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 22nd May 2016
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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
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Newton Lake
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2012 

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                     October  2012

 

 

 Wed 31st Oct  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard,  10 Redwings.
 Tue 30th Oct  - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)  --  2 Whooper Swans on PR4.
 Mon 29th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe,  30 Canada Geese,  73 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Moss Bank  --  150 Pink-footed Geese over this morning. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)  --  1 Mediterranean Gull adult on reservoir post 43.
 Sun 28th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Pochard,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Teal,  10 Redwing,  1 Goldcrest,  20 Goldfinch.
 Sat 27th Oct  - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Redwing,  3 Jay,  2 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.
 Fri 26th Oct  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2000+ Pink-footed Geese over from 8.00am to 8.45am,  1 Heron, 1 Buzzard, 
 - Cooper Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  50+ Fieldfare,  40 Redwing,  1 Sparrowhawk, 
 - Eccleston Mere  --   800 Pink-footed Geese over,  1 Buzzard,  1 Peregrine,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Goldcrest,
 -         ''          ''      --  10 Fieldfare,  50 Redwing,   50 Goldfinch,  3 Siskin,  2 Bullfinch,  
 - Old Coach Road, Clare's Moss  --  150 Pied Wagtail. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Golden Plover over,  2 Buzzard,  100 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese,  2 Buzzard,  30 Fieldfare,  30 Redwing.  
 - Catchdale Moss / Green Lane  --  500 Pink-footed Geese,  20 Fieldfare,  20 Redwing.
 - Queens Park, town centre  --  120 Pink-footed Geese  
over going south.
 Thu 25th Oct

 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Tufted Duck,  22 Fieldfare,  15 Redwing,  5 Siskin,  50 Goldfinch,  1 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Stanley Bank towards the East Lancs  --  400+ Pink-footed Geese  over at 10.45am.
 - Havannah Flash / Cooper Lane, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  4 Jay,  very quiet at the moment. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  33 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck,  85 Teal.

 Wed 24th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  15 Redwing,  5 Goldcrest,  5 Siskin,  60 Goldfinch,  3 Bullfinch. 
 - City Road, town centre  --  1 Raven, over the old St Helens Ford site at about 8:30am.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- 1 Heron, 250 Pink-footed Geese going east 10.45am, 30 Canada Geese over.
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  30 Canada Geese over going east at 5.45pm. 
 Tue 23rd Oct  - Eccleston Mere --  1 juv Little Grebe,  200 Pink-footed Geese over, 35 Barnacle Geese over, 100 Canada Geese,
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Buzzard,  1 Peregrine,   1 Nuthatch,  80 Goldfinch,  10 Siskin.
 Mon 22nd Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  29 Canada Geese,  38 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  2 adult Mute Swan on the flash,  13 Teal. 
 - Billinge Hill --  21 Fieldfare thru, 1000+ Wood Pigeon thru, 1 Brambling. (As per Mancherster Birding Forum).
 Sun 21st Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 Tufted Duck,  20 Redwing,  100 Goldfinch,  2 Siskin,  2 Blackcap.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --
  250 Pink-footed Geese over at 2.30pm, 1 Grey Heron over.
 Sat 20th Oct

 - Eccleston Mere  --   1 Buzzard,  1 Nuthatch,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  5 Treecreeper,  1 Chiffchaff,  10 Goldcrest
 -         ''          ''      --   1 Willow Tit,  8 Siskin,  1 male Blackcap.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  1000 Pink-footed Geese, 
1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  1000 Pink-footed Geese.  
 - Billinge Hill  -- 1 male Ring Ouzel  very elusive  also  3 Siskin.   (As per Mancherster Birding Forum). 
 - Clipsley Lane Haydock, 1 hour garden watch - 1 Heron, 60 Pink-footed Geese, 7 Jay, 1000+ Woodpigeon thru.

 Fri 19th Oct

 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Juv Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  1 Peregrine,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper,  5 Goldcrest
 -         ''          ''      --  10 Redwing,  1 Coal Tit,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Chiffchaff,  2 male - 1 female Blackcap,  5 Siskin,   
 -         ''          ''      --  1 Reed Bunting,  80 Goldfinch.  Read more on  Colin Davies blog. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  -- 
2000 Pink-footed Geese,  5 Goldcrest, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  1 Buzzard. 
 - East Lancs, between Carr Mill Dam and Haydock  -- report of  1500 Pink-footed Geese  in ploughed field
 - Penkford Flash  (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 adult + 2 juvenile Mute Swans on flash,   20 Teal. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit.

 Thu 18th Oct  - Blackbrook / Broad Oak area  --  300 Pink-footed Geese  over 2.30pm.
 - Wharf Road, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  4 Crossbills over. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Buzzard,  5 Kingfisher,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  5 Goldcrest,  20 Skylark over,
 -         ''          ''      --  4 Jay,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Treecreeper,  2 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Coal Tit,  15 Siskin,  60 Goldfinch. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  4 Jay. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  200 Pink-footed Geese  over 2.30pm, poss part of the same skein over Blackbrook.
 Wed 17th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Tufted Duck,  2 Goldeneye,  1 Greylag,  1 Buzzard, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Jay,  10 Skylark over,
 -         ''          ''      --  2 Stock Dove,  1 Chiffchaff,  15 Siskin,  60 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker on the fat balls early am, 1 Coal Tit. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --   1 Mute Swan flying over Clipsley lane 8-30 am, heading towards Blackbrook.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard.
 Tue 16th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Buzzard, 1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Redwing,  60 Goldfinch, 10 Siskin.  
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)  --  2 Goldeneye on PR4.
 Mon 15th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  150 Pink-footed Geese over flying north,  2 Raven over,  3 Goldcrest,  4 Coal Tit, 10 Siskin,  
 -         ''          ''      --  5 Lesser Redpoll,  60 Goldfinch. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  11 Canada Geese,  55 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 juv Mute Swan on the flash,  22 Teal. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit.
 Sun 14th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Buzzard,  1 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Lesser Redpoll,  2 Siskin,  60 Goldfinch.
 - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  400 Pink-footed Geese over at 4.50pm,  1 Jay.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel - sat on neighbours roof,  1 Coal Tit. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine feeding on bird kill on tower. 
 Sat 13th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  100 Pink-footed Geese over,  1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Siskin, 16 Goldfinch.
 - Wagon Lane,  Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Redwing,  1 Jay.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit.
 Fri 12th Oct  - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit.
 Thu 11th Oct  - Eccleston Mere -- 6 juv Mute Swans, 3 Wigeon, 1 Buzzard,  6 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin, 20 Goldfinch.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swans,  7 Canada Geese flyovers,  15 Redwing. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 
 Wed 10th Oct  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  200 Pink-footed Geese took off from & flew in direction of Kings Moss at 8:30am.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford --  3000 Pink-footed Geese  flew back over from direction of Kings Moss at 6.00pm.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  13 Canada Geese flyovers,  1 Kingfisher.
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  100 Pink-footed Geese over at 11.00am.
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access) --  5 wigeon on PR4.
 Tue 9th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Buzzard,  4 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Chiffchaff,  30 Goldfinch.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Willow Tit. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  500 Pink-footed Geese.
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --
  1 juv Mute Swan on the flash,  15 Teal. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit
 Mon 8th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  24 Canada Geese,  29 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford flash, NLW (viewed from Penkford bridge)  --  1 juv Mute Swan,  9 Teal. 
 - Haydock  --  1 Grey heron flying over Clipsley lane 1-30pm.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit
 Sat 6th Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  200 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Kestrel,  9 Grey Partridge,  10 Jay, 25 Skylark,  45 Meadow Pipit,
 -      ''         ''   --  10 Mistle Thrush,  2 Goldcrest,  10 Linnets,  15 Yellowhammer.
 - Eccleston Mere - 1 juv Little Grebe, 1 female Teal, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 2 Swallows, 1 Treecreeper,1 female Bullfinch.
 -        ''           ''     --  20 Skylark over,  5 Meadow Pipit over,  2 male Blackcap,  15 Siskin,  50 Goldfinch.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  800 Pink-footed Geese. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 
2000 Pink-footed Geese,  100 Lapwing,  1 Chiffchaff.
 Fri 5th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Coal Tit,  4 Chiffchaff,  10 Siskin.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 juvenile Mute Swan,  4 Grey Herons. 
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --   1 Cormorant sat on top of electricity pylon. 
 Thu 4th Oct  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  500 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Buzzard,  3  Swallows,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Siskin heard. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  800 Pink-footed Geese,  2 Buzzard,  100 Lapwing,  1 Hobby.  
 - Berrington's Lane  --  1 Chiffchaff,  1 female Blackcap. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Tufted Duck,  2 Jay, 1 Treecreeper,  2 Chiffchaff, 1 f Blackcap, 100 Goldfinch, 
 -         ''          ''      --  2 Bullfinch, 20 Siski
 - Newton Lake  --  2 Little Grebe,  19 Canada Geese,  14 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  4 Mute Swan,  4 Canada Geese flyovers,  1 Pheasant,  7 Jay.  
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  4 Swallows going south,  1 Kestrel.
 - Jackson St / Gaskell St  --  1 Buzzard over.
 Wed 3rd Oct  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  3000 Pink-footed Geese,  5 Swallows,  4 Jay.
 - Clare's Moss, off Old Coach Road  --  150+ Pied Wagtail. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  6 (4ad+2juv) Mute Swans,  1 Buzzard,  2 Swallows thru going south,  5 Jay.
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit
 Tue 2nd Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper.
 -         ''           ''    --  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10 Siskin. 
 - Catchdale Moss  --  500 Pink-footed Geese over. 
 Mon 1st Oct  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  500 Pink-footed Geese,  20 Swallows,  1 Grey Wagtail,  50 Pied Wagtail. 
 - Green Lane, Catchdale Moss  --  50 Linnets. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe, 40 Canada Geese,  59 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit  on bird table. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk. 
   



  

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