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17th February 2015
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for November 2012 

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                     November 2012

 

    
 Fri 30th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  10 G.C Grebe,  31 Teal,  1 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe  read more on Colins Blog
 -        ''           ''      --  4 Goldcrest,  1 Treecreeper,  50 Goldfinch,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  5 Siskin.
 Thu 29th Dec  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Little Grebe on brook, 500+ Pink footed Geese over 8.30am,  2 Buzzard.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Little Grebe,  11 G.C Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  4 Snipe in fields adjacent to the mere.
 Wed 28th Nov  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  total 1000  Pink footed Geese  flying over  8am in six very large skeins
 -          ''          ''            ''         ''      --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Biuzzard,  2 Jay.
 Tue 27th Nov  - New Cut Lane, Rainford (St Helens Boundary)  --  200+Pink-footed Geese,  1 Kestrel,  8 Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare,
 -    ''      ''      ''          ''             ''    --  1 Goldcrest,  8 or 9 Brambling with  100+ Chaffinch flock,  3 Yellowhammer.
 - St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds  --  62 Canada Geese.
 Mon 26th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  18 Canada Geese,  7 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck. 
 Sun 25th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  7 Cormorant,  2 Siskin,  50 Goldfinch.
 Sat 24th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --   9 (7m-2f) Mandarin Ducks - more including photos on Colins Blog1 Woodcock,  5 Snipe, 
 -        ''           ''      --   10 Goldcrest,  10 Siskin,  2 Bullfinch,  50 Goldfinch. 
 - Taylor Park  --  3 Mute Swans,  136 Coots,  15 Tufted Duck.
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley -- 1 Grey Heron in top field, 1 Jay,  7 Fieldfare,  1 Willow Tit, 1 male Reed Bunting. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Thu 22nd Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan,  12 Canada Geese,  31 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 Wed 21st Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 G.C Grebe,  1male Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant over,  2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk,
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Jay,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper (heard only,)  1 Siskin (heard only), 
 -        ''           ''     --  30 Goldfinch,  2 Bullfinch,  4 Linnet.
 Mon 19th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  2 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Goldcrest,  50 Goldfinch,  2 Bullfinch,  3 Siskin. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine on the tower at 2.50pm, viewed from Jackson Street. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  2 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge) -- 2 Mute Swans on flash, 40 Teal, 3 Redwings other side of bridge.
 Sun 18th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Woodcock flushed from woods at end of stream,  40 Goldfinch. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 - Colliers Moss  --  probable Merlin,  also around 100 Redpoll,  20+ Siskin.
 Sat 17th Nov  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Brook  --  3 Teal,  1 male Goosander.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Peregrine,
  20 Filedfare,  50 Pied Wagtail.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 male Pochard,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 male Shoveler,  1 Kingfisher,  50 Goldfinch,  10 Goldcrest.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  approx 700 Pink-footed Geese over going south-east at 3.55pm.
 Fri 16th Nov

 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 male Pochard,  7 Tufted Duck,  30 Goldfinch,  3 Bullfinch,  
 -         ''           ''     --  2 Siskin,  1 Water Rail  in south-west corner, read more on  Colin Davies blog.  
 - Taylor Park  --
  3 Mute Swan,  3 Cormorant,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Greylag Goose.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  20 Fieldfare.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  58 Teal.
 - Newton Road / Waring Road near the little roundabout  --  1 female Sparrowhawk flew across road.

 Thu 15th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  31 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Kestrel.
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  3 Grey Partridge.
 Wed 14th Nov  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  100 Pink-footed Geese going west,  1 Kestrel,  15 Fieldfare.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  60 Pink-footed Geese over around 8.30am, 1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Tue 13th Nov  - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  30 Pink-footed Geese over around 8.20am.
 Mon 12th Nov

 - Baxters Lane, Sutton --  A small flock of  Waxwings  spotted in Baxters Lane Sutton,  (email report received).
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebem  37 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant  flew around lake, but did not land.

 Sun 11th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Teal,  1 Treecreeper,  2 Goldcrest,  2 Siskin,  40 Goldfinch.
 Fri 9th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  1 Grey heron,  35 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge) -- 2 Mute Swans on flash, 48 Teal, 15 Redwings other side of bridge.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  20 Fieldfare,  15 Goldfinch. 
 Thu 8th Nov  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  70 Pink-footed Geese going east,  20 Fieldfare,  30 Goldfinch. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  1 Grey heron,  32 Canada Geese,  39 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.  
 - Old Coach Rd, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese,  100 Fieldfare,  30 Redwing.   
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine on the tower at 3.25pm, viewed from Jackson Street. 
 Wed 7th Nov  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  4000+  Pink-footed Geese,  30 Redwing,  30 Pied Wagtails. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  20 Fieldfare. 
 Tue 6th Nov  - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine on the tower at 3.00pm, viewed from Jackson Street.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Buzzard,  3 Goldcrest,  40 Goldfinch.
 Mon 5th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe,  1 Grey heron,  37 Canada Geese,  49 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Mute Swans on flash,  29 Teal. 
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  2 male - 2 female Mandarin Ducks,  57 Canada Geese. 
 - Old Coach Rd, Rainford  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Peregrine,  1 Raven,  100 Pied Wagtail, 
 -    ''       ''       '         ''         --  20 Fieldfare,  20 Redwing,  5 Goldcrest.
 Sun 4th Nov

 - Billinge Hill  --   2 Kestrel,  2 Raven, 1 Grey Partridge,  small groups of Redwing and Fieldfare present, 
 -      ''          ''   --   1 Brambling,  3 Goldcrest,  also couple Yellowhammer present.
 - Moss Lane, Windle Moss  --  50+ Redwing,  2 Raven.

 Sat 3rd Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  8 Great Crested Grebe,  1 female Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  
 -        ''           ''      --  1 Kingfisher, 10 Redwing,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  5 Goldcrest, 
 -        ''           ''      --   50 Goldfinch,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Willow Tit,  2 Siskin.  
 - Old Coach Road, Simonswood Moss  --  5000 plus Pink-footed Geese in the fields.
 Fri 2nd Nov  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Gerbe, 10 G.C Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Nuthatch. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  40 Redwing,  30 Goldfinch. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe on flash,  2 Mute Swans,  10 Teal.  
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine on the tower at 3.00pm, viewed from Jackson Street.
 Thu 1st Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  45 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  50 Fieldfare,  20 Redwing. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower
  --  1 Peregrine on the tower at 3.30pm, viewed from Jackson Street.
   

 



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