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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 2017 

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                          May 2017
 
  
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 Wed 31st May  - Clock Face area  --  5 Buzzards over in the thermals - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 29th May  - Vulcan Reservoir,  NLW  --  1 Common Tern over at 4.00pm - Manchester Birding Forum
 Fri 26th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  unconfirmed report of a possible Red Kite seen - St Helens Blog   --  ( id from report possible Kestrel ??? )
 Thu 25th May  - Haydock area  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  3 Raven,  plus House Martins,  Swifts and Swallows all in the sky.
 Wed 24th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over high up,  1 House Martin,  6 Swift.
 Tue 23rd May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese,  1 Shelduck,  6 Gadwall.
 - Billinge area  --  Cuckoo seen in private garden tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Taylor Park  --  2 ad + 7 juv Mute Swan,  21 Canada Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Swift,  7 House Martin. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 Fri 19th May  - Billinge Hill --  Cuckoo heard - was tweeted on St Helens Blog but tweet is no longer showing.
 Thu 18th May  - Billinge Hill --  Sedge Warbler heard singing on raspberry patch - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Tue 16th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  Yellowhammer heard by my wife from the school football pitches area / Sankey Valley.
 Sat 13th May  - Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Common Tern seen diving at the fishing ponds near the meatal bridge and then circled above.
 Thu 11th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 House Martin,  6+ Swifts - seen throughout the day,  1 Sparrowhawk flew over.
 Tue 9th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --   1 female Goosander (late record),  1 Common Sandpiper.
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --
  2 Little Ringed Plover circled the site at 7.25am  but did not stay - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 8th May  - Billinge Hill --  Garden Warbler on raspberry patch + Whitethroat, House Martin, Swift, Swallow thru - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Buzzards over.
 Sun 7th May

 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Oystercatcher,  13 Swallow,  5 Lapwing,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Wheatear,   1 Tree Sparrow,
 -     ''        ''         ''       --  1 Reed Bunting,  Skylark, Linnets, Yellowhammers noted - St Helens Blog - plus my sightings.
 - Dairy Farm Rd, Rainford  --  8 Lapwing,  5 Swallow,  1 Kestrel,  1 Common Whitethroat. 
 - Clipsey Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over,  1 Sparrowhawk over.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Tern,  2 Swallow,  1 Grey Wagtail.

 Sat 6th May  - Clipsey Lane, Haydock  --  2 Swifts over late afternoon.
 - St Helens Cemetery
  --  2 Swifts over early am - St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge area  --  4 Swifts over - tweeted St Helens Blog

 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  6 Swallows over.
 Fri 5th May  - Holiday Moss, Rainford  --  Whinchat on horse paddocks - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Thu 4th May  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  6 Wheatear,  3 Common WhitethroatSt Helens Blog 
 - St Helens Canal from Corporation Street bridge, town centre  --  Willow Warbler heard singing - tweeted St Helens Blog
 - Newton lake, NLW -- 1 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese,  3 Shelduck, 1 male Mandarin Duck 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Swallow over.   
 Wed 3rd May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Shoveler,  2 Greylag Geese,  8 Common Tern,  1 Common Whitethroat - St Helens Blog
 Mon 1st May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Tufted Duck,  6+ Common Tern,  2 Common Sandpiper near the overflow.
 - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  --  2 G.C Grebe + 4 young,  1 Little Grebe - St Helens Blog 
 - Burgy Banks Woodland  --  2 Sparrowhawk,  2 Raven over  - St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2 Chiffchaff heard,  3 Bullfinch,  3 Reed Bunting.
           

        

 

 

 

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