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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2011 

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                                         September  2011    

 

 

 

Fri  30th Sept  -- Nine Arches, NLW   --   2 Kestrel,  1 Common Buzzard.

 Thu 29th Sept -- Eccleston Mere  --  65 Barnacle Geese over,  20 Lapwing over,  1 Kingfisher,  20 Skylark,  2 Goldcrest, 
                                   ''           ''      --  5 Siskin,  1 Blackcap.

                           My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on feeders,  1 Grey Wagtail flew over.

 Wed 28th Sept -- Billinge Hill and surrounding area   --  1 Wheatear,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Coal Tit,  100+ Skylarks thru. 

                           Carr Mill Dam --  17 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cackling Goose - (not present late afternoon, water skier's present), 

                              ''      ''       ''    --   8 Canada Geese, 1 Mandarin Duck - flying around the lake pair of Mallards,  1 Sparrowhawk. 

Tue 27th Sept  -- Billinge Hill and surrounding area   --  4 Swallows, 30 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Skylark, 2 G.S Woodpecker,

                                  ''        ''      ''            ''             ''      --  6 Grey Partridge,  2 Goldcrest,  2 Grey Wagtail,  1 Treecreeper, 
                                  ''        ''      ''            ''             ''      --  1 Lesser Redpoll,  17 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap,  1 2 Chiffchaff,

                                  ''        ''      ''            ''             ''      --    60 Tree Sparrow,  40 Yellowhammer. 

                           Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Cackling Goose with  Canada Geese,  1 Kingfisher. 

                           Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 26th Sept -- Billinge Hill --  2 Raven, 100 Skylark, 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 40 Yellowhammer.

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  24 Canada Geese,  47 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper

                           Carr Mill Dam --  1 Cackling Goose with Canada Geese, more photos on  Colins Davies blog -- he's fairly sure 
                                ''     ''       ''   --    that this is the same Cackling Goose which was seen at Eccleston Mere, Knowsley Park and
                                ''     ''       ''   --    Prescot Reservoirs in the August period.

                           Nine Arches, NLW   --   2 Common Buzzard. 

                          Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

 Sun 25th Sept  -- Billinge Hill / Billinge Plants area   --  10+ Crossbill --  (as per Manchester Birding Forum). 

Sat  24th Sept  -- Billinge Hill  --  3 Swallow,  1 Wheatear,  4 Jay,  1 Nuthatch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Tit, 
                                 ''         ''    -- 30 Yellowhammer.

  Fri  23rd  Sept  -- Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Thu 22nd Sept  -- Billinge Hill  -- 10 House Martin,  20 Swallows,  1 Wheatear,  10 Skylark,  2 Goldcrest, 15 Tree Sparrow, 

                                  ''         ''    --  30 Yellowhammer. 

                            Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  2 Curlew.

                            Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  20 Canada Geese,  52 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck. 

Wed 21st Sept --  Billinge Hill  --   2 Golden Plover,   2 Buzzards,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Wheatear,  1 Treecreeper,  2 Goldcrest,

                                 ''         ''    --   50 Skylarks,  4 Chiffchaff,  2 Blackcap,  1 Siskin,  1 Bullfinch, more details on Colin Davies blog

                            Eccleston Mere  --  20 Siskin feeding in the hedge along the stream which flows into the mere at its southern end.

                           St Helens A570 Linkway, Retail Park Ponds   --  100 Canada Geese. 

Tue 20th Sept  -- Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  20+ House Martins,  15 Swallows,  2 Chiffchaff.  

                            Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Mon 19th Sept  -- Newton Lake, NLW - 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 9 Canada Geese, 37 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail

                            Nine Arches, NLW  --  40+ House Martins,  15 Swallows,  1 Common Buzzard on pylons.

                            Stanley Bank Way,  Haydock  --  1 Tawny Owl - flew across the road in front of me.

                            Billinge Hill  --  2 Wheatear,  10 Meadow Pipit,  2 Treecreeper,  10 Tree Sparrow,  30 Yellowhammer. 

                            Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  800 Pink-footed Geese -   they're back...

Sat 17th Sept  --  Eccleston Mere -- Report of a possible Marsh Tit, heard only,  Willow Tit and possibly  Coal Tit (call) not ruled out. 

Fri 16th Sept  --   Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

                           Gillar's Green,  Brookhouse Grove  --  1 Raven over, going north at 07:40. 

Thu 15th Sept --  Billinge Hill around the Beacon area  --  1 Buzzard,  6 Wheatear, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 

                                ''        ''        ''               ''        ''       --   1 Willow Warbler,  5 Blackcap,  1 G. S Woodpecker,  100 Swallows,  
                                ''        ''        ''               ''        ''       --  40 Meadow Pipit,  20 Skylark,  1 Spotted Flycatcher  on wires,  
                                ''        ''        ''               ''        ''       --   2 Goldcrest,  80 Tree Sparrow,  30 Yellowhammer. 

                           Prescot Reservoirs  (permit only --  1 Tree Pipit south-east over PR4 at 08:15

                           Eccleston Mere  --  4 Raven  circling overhead calling. 

                           Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

                           Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  21 Teal,  9 Tufted Duck,  2 Grey Wagtail on brook. 

Wed 14th Sept  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  1 Black Tern juv over PR4, occasionally resting on the causeway, 
                               ''              ''                 ''        ''      --  1 Arctic Tern  PR4.  1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway. 

Tue 13th Sept  -- Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  2 Peregrine flying around the tower mid afternoon.

                           Carr Mill Dam   --   2 Little Grebe.

                           Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  late reports of  2 Black Terns and 3 Arctic Terns  at PR4 from 10:30-14:00.

Mon 12th Sept  -- Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe, 1  Heron, 1 Pheasant, 9 Canada Geese, 9 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall.  

                           Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine. 

Sat 10th Sept  -- Billinge Hill,  Beacon area  --  1 Peregrine,  1 Buzzard,  2 Sparrowhawk,  1 Snipe over,  2 Grey Wagtail, 
                               ''         ''          ''          ''    --  1 G.S Woodpecker over,   6 Wheatear1 Sand Martin,  70+ House Martin,  
                                ''         ''          ''         ''    --   40 Yellowhammer.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) --  4 Black Terns around for a few minutes until 10:04 then they departed n/west.

                            ''              ''                 ''        ''      --  1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway. 

Fri 9th Sept   --  Carr Mill Dam,  surrounding fields  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  3 Buzzards,  1 female Whinchat - photo , 
                                 ''      ''       ''          ''          ''      --  1 Common Whitethroat,   20 Pied Wagtail,  1 Yellow Wagtail, 
                                 ''      ''       ''          ''          ''      --  1 Chiffchaff,  20 Linnet,  1 Tree Sparrow.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   1 Black-necked Grebe on PR4.

                          Moss Bank  --  5 Common Buzzards over. 

Thu 8th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 Black-necked Grebe on PR4,  5 Gadwall on PR3.  

Wed 7th Sept  -- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only) - 1 Black-necked Grebe on PR4, 1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway.

                           Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Raven,  50 House Martin,  1 Sand Martin. 

Tue 6th Sept  --  Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   1 Black-necked Grebe on PR4. 

                          Carr Mill Dam   --   1 Little Grebe around  the arches. 

Mon 5th Sept  -- Billinge Hill, Beacon area  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Kestrel,  2 Wheatear,  30 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer.

                          Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --   1 Black-necked Grebe on PR4,  1 Yellow-legged Gull bathing on PR4. 

                          Eccleston Mere  --  2 Sand Martin.  

Sun 4th Sept  --  Billinge Hill around the Beacon area  --  1 Wheatear,  1 Lesser Whitethroat,  1 Common Whitethroat,  

                               ''         ''        ''               ''          ''    --   2 Blackcap,  4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Tree Sparrow, 30 Yellowhammer.

Fri 2nd Sept  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  50 Lapwing  in field,  3  Buzzard,  1 Common Whitethroat,  40 Pied Wagtail,  5 Yellow Wagtail. 

                         Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine.  

Thu 1st Sept  --  Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Cormorant,  9 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  7 Gadwall,  1 Green Sandpiper. 

 


 

 

 

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