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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
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female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
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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
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Eccleston Mere

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
T
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Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

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Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for March 2010 

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                               March 2010

 

Tue 30th Mar --  Carr Mill Dam  --  15 G.C Grebes,  7 Canada Geese,  1 Tufted Duck,  4 Lapwing,  1 Kingfisher.

                          Eccleston Mere  (reported on BirdGuides)  --  3 Swallow  this morning.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  2 Swallow. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  9 Teal. 

                          Penkford Bridge, Newton Common,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Partridges,  2 Jay,  2 Linnet.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 29th Mar  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Little Ringed Plover.  

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  14 Teal,  1 Chiffchaff  seen from the bridge.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  13 Tufted Duck.    

                          St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  1 female Goosander 100 Canada Geese,  1 Reed Bunting.   
                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 28th Mar --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Wheatear.

                          Dairy Farm Rd / Old Coach Rd   --  3 Chiffchaff.

Sat 27th Mar  --  Moss Bank, garden watch  --  2 Common Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk.

                          Moss Bank, Clinkham Wood  --  2 Chiffchaff  heard calling,  1 Nuthatch heard calling. 

Thu 25th Mar --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  8 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Tue 23rd Mar --  Penkford Bridge, NLW, Sankey Valley  --  8 Sand Martins.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 22nd Mar  - Moss Bank, garden watch -- 5 Common Buzzards (some distant), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper next doors gdn.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  13 Tufted Duck.

                          St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  -- 1 female Goosander 155 Canada Geese.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  22 Teal.  

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

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Fri  19th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Swallow early am, reported on BirdGuides.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  13 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard.   

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Thu 18th Mar --   Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  3 Sand Martin,  2 Yellow-legged Gull,  2 Stonechat.

                          Sankey Canal, Blackbrook  --  1 Swallow.  

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Canada Geese,   8 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck.

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  22 Teal.

Tue 16th Mar  -- Lyme & Wood Landfill, Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard plus 2 more in the distance,  1 Lapwing,  1 Jay,

                              ''            ''           ''           ''       ''           ''          --  2 Grey Partridges.

Mon 15th Mar  -- Newton Lake, NLW  --   17 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.

                          St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds -- 144 Canada Geese, 1m - 1f Mandarin Duck,  4 Common Gulls. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  29 Teal.  

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Jays. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                          Moss Bank, private garden  --  3 Goldcrest. 

 Sun 14th Mar --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  male Sparrowhawk  in garden, again.

Fri 12th Mar  --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  male Sparrowhawk  in garden today twice, 1 House Sparrow less. 

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  22 Teal. 

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

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thurs 11th Mar - Newton Lake, NLW  --   23 Teal,  15 Tufted Duck.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  24 Teal. 

Wed 10th Mar -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock --  1m-1f  Sparrowhawk in garden today,  Curlew over, calling at 6.00pm.

Tue 9th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam -- 18 G.C Grebe,  2 Teal, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk,1 Kingfisher, 20 Linnet,  6 Yellowhammer.

                            ''     ''       ''     --  Sewage Plant  --  3 Grey Wagtail plus lots of Pied Wagtails present. 

                         Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over,  2 Kestrel.    

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --   20 Teal.   

 Mon 8th Mar  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --   39 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  5 Common Gulls,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
                          St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  150 Canada Geese,  1m -1f Mandarin Duck,  1f Goosander.
                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --   32 Teal.  
                          Blackbrook, Sankey Valley   --  1 Common Buzzard.
                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

 Sun 7th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  Reported possible female Scaup now confirmed as a scaup type looking female Tufted Duck.

Fri  5th  Mar   --  Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Common Buzzard,   24 Teal. 

                          Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard over,  1 Kestrel.        

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thu 4th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  23 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  3 Linnets,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Little Grebe,  49 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck.

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

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  14 Teal,  1 Jay. 

Tue 2nd Mar  -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Stock Dove. 

 Mon 1st Mar  --  St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Pond -- 150 Canada Geese, 1m-1f Mandarin Duck, 1 female Goosander.
                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --   2 Common Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  1 G. S.Woodpecker,  1fStonechat.
                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  12 Teal.  

 

  

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