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 Night Heron
Night Heron
Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
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
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for May 2014 

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 Sat 31st May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders. 
 - Eccleston  --  1 Peregrine over  -  Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 30th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  10 Swift. 
 Tue 27th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Gadwall  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 26th May  - Billinge Hill and surrounds  --  2 Wheatear, 4+ Linnets.
 Wed 21st May  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Mandarin Duck,  1 Juv G.S Woodpecker,  10 Swift,  3 Whitethroat.  - Colins Blog 
 -       ''           ''      --  3 male Mandarin Ducks reported late evening with photo Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 20th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Kingfisher,  1 G.S. Woodpecker,  1 Willow Warbler, 
 -        ''           ''     --  3 Whitethroat,  1 Bullfinch heard.  St Helens Blog 
 Mon 19th May  - Allotments with Parr Flashes behind - email received of a Cuckoo reported calling a couple of times late evening.
 Sun 18th May  - Mountains Farm, Billinge  --  1 Lapwing,  1 Grey Partridge,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  3 Whitethroat,  1 Willow Warbler, 
 -         ''            ''          ''       --  10+ Tree Sparrow,  2 Yellowhammer.  --  St Helens Blog 
 Sat 17th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Sedge Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff,
 -         ''          ''     --  5+ Whitethroat,  3 Willow Warbler,  2 Blackcap,  2 Linnet,  2 Bullfinch. --  St Helens Blog 
 Fri 16th May

 - Bold Moss  --   2 Little Grebe,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler. --  St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.

 Thu 15th May  - Eccleston Mere - 1 Mute Swan, 2 Mandarin Duck, 4 Common Scoter over, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher.- Colins Blog
 - Houghton's Lane to Eccleston  --  1 Wheatear. -- Tweet on St Helens Blog.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard. 
 Wed 14th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan, 3 Mandarin Duck,  2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher over, 50 Swift, 1 Kingfisher.
 Tue 13th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Mandarin Duck - photos on Colins Blog10 Swift,  10 Swallows,  5 House Martin,
 -          ''         ''     -- 
1 Kingfisher,  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young. 
 Sun 11th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Gadwall,  1 male Mandarin Duck,  5 Whitethroat,  1 Sedge Warbler. 
 - Sandy Lane, Bold  --  1 Kestrel,  plenty of Swallows, 1 Yellow Wagtail.  -- St Helens Blog 
 Sat 10th May  - Rainford Mosslands  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Lapwing,  4 Grey Partridge,  5 Swift,  20 Swallows,   
 Fri 9th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Dunlin  by the arches - Photos  1 -  2  from Derek Williams.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mandarin Duck,  1 Common Sandpiper,  300 Swift,  5 Whitethroat,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler.
 Thu 8th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Gadwall,  100 Swift,  1 Garden Warbler - details on Colins Blog,  5 Whitethroat.    
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant over,  2 Buzzard over,  5 Swallows. 
 Wed 7th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  80 Swallows,  50 House Martin,  20 Sand Martin,  200 Swifts,  1 Kingfisher.
 Tue 6th May

 - Billinge Hill & Surrounds  --  2 Raven between Crank Road and Mountains Farm, 4 Grey Partridge,  5+ Whitethroat, 
 -      ''         ''            ''          --
 plus Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Willow Warbler all present - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 male Mandarin Duck, 4 Swift,  5 Whitethroats. 
 - Sefton St, NLW  --  3 Swift also couple more Swifts over Parr late afternoon.

 Mon 5th May  - Mossborough Hall Rd to Old Coach Road  --  3 Oystercatcher,  3 Wheatear -  St Helens Blog 
 - Blindfoot Road, Rainford  --  1 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher plus Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, and Blackcaps singing in the woods.
 Sun 4th May  - Eccleston Mere -- 2 Common Tern,  2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 10+ Swift, 1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  1 Wheatear.
 Sat 3rd May  - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  3 Corn Bunting.
 - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  1 Little Owl,  3 Swifts going north  --  St Helens Blog 
 Fri 2nd May  - Billinge Hill  --  1 Sedge Warbler -- (Tweet on St Helens Blog
         

          

 

 

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