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Carr Mill Dam
 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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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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Carr Mill Dam
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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2015 

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 Sat 31st Oct  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  14 Fieldfare,  5 Redwing.  
 - Haydock  --  c35 Pink-footed Geese over at 1.15pm seen from the Aldi / Iceland car park going over n/north-west direction.
 Fri 30th Oct  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  4 Snipe in top field at 12.45pm.  
 - Cooper Lane / Havannah Flash, S/Valley -- 40 Canada Geese over, 30 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Nuthatch - St Helens Blog 
 - Rainford Bypass  --  1 Barn Owl on road sign in middle of Rainford by-pass, between Mossborough Island & Inglenook Farm.
 Thu 29th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Buzzard over,  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  4 Gadwall,  34 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 Mon 26th Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  at least 1 Coal Tit now visits the feeders almost every day.
 Sun 25th Oct

 - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Bullfinch,  30+ Siskin - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Buzzard over,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  54 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck.  

 Fri 23rd Oct  - Sankey Valley, Blackbrook  --  1 Jay,  2 Grey Wagtail on brook upto Carr Mill.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Thu 22nd Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,  4 Gadwall,  60 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 Tue 20th Oct  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay,  2 Redwing,  1 Fieldfare over,  1 Siskin,  1 Coal Tit.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Mon 19th Oct  - Haydock  --  c450 Pink-footed Geese over seen from Brookside Road going north around 5.30pm.
 Sun 18th Oct  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  500+ Pink-footed Geese - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  20+ Common Gull,  5 Lapwing,  2 Redwing over,  3 Tree Sparrow,  9 Yellowhammer - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 17th Oct

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  12 Canada Geese,  7 Tufted Duck,  44 Teal. 
 - Cherry Close, Earlestown, NLW  --  House Martin still feeding young in nest  also 1 Grey Wagtail flew over. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit on the feeders.

  Fri 16th Oct  - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  600+ Pink-footed Geese,  1 male Stonechat. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  -- 
12 G.C Grebe,  4 Grey Heron,  c2000 Pink-footed Geese over 2 Kingfisher - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 15th Oct  - Lyme Wood Pit Country Park, Vista Road & surrounds  --  2 Raven,  30 Fieldfare,  15 Redwing,  1 Wheatear,  2 Snipe,   
 -      ''       ''            ''        ''    --  14 Meadow Pipit,  2 Skylark,  1 Stock Dove,  3 Lesser Redpoll,  100 Linnet,  8 Yellowhammer.
 - Cherry Close, Earlestown, NLW  --  House Martin still feeding young in a nest.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Wed 14th Oct  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk low flyover,  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Tue 13th Oct  - Lyme Wood Pit Country Park, Vista Road, Haydock  --  email received - Golden Plover over flying North. 
 - Boundary Road, nr Morrisson's  --  70+ House Sparrows, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch in Bramble, Roses - St Helens Blog 
 - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  lots of Pink-footed Geese in fields opposite Fir Tree Farm  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 12th Oct  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  1 Stock Dove,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Coal Tit.
 - St Helens Hospital, Marshalls Cross  --  2 Raven over.  
 - Rainford are, private garden  --
1 Peregrine over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.  
 - Lyme Wood Country Park, Vista Road, Haydock  --  email received - a 3rd c.y. Glaucous Gull was on Landfill site this pm.
 Sat 10th Oct  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 Mute Swan,  5 (2ad+3juv) G.C Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  90+ Canada Geese,  2 female Tufted Duck, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 female Teal,  1 male Wigeon,  110+ Coot,  1 Buzzard,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Coal Tit. 
 Fri 9th Oct  - Billinge Hill and surrounds  --  1 Merlin,  1 Swallow,  1 Sparrowhawk,  Green Woodpecker heard,  40+ Siskin, 
 -      ''          ''     ''         ''          --  handleful of Redpoll, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, , Yellowhammers, Goldcrests, Coal Tit, Willow Tit -
 -      ''           ''   '''         '''          --  above sightings reported on Manchest Birding Forum  + part tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 8th Oct  - St Helens area  --  Large numbers of Pink-footed Geese moving thru our airspace this afternoon -  tweeted on St Helens Blog 
  Tue 6th Oct 

 - Billinge Hill area  --  26 Crossbill SW this morning, + totals of 10 Fieldfare & 12 Siskin flew S - Manchest Birding Forum

 Sun 4th Oct 

 - Billinge Hill area  --  1  Yellow-Browed Warbler ringed by local ringer,  full details on Two in a bush blog.
 - Billinge Hill summit  --  1 Raven,  2 Kestrel, 4  Jay,  5 House Martin,  female Stonechat,  plenty of Meadow Pipits,  1 Bullfinch, 
 -       ''        ''       ''        --  3 Corn Bunting,  3 Siskin,  6 Yellowhammer - Manchest Birding Forum
 - Billinge Hill area  --  1 Peregrine present around 6.00pm - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  3 Buzzards over Sankey Valley area,  2 Coal Tit on the feeders.

 Sat 3rd Oct  - Dairy Farm Road / Old Coach Road  --  counts of  35+75+200 + 1000+ Pink-footed Geese over,  1 Kestrel,  6 Swallows.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  9 Canada Geese,  4 Little Grebe,  42 Teal,  6 Gadwall,  2 Pochard,  1 Tufted Duck. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  5 Teal on the brook.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Fri 2nd Oct  - Coach Road, Rainford  --  Merlin,  Peregrine and Barn Owl also lots of Meadow Pipits - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  Pink-foots,  Sparrowhawk,  Willow Tit,  Coal Tit,  Chiffchaff,  Redpoll all reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Peregrine over at 10.30am - photo
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders at dinner time.
 Thu 1st Oct  - Windle Island, towards bypass  --  1 Red Kite  reported flying over head towards the bypass at 5.00pm. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  Decent size skein of Pink-footed Geese over Billinge hill - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
              

            

 

 


  

 

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