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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2013 

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 Thu 31st Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  c30 Fieldfare,  c60 Redwing,  2 Brambling,  Skylark and Meadow Pipits over in small numbers,   
 -      ''         ''    --  Goldcrest were moving through,  5+  Bullfinch plus a couple of Willow Tits - (Manchester Birding Forum).
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Grey Heron,  6 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  17 Canada Geese, 12 Tufted Duck. 
 -        ''       ''         ''     --  85+ Teal,  8 Redwing over,  2 Buzzards over. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Great Crested Grebe,  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  5 Siskin.
 Mon 28th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  1 Mute Swan,  19 Canada Geese,  65+ Teal,  2 Gadwall,  12 Tufted Duck. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Grey Heron,  36 Teal  plus 1 female Goosander on the flooded flash.
 Sun 27th Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  50+ Pink-footed Geese over just after 9.00am.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  10 female Goosanders on Sankey Brook south of  Viaduct at 14.00 (Manchester Birding Forum).
 Sat 26th Oct  - Eccleston Mere --  5 Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Kestrel,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  1 Treecreeper,
 -         ''         ''    --  25 Fieldfare heading south,  5 Redwing, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin, St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog 
 - Catchdale Moss Lane  --  150+ Pink-footed Geese over at 1.00pm.
 Fri 25th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Gadwall,  4 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Snipe, 30 Fieldfare going south,  1 Chiffchaff,  5 Siskin.
 - Billinge Hill area  --  Buzzard,  Kestrel and Sparrowhawk all reported.   (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog). 
 Thu 24th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  15 Canada Geese,  75 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  9 Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  26 Teal,  1 Sparrowhawk over.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  40+ Redwing over at 9.10am. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant  flyover,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 Wed 23rd Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  A lot of  Pink-footed Geese heard going over at 7.20pm going south.
 Tue 22nd Oct  - Sefton St, NLW  --  200 Pink-footed Geese  over 1.30pm heading from the Nine Arches towards Blackbrook direction.
 - Clarence St, NLW  --  50 Pink-footed Geese seen 1.40pm going towards Golbourne direction, suspect a break-off group. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  18 Teal.  
 Mon 21st Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  15 Canada Geese,  6 Gadwall,  124 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  12 Teal,  (at last a bit of water about, the first since end of May).
 Fri 18th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 1 Grey Heron, 17 Canada Geese, 3 Little Grebe, 154 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 - Billinge --  around 700 Pink-footed Geese resting in the field between old Garswood Road and Newton Road. 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  2 Snipe,  16 Grey Partridge  --   (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog). 
 Thu 17th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Pochard,  1 female Wigeon,  4 Gadwall,  4 Goldcrest,    2 Coal Tit,  1 Willow Tit, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Siskin,  8 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Catchdale Moss  --  30 Pink-footed Geese over flying west. 
 Wed 16th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Gadwall,  2 Pochard,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Willow Tit. 
 Tue 15th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Pochard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Siskin,  3 Redpoll. 
 Mon 14th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1  Grey Heron,  6 Little Grebe,  64 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck.   
 Sun 13th Oct

 - Eccleston Mere - 5 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 100 Redwing over, 50 Fieldfare over, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff,  2 Treecreeper.
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Sparrowhawk,  2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit,  (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog)
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).   

 Fri 12th Oct  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Barnacle Goose with around 30 Canada Geese near the Arches.
 Thu 10th Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  50+50+100  Pink-footed Geese over at 8.10am going south-eastly direction. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  c20 Redwings over - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Chiffchaff,  total 50 Skylarks over in two flocks. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  90 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  4 Gadwall,  300+ Black-headed Gulls. 
 Wed 9th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  -- 3 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Water Rail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. See Colin Davies blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   1 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall,  5 Cormorants -flyovers,  2 Buzzards.
 Tue 8th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit. Read Woodland article Colins Blog.
 Mon 7th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  64 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Lttle Grebe,  2 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Chiffchaff
 Sat 5th Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Kestrel,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  2 Grey Partridge,  3 Jay,  1 Nuthatch heard,  4 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit heard, 
 -       ''        ''   --  1 Treecreeper,  1 Bullfinch,  2 Chiffchaff,  20+ Tree Sparrow, lots Meadow Pipit / Yellowhammer reported. 
 - Pimbo Lane, King's Moss  --  Meadow Pipits / Corn Buntings and a large flock of Greenfinches feeding on stuble field. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Kinfisher,  5 Swallows,  1 Blackcap,  3 Chiffchaff. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Gadwall,  2 Buzzards,  1 Kingfisher.  
 Thu 3rd Oct

 - Billinge Hill  --  1 female Blackcap,  1 Hobby,  1 Kestrel, 1 Common Whitethroat,  1 Willow Tit,  12 Yellowhammers. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Canada Goose,  5 Tufted Duck,  54 Teal,  12 Gadwall.

 Wed 2nd Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  1 Peregrine,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk, 1 G.S Woodpecker,  18 Mistle Thrush,  3 Bullfinch,
 -       ''       ''    --   also small passage of Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails and Skylarks,   2 Tree Sparrow,  1 Willow Tit, 
 -       ''       ''    --    1 female Blackcap,  1 Linnet,  6 Yellowhammers,   St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
 Tue 1st Oct  - Old Coach Road  --  400+ Pink-footed Geese,  7 Curlew,  1 Peregrine,  1 Swallow,  15+ Skylark,  30+ Meadow Pipit.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Kingfisher,,  2 Treecreeper,  1 male  Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Town Centre  --  1 Raven over this morning.
 

    

 

 

 

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