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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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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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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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Town Centre

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Archived Bird Sightings for May 2009 

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                                        May  2009

 

 

 

Sun 31st May - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Tern,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Tawny Owl,  1 Jay,  1 GS Woodpecker,  2 Linnet, 

                          ''      ''      ''     --  2 Corn Bunting,  also  Swallows,  House Martins,  Swifts,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler,  Blackcap, 

                          ''      ''      ''     --  2 Bullfinch, also Skylark,  Common Whitethroat,  Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting reported.

                        Private garden,  Sherdley Park area  --  3 GS Woodpecker,  2 Nuthatch,  1 Bullfinch,  

Sat 30th May -- Moss Bank area  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel.

Thu 28th May -- 9 Arches, Sankey Valley area  --  2 Ravens over.

                         St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Wed 27th May - Carr Mill Dam  --  Several Great Crested Grebe's with chicks.

Tue 26th May -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  4m-3f Gadwall,  1 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron. 

Mon 25th May - Carr Mill Dam --  2 Mute + 2 cygnets, 15 Canada Geese + 15 goslings, 2 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Tern,

                             ''     ''       ''   --  2 Kingfisher,  1 Sedge Warbler,  2 Corn Bunting.  

                         Old Coach Road area  --  Cuckoo calling,  lots of  Swifts,  Swallows,  House Martins,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,

                           ''      ''        ''         ''     -- 1 GS Woodpecker, also present Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer and lots of Willow Warblers

Sat 23rd May -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 male Garganey briefly between 7.00am to 7.35am. 

                         Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley --  1 Common buzzard over,  1 Lapwing in top field,  1 Jay. 

Fri 22nd May --  Eccleston Mere  --  3 pairs Great Crested Grebe with chicks,  5 Mute Swans,  1 Common Tern,  2 Grey Wagtail.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 female Whinchat. 

Wed 20th May - St Helens town centre  -- poss (no definitive ID due to v. poor/distant views.) report of Red-footed Falcon in t/centre.

Tue 19th May -- Carr Mill Dam  --  8 Common Tern,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  lots of Swallows, Swifts & House Martins,

                                 ''     ''       ''    --  4 Willow Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Corn Bunting,  4 Reed Bunting.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  2 Shelduck,  3 Oystercatcher,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  2 Common Tern,  

                             ''               ''             ''       ''      --  3 Common  Buzzard,  1 Green Woodpecker. 

                         Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard.

Mon 18th May -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 20 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Shelduck,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  3 Oystercatcher,  

                                 ''               ''             ''       ''    --  2 Stock Dove,  1 Wheatear,  1 Garden Warbler.

                          Roper Street, Fingerpost  --  12 Linnets on football pitch with Starlings and Woodpigeons.

                         St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Sun 17th May -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Common Tern. 

Sat 16th May  -- Mossborough Hall area --  9 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Oystercatcher  5 House Martin lots of Swallows and Swifts.

                         Howard's Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  5 Red-legged Partridge,  750+ Wood Pigeon in fields off Howard's Lane.

Fri 15th May  -- St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Thu 14th May -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Great Crested Grebe,  1 male Gadwall,  2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans. 

Wed 13th May - Havannah Flash to Folds Rd, Sankey Valley  --  1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail,  10 Swifts,  15 Swallows, 
                                ''             ''            ''      ''           ''          ''       --  4 Sedge Warbler. 

Tue 12th May -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 12 G.C Grebe,  3 Gadwall,  3 Shelduck,  3 Grey Heron,  3 Common Buzzard, 

                             ''               ''             ''      ''    --  3 Oystercatcher,  2 Little Ringed Plover,  29 Herring Gull,  70 L.B.B Gulls.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Common Tern,  1 Cormorant,  2 Sand Martin,  1 Sedge Warbler,  1 Corn Bunting. 

                         Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Sand Martin,  10 Swifts,  2 Grey Wagtail.

Mon 11th May - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Common Whitethroat,  1 Jay,  1 G.S. Woodpecker,  8 Swifts, 5 Swallows.

                         Prescot Reservoir  --  16 G.C Grebe,   2 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Wheatear,  4 Lesser Redpoll. 

                         Gillar's Green  --  1 Hobby seen early am.

Sun 10th May -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher,  5 Sand Martin,  lots of Swallows and House Martins and Swifts,

                           ''      ''      ''     --   2 Sedge Warbler,  4 Common Whitethroat,  1 Skylark,  1 Whinchat, 1 Blackcap,  
                           ''      ''      ''     --  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Yellowhammer.

Fri 8th May  --   Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Sand Martin. 

                         9 Arches, NLW  --  3 Swifts,  3 Sand Martin,  2 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler.

                        St Helens town centre  -- 1 Peregrine.

Wed 6th May -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Cormorant,  3 Common Tern,  10+ Swift,  1 Kingfisher,  4 Common Whitethroat,  1 Willow Tit.

                         Moss Bank  --  1 Swift. 

Tue 5th May --  9 Arches, NLW  --  5 Swifts,  3 Swallows,  2 House Martin,  3 Sand Martin,  2 Common Whitethroat. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 male Gadwall,  1 male Teal,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel. 

                         Mereland Way / Berrys Lane  -- 2 Swifts  flying low over and around the houses.

Mon 4th May --  Eccleston Mere --  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling,  5 Common Whitethroats singing.

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Common Tern,  3 Yellowhammer.

                         Fir Tree Farm,  Kings Moss  --  7 Redpoll,  3 Common Whitethroat. 

                         Clinkham wood  --  2 Great spotted Woodpecker,  3 Chiffchaff.

                          Moss Bank  --  1 Kestrel. 

Sun 3rd May  -- Taylor Park  --  3 Common Tern,  4 Great Crested Grebe.

Sat 2nd May  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  3 Wheatear,  2 Common Whitethroat. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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