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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

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Newton Lake
7th April 2014

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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Eccleston Mere

 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2009 

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                                    October 2009

 

 
 

Sat 31st Oct -- Haydock  --  20+ Redwings over.

                       Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  77 Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose,  1 Med Gull,  1 Yellow-legged Gull,  

                         ''            ''                ''       ''     --  1  Ring-billed Gull,   110 Fieldfare. 

Fri  30th Oct --  Penkford Flash, NLW  --  6 Grey Herons.

Thu 29th Oct  -- No further news of the probable Glossy Ibis reported flying north over the A580 on BirdGuides today.

                         Haydock  -- 90 Pink-footed Geese over 2.30pm going east.      

Wed 28th Oct - Prescot Reservoir (permit only -- 2 Peregrine,  370 Fieldfare,  82 Redwing. 

                        Carr Mill Dam  -- 300+ Canada Geese,  13 Tufted Duck,  1 Teal,  1 Cormorant,  28 Fieldfare,  4 Siskin,  4 Tree Sparrow.

Tue 27th Oct --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only -- 1 female Merlin.

                        St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.                

Mon 26th Oct -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2  Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  2 Jays,  15 Pied Wagtail,  2 Grey Wagtail. 

                         Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                         My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  25 Redwings over.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  9 Ruff, flying south.

                         Gillar's Green  --  4 Raven, flying north. 

Sun 25th Oct  -- Carr Mill Dam  -- 1000+ Pink-footed Geese over,  200+ Canada Geese,  1 Barnacle Goose,  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant, 

                              ''       ''      ''    --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Lapwing,  2 Siskin,  4 Tree Sparrows.

                         Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  Total of around  5000 Pink-footed Geese in to roost in the distant fields.

                         Haydock  -- 3 skeins of Pink-footed Geese over - 100 early am, then 150  later in the morning, followed by 55 more after dinner.

Wed 21st Oct -- Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Little Grebe,  250+ Canada Geese,  1 Barnacle Goose,  1 Greylag,  2 Shoveler,  5 Redwing,  4 Siskin. 

Sun 18th Oct --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1000+ Pink-footed Geese over,  200+ Canada Geese,  1 Greylag,  6 Tufted Duck,  30 Redwing, 

                            ''    ''      ''     --   1 Chiffchaff,  4 Siskin,   4 Tree Sparrow. 

                         Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  8000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 juv Barnacle Goose.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only -- 5 Goldeneye,  2 Shoveler,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Med Gull,

                           ''           ''               ''       ''      --  4 (2ad./.w, 1.3rd./w, 1 1st./w) Yellow-legged Gull, 450+ L.B.B Gulls,  500+ Common Gulls,

                           ''           ''               ''       ''      --  1 Peregrine,  46 Fieldfare,  511 Redwing,  23 Skylark,  23 Meadow Pipit,  47 Chaffinch. 

Sat 17th Oct  -- Old Coach Rd, Rainford --  6000+ Pink-footed Geese increasing to 10,000 at roost,  1 juv Greenland White-fronted Goose.

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  -- 1 Sparrowhawk thru.

Fri 16th  Oct  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  2 Goldeneye,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  2 ad/w Med Gull,  10 Snipe,  1 Barn Owl. 

                            ''           ''               ''       ''      --  54 Redwing,  23 Skylark.

                         Nine Arches, NLW, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard.

                         Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Common Buzzard, flying low around the hedge rows with a few wing feathers missing from left wing.

Thu 15th Oct --  Carr Mill Dam -- 200+ Pink-footed Geese, 50 Canada Geese,1 Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 50+ Redwings.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  74 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,

                            ''    ''      ''     NLW  --  1 Harris Hawk  (photo)  in trees by the brook, looks to have jesses on and looking very lost.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  2 Whooper Swans,  250+ Pink-footed Geese,  2 Wigeon,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,   

                             ''           ''               ''       ''      --  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  1 ad/w Med Gull,  1 Raven,  152 Redwing.  

Wed 14th Oct -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  82 Redwing.  

Tue 13th Oct  --  Carr Mill Dam -- 200+ Pink-footed Geese, 80 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag,  2 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Tree Sparrow.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  3 Wigeon,  1 f Goldeneye,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull, 

                               ''            ''            ''       ''      --   3 Snipe,  1 Peregrine,  10 Skylark.  

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  92 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                          Nine Arches, NLW, Sankey Valley  --  2 Teal,  1 Common Buzzard.

                          Mesnes Park, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard over.

                          St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.

Mon 12th Oct -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  4 Canada Geese,  58 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                          Nine Arches, NLW, Sankey Valley  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1  Grey Wagtail.

                         Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  19 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Tawny Owl,  22 Skylark,  1  Stonechat. 

                         Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Grey Heron,   2 Little Grebe,  1 Kingfisher,  4 Common Buzzards,  3 Sparrowhawk,   3 Jay,   2 Redwing,  

                              ''    ''      ''      --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Nuthatch,  6 Tree Sparrow. 

                         Clinkham Wood  --  3 Nuthatch,  1 Goldcrest,  2 Jay. 

                         Moss Bank  --  3 Common Buzzard.

Sun 11th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  2 f Goldeneye,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  300+ Herring Gull, 

                           ''            ''              ''       ''      --  450+ Common Gull,  500+ L.B.B Gull,  200+  Black-headed  Gull,   33 Redwing,  

                           ''            ''              ''       ''      --  Plus also thru on vis migration 29 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Siskin, 54 Chaffinch and 11 Greenfinch.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  50 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Swallow,  1 Willow Tit,  4 Tree Sparrow. 

Sat 10th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  6 Wigeon,  5 Teal,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Snipe. 

Fri 9th Oct  --   Carr Mill Dam --  60+ Pink-footed Geese over,  30+ Canada Geese,  1 Greylag,  3 Tufted Duck,  4 Mute Swans,  1 Cormorant, 

                        ''     ''       ''    --  2 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Kingfisher,   4 Redwing,  2 Grey Wagtail,  5 Jay,  12 Tree Sparrow. 

                        Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  1 f Goldeneye,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Med Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  

                             ''            ''              ''       ''     --   2 Raven,  13 Skylark,  39 Redwing. 

                        Nine Arches, NLW, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  3 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,   2 Jay,  1  Grey Wagtail.

Thu 8th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  6 Wigeon,  110 Tufted Duck,  1 Peregrine,  18 Skylark,  1 female Stonechat. 

                       Wagon Lane Haydock,  Sankey Valley  --  1 Sparrowhawk,   2 Jay.

Wed 7th Oct --  Carr Mill Dam  --  70 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant,  1 Common Gull,  3 Lapwing,  1 Kingfisher. 

                        Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,   14 Common Buzzards in total,  

                            ''            ''              ''       ''      --   1 Peregrine,  1 Wheatear,  22 Skylark,  17 Swallows,  2 House Martin.

Tue 6th Oct  --  St Helens town centre  --  2  Peregrine.

                        Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  110 Coot,  2 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Kingfisher,  22 Skylark. 

Mon 5th Oct  -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  68 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck,  2 Grey Wagtail. 

                       Swan Road, NLW, along public footpaths  --  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Jay,  14 Swallows thru,  1 Kestrel,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                        Penkford Bridge, NLW  -- 1 Jay,  38 Collared Doves in pig field at side of bridge.

                       Siddeley Dr, NLW  --  2 Ravens over.

                       St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

                       Prescot Reservoir (permit only --  250 Pink-footed Geese over flying north,  20 Little Grebe,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  

                             ''            ''            ''       ''      --  2 Raven, 9 Common Buzzard,  41 Skylark.  

Sun 4th Oct  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Whooper Swans  still present 10.00am,  250+ Pink-Footed Geese over,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant, 

                          ''      ''       ''    --   9 Swallows,  7 Redwing,  1 Willow Warbler,  10 Tree Sparrow,  5 Linnet,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit. 

                        Moss Bank, private garden  --  2 Herons over plus a single Pink-Footed Goose  over.


Sat 3rd Oct
  --  Newton Lake, NLW --
  2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese,  33 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  10 Tufted Duck.

Fri 2nd Oct  --  Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  4 Teal,  2 Kestrel,  1 Jay. 

                       St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thu 1st Oct  --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese,  44 Teal,  5 Gadwall,  9 Tufted Duck,  2 Grey Wagtail.

                       Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Peregrine,  1 Common Buzzard,   1 Jay. 

                       Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  33 Pink-footed Geese,  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  8 Snipe,  

                            ''             ''             ''       ''     --  1 Bar-tailed Godwit,  1 Peregrine,  4 Raven,  60+ Skylark,  3 Stonechat,  2 Siskin. 

 

 

 

 

 

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