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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
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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

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male Pied Flycatcher 
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male
T
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Waxwing
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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

 
 
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Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

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  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2009 

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                                        September 2009

 

 

Wed 30th Sept -- Carr Mill Dam  --  150 Canada Geese,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  8 Redwing,  7 Swallows,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit.

                           Sherdley Park area, private garden  --  1 male Sparrowhawk.

Tue 29th Sept --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --   1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull. 

Mon 28th Sept -- Nine Arches to Bradlegh Lock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  5 Jays,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  21 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Jay.

                           St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 ad+5 juv  Mute Swans,   82 Canada Geese,  1 Grey Heron.

                            Carr Mill Dam  --  214 Canada Geese,  1 Greylag Goose.

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Golden Plover.

Sun 27th Sept  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  300+ Canada Geese,  3 Greylag Geese,  2 Tufted Duck,  60 Lapwing,  2 Swallows,  4 Tree Sparrow.

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  7 G.C. Grebe,  7 Little Grebe,  15 Pochard,  100+ Tufted Duck,  1 Cormorant,  

                               ''             ''             ''       ''      --  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,   1 ad/w Med Gull,  2 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  7 Snipe, 

                              ''             ''             ''       ''      --  100+ Lapwing,  2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 Swallows, 5 Jays, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 

                              ''             ''             ''       ''      --  2 Grey Wagtail,  1 Chiffchaff,  100+ Meadow Pipits thru,  4 Redpolls and 4 Siskin over.

Sat 26th Sept --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,   1 ad/w Med Gull,  2 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull,  5 Snipe, 

                             ''             ''             ''       ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,  4 Little Egrets flying west,  1 Wheatear,  211 Meadow Pipits thru.

Fri 25th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 ad/w Ring-billed Gull,   1 ad/w Med Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  around 300 Canada Geese in total, at the top end around the arches, plus 2 Greylag Geese. 

                          Moss Bank  --   2 Common Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk.

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thu 24th Sept --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 2  Little Grebe, 74 Teal, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese,10 Tufted Duck,1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Wed 23rd Sept -- Carr Mill Dam  --  200+ Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  1 Lapwing,  1 Kingfisher,  40+ Swallows,  4 Tree Sparrow,  

                             ''     ''       ''     --    6 Jay,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit.

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  1 ad/w Med Gull,  1 ad/w Yellow-legged Gull.

Tue 22nd Sept -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Common Buzzard,   4 Ravens.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW  -- 4 Teal,   1 Jay. 

Mon 21st Sept -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  6 Pochard,  3 Snipe,  1 Bar-tailed Godwit  flying west,   1 Peregrine. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese,  28 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 ad+6 juv  Mute Swans,  1 Grey Heron,  148 Canada Geese.    

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Common Buzzard.     

Sun 20th Sept -- Carr Mill Dam  --  140 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Snipe,  2 Swallows,  1  Whitethroat,

                            ''     ''      ''      --  1 Goldcrest,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit,  4 Tree Sparrow,  1 Yellowhammer.  

                           Prescot Reservoir (permit only) --  45 Pink-footed Geese flying west,  86 Barnacle Geese, 1 Red-breasted Goose, 

                              ''             ''             ''       ''      --  7 Snipe,  1 Green Sandpiper,  2 Kingfisher,  22 Swallows,  61 Meadow Pipit, 

                              ''             ''             ''       ''      --   22 Skylark,  8 Grey Wagtail,  7 Chiffchaff,  2 male Blackcap.    

Sat 19th Sept -- St Helens town centre   --  24 Pink-footed Geese flying south-west,   Starlings  approx 600+

                          Haydock  --  55+ Pink-footed Geese over.

Fri 18th Sept --  Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Wheatear in fields nr Otterswift Farm. 

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Thu 17th Sept -- Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  1 Redshank,  2 Snipe,  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Wheatear.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese, 68 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck.

                          Willow Park, NLW  --  top of the steps from the lake,  1 Treecreeper.

                          Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  2 Common Buzzards,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Jay. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

Wed 16th Sept - Carr Mill Dam  --  60+ Canada Geese,  100+ Pink-footed Geese over,  3 Kingfisher,  2 Swallows,  1 Chiffchaff, 

                             ''     ''       ''     --   2 Willow Warbler,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Reed Bunting.

                          Prescot Reservoir (permit only)  --  5 Pochard,  77 Barnacle Geese, 1 Red-breasted Goose,  1 ad/w Med Gull, 

                              ''             ''             ''       ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,   1 Snipe,  4 Skylark. 

Tue 15th SeptPrescot Reservoir (permit only)  -- 24 Little Grebe,  5 Pochard,  5 Wigeon,  1 ad/w Med Gull1 Green Sandpiper,  

                             ''             ''             ''       ''      --  1 Peregrine,  2 Wheatear,  1 Raven,  1 Nuthatch,  3 Skylark,  1 Pied Wagtail. 

                          Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Treecreeper.

                          Penkford Flash  --  8 Teal,       also of note 40+ Collared Doves in pig field the other side of the bridge.

Mon 14th Sept - Prescot Reservoir (permit only) -- 5 Pochard, 7 Cormorant, 1 Dunlin, 1 Avocet, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper.

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  25 Teal,  11 Tufted Duck,  2 Mute Swans,  1 Green Sandpiper. 

                          Penkford Bridge, NLW  --  1 Grey Wagtail. 

                          Lyme & Wood Landfill, Vista Road, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel,  1 Jay. 

                          St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  154 Canada Geese.     

Sun 13th Sept - Carr Mill Dam  --  30 Canada Geese,  1 Tufted Duck,  2 Snipe,  10 Swallows,  4 Willow Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff,  

                            ''    ''      ''      --   1 Blackcap,  4 Tree Sparrow,  2 Linnet,  2 Yellowhammer. 

                         Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  2 Mute Swans,  59 Teal,  2 Shoveler,  1 Tufted Duck,  3 Herons.

Fri 11th Sept --  Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Coal Tit.

Thu 10th Sept - Stanley Bank Way, Haydock  --  2 Jays over.

Wed 9th Sept -- Carr Mill Dam  --  80+ Canada Geese,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  50+ Swallows,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Chiffchaff, 

                            ''     ''       ''     --  1 Jay,  1 Willow Tit,  4 Tree Sparrow,  1 Yellowhammer.

Tue 8th Sept --  Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Buzzard,  50+ House Martin,  50+ Swallows,  3 Sand Martin,   2 Jay,  1 Coal Tit.

Mon 7th Sept --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Mute Swans,  2 Canada Geese, 17 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck.

                         Southworth Road, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard  just before M6 bridge on the way in to Newton.

Sun 6th Sept --  Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Cormorant,  2 Common Whitethroat,  2 Chiffchaff,  6 Willow Warbler,  3 Willow Tit,  1 Linnet.

                         Gillar's Green  --  1 Green Sandpiper over.

Sat 5th Sept  --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 11 Teal,  10 Tufted Duck,   1 Green Sandpiper.

Thu 3rd Sept  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Teal,  1 Common Tern,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  100+ Swallows,  50+ House Martins.

                          Bold Estate  --  1 Common Tern over.

Wed 2nd Sept -- St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  174 Canada Geese.

Tue 1st Sept  --  Newton Lake, NLW -- 4 Little Grebe, 2 Swans, 2 Canada Geese,  7 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher.

                         St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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