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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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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
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Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
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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
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
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Juv Arctic Tern
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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 2014 

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 Tue 30th Sept  - Haydock area  --  1 Red Kite at 3.30pm, flew over from Vista Road area over Clipsley Lane heading towards East Lancs.
 Mon 29th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  35 Tufted Duck,  1 male Pochard,  140 Coot,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  35+ Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  5 Gadwall,  18 Canada Geese.   
 - Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Road  --  1 Buzzard over being chased by gulls.
 Sun 28th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  5 Little Grebe,  30 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  3 Gadwall,   1 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 Sat 27th Sept  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  70 Pink-footed Geese over  - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  30 Pink-footed Gesse over.
 Fri 26th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  20 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  2 Kingfisher,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Grey Wagtail. 
 Thu 25th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  5 Little Grebe,  3 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck,  48 Teal,  2 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --  1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay. 
 Tue 23rd Sept  - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Buzzard over. 
 Mon 22nd Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  21 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck,  4 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese. 
 Sun 21st Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk flew over.
 Sat 20th Sept  - Newton Road and Barton Clough, half-way between Garswood and Billinge  --  220 Lapwing & 500 Starling on fields.
 Fri 19th Sept  - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Coal Tit,  1 male Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Jay. 
 Thu 18th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  7 Gadwall,  8 Tufted Duck,  35+ Teal,  1 Canada Goose, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --   1 Green Sandpiper, 
1 Kingfisher  also one Fox seen on the top mud flat.  
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Redwing over at first light -  Manchester Bird Forum   
 Wed 17th Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Great Crested Grebe over -  Manchester Bird Forum
 Mon 15th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1  Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  7 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck,   3 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --  25 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper, 
1 Kingfisher.
 Sat 13th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  17 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 15+ Swallows over.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Thu 11th Sept  - Billinge Hill  --  3 Buzzards,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  Swallows and House Martins reported, 1 Wheatear,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -       ''        ''    --  also reported Meadow Pipits, Wood Warbler  and Yellowhammers -  Manchester Bird Forum
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  17 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Treecreeper.  Colins Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  30+ Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 9th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 Mute Swan,  3 Gadwall,  140 Coot, 30 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit.  
 Mon 8th Sept  - Eccleston, Gillars Green  --  1+ Whimbrels over Brookhouse Grove, Gillar’s Green at 23:07
 Sun 7th Sept  - Eccleston Mere - 7 Mute Swan, lots Coot/Tufted duck,1 Goldcrest,several juve Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler - St Helens Blog
 Sat 6th Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk sat on fence till disturbed. 
 Thu 4th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  4 Gadwall,  14 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 1st Sept  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  1 Corncrake reported read full report on St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  3 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher. 
                 

            



 

 

 

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