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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 November 2017 

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                       November 2017
 
  
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 Sun 26th Nov  - Rainford, private garden --  male Brambling on feeders - video clip tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Tue 21st Nov  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  120+ Pink-footed Geese over at 2.10pm.
 Fri 17th Nov  - Billinge area  --  probable Siberian Chiffchaff ('tristis')  trapped and ringed, awaiting DNA confirmation - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Thu 16th Nov  - Lyme and Woodpit Country Park, Newton le Willows  --  Willow Tit coming to feeders in garden nearby - photo.
 Sun 12th Nov

 - Haydock  --  big movement of Geese over, several large Skeins totaling over 1000 were seen at 7-30am flying West - St Helens Blog 
 - off A580 towards Knowsley - 3000+ Pink-footed Geese, one with neck collar another with gps neck collar - tweeted St Helens Blog 

 Sat 11th Nov  - Clock Face area  --  100+ Pinkfooted Geese flying south over Clock Face at 12:35 today - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Wed 8th Nov  - Clock Face area  --  Two small skeins of 50 & 30 Pinkfooted Geese flying NW over Clock Face at 3pm today - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Crossbill south this morning and a Woodcock on slopes near to the beacon - Manchester Birding Forum
 Sun 5th Nov

 - Haydock  --  Big movement of Pink-footed Geese this morning with several large skeins seen flying over at 8-30am totaling over 1000, some heading S/E others heading West. Two Cormorants also spotted flying over - St Helens Blog 

 Sat 4th Nov  - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese, one wearing a neck collar,  1 Barnacle Goose - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Hawfinch over going NNE at 07:47 this morning - Manchester Birding Forum
 Thu 2nd Nov  - Haydock -- Several large skiens of P/F Geese seen over Haydock at 7am, followed by four large skeins around 9-30am - St Helens Blog 
 - Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  300+ Pink-footed Geese over around 10.00am plus more heard going over towards dinnertime.
 Wed 1st Nov  - Billinge Hill  --  Hawfinch north at Brownlow, Higher End over the Bonelli's Plantation then over ridge in to St Helens - St Helens Blog 
 - Crank  --  Approx 4000 Pink-Footed Geese feeding at Crank today, near the Red Cat junction - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Rainford Mosslands  --  3000+ Pink-footed Geese in the fields - tweeted St Helens Blog 
              

         



 

 

 

 

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