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Earlestown, NLW
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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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2010 

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                                       October 2010

 

 

Sun 31st Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Ring-billed Gull,   1 Woodlark  flew over north am,  (both reported on BirdGuides). 

                         Eccleston Mere  --  4 Pochard,  1 Water Rail,  2 Willow Tit. 

                         Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2 Reed Bunting.  

Sat 30th Oct  --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 

Fri  29th  Oct  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 (ad/w) Ring-billed Gull,   1 (ad/w) Med Gull. 

                         My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  1 male Sparrowhawk and now one House sparrow less.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.   

Wed 27th Oct  -- Moss Bank --  2 Waxwings, seen before going towards Clinkham Wood, searched for, but not relocated, also 1 Sparrowhawk.

Tue 26th Oct --   Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  2 Mute Swans on the flash,   also 32 Teal.  

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  4  Juvenile Mute Swans, on the brook, assume are young from the pair on the flash.

Mon 25th Oct  -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Canada Geese,  78 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  170  Canada Geese. 

Sun 24th Oct  -- Moss Bank, heading east-s/east - Pink-footed Geese approx 1200 (smallest group 15 with largest 300 and about 10 groups).

                         Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2 Coal Tit. 

Sat  23rd Oct  -- Haydock, over towards Blackbrook  --  60+ Pink-footed Geese over, going north mid morning. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  400+  Canada Geese. 


Wed 20th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  14 Whooper Swans on no. 4 res. 

Tue 19th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   41 Pochard,  5 Snipe,  1 (1st/w) Yellow-legged Gull,  3 Common Buzzard,

                              ''            ''                  ''        ''       --    2 female Merlin thru going south,  13 Stock Dove,  14 Redwing. 

Mon 18th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  41 Pochard,  7 Snipe,  1 (ad/w)  Med Gull,  3 Fieldfare,  3 Redwing. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  44 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck. 

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  190 Canada Geese,   1 male  Mandarin Duck. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  34 Teal. 

Sun 17th Oct  --  Wagon Lane Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay,  2 Coal Tit,  1 Yellowhammer. 

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 

Fri  15th  Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 34 Pochard,  5 female Goldeneye,  1 Swallow,  1 Raven,  2 Stock Dove,  8 Skylark, 

                                  ''            ''                  ''        ''  --  vis migration - 14 Redwing,  20 Siskin,  33 Meadow Pipit,  40+ Lesser Redpoll. 

                           Also a Buzzard species, possible Rough-legged Buzzard,   possible juvenile female, description as follows -   dark bird
                           with clear cream/white tail with dark broad band,  bird circled BT mast with Common Buzzards for comparison, 

                           finder is  99% sure the bird is juv female rough legged buzzard,  shows no sighs of Harris Hawk x Buzzard hybrid on  i.d. 

                           St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 male, 1 female  Mandarin Duck. 

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 

Thu 14th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 18 Little Grebe,  3 Cormorant,   68 Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose, 

                              ''              ''               ''        ''       --  5  Goldeneye,  22 Pochard.

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 male, 2 female  Mandarin Ducks. 

Tues 12th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  22 Pochard, 60+ Barnacle Geese, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe,

                              ''              ''                ''        ''       --  vis migration - 108 Meadow Pipit,  91 Skylark,   694 Redwing,   13 Siskin. 

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  175+ Canada Geese,  1 Barnacle Goose,  1 Greylag,  1 Snipe,  3 Grey Wagtail,  3 Redwing over.  

                           St Helens A570 Linkway Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  168 Canada Geese,  1 female Mandarin duck.  

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit. 

Mon 11th Oct  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  10 G.C. Grebe,  20 Little Grebe,  60+ Barnacle Geese,  1 Red-breasted Goose, 

                             ''              ''                ''        ''       --  1 Snipe,  1 Raven,  37 Skylark,  12 Crossbill over n/west,  2 Siskin. 

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  200+ Canada Geese. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  18 Teal. 

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  -- 1 Coal Tit. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 10th Oct  --  Old Coach Road  --  2000+ Pink-footed Geese,  1 male Hen Harrier,  300+ Lapwing,  4 Redwing. 

                          Dairy Farm Rd  --  1 Kestrel,  7 Swallow,  going south,  37 Skylark,  11 Linnet.  

                          Mossborough Hall  --  250 Pink-footed Geese,  11 Redwing.  

                          Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  1 Kestrel,  40+ Goldfinch,  2 Yellowhammer.  

                          Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  250+ Greenfinch,  12 Tree Sparrow,  9 Reed Bunting,  25 Linnet- feeding in sunflower field, 

                             ''       ''               ''           ''     --  vis migration heading south/south west. - 168 Meadow Pipit,  135 Skylark,  51 Chaffinch. 

                          Howard's Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  80 pink-footed Geese,  8 Redwing,  5 Tree Sparrow. 

Sat 9th Oct   --   Old Coach Road  --  6500+ Pink-footed Geese,  6 Common Buzzards,  150 Lapwing,  40+ Linnet,  11 Corn Bunting. 

                          Dairy Farm Rd, Rainford  -  100 Pink-footed Geese,  3 Common Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  27 Chaffinch. 

                          Blind Foot Lane  --   1 Common Buzzard,  9 Yellowhammer.  

                          Gillar's Lane  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Kestrel,   600+ Wood Pigeon going to roost. 

Fri  8th  Oct  --   Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  27 Little Grebe,  1 female  Goldeneye,  1 female Wigeon,  21 Pochard, 

                                 ''              ''                ''        ''       --  4  Goosander -east,   1  (ad/w) Yellow-legged Gull,  2 Swallow,  3 Redwing,  

                                ''              ''                ''        ''      vis. migration  5 Skylark,  32 Meadow Pipit,  13 Siskin,  12 Pied Wagtail,  87 Jackdaw.  

                          My Garden, off Wagon Lane Haydock  -- 2 skeins- Pink-footed Geese distant, approx 170 in total, going n/east at 11.40am.

Thu 7th Oct  --   Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  25 Little Grebe,  8 G.C. Grebe,  20 Pochard,   1 female Goldeneye,  5 Skylark. 

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Wed 6th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  6 Wigeon,  9 Pochard,  1f Goldeneye,  1f Goosander,  200+ Pink-footed Geese, 

                               ''              ''                ''        ''      --  3 Sparrowhawk,  4 Grey Wagtail,  31 Pied Wagtail,  6 Siskin,  128 Meadow Pipit,  

                               ''              ''                ''        ''      --  1  Lapland Bunting  south over no.3 res with 13 skylarks,   1 Brambling.  

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Ponds  --  2 male - 2 female Mandarin Duck.       group photo    male photo

                         Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --   2 Common Buzzard.  

Tue 5th Oct  --   Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  3 Grey Heron,  9 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper.  

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Ponds  -- 1 Grey Heron,  400+ Canada Geese,  2 male - 3 female Mandarin Duck.

                         St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Mon 4th Oct  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  31 Little Grebe,  60 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goldeneye,  1 Curlew,  11 Skylark. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  53 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 G.S. Woodpecker,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  185 Canada Geese. 

                         Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  23 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Common Buzzard over. 

                         Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Cormorant over.

Sun 3rd Oct  --  St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 male Mandarin Duck,  female Mandarin Ducks up to 5 reported.

Sat  2nd Oct  --  Old Coach Road  --  5000+ Pink-footed Geese,  2 Common Buzzard,  7 Corn Bunting. 

                         Dairy Farm Road   --  3 Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrel.  

                         Rainford Bypass  --   3 Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  5 Corn Bunting.  

Fri  1st  Oct  --   St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

 

  

 

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