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                  March 2013

click here for a list of Waxwing sightings for 2013     

    

   

 Sat 30th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goldeneye,  3 Gadwall,  15 Tufted Duck,  2 Teal,   2 Water Rail,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -         ''          ''     --  4 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming,  1 Willow Tit,  4 Chiffchaff,  2 Siskin. 
 - New Cut Lane / Old Coach Road  --  6 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  5 Skylark,  12 Meadow Pipit,  10 Linnet,  
 -     ''     ''     ''         ''      ''          ''     --  1 Brambling,  40+ Chaffinch,  1 Reed Bunting,  10 Yellowhammer.  
 Fri 29th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  15 Tufted Duck,  3m-2f Gadwall,  1 Teal,  2 female Goosander,   1 female Goldeneye, 
 -        ''           ''      --   2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 
 -        ''           ''      --   1 Goldcrest,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  5 Reed Bunting.  
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  3 Buzzards over,  3 Siskin around the feeders. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  10 Cormorants,  1 Kestrel,  3 Skylark,  30 Fieldfare in fields,  4 Yellowhammer. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  32 Teal,  500+ assortment of Gulls. (B.H - LBB - Common)

 Thu 28th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  37 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  11 Tufted Duck,  1 male Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  1 Buzzard over.  
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Brambling  at 7.50am taking spilled sunflower hearts.

 Wed 27th Mar

 - Marshall Cross Road  --   A flock of  30 Waxwings  seen at 9.00am.  
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  4 Redwing,  1m-1f  Bullfinch,  
 -       ''        ''           ''          ''             ''       --  9 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant over,  2 Teal on brook.  

 Tue 26th Mar

 - Bleak Hill Road, Windle  --  11 Waxwing on berry bushes at 9.30am.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  A report of a Godwit near Sandy Bay - not relocated,  2 Willow Tit seen around the metal bridge.
 - Eccleston Mere  --   2 Mute Swans,  16 Tufted Duck,  3 Gadwall.  
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  42 Teal,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Cormorant over,  1 Kestrel,  2 Waxwings  over Sankey Valley heading towards Earlestown.

 Mon 25th Mar

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  29 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 male - 1 female Gadwall,  4 Canada Geese. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  43 Teal.  

 Sun 24th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  15 Tufted Duck,  7 Teal,  1 female Goldeneye,  2 Kingfisher,  4 Lesser Redpoll.  
 - Eccleston Park Area  --   2 Barn Owl reported in the area.  
 - Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  36 Waxwing,  3 Siskin around the feeders in private garden.  
 - Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park  --  10+ Lapwing,  8 Snipe,  1 Buzzard,  1 female Sparrowhawk.    
 - Berringtons Lane  --  1 Willow Tit.  

Sat 23rd Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  16 Tufted Duck,  1 male Pochard, 1 female Goldeneye,  1m - 1f Gadwall,  2 Oystercatcher,   
 -        ''           ''     --  3 Teal,    1 Coal Tit,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Meadow Pipit,  10 Siskin,  10 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Reeds Moss  --  2 Oystercatcher,  9 Snipe,  3 Buzzards,  2 Raven,  2 Fieldfare,  20 Skylark.   
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  upto 12 Siskin around the feeders. 

 Fri 22nd Mar

 - Eccleston Mere -- 1f Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck,  5 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Siskin, 14 Lesser Redpoll.
 - private garden, Ecclesfield Road, Eccleston  --  1 Brambling taking sunflower seeds.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  43 Great Crested Grebe,  12 Tufted Duck,  19 Cormorant. 

 Thu 21st Mar

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  7 Tufted Duck,  27 Teal,  2 Shelduck,  2 male-1 female Gadwall,  10 Canada Geese.

 Wed 20th Mar

 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  10 Teal on the brook, 3 Buzzards over.  
 - Chain Lane / Blackbrook Road  --  1 Sparrowhawk flew over. 

 Tue 19th Mar

 - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Cormorant,  3 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Stock Dove,  3 Jay,  2 Grey Partridge,  
 -    ''     ''      ''     --  2 Nuthatch,  2 Skylark singing,  5 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting. 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 male Brambling briefly,  5 Siskin on feeders. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Buzzard.   
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  32 Teal.   
 - Tesco, Haydock  --  3 Buzzards over. 

 Mon 18th Mar

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck,  2 Shelduck,  1 male - 1 female Gadwall,  10 Canada Geese.
 - St Peters Church car park, NLW  --  2 Nuthatch. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Coal Tit,  seen from the car park. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  -- 31 Teal.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorants,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

 Sun 17th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  29 Tufted Duck,  1m - 1f Gadwall,  2 Oystercatcher,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  6 Goldcrest, 
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Nuthatch heard,  1 Chiffchaff singing20 Siskin,  5 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Sparrowhawk with Blackbird kill,  4 Siskin on feeders.    
 - Eccleston Park Area  --   2 Barn Owl reported in the area.
 - Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Park  --  8 Canada Geese,  20+ Lapwing,  2 Red-legged Partridge,  
 -         ''         ''            ''      ''          ''          ''     --   30+ Mixed flock of Redwings and Mistle Thrushes. 

 Sat 16th Mar

 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  15 Waxwings  present at 9.00am opposite Spar shop.  
 - Warrington Road, Rainhill  --  approx  30 Waxwings.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  10 Great Crested Grebe,  17 Tufted Duck,  1m -1f Gadwall,  11 Canada Geese,  7 Cormorant,
 -        ''           ''      --  1 Kingfisher,  2 Grey Wagtail,  3 Goldcrest. 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Raven over,  5 Siskins on feeders. 
 - Catchdale Moss  --  12 Lapwing,  5 Buzzards high and distant,  22 Fieldfare from Howards Lane.

 Thu 14th Mar

 - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 19 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Shelduck,   2 male - 2 female Gadwall,  11 Canada Geese.  
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over near the High School.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   6 Teal on brook,  1 Kestrel,  1 G.S Woodpecker heard drumming,  
 -       ''            ''           ''          ''       --   1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Yellowhammer. 

 Wed 13th Mar

 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  9 Reed Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer.  

 Tue 12th Mar

 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock -- 1 Buzzard high up, 1 Sparrowhawk over,  40+ Waxwings early morn opposite Spar shop.
 - Tesco's entrance, Haydock  --  2 Waxwings  late afternoon.
 - Cecil Drive, Eccleston  --  80+ Waxwings in private garden mid afternoon.  
 - Bosworth Road, Laffak  --  56 Waxwings.  
 - College Street, town centre  --  15 Waxwings. 

 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  2 Buzzards over.
 - Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over.
 - McCormack Avenue, Parr  --  1 Sparrowhawk over.  

 Mon 11th Mar

 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  25+ Waxwings  photo  opposite Spar shop / Haydock High School today 3pm. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Canada Geese,  8 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck.   
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Lesser Redpoll on feeders.     

 Sun 10th Mar

 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  40 Waxwings  opposite Spar shop / Haydock High School  (as per BirdGuides).
 - Eccleston Mere --  14 Tufted Duck,  1 male Goldeneye,  1 Nuthatch,   4 Goldcrest,  8 Pied Wagtail,  20 Siskin, 
 -         ''          ''    --  5 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Reed Bunting.  
 - Burrow's Lane  --  15 Stock Dove,  100 Jackdaw,  80 Redwing in horse paddocks past Gillars Green Lane
 - Taylor Park  --  10 Pochard,  15 Tufted Duck,  5 Mute Swan,  10 Siskin. 
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston  --  1 Sparrowhawk with kill,  2 Lesser Redpoll on feeders.     
 - St Helens Linkway  --  1 Raven over.
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  2 Canada Geese over. 

 Sat 9th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere --  7 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Tufted Duck, 14 Canada Geese +23 flyovers, 1 imm male Goosander,
 -         ''          ''    --  2 Cormorant,  1 Curlew over going east calling,  1 Water Rail in ditch in SW corner,  7 Snipe,
 -         ''          ''    --  3 Common Gulls,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff  singing in hedge on west side of mere,  
 -         ''          ''    --  1 Grey Wagtail,  6 Pied Wagtail,  10 Goldcrest,  6 Siskin,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  10 Reed Bunting. 
 - Taylor Park  --  7 Great Crested Grebe,  10 Pochard,  15 Tufted Duck,  2 Goosander over,  1 Siskin,  4 Goldcrest.
 - Freckleton Road,Toll Bar  approx  70 Waxwings.  
 - Bradlegh Lock, NLW  --  1 male - 2 female Goosander 
on the canal.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Tufted Duck,  3 Teal on the brook,  2 Yellowhammer.  
 - Sankey Valley, Cloghe Wood by the stone shelter  --  1 Yellowhammer.  
 - Sankey Valley, Wagon Lane  --  1 Willow Tit.  

 Fri 8th Mar

 - Taylor Park  --  8 G.C Grebe,  9 Pochard,  15 Tufted Duck,  5 Mute Swan,  25 Waxwing over - see sighting below. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  19 Tufted Duck,  300 Blk-headed Gulls,  1 Water Rail  in ditch in SW corner,  6 Goldcrest, 
 -        ''          ''      --  25 Waxwing in tall Poplar tree in Burrows Lane next to yacht club car park,  
 -        ''          ''      --  1 Grey Wagtail,  8 Pied Wagtails,   read more on  Colin Davies blog.   
 - Howards Lane,Eccleston  --   approx 20 Waxwings at 07.45 by St Julies Church. 

 Thu 7th Mar

 - Cecil Drive, Eccleston  --  19 Waxwings  feeding in berry trees - (late report).
 - Prescot Road  --  8 Waxwings - (late report).  
 - Bosworth Road, Laffak  --  7 Waxwings.  
 - Green Leach Lane, Haresfinch
  --  20 Waxwings.
 - Mill Lane, Clockface --  unknown number of  Waxwings reported - (late report).  
 - Newton Lake, NLW   --  1 Little Grebe,  1 male Teal,  1m - 1f Tufted Duck,  11 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant.  

 Wed 6th Mar

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  seen flying over the houses at the front of the house.

 Tue 5th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --   2 Mute Swans,  7 Great Crested Grebe,  6 Tufted Duck,   1 Water Rail in ditch in SW corner, 
 -        ''           ''      --   6 Cormorant,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  4 Reed Bunting.  
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  1 Mute Swan,  48 Canada Geese.  
 - Farm Road, Clockface  --  66 Waxwings 

 Mon 4th Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Goosander,  2 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  4 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Goldcrest. 
 - Farm Road, Clockface  --  65 - 70  Waxwings   also 40 Waxwings reported at a different time of day.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Canada Geese,  21 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck.  2 Grey Wagtail, 
 -       ''          ''        ''     --   4 Bramblings in finch roost this evening (as per Manchester Birding Forum).
 - Nine Arches, NLW   --  1 Buzzard over.  
 - Sherdley Park  --  2 male - 2 female Mandarin Ducks. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)  --  34 Cormorants and 23 Oystercatcher on reservoir causeway.

 Sun 3rd Mar

 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  4 Buzzards,  1 Jay,  1m Bullfinch,  9 Reed Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer. 

 Sat 2nd Mar

 - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  110 Lapwing over,  1 Water Rail photo 1 Common Gull,  1 Kingfisher,   
 -        ''           ''      --  2 Goldcrest,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Treecreeper,  20 Siskin,  4 Reed Bunting.  
 - Old Coach Road -- 2 Shelduck, 100 Lapwing, 6 Buzzard also 2 Brambling with 300 Chaffinches on Clares Moss.
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  80 Lapwing,  30 Linnet. 
 - Taylor Park  --  6 Great Crested Grebe,  12 Pochard,  20 Tufted Duck,  4 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard. 

 Fri 1st Mar

 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1m-1f Goosander + 7 Teal on the brook, 3 Cormorant over, 1 Sparrowhawk. 
 - Wagon Lane / Coopers Lane, Sankey Valley  --   total of 5 Buzzards seen. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Goosander,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Siskin. 

     

    

 

  

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