siskin,  Meadow Pipit,  

                             ''      ''      ''     --  5 Skylark,  4 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.     

                        Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley -- 1 Jay,  1 Coal Tit,  2 Willow Tit,  14 Reed Bunting,  40+ Chaffinch,  2 Yellowhammer.

                        Sankey Valley Brook,  Parr  --  2m-2f  Teal,   2 Mute Swans.

 

 

  

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