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 Night Heron
Night Heron
Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
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

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
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

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
Ring Ouzel 
  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for September 2016

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                         September 2016
 
  
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 Thu 29th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Green Sandpiper also 1 Peregrine - eating feral pigeon near Otter's Swift Farm - St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill area  --  5 Buzzards circling overhead - tweeted St Helens Blog

 - Sankey Valley, Haydock  --  1 Swallow - low over field this morning.
 Mon 26th Sept  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Green Sandpiper - on mud flats at top end around the arches at 8.00am - St Helens Blog
 Sat 24th Sept

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,  14 Canada Geese,  8 Gadwall,  18 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck.

 Fri 23rd Sept  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Hobby going south - Manchester Birding Forum
 Thu 22nd Sept  - Billinge area (private location)  --  1  Yellow-browed Warbler - caught in his ringing net by local ringer - tweeted St Helens Blog
 Sun 18th Sept

 - Billinge Hill area  -- 1 Wheatear - St Helens Blog
 - Chadwick Green, Billinge  -- 15-20 Pink-footed Geese over - tweeted St Helens Blog 

 Sat 17th Sept  - Clock Face -- 1 Sparrowhawk,  2 Buzzards over this afternoon also Chiffchaff heard singing from Red Quarry - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Fri 16th Sept

 - Rainford Junction -- 1 Wheatear on ploughed field between Rainford and Rainford junction near bridge farm - tweeted St Helens Blog 

 Thu 15th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  5 Grey Heron,  6 Canada Geese,  7 Gadwall,  15 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 Tue 13th Sept  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzard,  20 Swallows over fields - St Helens Blog
 Sat 10th Sept

 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Canada Geese,  11 Teal,  3 Tufted Duck,  1 Buzzard,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 - Town Centre  -- 
 Peregrine perched atop brick industrial chimney, viewed from the
south of World of Glass - St Helens Blog  
 - Billinge, Crookhurst Farm track  --  10 Swallows over.
 - Burgy Banks South  --  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog  
- My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  11 (suspect) Canada Geese over at 8.30am (seen by my wife, as was yesterdays geese).

 Fri 9th Sept  - Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  3 Little Grebe,  1 Willow Tit - St Helens Blog  
- Billinge, private garden  --  A couple of house Martin's over the garden this morning - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
- My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  40+ Geese over at 11.50am - suspect Canada Geese, due to no reports yet of any pink-foots.
 Thu 8th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  14 Canada Geese,  4 Gadwall,  15 Teal,  4 Tufted Duck,  
 -        ''        ''       ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. 
 - Penny Lane, Collins Green  -- 
 65 lapwings on recently ploughed land alongside Penny Lane - St Helens Blog  
 Wed 7th Sept  - Laffak Pond, Chain Lane  -- 4 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Willow Warbler - St Helens Blog  
- Stanley Bank Way, Haydock  --  total of 7 Buzzards over.
 Mon 5th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  5 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  3 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 Fri 2nd Sept  - private garden, Rainford  --  1 Nuthatch at feeders - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Thu 1st Sept  - Taylor Park  --  2 adult + 6 juvenile Mute Swan,  55+ Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Swallows over,
 -       ''       ''    --  1 Spotted Flycatcher - left side of visitor centre  also male and female Blackcap in same area.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  2 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  3 Canada Geese,  5 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --
  270 Canada Goose,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Whinchat - St Helens Blog  
 - private garden, Rainford  --  1 Snipe - flyover - tweeted on St Helens Blog
           

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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