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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2008 

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                                        October 2008

 

 

 

 
 Fri 31st Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) --  5f Goldeneye,  5 Pochard,  1 Snipe,  59 Fieldfare,  26 Redwing.

                        Newton le Willows  -- 70+ Pink-footed Geese over 4.45pm.

 Thu 30th Oct --  Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) -- 50+ Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  15 Little Grebe, 

                              ''           ''             --  11 Goldeneye,  13 Pochard,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 ad/w Med Gull,  1 Raven.

 Wed 29th Oct -- Carr Mill Dam  --  40 Canada Geese,  30 Lapwing,  2 Tufted Duck, 15 Fieldfare, G.S  Woodpecker, Treecreeper,

                            ''    ''       ''     --  Goldcrest, Siskin, Nuthatch, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Jay, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail all present.

 Tue 28th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1200 Pink-footed Geese,  3 Whooper Swans,  10 Cormorant,  4 Goldeneye, 

                             ''           ''             --  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  17 Snipe,  50+ Siskin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stonechat,

                             ''           ''             --   male Snow Bunting flushed off causeway flew west over safari park.

                         Penkford Flash, NLW --  10 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Cormorant over.

 Mon 27th Oct  -- Newton le Willows  -- 90 Pink-footed Geese over 4.25pm.

                          Nine Arches, NLW  -- 1 Common Buzzard.

                          Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) --  400+ Pink-footed Geese,  5 Goldeneye,  2 Pochard,  7 G.B.B. Gull,

                                ''           ''             --   1 Snipe,  3 Raven,  9 Fieldfare,  17 Redwing,  11 Siskin,  1 Nuthatch.

                         Howard's Lane --  44 Fieldfare,  12 Redwing.

 Sun 26th Oct  -- Carr Mill Dam -- 50 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Lapwing, 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Common Buzzard, 20 Redwing,

                            ''      ''     ''    --  1 Cormorant, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit all present.

                        Dairy Farm Rd, Rainford  -- 40+ Canada Geese, 150+ Pink-footed Geese.

                        Old Coach Road, Rainford -1 Red-breasted Goose, 29 Barnacle Geese, 4500+ Pink-footed Geese, 40 Tree Sparrow.

                        East Lancs road, near to Gamebird pub  -- 120 Fieldfare.

                        Kings Moss  -- 1500 Pink-footed Geese.

 Sat 25th Oct  -- Carr Mill Dam --  1 Firecrest with Long-tailed Tit flock, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Common Buzzard.

                        Sankey Valley --  1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 43 Pied Wagtail, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing.

                        Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  2 Jay, 1 male Bullfinch.

                        Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  2 Jay.

 Fri 24th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (access is permit only) -- 6 Goldeneye,  14 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 9 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 1 Stonechat.
 Thu 23rd Oct --  Prescot Reservoir (access is permit only) -- 2 Med Gull,  4 Goldeneye,  8 Cormorant,  1 Yellow legged Gull (1.ad/w),

                            ''           ''                --   2 Pochard,  21 Snipe,  16 Redpoll, 21 Redwing,  22 Siskin,  1 Stonechat.

                          Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley, NLW --  8 Teal.

 Wed 22nd Oct -- Prescot Reservoir (access is permit only) -- 6 Goldeneye,  4 Pochard,  2 Stock Dove.

                         St Helens town centre --  2 Peregrine.

 Tue 21st Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (access is permit only) -- 1 Med Gull,  11 Little Grebe,  62 Tufted Duck,  7 Pochard,

                            ''           ''                --    31 Cormorant,  2 Snipe,  4 Redwing,  2 Stonechat.

 Mon 20th Oct  -- Newton Lake, NLW  -- 50 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 1 Med Gull, 1 Yellow legged Gull, 11 Little Grebe, 5 Goldeneye, 24 Redwing.

  Sun 19th Oct  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford --  2 Raven, 2  Buzzard, Kestrel, 1 Jay & approx 5000 Pink-footed Geese in to roost.

                            ''        ''       ''          ''         --   Ross's Goose reported present at 12.00 on BirdGuides website.

                         Carr Mill Dam --  2000+ Pink-footed Geese over,  80 Canada Geese,  50 Lapwing,  3 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant,

                           ''      ''       ''   --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Kingfisher,  60 Redwing,  1 Nuthatch,  6 Siskin.

                         St Helens town centre --  1 Peregrine.

 Sat 18th Oct  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford -- Ross's Goose with at least 5000+ Pink-footed Geese, + another 2000+ on Kings Moss.

                        Please do not drive down Old Coach Road or Dairy Farm Road to view the geese or enter any of the fields.

                        Reed's Brow, Rainford - 2 Tree Sparrow, 1 Corn Bunting.

                        Around Rainford Mosslands - 300+ Fieldfare, 200+ Redwing.

                        Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  2 Goldeneye,  22 Greylag Geese,  537 Redwing,  96 Fieldfare, 14 Skylark,

                            ''           ''               --  4 Kestrel,  3 Siskin,  8 Redpoll,  4 Grey Wagtail. 

 Fri 17th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) -- 3 Whooper Swan,  53 Pink-footed Geese,  9 Pochard,  2 Goldeneye,  

                            ''           ''                    --  4 Gadwall,  14 Little Grebe,  7 G.B.B Gull,  3 Yellow legged Gull,  1 Swallow,

                            ''           ''                    --  2 Raven,  1 Peregrine,  1 Siskin,  1 Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  28 Redwing.

                        St Helens town centre --  1 Peregrine.

 Thu 16th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) --  1 Red-breasted Goose,  50 Barnacle Geese,  2 Goldeneye, 

                            ''           ''                   -- 10 Little Grebe,  9 Snipe,  1 Swallow,  100+ Lapwing,  150+ Jackdaw,   

                            ''           ''                   --  2 Raven,  14 Skylark,  9 Redwing,  2 Siskin,  2 Stonechat,  1 Brambling.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  -- 22 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese.

 Wed 15th Oct -- Old Coach Road, Rainford  -- at least 7000 Pink-footed Geese in total in to roost, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay.
                          Carr Mill Dam -- 150 Canada Geese, 50 Lapwing, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant.
 Tue 14th Oct --  Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only)  --  2 Goldeneye,  8 Gadwall,  13 Snipe,  2 Raven.
 Mon 13th Oct -- East Lancs, Liverpool Rd to Carr Mill Dam  -- 2 Common Buzzard.

                         Old Coach Road, Rainford  -- Ross's Goose  reported present at 8.15am on BirdGuides website.

                         Prescot Reservoir  (permit only -- 1 Stonechat,  1 Green Woodpecker,  1 Swallow,  1 Snipe,  32 Skylark,

                                 ''            ''               ''      ''      ''        ''     --  1 Red-breasted Goose,  62 Barnacle Geese.

                         Penkford Flash,  Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans.

                         St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.

 Sun 12th Oct  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford -- Ross's Goose briefly in flight at 1:45pm, at least 8000+ Pink-footed Geese 131 Curlew.
                           ''       ''          ''          ''    --  2 Leucistic Pink-footed Geese, 300 Lapwing, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 3 Redwing.

                         Dairy Farm road, Rainford -- 1 Stonechat. When viewing the geese please do not enter any of the fields.

                         Simonswood Moss -2000 Pink-footed Geese.

                         King's Moss -2000 Pink-footed Geese.

                         Carr Mill Dam -- 200+ Pink-footed Geese,100 Canada Geese,100 Lapwing, 4 Tufted Duck,1 Cormorant,1 Kingfisher.

                         Haydock, around East Lancs going towards M6 area --  170 Pink-footed Geese over 10.50am.

 Sat 11th Oct  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford -- Ross's Goose,  with at least 8000 Pink-footed Geese, 34 Curlew, 500 Lapwing.

                         Dairy Farm road, Rainford - 1 Brambling  more details of above see http://www.birdingsthelens.blogspot.com/ 

 Thu 9th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) -- 38 Pink-footed Geese,  3 Pochard,  13 Little Grebe,  2 Snipe,

                            ''           ''             --   39 Skylark,  30 Meadow Pipit,  1 Stock Dove,  1 Stonechat,  3 Grey Wagtail.

 Wed 8th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) --  1 Merlin,  1 Stonechat,  2 Raven,  2 Goldeneye,  10 Swallow.
 Tue 7th Oct  --  Alder St, NLW --  2 House Martins, flying between the houses.

                        Prescot Reservoir (access is by permit only) -- 380 Pink-footed Geese,  7 Dunlin,  2 Goldeneye,  1 Stonechat.

 Mon 6th Oct  -- Newton Lake, NLW --  30 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. 
                         Penkford Bridge / Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Jay.

                        Wargrave Road, NLW  -- 1 Jay.

                        Prescot Reservoir (access is permit only) --  300 Pink-footed Geese,  2 Goldeneye,  13 Little Grebe,  1 Artic Tern,

                               ''           ''                  --  8 Common Buzzard,  24 Redwing, 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 2 Stonechat.

 Sun 5th Oct  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford --  700+ Pink-footed Geese, Stonechat, 100 Swallow, 50 House Martin.

                       Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  2 Stonechat, 100 Meadow Pipit,

                       Siding Lane --  1 Chiffchaff, also possible 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Jay, lots of Song Thrush present.

                       Carr Mill Dam --  1 Kingfisher, 12 Great-crested Grebe, 100+ Lapwing, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest.

                       Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Buzzard, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Jay possibly more.

                       Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley --  5 Jay possibly more.

            ( In a walk around Wagon Lane and Havannah Flash, must have had around 30 sightings of Jay's in an hour and half. PL ).

 Sat 4th Oct  --  Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  500 Pink-footed Geese.

                       Henley Park, Whiston, opposite the Hospital --  a Great Tit with a totally white head, very distinctive, reported.

 Fri 3rd Oct  --  Parr, Sankey Valley -- 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay.

                       Nine Arches, NLW --  1 Cormorant over.

 Thu 2nd Oct -- Haydock, New Bypass / East Lancs area  -- 35 Pink-footed Geese over at 7.05pm.
 

 

 

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