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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
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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

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male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
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Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

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Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for May 2016 

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 Tue 31st May  - Newton Lake, NLW --  3 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  6 Canada Geese. 
 Mon 30th May  - Carr Mill Dam & surrounds  --  12 Greylag Geese in flight over fields,  2 Tree Sparrow,  1 Grey Wagtail - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 29th May

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 Coal Tit briefly in the garden.  

 Sat 28th May  - Arch Lane, Carr Mill area  --  1 Oystercatcher,  4 Tree Sparrow,  1 Lesser Redpoll - St Helens Blog 
 Fri 27th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,   several Reed Warbler around - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 26th May  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Grey Heron, 1 male Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  1 Oystercatcher briefly,  6ad+5 young Canada Geese, 9+ Swift over. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron,  3 Common Tern,  4 Reed Warbler,  lots of Swifts, Swallows and House Martins. 
 Tue 24th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  Grey Wagtail,  Goldcrest,  Willow Tit seen - St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk over,  1 Coal Tit.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  Buzzard seen being mobbed by three crows - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 23rd May  - Dairy Farm Rd to Coach Rd, Rainford --  2 Curlew, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Partridge - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Common Tern. 
 - No sign of yesterday Night Heron seen at Carr Mill Dam. 
 Sun 22nd May  - Carr Mill Dam  -- *** MEGA  *** Night Heron - reported 11.30am and photographed see St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Common Tern, 3 Swift,  2 House Martin, 1 Jay,   Sedge &  Reed Warblers heard & seen briefly.
 Tue 17th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  8 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Common Tern. 
 Mon 16th May  - Merton Bank Open Space, Sankey Valley  --  1 Hobby thru - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 14th May  - Field back of Fleet Lane Parr -- Swift and  Willow Warbler reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 Fri 13th May  - Merton Bank Open Space, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sedge Warbler,  3 Reed Warbler St Helens Blog 
 Thu 12th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  total of 6 Buzzards around,  2 Common Tern,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Reed Warbler - St Helens Blog 
 - Field back of Fleet Lane Parr --  2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Wed 11th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Black Tern  present most of the day - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 9th May  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  1 Spotted Flycatcher - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Inglenook Farm to Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Shelduck,  3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew or poss Whimbrel,  25+ Lapwing,   2 Wheatear, 
 -         ''            ''           ''        ''       ''      --  3 Stock Dove, 15+ Skylark,  5+ Whitethroat,  1 Whinchat - photos on St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Tern,  1 Swift,  1 male Mandarin Duck - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Sun 8th May  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Whimbrel,  1 Grey Partridge - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - private garden, Eccleston  --  male Siskin still at the feeders this morning,  Goldcrest heard - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 7th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Common Tern,  House Martin, Swallow & Swift reported - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton le Willows  --  3 Common Buzzard near Common Road - St Helens Blog 

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  4 Swifts over.
 Fri 6th May  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --   1 Whimbrel still present - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Merton Bank Open Space, Sankey Valley  --  1 Sedge Warbler,  2 Reed Warbler St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Mandarin Duck,  1 Common Tern - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Clock Face  --  Kestrel,  Sparrowhawk & Common Buzzard reported also  1 Swift over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Field back of Fleet Lane Parr -- Swallow, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 5th May

 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Whimbrel,  2 Shelduck,  2 Swallows thru,  1 Grey Partridge,  1 Common Whitethroat.   
 - Billinge & surrounding area  --  4 Swifts + Swallow,  House Martin,  W
heatear,  Whitethroat also reported - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  7 Common Tern,  2 Swallow. 
 - Sankey Valley area, Blackbrook  --  Blackcap and Reed Warbler's reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Wed 4th May

 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Blackcap,   1 Grasshopper Warbler- heard reeling ,  1 Sedge Warbler,  3 Common Whitethroat,    
 -         ''          ''     --  2 Chiffchaff,  3 Willow Warbler,  4 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --   2 Whimbrel,  2 Oystercatcherseveral Wheatear present - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  5 Swifts over - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  6 Swifts over - St Helens Blog 

 Tue 3rd May

 - Sankey Valley, Newton towards St Helens  --  3 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  lots of Swallow,  House Martin and Sand Martin,
 -       ''           ''           ''          ''              ''   --  1 Jay,  1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Grasshopper Warbler,  1 Sedge Warbler,  5 Reed Warbler, 
 -       ''           ''           ''          ''              ''    --  8 Blackcap,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler,  10 Common Whitethroat,  1 Grey Wagtail,
 -       ''           ''           ''          ''              ''    --  2 Bullfinch,  1 Grey Wagtail,  3-4 Yellowhammer - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  
2 Whimbrel at end of sheep field with Curlew - St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard,  2 Cormorant,  1 Swallow,  1 Sedge Warbler, 
 -          ''          ''           ''          ''      --  3 Blackcap 1 Reed Bunting  - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 2nd May

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mandarin Duck,  4 Swift,  lots of Swallows, House Martin & Sand Martin around,  1 Treecreeper,  2 Chiffchaff,
 -         ''           ''    --  5 Blackcap,  1 Sedge Warbler,  2 Willow Warbler,  1 Lesser Redpoll - St Helens Blog 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  10 Shelduck,  female Marsh Harrier reported,  Curlew,  4 Oystercatcher,   Yellow Wagtail,
 -    ''       ''         ''           ''         --   2 Grey Partridge - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  10 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper,  100 Sand Martin.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   2 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Common Tern.    
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Swallows over the lake.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.

 Sun 1st May  - Taylor Park  --  1 Pied Flycatcher still present in willows near visitor centre - St Helens Blog 
 

 

 

 

 

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