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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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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
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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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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for May 2015 

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 Sun 31st May  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Yellow Wagtail,  2 Grey Partridge nearby - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Common Tern present - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 30th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 adult + 1 juvenile G.C Grebe,  28 adult + 25 juvenile Canada Geese,  10 Tufted Duck,  30+ Swift,    
 -        ''           ''     --  female Mandarin Duck + 2 young and Blackcap and Treecreeper also reported. 
 Fri 29th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 adult + 1 juvenile G.C Grebe,  23 adult + 26 juvenile Canada Geese,  8 Tufted Duck,  250+ Swift,    
 -        ''           ''     --  80+ House Martin,  6 Swallows. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  3 Buzzard ( 2 over very low and 1 distant.).  
 Thu 28th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  2 Shelduck,  9 Gadwall,  11 adult + 5 juv Canada Geese. 
 Wed 27th May  - Sidings Lane Nature Reserve, Rainford  --  Nuthatches and Treecreepers reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 26th May  - Houghtons Lane  --  Sparrowhawk over. 
 Mon 25th May  - Rainford area, no more info  --  1 Little Egret and 1 male Ruff reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Lee Green Road, Sutton  --  1 Cormorant over,  1 Kestrel. 
 Sat 23rd May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  -- 1 Cormorant on brook + 3 more over,  1 Buzzard,  3 Lapwing,  Swallow & Swift thru.
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Buzzard,  12+ Lapwing,  1 Wheatear,  3 Swallow,  5 Yellowhammer.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Tern,  3 Swallow.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  7 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan and a brood of 5 Canada Geese - St Helens Blog 
 Fri 22nd May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron,  4 Cormorant over,  2 Lapwing. 
 Thu 21st May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Grey Heron,  13 G.C Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  3 Common Tern,  25+ Swift,  25+ Swallow,  2 House Martin.
 Tue 19th May  - Cambourne Pond, Blackbrook, Sankey Valley  --  1 Hobby over. 
 Sun 17th May  - Dairy Farm Rd / Old Coach Rd area  --  2 Shelduck,  4+ Oystercatcher,  11 Wheatear,  1 Goldcrest, 6 Stock Dove, 
 -     ''        ''              ''      ''     --  3 Common Whitethroat,  4 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Willow Warbler,  4 Linnet - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  11 Canada Geese,  8 Gadwall.  
 - Newton Park Drive, NLW  --  Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler heard,  3 Swift over,  1 male Linnet.
 Sat 16th May  - Haydock island, East Lancs  --  late report of a possible sighting of a Red Kite over M6 - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 15th May  - Florida Farm, Haydock, East Lancs  --  1 Peregrine reported gaining height also 1 Blackcap around the farm area. 
 Thu 14th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron on brook,  1 Comorant over,  1 Buzzard,  2 Lapwing,  10 Swift
 Wed 13th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   2 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing,  2 Swift
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  6 Common Tern - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 11th May  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  Treecreeper,  Corn Bunting,  Yellowhammer all reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Coach Road, Rainford  --  Grey Partridge,  Red-legged Partridge, Yellowhammer - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  3 Wheatear also Hobby reported over Rainford at 6.10pm. 
 - Sandy Lane, Bold  --  1 Yellow Wagtail - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sat 9th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  6 Common Tern present - Manchester Birding Forum
 Fri 8th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over. 
 Thu 7th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- 1 Grey Heron on Sankey Brook,  4 Lapwing,  4 Swallow,  1 Nuthatch,  3 Reed Warbler.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  10 Great Crested Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  3 Common Tern,  3 Swallow thru.
 Tue 5th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  11 Gadwall. 
 Mon 4th May

 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 1 Raven,  4 Yellow Wagtail and probable female Whinchat - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  10+ Yellowhammers in fields behind farm - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Sat 2nd May

 - Carr Mill Dam -- 12 G.C Grebe,  5 Common Tern, + hundreds of hirundines from all 3 species - Manchester Birding Forum.

 Fri 1st May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Common Tern,  lots of Sand Martin - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - GreenAcres WB, Rainford -- Buzzard,  Kestrel,  Nuthatch, Chiffchaff  Blackcap, Tree Sparrow - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
              

            

 

 

 

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