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 Night Heron
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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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 Bird News from around St Helens 

You can contact the Sankey Valley Rangers on 01744 677 772 to report anything unusual

 you can also email me with any bird news of interest to me - Peter at pdl.birder@gmail.com

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                      October / November 2017
 
  
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 Thu 16th Nov  - Lyme and Woodpit Country Park, Newton le Willows  --  Willow Tit coming to feeders in garden nearby - photo.
 Sun 12th Nov

 - Haydock  --  big movement of Geese over, several large Skeins totaling over 1000 were seen at 7-30am flying West - St Helens Blog 
 - off A580 towards Knowsley - 3000+ Pink-footed Geese, one with neck collar another with gps neck collar - tweeted St Helens Blog 

 Sat 11th Nov  - Clock Face area  --  100+ Pinkfooted Geese flying south over Clock Face at 12:35 today - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 Wed 8th Nov  - Clock Face area  --  Two small skeins of 50 & 30 Pinkfooted Geese flying NW over Clock Face at 3pm today - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  2 Crossbill south this morning and a Woodcock on slopes near to the beacon - Manchester Birding Forum
 Sun 5th Nov

 - Haydock  --  Big movement of Pink-footed Geese this morning with several large skeins seen flying over at 8-30am totaling over 1000, some heading S/E others heading West. Two Cormorants also spotted flying over - St Helens Blog 

 Sat 4th Nov  - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  5000 Pink-footed Geese, one wearing a neck collar,  1 Barnacle Goose - tweeted St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Hawfinch over going NNE at 07:47 this morning - Manchester Birding Forum
 Thu 2nd Nov  - Haydock -- Several large skiens of P/F Geese seen over Haydock at 7am, followed by four large skeins around 9-30am - St Helens Blog 
 - Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  300+ Pink-footed Geese over around 10.00am plus more heard going over towards dinnertime.
 Wed 1st Nov  - Billinge Hill  --  Hawfinch north at Brownlow, Higher End over the Bonelli's Plantation then over ridge in to St Helens - St Helens Blog 
 - Crank  --  Approx 4000 Pink-Footed Geese feeding at Crank today, near the Red Cat junction - Manchester Birding Forum 
 - Rainford Mosslands  --  3000+ Pink-footed Geese in the fields - tweeted St Helens Blog 
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 Sun 29th Oct  - Penkford Bridge area -- 6 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, Redwing / Reed Bunting noted - St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 adult + 8 juvenile Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Wagon Lane, Sankey Valley  --  3 male + 2 female Bullfinch.
 Fri 27th Oct  - Newton le Willows  --  400+ Pink Footed Geese over Newton at 8.00am moving south east - Manchester Bird Forum
 Sun 22nd Oct  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- 10 Mute Swan,  2 Sparrowhawk,  Redwing and Fieldfare reported,  5 Bullfinch - St Helens Blog 
 Sat 21st Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  2 Peregrine - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston area, private garden  --  male Brambling on feeders - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 20th Oct  - Crank Road / Billinge Hill area  --  62 Meadow Pipit thru,  1 Brambling,  2 Redpoll,  10 Siskin - Manchester Bird Forum
 Thu 19th Oct  - Billinge Hill  --  Hawfinch going south this morning,   4 Brambling,  1500+ Redwing over going south, 1 Firecrest,
 -       ''        ''   -- 
also unseen  Yellow-Browed Warbler heard calling on hill - Manchester Birding Forum + tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Crank Road, Billinge Hill and surrounding area  --   3 Swallow,  75 Redwing,  1 Brambling,  20 Siskin - Manchest Birding Forum
              

         

 

  

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