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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2011 

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                                            October 2011

 

 Mon 31st Oct --  Newton Lake, NLW  --   1 Grey Heron,  24 Canada Geese,  52 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Jay. 

                          Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  18 Teal.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  115 Canada Geese.

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sun 30th Oct --  My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit  on the feeders. 

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  75 Canada Geese.

Sat  29th Oct  -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit  on the feeders. 

Fri 28th Oct   --  Pennington Lane towards Earlestown  --  2 Cormorants sat on one of the electricity pylons.

Thu 27th Oct  --  Rainford Linear Park  --  reported Hen Harrier ringtail near north end of the Rainford Linear Park 8.10 am,
                                ''             ''       ''      --  (as per BirdGuides). 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  16 Canada Geese,  68 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard.

 Wed 26th Oct  -- Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  3 Redwing.

                          Catchdale Moss  --  over 100 Pink-footed Geese in field behind the Game Bird pub.

 Tue 25th Oct  --  Billinge Hill -- 5000+ Pink-footed Geese + another 1000 flying east, 1400 Woodpigeon over south at 8am 8:30am, 

                              ''         ''    --  300 Redwing over SW,  300 Fieldfare over SW,  4 Corn Bunting,  
                              ''         ''    --  more details pics on  Colin Davies blog

                          Broad Oak / Blackbrook area  --  1 Common Buzzard over.

                          Nine Arches, NLW   --  2 Common Buzzard. 

Mon 24th Oct -- Queens Park, town centre  --  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher,  270 Redwing over SW,  80 Fieldfare over SW, 
                               ''         ''         '''      ''        --  2 Siskin over SW. 

                         Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Snow Bunting  on the path by post 49.

                         Lyme and Wood CP, Vista Road  --  250+ Herring Gulls,  30+ L.B.B Gulls,  500+ Blk-headed Gulls,  1 Kestrel,
                              ''              ''                  ''    ''       --  2 Jay, 1 Fieldfare.

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  25 Canada Geese,  58 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard, 
                              ''           ''        ''     -- 1 Grey Wagtail.

                         Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  18 Teal.

                         St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  85 Canada Geese.

Sun 23rd Oct  -- Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only -- 1 Yellow-legged Gull,  1 Snow Bunting on path by post 51 and 52
                                ''           ''                  ''       ''       --   (as per BirdGuides).

                         Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Kestrel  2 Jays,  1 female Bullfinch. 

Sat 22nd Oct  -- Billinge Hill  --  1000+ Pink-footed Geese  flying east,  1 Wheatear,  70 Fieldfare,  100 Redwing,  2 Crossbill,   

                              ''        ''     --   2 Bullfinch,  3 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Reed Bunting,  20 Yellowhammer. 

                         Old Coach Road   --  4000+ Pink-footed Geese

Fri  21st  Oct  --  Billinge Hill  --   6000 Pink-footed Geese in the air at 8:15am,  2000 broke away, flew away east, 
                               ''        ''     --  2000 landed on  fields below the hill, 1000 headed towards the Old Coach Road,
                               ''        ''     --  also 60 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 20 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit. 

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 

                         Moss Lane  --  possibly up to 41 Corn Buntings, most seen on electricity wires, 

                         Saddler's Lane  --  2 Common Buzzard.

                         Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Snow Bunting  on the path by post 60 this morning (for 4th day)
                               ''              ''               ''       ''        --   (as per BirdGuides). 

Thu 20th Oct --   Newton Lake, NLW  --   2 Canada Geese,  62 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.

                          Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  3 Grey Heron,  23 Teal. 

                          Nine Arches, NLW   --  1 Common Buzzard. 

Wed 19th Oct  -- Mossborough Hall Lane  --  3 Whooper Swans over, 1  Swallow alongside the wood, 1 Redwing,  1 Fieldfare,

                          Old Coach Road   --  4000+ Pink-footed Geese came in around 5.30pm, making a poss total around 5000,

                              ''      ''         ''     --  3 Whooper Swans over earlier, found in flooded field, 7 Grey Partridge,  30 Fieldfare over, 

                              ''      ''         ''     --   and as i was leaving another  2000+ pink-footed Geese came in at 6.30pm   photo

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  8 G.C Grebe,  1 Cackling Goose,  1 Barnacle Goose,  42 Canada Geese.

 Tue 18th Oct  -- Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  38 Teal.   

                        Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine.

Mon 17th Oct -- Newton Lake, NLW  -- 1 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  78 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                         Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  18 Teal.   

                        Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine. 

Sun 16th Oct -- Billinge Hill  --  1 Richard's Pipit  calling over horse paddocks at 8am,  50 fieldfare,  50 Redwing. 

                        Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  50 Geese over (presumed Pink-foots),  2 Jays,  25 Redwings ,
                                ''         '''            ''            ''          ''      --   10 Fieldfares thru. 

                        My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  2 Common Buzzards circling over.  

Sat 15th Oct  -- Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  3000 Pink-footed Geese

                        Old Coach Road, Simonswood Moss   --  1000+ Pink-footed Geese

                        Billinge Hill  (from 8.00am to10.00am)  --  270 Redwings and 435 Fieldfares thru,  2600 Woodpigeons thru, 
                              ''          ''            ''             ''               --   6 Crossbill over. 

                        Moss Bank  --  30 Pink-footed Geese over,   1 Sparrowhawk, 120 Redwings over,   lots of Woodpigeons thru.

Fri 14th Oct  --  Billinge Hill  --  80 Pink-footed Geese1 Swallow, 50 Skylark over, 50 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Lesser Redpoll over, 

                             ''         ''   --  1200+ Fieldfare over S or SW in groups of up to 100,  
                              ''        ''   --  2200 Redwings
over S or SW in groups of up to 200.

                         Moss Bank  --  300 Redwings over  seen in a 5 minute period. 

                         Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  9 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper,  5 Fieldfare,  5 Redwing. 

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

Thu 13th Oct --  Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Whooper Swans  flew off west at 07:45  (as per Birdguides). 

                        Queens Park, town centre - 1m -1f Goosander over, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Redwing & 87 Fieldfare over,

                              ''         ''        ''        ''       --   22 Skylark in dribs and drabs,  25 Meadow Pipit in dribs and drabs,  

                              ''         ''        ''        ''       --  4 Swallows over,  2 Grey Wagtail,  1 Coal Tit,  3 Crossbill over, 1 Kingfisher, 
                              ''          ''        ''         ''       --    full details on  Colin Davies blog

                         Billinge Hill and surrounding area  --  1 Redwing,  19 Fieldfare,  14 Crossbill over. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe, 1 Heron,  2 Canada Geese,  53 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Buzzard,
                               ''         ''        ''      --  1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail.

                         Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  5 Teal,  2 Green Sandpiper. 

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

                         Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  2 Jay over going towards Sankey Valley.

Tue 11th Oct  -- Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  2 Green Sandpiper. 

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine.

Mon 10th Oct --  Nine Arches, NLW, Sankey Brook towards Penkford Flash  --  1 male - 4 female Goosanders on brook,  
                             ''        ''           ''            ''          ''        ''            ''           ''     --    2 Buzzards over.

                          Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge) --  2 Grey Heron,  7 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  38 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                          Eccleston Mere --  6 Wigeon,  2 Raven,  10 Siskin. 

                          Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Med Gull over,  1 Caspian Gull  on PR4 at 09:30,  present at 10:00.

Sun 9th Oct  --  Billinge Hill and surrounding area  -- 200 Pink-footed Geese over + 800 Pink-footed Geese distantly 
                               ''        ''      ''            ''              ''    --  over Old Coach Rd.

                               ''        ''      ''            ''              ''    --  1 Buzzard,  50 Skylarks over,  40 Meadow Pipit over,  3 Lesser Redpoll,  

                               ''        ''      ''            ''              ''    --  2 Raven over,  3 Goldcrest,  1 Coal Tit,  1 Bullfinch,  30 Yellowhammer.

                         Moss Lane  --   2 Golden Plover in the field behind Liverpool St Helens Rugby Union Football Club, 
                              ''       ''     --  1 Buzzard - distant, 1 Snipe,

                        Carr Mill Dam -- approx 100  Barnacle Geese, small flock Canada Geese nr pub, + a larger flock in middle of dam.

                           ''      ''     ''    --  1 Little Grebe,  19 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Tufted Duck,  3 Barnacle Geese at Carr Mill - photo

                        Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only)    --  2 female Pintail  on PR4. 

Sat 8th Oct  --  Billinge Hill area   --  1 Merlin  juv male,   2 Wheatear,  2 Goldcrest,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  10 Meadow Pipit, 
                            ''          ''      ''      --  10 Skylark. 

Fri 7th Oct  --  Billinge Hill and surrounding area  --   2 Sparrowhawk,  2  Buzzard,  1 Swallow,  1 Wheatear,  3 Goldcrest,
                            ''        ''      ''          ''          (in a 90 minute period)  -- 100+ Skylarks in total over, 300+ Meadow Pipit over in total, 
                            ''        ''       ''         ''                   --  2 G. S. Woodpecker,   1 Siskin,  1 Crossbill. 

                       Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Dunlin  heard calling over PR4. 

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

Thu 6th Oct  -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,   2 Canada Geese,  42 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  4 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher. 

                       Eccleston Mere  --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit,  3 Goldcrest.  

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

Tue 4th Oct  -- My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 female Sparrowhawk on bird table roof - photo

Mon 3rd Oct -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,   2 Grey Heron,  14 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck. 

                       Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron  in top field.

Sun 2nd Oct -- Billinge Hill and surrounding area   --  9 Pintail, over beacon south west, 5 Jay, 50 Skylark, 50+ Meadow Pipit,

                             ''        ''       ''           ''              ''      --  4 Goldcrest,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Crossbill over,  3 Bullfinch,  10+ Siskin over,  
                             ''        ''       ''           ''              ''      --  30 Yellowhammer.

 Sat 1st Oct  --  Billinge Hill and surrounding area   --  1 G.S Woodpecker, 2 Jay,  1 Nuthatch,  3 Goldcrest, 50 Meadow Pipit, 
                               ''        ''       ''           ''              ''     --   60 Skylark,  1 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Chiffchaff,  40 Linnet,  20 Tree Sparrow,
                               ''        ''       ''           ''              ''     --   40 Yellowhammer. 

                      Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,   6 Canada Geese,  12 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck. 

 

 

 

 

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