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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
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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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

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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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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
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Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
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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 2017 

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                       March 2017
 
  
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 Fri 31st March  - Carr Mill Dam  --  40 Sand Martins thru - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 30th March  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 male Blackcap seen in song along the railway embankment - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 29th March  - Sankey Valley Brook, Haydock  --  2 Tufted Duck. 
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock area  -- 
Tawny Owl heard calling early hours 1.30am this morning.
 Tue 28th March  - Carr Mill Dam  --  18 Sand Martins present from 7.15am to 9.00am - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 27th March  - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  --  Little Owl,  male Wheatear and Peregrine over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Sun 26th March  - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  A field full of Fieldfare,  Grey Partridge,  Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow & Linnet - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Sat 25th March  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Oystercatcher,  70 Fieldfare on frosted rugby pitch,  1 Chiffchaff in song,  1 Raven over - St Helens Blog 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  75 curlew,  50 fieldfare,  1 Little Owl - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  2 Chiffchaff,  3 Bullfinch,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Sankey Valley, Wagon Lane to Blackbrook  --  1 Grey Heron over,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Wagtail,  4 Chiffchaff.
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Fieldfare
over  - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Fri 24th March  - Eccleston Mere  --  Pair of Mandarin Ducks on pontoon at 5.00pm - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock area  --  Tawny Owl heard calling 11.30pm.
 Thu 23rd March  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  4 Oystercatcher - St Helens Blog 
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  5 Siskin on the feeders this morning  - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 22nd March  - Eccleston Mere  --  Pair of Mandarin Ducks on pontoon - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  1 male Brambling - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 21st March  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  2 Shelduck,  1 Oystercatcher,  48 Lapwing,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Chiffchaff - St Helens Blog 
 - Clock Face  --  1 Raven over - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 20th March

 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Peregrine hunting, 2 Oystercatcher,  5 Redwing,  30 Yellowhammer in loose flock - St Helens Blog 
 - Rainford bypass -- Female Wheatear on ploughed field between Mossborough roundabout & Inglenook Farm - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  1 male Brambling back again - St Helens Blog 

 Sat 18th March  - private garden, Eccleston  --  1 male Brambling - photo - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 16th March

 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 female Goosander circled over 7.00am, 1 Woodcock flushed from east side woodland 7.25am,  
 -     ''     ''      ''    --   1 Curlew over going south 7.50am,  60 Fieldfare,  3 Chiffchaff in song  - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  no sign of male Scaup,  1 male Goldeneye,  2 Sand Martin  - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Chiffchaff seen + another heard,   4 Bullfinch,   2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Lapwing,   9 Bullfinch,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swan,  7 Teal on the brook,  1 Buzzard.

 Wed 15th March  - Eccleston Mere  --  First winter drake Scaup still present at boathouse end of the Mere - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Sutton Mill Dam  --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff heard singing - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Windle Moss Farm  --  1 Grey Partridge  photo
 - Chester Lane, Sutton Manor  --  Buzzard,  Sparrowhawk high over this afternoon - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Tue 14th March  - Eccleston Mere  --  First winter drake Scaup photo2 singing Chiffchaffs - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Mute Swan,  1 Greylag Goose,  1 Meadow Pipit,  2 Chiffchaff in song,  2 Siskin - St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 singing Chiffchaff.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Lapwing over Coopers Lane area,  1 female Bullfinch,  2 Reed Bunting,  7 Yellowhammer.
 Mon 13th March  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Kestrel,  3 Shelduck,  12 Lapwing.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  4 White Wagtails among a flock of 20+ Pied Wagtails - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Station Road, Haydock  --  3 Buzzards over soaring. 
 - Sankey Valley, Haydock area  --  Tawny Owl heard calling early hours 2.00am this morning also heard again 11.30pm.
 Sun 12th March

 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Goldcrest,  9 Bullfinch,  10 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.
 - Taylor Park  --  1 Chiffchaff  heard singing also one reported on Bold Estate this morning - tweeted St Helens Blog 

 Sat 11th March  - Billinge Hill area  --  2 female StonechatSt Helens Blog 
 - Colliers Moss  --  30+ Lesser Redpolls on Colliers Moss this morning - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Fri 10th March  - Lyme & Wood CP, Vista Rd, Haydock --  4 Buzzards thru,  3 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Cormorant over,  1 Grey Partridge. 
 Thu 9th March  - Sankey Canal / Hey Lock, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper on flooded field south of Hey Lock car park - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Nuthatch.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  9 Canada Geese, 19 Teal,  9 Gadwall,  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Buzzards over. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Greylag Goose on the water,  2 Oystercatcher over flew west,  15 Redwing,  2 Siskin - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 Great Crested Grebe,  19 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Raven over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Holiday Moss Farm, Rainford  --  1 Jack Snipe  flushed behind Holiday Moss Cottage towards tip in Rainford - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - Clock Face area  --  1 Raven over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Wed 8th March  - Clock Face area  --  2 Sparrowhawk over - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Tue 7th March  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Wagtail - (bottom of the lane),  2m-1f Bullfinch,  10 Reed Bunting,  5+ Yellowhammer.
 Sun 5th March  - Bold  --  At least 3 possibly 5 Woodcock over Bold, flying towards Traver's Entry, around 18.15 - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Lapwing.
 Sat 4th March  - Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 male Stonechat  - St Helens Blog 
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  2 male Stonechat  - St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 male Bullfinch,  4 Reed Bunting.
 Thu 2nd March  - Sankey Brook, Haydock  --  2 Goosanders on Sankey brook this morning, one Male, one Female.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  8 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  18 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck.
           

        

 

 

 

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