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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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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

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Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
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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male
T
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Waxwing
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Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
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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Napier Close
Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for March 2011 

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                                        March 2011

 Tue 29th Mar  --  Penny Lane, Haydock -- 30 Waxwing by gatehouse at Aimia Foods on Penny Lane this morning (per BirdGuides)
                            Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  2 Common Buzzard on pylons, 1  Jay,  2 Chiffchaff  plus 2 more singing.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --   5 Canada Geese,  8 Teal,  12 Gadwall,  12 Tufted Duck,  1 male Sparrowhawk over. 

                           Carr Mill Dam to Earlestown, along  Sankey Valley  --  still 19 singing  Chiffchaffs  early morning.

                           Broad Oak fishing ponds  --  1 Willow Warbler singing. 

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting briefly this morning.  

 Mon 28th Mar  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Little Grebe,  4 Canada Geese,  8 Teal,  12 Gadwall,  4 Tufted Duck.

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Common Buzzard on pylon. 

                           St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

                          Stanley Bank Road  --  12 Waxwing  (reported to Sankey Valley Rangers).

 Sun 27th Mar   -- Eccleston Mere  --  24 Sand Martins this morning. 
 Sat  26th Mar   -- Sidings Lane, Rainford  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming,  1 Chiffchaff,  2 Treecreeper. 

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  4 Gadwall section 1 pit. 

                           Kings Moss   --  1 Common Buzzard. 

 Fri  25th Mar   --  St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 
 Thu 24th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam to Earlestown, along  Sankey Valley  --  19 singing  Chiffchaffs  early morning. 

                          Clinkham Woods, Moss Bank  --  1 Chiffchaff  heard singing.

 Tue 22nd Mar  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  2 Shelduck,  22 Goldeneye,  15 Cormorant,  1 female Goosander,  

                                  ''               ''        --     5 Gadwall,  3 Ringed Plover,  4 Little Ringed Plover,  35 Oystercatcher,  
                                  ''               ''        --    9 Meadow Pipit,   5 Chiffchaff.

                           Blackbrook / Broad Oak,  Sankey Valley  --  2 Common Buzzard over. 

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

 Mon 21st Mar  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -- 7 Gadwall,  32 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover,  5 Little Ringed Plover, 

                               ''               ''             ''        ''     --    2 Curlew, 5 Buzzard, 3 Swallow,  15 Meadow Pipit north, 5 Chiffchaff. 

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  10 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Treecreeper, on big tree in corner near the overflow.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  19 Teal,   2 Buzzards on electricity pylons. 

                           Blackbrook to Earlestown, along  Sankey Valley  --  at least 11 singing  Chiffchaffs.

 Sat 19th  Mar  --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 
 Fri  18th  Mar  --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  4 Buzzards,  high up over (all together as a group).

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  4 Gadwall, 42 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Dunlin,  1 Chiffchaff.

 Thu 17th Mar  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  4 Pintail,  23 Cormorant,  29 Oystercatcher,  2 Dunlin,  2 Ringed Plover, 

                               ''               ''          --   3 Little Ringed Plover,  2 Sand Martin,  32 Meadow Pipit going north,  2 Chiffchaff.

                          Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over.

 Wed 16th Mar  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -  30 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 6 Redshank.  
 Tue 15th Mar  --  Carr Mill Dam --  26 Great Crested Grebe, 1 male Goldeneye,  4 Tufted Duck, 7 Yellowhammer,  3 Reed Bunting. 

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  10 Gadwall, 22 Oystercatcher,  2 L. R Plover,  1 Ringed Plover, 
                                 ''               ''           ''        ''      --   
 4 Dunlin,  2 Redshank.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  1 Water Rail,  2 Sand Martin,   2 Willow Tit. 

                           St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Mon 14th Mar  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  30 Teal,  19 Goldeneye,  7 Shelduck,  27 Cormorant, 27 Oystercatcher,  

                               ''             ''             ''        ''       --   7 Dunlin,  1 Ringed Plover,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Chiffchaff. 

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  36 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Oystercatcher  in fields behind Carr Mill,  6 Tree Sparrow, 
                                ''          ''      --  40+ Pied Wagtail.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  4 Canada Geese,  4 Gadwall,  18 Teal,  17 Tufted Duck,  3 Common Gull. 

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  3 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  1 Stock Dove. 

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  23 Teal.  

 Sun 13th Mar  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)7 Dunlin,  1 Ringed Plover on Prescot no.4 tank. 

                          Sherdley Park, (reported on BirdGuides)  --  Mandarin Duck,  1 male- 1 female at Sherdley Park Pond

                           Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  8 Reed Bunting.

 Sat 12th Mar  --  Sherdley Park, (reported on BirdGuides) --  Mandarin Duck  2 m- 2 female at Sherdley Park Pond mid-afternoon. 
                            Clinkham Woods, Moss Bank  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  2 Goldcrest. 
 Thu 10th Mar  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  7 Canada Geese,  4 Gadwall,  38 Teal,  12 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 9th Mar   --  Carr Mill Dam  --  21 Great Crested Grebe,  4 Common Gull,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                           Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  2 male Bullfinch,  6 Reed Bunting.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -  6 Dunlin on Prescot no.4 tank. 

 Mon 7th Mar   --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Coal Tit. 
                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  23 Teal.
                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Teal,  13 Tufted Duck. 
                           Blackbrook, nr visitor centre  --   1 Cormorant - flyover.
                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -  4 Dunlin on drained Prescot no.4 tank.

 Thu 3rd Mar  --   Carr Mill Dam  --  14 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 16 Lesser Redpoll, also poss 1 Mealy Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Canada Geese,  22 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck.

 Wed 2nd Mar -- St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 
 Tue 1st Mar  --   Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)8 Shelduck,  1  Dunlin  heard calling going over.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  14 Teal,  1 Buzzard on electricity pylons.  

   

 

 

 

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