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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Andover Road
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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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Archived Bird Sightings for March 2014 

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 Mon 31st Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  1 male Ring Ouzel in field behind yacht club hut - photos Colins Blog. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Gadwall,  10 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  9 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --   1 Common Buzzard,  2 Jay fly overs. 
 - Lea Green, Sutton  --  2 Cormorants  flyovers,  2 Kestrel. 
 Sun 30th Mar  - Siding LNR /  Rainford Loop S/Valley Rangers Bird Walk highlights  --  4 Canada Geese,  4 Oystercatcher,  2 Kestrel,
 -      ''       ''              ''         ''   --  6 Buzzards,  lots Lapwing & Skylark,  100 Fieldfare,   1 Wheatear nr Dairy Farm Rd,  
 -      ''       ''              ''         ''   --  70+ Meadow Pipit,  1 Corn Bunting,  Tree Sparrow,  3 Yellowhammer,  1 Reed Bunting.
 - Bold  --  reports of a Short-eared Owl present plus photo - (Tweeted on St Helens Blog). 
 - Windle, Moss Lane  --  1 Buzzard,  10+ Lapwing,  1 Red-legged Partridge,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 Sat 29th Mar  - Windle, Moss Lane  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  4 Oystercatcher,  1 Grey Partridge,   4 Redwing,  2 Wheatear,  1 Stock Dove, 
 -       ''          ''       ''     --  8+ Meadow Pipit,  6 Linnet,  3+ Reed Bunting,  10+ Tree Sparrow.    St Helens Blog   
 - Red Barn Lane  --  100+ Fieldfare - (Tweet on St Helens Blog). 
 - Eccleston Mere -- 2 Gadwall, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Sand Martin, 15 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  30+ G.C Grebe,  36 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Tufted Duck,  7 Lapwing,  4 Lesser Redpoll.   
 Fri 28th Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Shelduck 7 Teal,  4 Gadwall - (Tweets on St Helens Blog). 
 Thu 27th Mar  - Newton Lake  --  3 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Gadwall,  9 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  4 Canada Geese.
 - Larch Close, Billinge - private garden  --  2 Chiffchaff -  (Tweet on St Helens Blog). 
 Wed 26th Mar  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Tue 25th Mar  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 Mon 24th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall, 20 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher - St Helens Blog.  
 - Newton Lake -1 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall, 21 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 7 Tufted Duck, 12 Canada Geese, 1 Buzzard.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Mute Swan, 15 Teal,  1 Sparrowhawk over.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  20+ Great Crested Grebe.
 Sat 22nd Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Gadwall,  1 Water Rail,  2 Lapwing over, 5 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Chiffchaff  plus lots of Reed Buntings - St Helens Blog
 Fri 21st Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan, 6+ G.C Grebe,  4 Gadwall,  18 Tufted Duck,  2 Oystercatcher over,  1 Sparrowhawk,  
 -         ''         ''      --  1 Kingfisher,  6 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, mixed sightings from  Colins Blog and St Helens Blog.
 -         ''         ''      --  1 Nuthatch,  2 Chiffchaff,   2 Grey Wagtail,   1 Treecreeper  photos Colins Blog.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron on banks of brook,  1 female Bullfinch. 
 Thu 20th Mar  - Eccleston Mere -- 1 Water Rail, 1 Buzzard,  3 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher also 4 Swallows - Tweeted on St Helens Blog.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  8 Tufted Duck,  15 Canada Geese. 
 Wed 19th Mar  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron on canal, 2 Goosander on canal,  3 Buzzard,  1 Snipe. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Chiffchaff singing. 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  5 Snipe,  4 Stock Dove plus lots of Skylarks - (Tweet on St Helens Blog).
 Tue 18th Mar  - Billinge Hill  --  small passage of Meadow Pipits thru,  14 Redwing,  1 Chiffchaff -  St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Gadwall,  1 Kestrel,  4 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   2 Coal Tit around the feeders. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan, 18 Teal.  
 Mon 17th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,  11 Tufted Duck,  1 Water Rail,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Swallow over, 
 -        ''           ''     --  3 Grey Wagtail,  Reed Bunting also seen - St Helens Blog 
 - Catchdale Moss Lane  --  1 Red-legged Partridge. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Grey Heron,  5 Gadwall,  1 Shelduck, 12 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck, 14 Canada Geese. 
 Sun 16th Mar  - Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Sand Martin south of Hey Lock. 
 Thu 13th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  1 Water Rail,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Sandy Lane, Bold Heath  --  2 Lapwing,  1 Grey Partridge,  2 Meadow Pipit,  small flock of Fieldfare - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Grey Heron, 1 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall,  20 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck, 6 Canada Geese. 
 Wed 12th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  2 Pochard,  10 Tufted Duck,  2 Oystercatcher  flyovers,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Tue 11th Mar  - Billinge Hill  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Raven, 1 Swallow,  6 Siskin over,
 -      ''         ''    --  2 Lesser Redpoll over also plenty of Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer and Skylark around  - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  15 G.C Grebe,  1 Water Rail, 4 Gadwall,  2 Pochard,  11 Tufted Duck,  2 Kingfisher.  
 - Old Coach Road -- 30+ Lapwing,  4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 OystercatcherSt Helens Blog 
 - Bold Moss  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan, 14 Teal, 200+ Blk-H Gull, 3 Common Gull,18 L.B.B Gull.
 - Nine Arches to Mucky Mountains, NLW  --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Treecreeper.    Tweet from  St Helens Blog 
 - Bertram Street Allotments off Market Street, NLW  --  2 Ravens flying over  as per Manchester Bird Forum
 Mon 10th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  12 G.C Grebe  photos on Colins Blog,  2 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Chiffchaff.  
 - Newton Lake  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall,  9 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  14 Canada Geese,  1 Buzzard. 
 Sun 9th Mar  - Billinge Hill  --  12 Fieldfare over,  3 Yellowhammer -  St Helens Blog 
 Sat 8th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  1 male Gadwall,   1 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher,  2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper calling,
 -         ''          ''     --  2 Coal Tit,  1+ Chiffchaff,  4 poss 7 Lesser Redpoll,  3 Goldcrest,  lots Reed Bunting, St Helens Blog 
 Thu 6th Mar  - Sankey Valley, Visitor Centre  --  1 Chiffchaff  just up from the footpath, carr mill direction.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders. 
 - Queen's Park off Boundary Road  --  around 100 Common Gull plus couple of Lesser B.Backed Gulls - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 5th Mar  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Gadwall,  2 Teal,  1 Water Rail,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Goldcrest. 
 Tue 4th Mar  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Grey Partridge,  3 Stonechat,  1 Goldcrest, 1 male Bullfinch,  20+ Tree Sparrows,
 -       ''        ''    --  Skylark,  Yellowhammer and  Linnets present in small numbers,    full details on - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 3rd Mar  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Gadwall,  10 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  14 Canada Geese. 
 Sun 2nd Mar  - Red Barn Lane/Crank  --  Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 200 Fieldfares, Tree Sparrow,  Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Stonechat -
 St Helens Bird Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.
 Sat 1st Mar  - Eccleston Mere - 2 Gadwall,10 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard,1 Kestrel, 2 Treecreeper, lots Reed Bunting -  St Helens Bird Blog 
     

      

 

 

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