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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
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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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Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2010 

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                                           September 2010

 

 

Thu 30th Sept --  Houghton's Lane  --  2 Kestrel,  9 Red-legged Partridge. 

                           Catchdale Moss  --   1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Swallow,  5 Red-legged Partridge.

                           Burrow's Lane  --  1 Tawny Owl,  1 Barn Owl heard calling.   

                           Howard's Lane  --  2 Common Buzzard,  9 Kestrel,  3 Skylark,  9 tree Sparrow. 

Wed 29th Sept -- Blackbrook, Sankey Valley to Carr Mill, A58 bridge  --  1 Dipper reported,  not found late afternoon when looked for.

                           St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 male - 2 female Mandarin Ducks on middle pond.  group pic  male pic

                           St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Tue 28th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Knot,  2 Redwing. 

Mon 27th Sept  -- Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  3500+ Pink-footed Geese in,  3 Common Buzzard,  2 Snipe over. 

                           Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Snipe. 

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Canada Geese,  35 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  2 Cormorants over,  2 Teal. 

                           Nine Arches, Sankey Valley  --   6 Swallows thru. 

Sun 26th Sept  -- Taylor Park  --  3 Great Crested Grebe,  135 Canada Geese,  61 Coot,  4 Tufted Duck,  3 Nuthatch,  1 Treecreeper. 

                            Burrow's Lane  --  1 male Sparrowhawk,  1 Treecreeper,  11 Pied Wagtail. 

                           Howard's Lane  --   2 Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  37 Collared Dove.  

                           Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley area  --  2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

Fri 24th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -- 1 ad/w Y. L. Gull,  4 Golden Plover, 1 juv Goshawk,  1Redstart,  39 Meadow Pipit. 

                          Dairy Farm Rd / Coach Rd area  --  700 Pink-footed Geese,  7 Common Buzzards,  5 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Raven, 

                               ''        ''      ''         ''      ''     ''    --  30 Goldfinch,  also big numbers of Swallows and House Martins together going thru.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  7 Grey Heron,  30+ Lapwing,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Chiffchaff,  3 Swallows thru.

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  6 Teal,  1 Lapwing,  1 Green Sandpiper.  

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Thu 23rd Sept --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 female Redstart,  1 Spotted Flycatcher. 

                           St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Wed 22nd Sept -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 ad Ring-billed Gull present 10.30 till 11.00am, then flew off south east. 

Mon 20th Sept  -- Old  Coach Rd, Rainford  -- 1000 Pink-footed Geese,    Clare's Moss --  12 Sand Martin,    Diary Farm Rd  --  1 Barn Owl. 

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  2 Canada Geese,  38 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard,  1 Grey Wagtail.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  8 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper.  

                           St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Sun 19th Sept  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  2 Chiffchaff,   2 Willow Warbler,  3 Jay,  1 Meadow Pipit.

Sat 18th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) -- vis migration - 114 Meadow Pipits, 22 Pied Wagtail, 16 Chaffinch, 1 Garden Warbler,

                              ''             ''                 ''        ''     --   17 Chiffchaff,   6 Willow Warbler. 

Fri 17th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 juv Black Tern,  53 Pink-footed Geese, 1 juv Peregrine, 4 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit.

                          Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Black Tern  showing well at the half way bend at around 2.30pm.   

                          St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

                          Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  12 Teal,  1 Jay. 

Thu 16th Sept -- Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  2 Canada Geese,  10 Tufted Duck,  2 Pochard,  28 Teal.

Wed 15th Sept -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 juv Black Tern,  1 juv Arctic Tern,  1 female Merlin going south,  1 Dunlin west, 

                              ''             ''                 ''        ''      --  1 Tawny Owl calling in the plantation area.    

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Black Tern  showing well at the half way bend around 6.30pm. (reported on BirdGuides).

Tue 14th Sept --  Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  juv Marsh Harrier at 6pm.

                           Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  12 Teal. 

                           Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Common Buzzard. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.     

Mon 13th Sept -- Penkford Flash, NLW (from Penkford Bridge)  --  12 Teal. 

                          St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine. 

Fri 10th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 female Pintail,   1 (ad/w) Ring-billed Gull,  1 Yellow-legged Gull,  22 Chaffinch. 

Thu 9th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   1 juv Little Gull.  

Tue 7th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  6 Pochard,  1 female Goldeneye,  1 Hobby.  

Mon  6th Sept -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Redshank,  1 Swift.  

Sun  5th Sept  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  9 Teal,  62 Greylag Geese,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 (ad/w) Med gull,  9 Buzzards,  

                              ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  2 Sparrowhawk,  5 Stock Doves,  250+ Wood Pigeon,  4 Meadow Pipit.  

Sat  4th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  23 Little Grebe,  5 Pochard,  226 Canada Geese,  62 Greylag Geese,  9 Cormorant,  

                               ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Snipe,  1 (ad/w) Med gull,  

                               ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  5 Grey Wagtail,  10 Pied Wagtail,  14 Meadow Pipit,  3 Blackcap.  

                          St Helens town centre  --  1 Peregrine. 

Fri  3rd  Sept  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  21 G.C. Grebe,  1 female Sparrowhawk,  2 Kingfisher,  65 Linnet,  19 Tree Sparrow,  2 Yellowhammer.

Thu 2nd Sept  -- Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  Juvenile Marsh Harrier,  reported on Birdguides, present at 10.00am. 

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Snipe. 

                          Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  16 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper.

                          Moss Bank  --  1 Sparrowhawk,   lots of Swallows passing thru,  and a possible Twite.

                          Broad Lane, Carr Mill  --  1 Hobby over.   

Wed 1st Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 19 Little Grebe, 7 G.C Grebe, 1 ad/w Black necked Grebe,  1 Med Gull,  

                               ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Ringed Plover,   1 Peregrine,  

                               ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  1 Raven, 1 female Redstart,  1 Wheatear,  200+ House Martin,  70 Swallows, 

                               ''             ''                 ''       ''      --  1 Stock Dove,  32 Pied Wagtail,  16 Mistle Thrush. 

                          Cambourne Pond, Sankey Valley  --  1 Kingfisher. 


 

 

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