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17th February 2015
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Eccleston Mere

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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2013 

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                       September 2013

         
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 Mon 30th Sept

 - Derby Drive, Rainford  --  1 Yellow-browed Warbler  reported in private garden being seen at 9.00am  then flew west, 
 -      ''        ''          ''        --   also  Chiffchaffs and Goldcrest present - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 - Town Centre  --  3 Grey Plovers  flew over this morning.   
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  5 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 48 Teal, 19 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail.

 Sat 28th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Teal,  2 Swallow,  2 Kingfisher,  3 Skylark over,  1 Willow Tit,  2 Chiiffchaff.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Oystercatcher over also Siskin at north end of dam.
 Fri 27th Sept  - Haydock Island  --  1 Immature Gannet  over going west A580/M6 junction at 5.43pm.   (Manchester Birding Forum).  
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  6 Snipe,  5 Curlew,  12 Chiffchaffs -- (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog). 
 - Billinge Hill  --  300 Pink-footed Geese over.
 Thu 26th Sept

 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  Pink-footed Geese lots reported,  2 Snipe,   4 Curlew,  100+ Meadow Pipits, 
 -        ''            ''           ''        --  3 Stock Doves -- (Tweet onSt Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  4 Little Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  29 Canada Geese,  37 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck, 14 Gadwall, 2 Buzzard. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Mute Swan,  4 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  10 Grey Partridge.  

Wed 25th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Little Grebe,  15 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese. 
 Tue 24th Sept  - Billinge Hill  -- 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Swallows, 7+ Chiffchaff,  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog.
 -      ''         ''   --  2 Blackcap,  1 Bullfinch + Yellowhammer, Pied Wagtails, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Tree Sparrow all present.
 Mon 23rd Sept  - Garswood  --  80+60 Pink-footed Geese over towards Wigan then some turned around and headed back to St Helens.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  6 Gadwall,  33 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck.  
Sun 22nd Sept  - Billinge Hill  --  1 Buzzard,  House Martin over,   1 Spotted Flycatcher - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog). +
 -       ''        ''   --  1 Grey Wagtail,  Skylark  and Bullfinch also present. 
 - Rainford  --  30+ Pink-footed Geese over this morning - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 House Martin over. 
 Sat 21st Sept  - Billinge Hill  --  1 Wheatear,  10+ Skylark,  Meadow pipit & Yellowhammer present in small numbers. 
 - Red Barn Farm and Beacon Farm, Billinge area  --  total 35+ Tree Sparrows, + Meadow pipit & Yellowhammers present. 
 - Fir Tree Farm, Rainford  --  A skein of 200+ Pink Footed Geese over earlier this afternoon. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  3 Buzzards over high up and calling.
 Fri 20th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  20 House Martin,  6 Swallows,  2 Kinfisher,  7 Chiffchaff.    
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Grey Heron,  30 Canada Geese over,  6 Buzzards,  1 Kestrel,  20 Swallows.
 Thu 19th Sept  - Old Coach Rd / Dairy Farm Rd  --  600+ Pink-footed Geese 1 Buzzard,  3 Kestrel,  1 Barn Owl,  60 Swallows. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  18 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  9 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher. 
Wed 18th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Grey Heron,  1 Black-necked Grebe reported by the arches, 100 Canada Geese,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Buzzard,  3 House Martin,  2 Kingfisher. 
 - Wagon La / Coopers La, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  20+ Swallows,  3 House Martin,  11 Grey Partridge. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard. 
 Tue 17th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  60+ Pink-footed Geese going east at 7:10am - (Manchester Birding Forum). 
 Mon 16th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Black-necked Grebe,  1 Wigeon,  1 G.B.B Gull,  4 Swallows thru,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,   Tufted Duck,  14 Teal,  11 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  1 Sparrowhawk over.
 Sun 15th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfisher,  2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff.
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford -- 5 Snipe, Swallows - House Martins around - (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Sat 14th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --   1 Mute Swan,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 
 -        ''          ''      --   2 Spotted Flycatcher, more + photos on Colin Davies blog.  & St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog
 -        ''          ''      --   1 Nuthatch,  1 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper  also Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff.
 - Larch Close, Billinge --  1 Common Whitethroat, 14 House Martins over  (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Fri 13th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  40+ Teal,  20 Gadwall.  (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Thu 12th Sept  - private garden, Clipsley Lane, Haydock -- Swallows thru followed by 1 Hobby  at 4.45pm & going towards Blackbrook.
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Gadwall,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  10 Swallows,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --
  20+ Teal,  8 Gadwall. (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Wed 11th Sept  - Larch Close, Billinge  --  Very vocal Tawny Owl in neighbours garden. (Tweet on St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog).
 Tue 10th Sept

 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Tufted Duck,  1 male 1 Female Mandarin Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.

 Mon 9th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  1 Yellow-legged Gull,  30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.
 Sun 8th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Mute Swan,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  30 Swallows,  10 House Martin,  3 Kingfisher. 
 Fri 6th Sept  - Billinge Hill --  4 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap  (Manchester Birding Forum). 
 Thu 5th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Little Grebe,  8 Canada Geese,   2m - 1f Gadwall,   2m - 1f Tufted Duck, 
 -        ''         ''       ''     --  1 Common Sandpiper  seen flying in then disappeared ,  1 Common Buzzard over,  1 Jay. 
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --  80+ Canada Geese over early am,  1 Common Buzzard,  2 Kestrel. 
 Wed 4th Sept  - Eccleston Mere -- 1 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan,  5 Tufted Duck, 10 Swallows, 20 House Martin,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Coal Tit at the feeders. 
 Tue 3rd Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  4 Buzzards over,  6 Swallows thru,  40+ House Sparrows at the feeders.
 Mon 2nd Sept  - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  lots of Swallows, 8 Partridge species,   1 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Whitethroat,  5 Yellowhammer.
 - Promised Land Farm, Billinge  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel, 2 Little Owl,  1 Spotted Flycatcher.  
 - Larch Close, Billinge  --  5  Buzzards over -- this report and above, full details St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  4 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  14 Canada Geese.  
 - Coopers Lane, Haydock   --  1 Common Buzzard over. 
 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  2 Common Buzzard over. 
 Sun 1st Sept  - Sidings Lane, Rainford Loop,  Five mile Bird Walk with Sankey Valley Rangers   --  almost 40 species seen  
 - highlights of the Bird Walk  --  10 Curlew,  3 Snipe,  1 Hobby, upto 8 Buzzards, 1 Swift,  1 juvenile Yellow Wagtail.
 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  1 Barn Owl  seen very early morning.
 - St Helens Linkway  --  1 Kestrel. 
   

   



 

 

 

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