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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2012 

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September 2012

 

 

     
 Sun 30th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Sparrowhawk. 
 Sat 29th Sept  - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)  --   2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls on PR4. 
 Fri 28th Sept  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  2000+ Pink-footed Geese,  20 Swallows,  50 Pied Wagtail. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Wigeon, 10 Swallows, 2 House Martin, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 -          ''         ''      --  
10 Siskin,   2 Lesser Redpoll,  20 Goldfinch. 
 - Wagon Lane / Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  40 Canada Geese,  1 Jay. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  4 Swallows,  1 Bullfinch. 
 Thu 27th Sept  - Gillar's Green, Brookhouse Grove-- ** 1 Yellow-browed Warbler ** at 7:30am in a garden on Brookhouse Grove.
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  3000 Pink-footed Geese, 
50 Swallows,  5 House Martin,  60 Pied Wagtail,
 -    ''      ''           ''          ''         --  500 Woodpigeon.

 - Eccleston Mere  --  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Swallow,  1 Kingfisher,  5 Goldcrest,  4 Siskin,   2 Spotted Flycatcher.  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  400 Pink-footed Geese (total from 3 skeins over),  40 Canada Geese, 
 -         ''          ''           ''           ''      --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  1 male Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard,  6 Swallows. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  40+ Pink-footed Geese 
 over at 10.15am. 
 - East Lancs, just after Golbourne roundabout towards Lowton  --  80+ Pink-footed Geese  over at 10.40am. 
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Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 29 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Tue 25th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  8 Swallow,   1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  3 Swallows thru. 
 Mon 24th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - My Garden,  off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Siskin on the niger seed feeder  (first for the garden list). 
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --   1 Cormorant sat on top of electricity pylon. 
 Sun 23rd Sept  - Eccleston Mere --  10 G. C Grebe,  1 Little Grebe,  10 Tufted duck,  2 Teal,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Sparrowhawk,
 -         ''          ''    -- 
  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  5 swallow,  5 House Martin,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Blackcap,  4 Siskin. 
 - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  3000 Pink-footed Geese, 
 40 Swallows, 30 House Martin,  1 Grey Wagtail.  
 - Dairy Farm road, Rainford  -- 
 1 Siskin.  
 - Catchdale Moss  -- 
 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 
 3 Little Grebe,  61 Teal,  1 Kingfisher. (as per Manchester Birding Forum).  
 Sat 22nd Sept  - Carr Mill Dam --  3 skeins of Pink footed Geese (around 100 in total), Family of Grey partridge – (2 ad and 3 juv).
 -     ''      ''      ''     --  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Jay,  1 Treecreeper,  15 Siskin,  5 Chiffchaff,  1 Reed Bunting.         
 - Prescot Reservoirs(no access) --  1 Goldeneye on  PR4.            
 Thu 20th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  15 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  -- 1  Peregrine roosting on the tower at 7.25pm. 
 Wed 19th Sept  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  500 Pink-footed Geese,  50 Swallows. 
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 
 6 Tufted Duck,  1 calling Tawny Owl,  1 G.S. Woodpecker,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Treecreeper, 
 -        ''           ''      --   3 Chiffchaff.

 - Moss Bank  --  3 Swallows thru. 
 Tue 18th Sept  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  300 Pink-footed Geese. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --
 1 Grey Wagtail,  150 Goldfinch. 
 Mon 17th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Whinchat  along footpath behind the solitary farm house.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  1 Heron,  7 Canada Geese,  10 Teal,   4 Tufted Duck,
 -       ''         ''        ''      --  1 Grey Wagtail.

 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  5 Teal.  
 - Nine Arches, NLW  -- 
 1 Buzzard,  1 Swallow.
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  -- 2  Peregrine's on the tower.
 Sun 16th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Whinchat  along footpath behind the solitary farm house,  1 Willow Warbler, 
 -    ''      ''     ''     -- 
2 Siskin, 2 Willow Tit.
 - Prescot Reservoirs( no access) --  1 Common Sandpiper on reservoir causeway. 
 Sat 15th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  8 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  1 calling Tawny Owl.  
 Fri 14th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  9 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 House Martin,  10 Swallows,  1 Grey Wagtail,  10 Siskin. 
 Thu 13th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Little Grebe,  7 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  7 House Martin,  5 Swallows,  1 Grey Wagtail,  
 -       ''           ''       --  2 male - 1 female Blackcap,  10 Siskin,  1 Chiffchaff.  
 Tue 11th Sept  - Moss Lane  -- 1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  Swallows and House Martins reported,  1 Corn Bunting,  5 Yellowhammer. 
 Mon 10th Sept  - Prescot Reservoirs (no access) --  2 Yellow-legged Gulls on PR4,   1 Redshank over.  
 Fri 7th Sept  - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)--  3 Shoveler on PR4. 
 Thu 6th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Heron,  14 Canada Geese,  35 Teal,   3 Tufted Duck
 -       ''         ''        ''     -- 
1 Green Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher.
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower -- 1 Peregrine roosting on the tower at  7.25pm.  2 birds reported flying around tower.
 Wed 5th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  No reports of ABT,   1 Eurasian Juv Black Tern  at 7.30am 4 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access)   --  3 Gadwall on PR4,  1 Common Sandpiper on causeway,
 -        ''            ''                 ''         --   1 Yellow-legged Gull on PR4.
 - Pocket Nook, Double Locks  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Tue 4th Sept  - Eccleston Mere -- ** Juvenile American Black Tern ** present 3.00pm-17.30pm,+ 1 Eurasian Juv Black Tern.
 -        ''           ''       --   for more info and pictures of the terns  see  Colin Davies blog.
 -        ''           ''       --   1 Little Grebe,   11 Mandarin Ducks, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail,
 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access) Juvenile American Black Tern, one Eurasian Juv Black Tern mid morning.
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  -- 3  Peregrine's  reported around the tower.
 Mon 3rd Sept  - Eccleston Mere -- *** Juvenile American Black Tern *** present 8.45am- 10.15am,reported Birdguides most of day
 -        ''           ''     --  11 Mandarin Ducks  see  Colin Davies blog.   1 Kingfisher,  1 Buzzard. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  9 Canada Geese,  25 Teal,   2 Tufted Duck,
 -        ''       ''          ''    --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Swallow thru. 
 Sun 2nd Sept  - Eccleston Mere --  *** Juvenile American Black Tern *** present 1.10pm & most of  afternoon till 6.20 pm at least
 -        ''           ''      --   5 Tufted Duck,  1 Eclipse drake Mandarin Duck,  6 Swallows. 
 Sat 1st Sept  - Eccleston Mere -- *** Juvenile American Black Tern *** present late pm, more details see Colin Davies blog. 
 -        ''          ''     --  
 7 Tufted Duck,  4 Buzzards,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Raven,  1 Kingfisher, 
 -         ''          ''     --   2 Grey Wagtail,  1 Willow Tit.

 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper,    2 Lapwings. 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  200 Swallows. 
     


 

 

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