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 Night Heron
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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 November 2016 

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                       November 2016
 
  
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 Wed 30th Nov  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning. 
 Mon 28th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  8 Canada Geese,  32 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck.  
 Sun 27th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --   c10 G.C Grebe,  3 Little Grebe,  Goldeneye,  Pochard,  3 Wigeon,  Teal,  60 Tufted Duck,  c250 Coot,        
 -          ''          ''      --   Kingfisher,  Siskin,  Bullfinch - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Sat 26th Nov  - Billinge Hill and surrounds  --  Kestrel,  Goldcrest,  Bullfinch,  Long-tailed Tits & Yellowhammer all reported - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Fri 25th Nov  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male - 3 female Goosander - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Thu 24th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  8 Canada Geese,  35 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck. 
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  --  3 Buzzard,  25 Lapwing. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 G.C Grebe,  30 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Heron. 
 Tue  22nd Nov  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Nuthatch at feeding station - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 21st Nov  - Cooper Lane, Haydock down to Sankey Valley  --  Trees full of  Redwings & Fieldfares  at 8-30am this morning - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 19th Nov  - Carr Mill Dam  --  52 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Little Grebe,  1 drake Shoveler viewed from Nineteen Arches - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 14th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  54 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck.  
 - Fleet Lane, Parr  --  Goldcrest's and  4 Common Gulls on fleet lane fields and woods - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Houghton's Lane  --  1 Tawny Owl was seen perched halfway up a telegraph pole at 9.45pm this evening - St Helens Blog 
 - Burgy Banks North  --  1 Woodcock flushed at 08.20,  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 13th Nov  - Billinge Hill area  --  Belated news,  a Firecrest on Billinge Hill and a flyover  Waxwing - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans on the flash this morning  8-30am - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 12th Nov  - Catchdale Moss Lane  --  around 300 Pink-footed Geese (possibly more) in the field behind the Dog Barn traing field at 1.30pm. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  8 Canada Geese,  32 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck. 
 Fri 11th Nov  - Blackbrook, Sankey Valley  --  1 Dipper seen again at 08.25 between East Lancs Rd bridge / green foot bridge - St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goldeneye - St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Water Rail seen this morning at 8.30 on one of the new established ponds - St Helens Blog 
 - Stanley Bank, Haydock  --  1 juvenile Peregrine over - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 8th Nov  - Blackbrook, Sankey Valley  --  1 Dipper between East Lancs Rd bridge / green foot bridge-seen twice 0745 - 0755 - St Helens Blog 
 Mon 7th Nov  - Blackbrook Visitor Centre, Sankey Valley  --  1 drake Gadwall on pond beside Visitor Centre,  3 Teal on brook - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 6th Nov  - Taylor Park  --  5 Wigeon,    10 Tufted Duck - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 5th Nov  - Newton Lake, NLW --  5 Grey Heron,  12 Canada Geese,  36 Teal,  1 Tufted Duck. 
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 juvenile Peregrine on Woodpigeon kill,  1 Snipe,  21 Skylark,  100 Linnet - St Helens Blog 
 - Fleet Lane, Parr  --  6 Goldcrest's back of fleet lane parr - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 3rd Nov  - Billinge Hill Beacon  --  Woodlark seen twice in flight around Billinge Hill beacon - Manchester Birding Forum  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  130 Canada Geese,  1 drake Mandarin circled twice,  82 Fieldfare,  30 Redwing flew south - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 2nd Nov  - Cooper Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  10 Fieldfare on tops of hawthorn trees on way down the lane - St Helens Blog 
           

        

 

 

 

 

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