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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
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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
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aylor Park
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Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
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Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
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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 2016 

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 Thu 31st March  - Bold area  --  3 House Martins over - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Bold Moss, Parr - 15+ Snipe flushed from reed beds,  2 Water Rail heard - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Jay,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Willow Tit,  3 Chiffchaff
 - Cooper Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Lapwing,  2 Wheatear early am in fields off Cooper Lane.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant - flyover,  2 Teal on the brook,  1 Peregrine over,  1 Kingfisher.
 Wed 30th March  - Sutton Mill Dam, Clockface  --  1 Chiffchaff heard - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 Grey Wagtail.
 Tue 29th March  - Carr Mill Dam  --  36+ G.C Grebe,  1 Swallow,  1 Chiffchaff - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Mon 28th March  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  11 Teal,   4 Gadwall,  5 Canada Geese,   1 male Tufted Duck. 
 Sun 27th March  - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Sand Martin,  1 Swallow,  1 House Martin - St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  4 Buzzard,  7 Lapwing - St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill area -- Brief glimpse Green Woodpecker in flight, 2 Tree Sparrow at beacon farm + Raven over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 25th March  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Lapwing,  1 Goldcrest,  2 Nuthatch,  2 Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting.
 - Billinge area  ---  Reports of a Chiifchaff  also Green Woodpecker heard yaffling - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Parr, waste ground nr Morrisons  --  2 Buzzards over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 24th March  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  4 Canada Geese,  2 Buzzard,  12+ Lapwing,  25+ Fieldfare,  12+ Redwing,  1 Yellowhammer.   
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  12 Teal,  1 Shelduck,  7 Gadwall,  4 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper.
 Wed 23rd March  - Sankey Valley Visitors Centre, Blackbrook along canal to Vulcan Village  --  total of 7 Chiffchaffs singing - St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash & surrounds, Sankey Valley  --  3 Tufted Duck,  15 Teal,  3 Cormorant over,  1 Buzzard,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Reed Bunting.

 Tue 22nd March

 - Carr Mill to Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  2 Teal,  3 Mandarin Duck,   2 Chiffchaff - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Brook, NLW  --  1 Kingfisher reported.
 Mon 21st March  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Scoter.  1 Chiffchaff - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Green Sandpipers feeding at the far end of the lake at 4pm  -  St Helens Blog  
 Sun 20th March  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Merlin reported,  8+ Fieldfare,  40+ Redwing,  15+ Lapwing,  5+ Skylark,  3 Meadow Pipit, 
 -     ''       ''         ''        --   1  Goldcrest,  2 Corn Bunting reported - St Helens Blog  
 - Eccleston area  --  female Peregrine over Lowerbarrowfield Farm - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock & Sankey Valley Haydock area   --  10 Teal on brook,  1 Grey Wagtail,   2 Jay
,  2 Reed Bunting. 
 Sat 19th March  - Merton Bank Open Space, Ravenhead Greenway  --   1 Water Rail  viewed from the boardwalk - tweeted on   St Helens Blog  
 - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  3 Buzzard  - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 Fri 18th March  - Taylor Park  --  1 male Mandarin Duck - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash & surrounds, Sankey Valley  --
  4 Cormorant over,  1 Grey Heron,  4 Lapwing,  2 Kingfisher, 1 G.S Woodpecker heard.
 Thu 17th March  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --   Buzzard,  2 Willow Tit  and Yellowhammer reported  - tweeted on  St Helens Blog  
 - Town Centre  --  Peregrine flew high over St Helens Town Hall just after midday  - Manchester Birding Forum
 Wed 16th March  - Billinge Hill and surrounds  -- 100+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 8+ Lesser Redpoll,  male Brambling, 7+ Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 male & 1 female Teal on brook at side of visitor centre  also  2 Grey Wagtail nearby.
 Tue 15th March  - Merton Bank Road, Parr  --  1 Buzzard circling above being chased off by some gulls.
 Mon 14th March

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Mute Swan,  4 Gadwall,  5 Canada Geese,  20 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck.  
 - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  1 male Pochard,  2 Gadwall - St Helens Blog

 Fri 11th March  - Blackbrook Weir, Sankey Brook  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Wagtail - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  3 Siskin - St Helens Blog
 Thu 10th March  - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  2 Willow Tit,  1 Siskin - St Helens Blog
 Wed 9th March  - Brookfield St, NLW  -- male & female Grey Wagtail coming to back yard feeders - Manchester Birding Forum

 Mon 7th March

 - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  1 Raven over going south,  5 Siskin feeding in the Alders - St Helens Blog  
 Sun 6th March  - Billinge area and surrounds  --  5 Buzzards,  2 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel and 2 Tree Sparrow in a garden - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 Sat 5th March  - Laffack Pond, Chain Lane  --  5 Siskin feeding in the Alders - St Helens Blog
 Thu 3rd March  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Mute Swan,  4 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  11 Canada Geese,  14 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck.  
 - Hollin Hey Farm, Garswood  --   pair of Ravens this afternoon opposite Hollin Hey Farm - St Helens Blog  
 Wed 2nd March  - Havannah Flash & surrounds, Sankey Valley  --  Lapwings displaying in fields off Havannah flash,  4 Jay,  1 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog  
      

            

 

  

 

 

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