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17th February 2015
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7th April 2014

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Eccleston Mere

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 Fri 31st Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Mute Swan,  195 Coot,  1 Grey Wagtail,  20 Redwing. 
 Thu 30th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  18 Canada Geese,  42 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders this morning.
 Tue 28th Oct  - Billinge Hill & Surrounding area  --  total of around  3000 Pink-footed Geese over S/SE  - Tweet on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 27th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe, 16 Canada Geese,  38 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck,  8 Gadwall.
 Sun 26th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swan,  2 Little Grebe,  4 Tufted Duck,  130+ Coot,  1 Kestrel. 
 - Houghton Lane / Moss Lane  --  1 Peregrine,  1 Kestrel,   1 Jay,  1 Grey Partridge heard,  20+ Pied Wagtail, 
 -         ''           ''         ''       ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Meadow Pipit,  15 Yellowhammer -  St Helens Blog 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay,  1 Willow Tit. 
 Sat 25th Oct

 - Billinge Hill & Surrounding area  --  upto 3000 Pink-footed Geese around,  3 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Kestrel, 
 -       ''        ''                ''            ''     --  1 Raven, 3 Jay,  10-15 Redwing,  2 Bullfinch.  5 Tree Sparrow - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swan,  2 Little Grebe,  35 Tufted Duck,  2 male Pochard, 70 Pink-footed Geese  over north,
 -       ''            ''     --  2 Snipe,  1 Kingfisher,  10 Redwing,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Grey Wagtail,  100 Goldfinch -  Colins Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  approx 500 Pink-footed Geese over this morning at 9.30am going east,
 -          ''                  ''         ''           ''         --  also  100+ Pink-footed Geese   over after dinner at 2.45pm. 
 - Station Road, Haydock  --  1 Tawny Owl heard calling this morning in the woods behind Station Road at 7.00am.

 Fri 24th Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders early morning.
 Thu 23rd Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  52 Teal,  1 Gadwall,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Oak Ave, NLW  --  250 Pink-footed Geese over at 1.15pm. 
 Wed 22nd Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Mute Swan,  2 Little grebe,  35 Tufted Duck,  5 Pochard,  1 Kingfisher,   1 Jay,  1 Grey Wagtail, 
 -        ''           ''     --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Blackcap,  1 Willow Tit heard - St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant  2 Grey Heron, 30 Canada Geese, 30 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 20 L-t Tits.
 Mon 20th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  20 Canada Geese,  72 Teal,  9 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 Sat 18th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  22 Tufted Duck,  154 Coot, 150 B.H. Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 1 L.B.B Gull,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Willow Tit.
 - Haydock  --  A large skein of Pink-footed Geese over this morning at 8-45am heading South East. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay. 
 Fri 17th Oct  - Dairy Farm Road / Old Coach Road  --  2000 Pink-footed Geese,  1 Barnacle Goose (poss different to one on 5th Oct). 
 - Jackson St, Fingerpost   --  1 Buzzard over quite low being mobbed by a couple of gulls. 
 - Haydock  --  Three skeins of Pink-footed Geese over haydock this morning, total around 150  at 7.15am.   
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  7 Teal,  4 Grey Heron,  2 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Penkford Bridge  --  150 followed by 240 Pink-footed Geese over Earlestown heading towards Nine Arches at 3.20pm.
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk. 
 Wed 15th Oct

 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  15 Canada Geese over at 7.00am. 

 Mon 13th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe, 14 Canada Geese,  54 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Leucistic B/H Gull photo
 - Adams Close, NLW  --  1 Sparrowhawk thru after Collared Doves, same place later 1 G.S Woodpecker on peanut feeders.
 Sun 12th Oct  - Dairy Farm Road -- Old Coach Road  --  2000+ Pink-footed Geese 2 Raven  3 Jay,  10 Skylark - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 11th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Mute Swans,  25 Tufted Duck,  1 female Wigeon,  158 Coot,  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk, 
 -        ''            ''    --  15 Meadow Pipit,  20 Skylark  over heading SW,  2 Chiffchaff - Colins Blog 
 - New Cut Lane  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  2 Jay,  1 Bullfinch,  1 Goldcrest,  4 Linnet,  15 Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog 
 Thu 9th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  18 Canada Geese,  78 Teal,  8 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,
 -      ''          ''        ''     --   1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Swallow thru.
 Wed 8th Oct  - Catchdale Moss Lane  --  20 Pink-footed Geese over at dinner time.
 Mon 6th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  30 Teal,  3 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Sun 5th Oct  - Dairy Farm Road -- Old Coach Road  --  1 Barnacle Goose,  1600 Pink-footed Geese,  3 Kestrel,  1 Grey Partridge,  
 -     ''        ''       ''         ''      ''          ''     --  1 Chiffchaff,  20 Skylark,  10 Meadow Pipit heard. -- St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  15 Tufted Duck,  150 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,   1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 Thu 2nd Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  50 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  8 Gadwall,  1 Cormorant,  18 Canada Geese,
 -       ''          ''       ''     --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Grey Wagtail - Tweet on St Helens Blog + my sightings. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  15 Tufted Duck,  146 Coot,  3 Grey Heron. 
 Wed 1st Oct  - Rainford Bypass  --  1 Barn Owl seen flying over the bypass near Inglenook Farm.   
 - Eccleston Mere  --  17 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  2 Kingfisher. 
                     

             


 

  

 

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