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Archived Bird Sightings for May 2013 

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                     May 2013

 

 
   
 Fri 31st May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Gadwall,  1 Little Ringed Plover.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --
  3 Cormorants flyovers.  
 - Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard soaring over. 
 Thu 30th May  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  1 Yellow Wagtail,  2 Tree Sparrow.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  6 Canada Geese plus another seperate pair with 4 young,   3 male Gadwall, 
 -      ''         ''        ''     --   2 Common Buzzard,   12 Swifts,  2 Swallows.  
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Redshank  on the flash. 
 Wed 29th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Gadwall,   1 Common Tern flew over, 1 Little Ringed Plover,
 -        ''           ''     --
  3 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  3 Lesser Redpoll.
 Tue 28th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Canada Geese,  2 m Gadwall,  1 m Tufted Duck,  12+ Swallows,  6+ House Martin. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 Shelduck. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Shelduck,  1 Oystercatcher. 
 Mon 27th May  - Pocket Nook, Corporation Street  --  1 Lesser Whitethroat  at side of canal between Pocket Nook & Corporation St,
 -      ''         ''              ''               ''      --  2 Canada Geese + 2 young, 1 Sedge Warbler in reeds at New Double Locks.
 - Eccleston Mere  --    2 Gadwall, 1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel, 
 -         ''          ''     --   100 Swift,  100 Swallows,  100 House Martin,   Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps reported, 
 -         ''          ''     --   also Willow Warbler,  Common Whitethroat and Reed Buntings all reported.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  8 G.C Grebes,  1 Common Buzzard,   50+ Swallows,  12+ House Martin. 
 Sun 26th May  - Old Coach Road  --  7 Buzzards, 1 Raven, 1 Little Owl,  1 Spotted Flycatcher,  4 Yellow Wagtail on Clare's Moss.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Yellow Wagtail. 
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --
  3 Common Buzzards.  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  10 G.C Grebes,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Chiffchaff,  6 Blackcap,  4 Willow Warbler,  4 Whitethroats.
 - Pocket Nook, Corporation Street  --  1 Lesser Whitethroat  at side of canal between Pocket Nook & Corporation St.
 Sat 25th May  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Oystercatcher,  2 Lapwing,  2 Common Whitethroat,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Kingfisher.  
 - Billinge,  Larch Close  --  1 Tree Sparrow over. 
 Fri 24th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Pink-footed Goose,   30 Swift,  30 House Martin,  30 Swallows,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -         ''         ''      --   6 Blackcap,  4 Common Whitethroat,  3 Lesser Redpolls.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swan on brook,  3 Buzzards high up,  6 Swallows. 
 Thu 23rd May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Ringed Plover,  2 Oystercatcher,   2 Kingfisher,  4 Blackcap, 
 -         ''         ''     --   5 Common Whitethroat,  5 Reed Bunting. 
 - Windle Moss  --  1 Whimbrel  call heard at 08:00 around Watery Lane Farm. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Mute Swan on brook,  5 Cormorant thru,  1 Kestrel. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  5 Canada Geese,  2 male Gadwall,  5 Swallows.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit at feeders. 
 Wed 22nd May  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Ringed Plover photo,   50 House Martin,  50 Swifts, 
 -         ''         ''      --   50 Swallows,  1 Willow Tit. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 Tue 21st May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Common Tern,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  3 Oystercatcher over,   50 Swift, 1 Kingfisher.
 - Carr Mill Dam  -- 3 Common Tern.  
 - Penkford flash, NLW
 (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Redshanks  on the flash.
 Mon 20th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Pink-footed Goose,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Shelduck  and 2 Redshanks  on the flash.
 - Nine Arches, NLW (from car park)  --  1 Sand Martin,  3 Swallows, 
1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Chiffchaff on the wires. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Canada Geese,  1 male Gadwall,  1 Jay flew across the lake.
 Sun 19th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Pink-footed Goose,  1 Little Ringed Plover,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
 -         ''         ''     --   2 Spotted Flycatcher reported,   1 Kingfisher,  6 Willow Warbler,  5 Common Whitethroat,
 -         ''         ''     --   4 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  5 Reed Bunting. 
 - Billinge Hill, (horse paddocks) --  1 Whinchat,  3 Wheatear,  3 Common Whitethroat. 
 - Billinge, end of Larch Close  --  2 House Martin,  10 Swifts,  3 Skylark,  6 Linnet,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 Sat 18th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Gadwall,  1 Pink-footed Goose,  1 Little Ringed Plover,   40 Swift,  50 Swallows,    
 -         ''         ''      --  40 House Martin,
  1 Kingfisher.   
 Fri 17th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Pink-footed Goose,  2 Common Tern,  1 Peregrine over,  80 Swift,  
 -        ''           ''     --
  1 Nuthatch,  2 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 3 Yellow Wagtail.  
 - Windle Moss,  Sadlers Lane  --  3 Whinchat,  4 Wheatear, 
21 Swallows,  4 Blackcap,  5 Common Whitethroat.   
 Thu 16th May  - Havannah Flash  --  1 Goosander on the brook, 1 Common Buzzard,  2 Reed Warbler. 
 Tue 14th May  - Moss Lane to Sidings Lane  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Stock Dove,  2 Grey Partridge,  3 Wheatear,  5 Linnet, 
 -     ''      ''             ''         ''      --  2 Common Whitethroat,  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --
  2 Gadwall,  50 Swift,  1 Kingfisher,   1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Treecreeper, 
 -        ''          ''      --  4 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  4  Whitethroat,  3 Willow Warbler,  1 Coal Tit,  2 Lesser Redpoll. 
 Mon 13th May

 - Lea Green, Sutton  --  1 Merlin. 

 Sun 12th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Mandarin Duck,  1 Common Tern,  1 Kingfisher,  100 Swallows,  20 House Martin, 
 -         ''          ''     --
  2 Blackcap,  4 Common Whitethroat,  2 Chiffchaff,   
 - Windle Moss,  Sadlers Lane  --  4 Wheatear,  9 Common Whitethroat.  
 Sat 11th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Pink-footed Goose on the water,  2 Greylag Geese, 1 Common Tern,  1 Perigrine over,  
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Sparrowhawk,  30 Swift,  200 Swallows,  40 House Martin,  10 Sand Martin,  1 Chiffchaff,
 -         ''          ''     --   4 Willow Warbler,  1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Treecreeper,   5 Lesser Redpolls.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit,  1 male Reed Bunting.  
 Fri 10th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Tern,  5 Swift,  20 House Martin,  10 Sand Martin,  100 Swallows,  1 Kingfisher.  
 - Windle Moss,  Sadlers Lane  --  3 Wheatear,  1 Yellow Wagtail in field end of Sadlers Lane. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit at feeders.  
 Wed 8th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 Swift  over,  1 Coal Tit at feeders.
 Tue 7th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Swift,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Skylark heard,  8+ Blackcap,  10+ Common Whitethroat, 
 -        ''          ''      --
  1 Chiffchaff,  4 Willow Warbler,  5 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Moss Lane, Watery Lane  --  2 Oystercatchher,  1 Grey Partridge,  2 Stock Dove,  3 Wheatear. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --
  2 Little Grebe,  6 Canada Geese,  2m-1f Gadwall,  1m Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford flash, NLW  --  2 Shelduck  on flash,  1 Little Ringed Plover seen,  flushed off by 2 Kestrels.  
 - Holly Avenue, NLW -- 1 Swift  seen flying away from roof eves. 

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Swift  over.
 Mon 6th May  - Fir Tree Farm  --  1 Snipe,  2 Buzzards, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler,  3 Blackcap, 2 Linnet, 
 -   ''     ''        ''    --  1 Lesser Redpoll,  5 Common Whitethroat,  2 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer.
 - Windle, Moss Lane --  5 Oystercatcher,  2 Grey Parteridge,  3 Buzzards,  1 Raven,  1 Swift,  3 Yellowhammer.
 - Windle, Watery Lane --
 10 Wheatear,
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm --  8 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane --  6 Wheatear,  3 Tree Sparrows.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  2 Buzzards over high up.
 Sun 5th May  - Old Coach Road --  2 Curlew,  15+ Wheatear,  1 Oystercatcher,  3 Wheatear,  1 Swift, 2 Common Whitethroat. 
 - Windle, Moss Lane --
 8 Wheatear,  5 Common Whitethroat.
 - Windle, Watery Lane to Lower Barrowfield Farm --  9 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane --  6 Wheatear. 
 - Haydock  --  1 Tawny Owl
heard early hours of the morning.  
 - Garswood Old Road  --  1 Whinchat. 
 Sat 4th May

 - Eccleston Mere -- 1 Pink-footed Goose on the water, 1 Common Sandpiper,  1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 
 -        ''          ''      --
   3 Chiffchaff,  8 Willow Warbler,  5 Blackcap,  8 Common Whitethroat,  2 Siskin, 
 -        ''          ''      --
   10 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Windle, Moss Lane --  1 Yellow Wagtailnorth at 8.15am,  8 Wheatear,  4 Common Whitethroat.
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm --  9 Wheatear. 
 - Saddlers Lane -- 3 Wheatear. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford --  2 Curlew,  20 Stock Dove,  15 Wheatear,
 1 Yellow Wagtail.  
 - Colliers Moss, Parr / Sutton --  1 Water Rail heard,  2 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  10+ Reed Warblers,
 -        ''       ''        ''         ''   --
    5 Lesser Redpoll,  + Willow, Sedge, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap all present.
 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 Shelduck  on flash.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  5 Reed Warbler plus Sedge Warblers around,  3 Yellowhammer.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Swallow over, 1 male Reed Bunting around base of feeders.

 Fri 3rd May  - Eccleston Mere -- 2 Swifts,  80 Swallows,  20 Sand Martin,  20 House Martin.
 - Brookhouse Grove, Gillars Green  --  3 Swifts and 1 House Martin over.
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley --  1 Grasshopper Warbler  heard again.
 Thu 2nd May  - Wagon Lane to Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Grasshopper Warbler  heard at bottom of Wagon Lane. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Canada Geese, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 G.S Woodpecker,
 -        ''             ''           ''         ''     --  4 Wilow Warblers,  2 Blackcap,  4 Reed Bunting.
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  1 male Gadwall,  5 Tufted Duck.
 - Eccleston Mere --  very quiet on evening visit  -- 1 Willow Tit.
 Wed 1st May  - Recreation Street, Nanny Goat Park --  1 Redstart seen very breifly,  1 Lesser Whitethroat heard,  1 Swift over.
 - Eccleston Mere --  16 G.C Grebe incl. pair with 2 chicks,  1 Common Tern flew over,  3 Oystercatcher,  5 Swift,
 -        ''          ''     --  1 Sedge Warbler,  5 Common Whitethroat,  5 Lesser Redpoll.
 - Windle, Watery Lane  --  1 Yellow-legged Gull with a few Herring Gulls, LBBGs and BHGs,  1 Yellow Wagtail thru.
 - Windle Farm to Lower Barrowfield Farm  --  11 Wheatear. 
 - Windle, Moss Lane  --  27 Wheatear.
 - Saddlers Lane --  7 Wheatear. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --
  1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in left side hedge-rows towards football pitch.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Canada Geese,  4 Swallows,  2 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap,
 -         ''          ''            ''          ''     --   2 Sedge Warblers,  2 Reed Bunting,  6 Yellowhammer.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting.
 

 



 

 

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