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Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for March 2012 

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.                ******     Carr Mill Dam 27th March  -  Bittern Photos   photo 1  -  photo 2photo 3     ******
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 Sat 31st Mar  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Wheatear on Clare's Moss,  7 Chiffchaff  singing.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --   3 Chiffchaff singing 1 Reed Bunting. 
 - Moss Bank  --  1 Blackcap.
 Fri 30th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swans,    3 Chiffchaff singing,   1 Blackcap singing. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  
2 Sand Martins 
over PR3 around 08:30. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  -- 
1 male Reed Bunting. 
 Thu 29th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  8 Canada Geese,  1m-1f  Teal,  2m-2f  Gadwall,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
2 Mute Swans,  1 Cormorant,  8 Tufted Duck,    3 Chiffchaff singing. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  2 Curlew,  2 Oystercatcher,  2 Buzzard,  3 Chiffchaff  singing,  5 Tree Sparrow.   
 - East Lancs, Haydock, Liverpool Rd to Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Common Buzzards together, high up. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting. 
 - Jackson Street  --  1 Peregrine  on the tower at  7.30pm.
 Wed 28th Mar  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Willow Warbler - in trees, south of the beacon,  5 Chiffchaff, 
 -       ''        ''   --  
20 Yellowhammer.
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
3 Mute Swans,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Chiffchaff singing,  3 Reed Bunting. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  2 male Reed Bunting.
 Tue 27th Mar  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Bittern  in the field behind the boat club at Carr Mill. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Chiffchaff singing,  1 Blackcap singing.
 - Queens Park,  town centre  --  1 Raven
flew over going north east.
 Mon 26th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW   --  1 juv Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese,  3 Gadwall,  4 Tufted Duck.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard.
 - Jackson Street  --  2 Peregrine flying around the tower at 6.20pm.
 - Parr, Fleet Lane  --  1 female Sparrowhawk  flew across road in to trees in Cherry Tree Drive.
 Sun 25th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Oystercatcher over,  1 Kingfisher,   4 Chiffchaff singing.
 - Billinge Hill-- 2 Oystercatcher over, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 15 Meadow Pipits over heading east.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Sat 24th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  12 G.C. Grebe,  1 male Shoveler,  21 Tufted Duck,  4 Chiffchaff singing.
 - Old Coach Road  --  2 Chiffchaff,   2 Yellowhammer,  
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Chiffchaff singing,  1 Corn Bunting,  10 Yellowhammer,  
 - Berrington's Lane  --  1 Oystercatcher,  2 Chiffchaff singing,  10 Yellowhammer,  
 - Catchdale Moss  --  2 Golden Plover,  1 Oystercatcher and Lapwings displaying. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock -- 1m  Reed Bunting + another male in top of tree in next doors garden.
 Fri  23rd Mar  - Moss Lane and surrounds --  1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Grey Partridge, Lapwing,  Meadow Pipit,
       ''       ''      ''           ''        --  30 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 50 Redwing,  200 Fieldfare, also Skylark, Corn Bunting.
       ''       ''      ''           ''        --  Tree Sparrow,  Yellowhammer,  Reed Bunting  all reported. 
 - Moss Bank  --  1 Chiffchaff  heard singing. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 singing Chiffchaff,  10 Skylark,  12 Meadow Pipit,  15 Tree Sparrow,  10 Yellowhammer. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Chiffchaff.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Reed Bunting. 
 Thu 22nd Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW   --  1 juv Mute Swan,  5 Canada Geese,  8m-2f  Gadwall,  5 Tufted Duck. 
 - Old Coach Road area --1 Corn Bunting, 5 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellowhammer. (more details on Colin Davies blog).
 Wed 21st Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Tufted Duck,  1 singing Chiffchaff.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Reed Bunting. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley 
--  2 Jay,  1 Coal Tit. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  -- 3 Jay. 
 Tue 20th Mar

 - Penkford flash, NLW  --  14 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard. 

 Mon 19th Mar  - Old Coach Road & surrounds  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Buzzard,  1 Wheatear  in the horse paddocks, 2 Chiffchaff. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Canada Geese,  1 Greylag Goose,  3m Gadwall,  11 Teal,  2 Common Gull. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Stock Dove,  1 female Pheasant. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  16 Teal.  
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   -- 81 Canada Geese. 
 Sun 18th Mar  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Billinge Hill  -- 
2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Moss Bank  -- 
 2 Sparrowhawk,  5 Common Buzzards.
 - Moss Lane --
Lapwing, Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Corn Bunting, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer all showing.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 23 Goldeneye
on PR4. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW  --  30 Teal.
 Sat 17th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper  (as per Manchester Birding Forum).
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 8 Shoveler
on PR4
 - Town Centre  --  1 Raven  over at 11.40.
 Fri 16th Mar  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Reed Bunting. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --
17 Teal.  
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Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Thu 15th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 4 Grey Heron together on mudflats, 5 Canada Geese, 1m Gadwall,10 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 Knot on PR3/4 causeway,    7 Black-tailed Godwits over PR4 at 09:20. 
 Tue 13th Mar  - Off Wagon Lane, Haydock -- 1 Swallow seen by my wife, poss in off Sankey Valley- (early record for St Helens).
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Cormorant,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  5 Reed Bunting.
 Mon 12th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 1 Little Grebe1 Mute Swan,  5 Canada Geese, 1m Gadwall,  9 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  19 Teal,  1 Coal Tit  in bushes at side of bridge.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Shelduck over  also 1 Kingfisher reported.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Shelduck,  1 Chiffchaff singing  as per  Manchester Birding Forum.
 - Old Coach Road area --  1 Buzzard,  1 Corn Bunting,  20 Yellowhammer.
 - Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  -- 1 Raven over.
 Sun 11th Mar  - Old Coach Road - New Cut Lane --  48 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Corn Bunting, 
    ''       ''         ''          ''       ''     ''    --  20+ Reed Bunting,  20+ Yellowhammer. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Willow Tit,  2 Coal Tit,  6 Reed Bunting. 
 Sat 10th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 juv Mute Swan,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Inglenook Farm,  Rainford Mosslands  --  1 Peregrine,  Lapwings displaying and Skylarks singing.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull,  5 Great Blacked-backed Gulls  on PR4.
 Fri  9th Mar  - Mount Pleasant Ave, Parr  --  1 Common Buzzard over.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 Ringed-billed Gull  briefly on PR4.
 Thu 8th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Canada Geese,  3m-1f Gadwall,  29 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck,  4 Common Gull.
 - Willow Park, NLW  --  1 Nuthatch - seen in trees around the side of the church. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. (Work has now started on dismantling the very top of the tower). 
 Wed 7th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW -1 Mute Swan, 50 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch,1 Grey Wagtail.
 Tue 6th Mat  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1
Dunlin over PR4. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Mon 5th Mar

 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  2 Avocets in PR4 until 09:351 Med Gull on posts 53/54 in n/west corner.
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Grey Heron, 5 Canada Geese, 1 male Gadwall, 19 Teal,  2 Shelduck, 9 Tufted Duck.
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   -- 120 Canada Geese.

 Sun 4th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --   2  Common Buzzard,  1 Treecreeper,  1m-1f Bullfinch. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Nuthatch,  1 Willow Tit. 

 Thu 1st Mar

 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 Buzzards over,  1 Jay, 1m-1f  Bullfinch,  5 Reed Bunting, 
 -        ''        ''            ''             ''           ''      --  1 Yellowhammer.
 - Moss Lane, Rainford Bypass  -- 1 Red-legged Partridge,  6 Tree Sparrow,  12 Yellowhammer. 
 - Brookhouse Grove, Gillar's Green  --  2 Raven over. 
 - Moss Bank  --  1 Sparrowhawk. 

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