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 Night Heron
Night Heron
Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for October 2017 

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 Sun 29th Oct  - Penkford Bridge area -- 6 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, Redwing / Reed Bunting noted - St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 adult + 8 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  3 male + 2 female Bullfinch.
 Fri 27th Oct  - Newton le Willows  --  400+ Pink Footed Geese over Newton at 8.00am moving south east - Manchester Bird Forum
 Sun 22nd Oct  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- 10 Mute Swan,  2 Sparrowhawk,  Redwing and Fieldfare reported,  5 Bullfinch - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 21st Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Peregrine - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston area, private garden  --  male Brambling on feeders - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 20th Oct  - Crank Road / Billinge Hill area  --  62 Meadow Pipit thru,  1 Brambling,  2 Redpoll,  10 Siskin - Manchester Bird Forum
 Thu 19th Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  Hawfinch going south this morning,   4 Brambling,  1500+ Redwing over going south, 1 Firecrest,
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also unseen  Yellow-Browed Warbler heard calling on hill - Manchester Birding Forum + tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Crank Road, Billinge Hill and surrounding area  --   3 Swallow,  75 Redwing,  1 Brambling,  20 Siskin - Manchest Birding Forum
 Wed 18th Oct  - Billinge area  --  47 Pink-footed Geese going NW at Higher End, Billinge 09:45 - Manchester Birding Forum
 Tue 17th Oct  - Billinge area  --  35 Pink-footed Geese going south this morning over Higher End, Billinge at 09:47 - Manchester Birding Forum
 Mon 16th Oct  - Billinge area  --  55 Pink-footed Geese going NW over Orrell/Billinge at 11:12 - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Crank Road area  --  1 Raven,  3 Grey Wagtail,  1 male Brambling,  3 Tree sparrow, 12 Yellowhammer - Manchester Birding Forum
 Sun 15th Oct  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- large skein of Pink-footed Geese heading S E with large flocks of Woodpigeons - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 14th Oct  - Rainford Bypass  --  800+ Pink-footed Geese in stuble field between Inglenook Farm and Dairy Farm Road. 
 - Ferny Knoll Lane, Rainford  --  3 Whooper Swan  tonite.fairly close to the road - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 13th Oct  - Stanley bank Way Bypass  --  Buzzard being haressed by Sparrowhawk,  1 Jay seen flying over just after the visitor centre.
 Thu 12th Oct  - Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Mute Swan,  7 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  7 Canada Geese,  1 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall,  32 Teal,  1 Tufted Duck.
 - Haydock, Lodge Lane nr Racecourse  --  2 Buzzard,  32 Lapwing, 1 Jay,  no sign of Hooded Crow, informed was seen in the morning.
 Wed 11th Oct  - Haydock -- Hooded Crow still present in stuble field north of A580 East of M6, park in westbound A580 layby - Manchester Bird Forum
 Mon 9th Oct  - Collins Green  --  100 Pink-footed Geese over seen briefly - St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  large numbers of Crows, Jackdaws, flying over from Burtonwood - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 3rd Oct  - Cooper Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  3 FieldfareSt Helens Blog 
 Sun 1st Oct  - Haydock Island  --  Hooded Crow still present in the fields with corvid flock, park in layby on westbound A580 - Manchester Bird Forum
           

        

 

 

 

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