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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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Ducks

Grebes

 

Herons

 

Waders

 


Terns

 

Gulls

 

Birds of Prey
Corvids

Passerines

Garden Birds

 

Finches
Buntings

 

 Red-crested Pochard, male
Red-crested Pochard
 

Eccleston Mere
13th February 2017

© Colin Davies

male Scaup
Scaup, male
Eccleston Mere
14th March 2017

© Damian Young

Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull
Lyme Wood Tip
15th February 2017
 

© Colin Davies

 .  . Brambling, male
Brambling, male
Eccleston, private garden
© Damian Pendlebury
Brambling
Brambling
© Peter Critchley
Pintail, eclipse male
Pintail, eclipse male
Newton Lake, NLW
21st July 2015

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adult Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull
Lyme Wood Tip
15th February 2017
© Colin Davies

Red Kite
Red Kite
Billinge Hill
19th September 2015
© John Payne
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Sankey Valley

© Steve Bond

White Wagtail
White Wagtail
Carr Mill Arches
© Derek Williams

female Blackcap
Blackcap female
private garden
Sheri Drive, NLW
© Neville Bond

eclipse male Pintail
Pintail, eclipse male
Newton Lake, NLW
9th July 2015

Night Heron
Night Heron
Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams

Peregrine
Peregrine male
on roof top opposite
my house
14th July 2015
Reed Warbler
 Reed Warbler 
Sankey Canal 

Pocket Nook

Willow Tit
Willow Tit

my back garden

Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
male
eclipse male Pintail
Pintail, eclipse male
Newton Lake, NLW
9th July 2015
Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Howard's Lane

© Chris Derri

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Peregrine
Peregrine male
on roof top opposite
my house
14th July 2015

female Black Redstart
Black Redstart, female
Brookfield St
Earlestown,  NLW

Coal Tit
Coal Tit

my back garden

Reed Bunting, female
female Reed Bunting

my back garden

Common Scoter
Common Scoter male
Carr Mill Dam
19th March 2015

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Howard's Lane

© Chris Derri

 American Black Tern
American Black Tern

Eccleston Mere
31st August 2012

© Colin Davies

Peregrine
Peregrine male
 
on roof top opposite
my house
14th July 2015
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart, female
Brookfield St
Earlestown,  NLW

17th February 2015

male Blackcap
Blackcap, male
Eccleston Mere
© Damian Pendlebury 

male Bullfinch
male Bullfinch
Wagon Lane,
Sankey Valley

Common Scoter
Common Scoter  male
Carr Mill Dam
19th March 2015

Grey Heron
Grey Heron
Linkway
Retail Park Ponds

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern
Eccleston Mere


Sparrowhawk, male
male Sparrowhawk
my back garden

female Black Redstart
Black Redstart, female

Brookfield St
Earlestown,  NLW

Redpoll
Redpoll
 

Wagon Lane, 
Sankey Valley

female Bullfinch
Bullfinch female
Wagon Lane,
Sankey Valley

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
© Steve Bond

Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches, Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern 

Eccleston Mere
31st August 2012

© Colin Davies

Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard
in field behind
Newton Lake

female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
,
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown,  NLW
17th February 2015

Redpoll

Redpoll

Wagon Lane, Haydock

Sankey Valley

Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting male

Wagon Lane
Sankey Valley

 Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Bittern at Carr Mill
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling

Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Damian Pendlebury 

Peregrine
Peregrine
 over Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

Fieldfare

Fieldfare

Robin
 Robin 

Wagon Lane, Haydock
Sankey Valley

Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting
male

Ring-necked Duck  
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
© Dave Owen

Bittern at Carr Mill
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling

 

American Black Tern
American Black Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

  Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
male

my back garden

Ring Ouzel
 Ring Ouzel 

Billinge Hill

Blue Tit

Blue Tit

Chaffinch

Chaffinch male

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Bittern at Carr Mill
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling

Juv Arctic Tern

Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere 

Sparrowhawk

 Sparrowhawk
my back garden


Spotted Flycatcher
 Spotted Flycatcher 

Wagon Lane,

Sankey Valley

Robin
Robin 

Wagon Lane

Haydock

Sankey Valley

Goldfinch x Canary

Goldfinch / Canary
Moss Bank

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

female Goosander
Goosander
female
Linkway

Retail Park Ponds 

 

Arctic Tern
 Arctic Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

female Sparrowhawk
female Sparrowhawk
my back garden
Ring Ouzel
Ring Ouzel
Billinge Hill
 © Paul Brady
Robin
 Robin 

Wagon Lane
Haydock, Sankey Valley

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer,

Carr Mill

© Paul Brady

male Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Linkway Retail
Park Ponds

male & female Goosander
Goosander, male/female
Arches at Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

Common or Arctic Tern ?
 Common Tern or
Arctic Tern ?
Carr Mill Dam
© Gail Gannon 

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
female
 my back garden

Tree Pipit
 Tree Pipit 

Billinge Hill
25th August 2011

© Colin Davies

Robin
 Robin 

Wagon Lane

Haydock, S/Valley

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

feamle Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Linkway Retail 

Park Ponds

Great Crested Grebes
Great Crested
Grebes
Carr Mill Dam

male Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk male
 my back garden
Wheatear
Wheatear 

Billinge Hill

Starling
Starling
my back garden
Nuthatch
Nuthatch

Stanley Bank

Sankey Valley

female Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
female

Linkway Retail
Park Ponds

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Carr Mill Dam

© Derek Williams

Common tern 
Common Tern
Carr Mill Dam 
female Sparrowhawk
female Sparrowhawk
my back garden
Whinchat

Whinchat, female

Carr Mill Dam fields

© Paul Brady

Starlling

Starling

my back garden

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Stanley Bank

Sankey Valley

Barnacle Geese
Barnacle Geese
Carr MIll Dam
© Derek Williams

Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Penkford Flash
from
 Penkford bridge

. male Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk male
my back garden

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Starling

Starling

my back garden

Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Carr Mill Dam
© Robbob
Cackling Goose

Cackling Goose
presumed escaped

Carr Mill Dam 

© Colin Davies

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

 . male Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk male 

my back garden

Waxwing
Waxwing 

Napier Close,Town Centre

© Paul Brady


  Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon

Wagon Lane, Haydock Sankey Valley

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail 

Newton Lake

Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose
presumed escaped
Carr Mill Dam

Little Grebe

Little Grebe

 . male Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk male
 my back garden

Brambling
Brambling
Ansdell Drive
© Damian Pendlebury 

Wood Pigeon
 Wood Pigeon
Havannah Flash

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Carr Mill Dam

Cackling Goose

 Cackling Goose

presumed escaped
Carr Mill Dam

4 Little Ringed Plovers
4 Little Ringed Plovers
Newton Lake, NLW

 

Kestrel

 Kestrel

Carr Mill Dam

© Paul Brady

Brambling
Brambling
© Peter Critchley
Collared Dove
Collared Dove 

my back garden

Nuthatch
Nuthatch 

Taylor Park

© Chris Derri

Cackling Goose 

Cackling Goose
presumed escaped
Eccleston Mere
© Colin Davies 

 Dunlin
Dunlin
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

 Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull

Harris Hawk
Harris Hawk 

Newton Lake

Great Spotted Woodpecker 
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Carr Mill Dam

Willow Tit
Willow Tit
Carr Mill Dam
© Robbo

male House Sparrow
House Sparrow
 male 
my back garden

Shovelers
Shoveler
male & female
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

Dunlin
Dunlin
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

 Common Gull

Common Gull

Newton Lake, NLW

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Carr Mill Dam

Great Spotted Woodpecker
 Great Spotted Woodpecker 

S/Valley Visitor Centre

Starlings 

Starlings bath time

my back garden

female House Sparrow
House Sparrow 
female
my back garden

Pink footed Geese
Pink-footed Geese
Old Coach Road

10 Common Sandpipers
10 Common Sandpipers
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

 Common Tern
 Common Tern 

Carr Mill Dam

© Derek Williams

Hobby
Hobby 

Carr Mill Dam

© Derek Williams

Fieldfare 
Fieldfare
in fields Carr Mill Dam

© Derek Williams

Willow Tit

Willow Tit

Wagon Lane, Haydock Sankey Valley

Robin
Robin

Wagon Lane, Haydock
Sankey Valley

Shelduck

Shelduck

 Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Newton Lake, NLW

Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull

Adult Summer
Newton Lake, NLW

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
garden Esthwaite Avenue
Carr Mill  © Pat Jones

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
© Damian Pendlebury
Song Thrush

Song Thrush

Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley

Siskin
Siskin
Eccleston Mere

Teal
Teal
male

Water Rail
Water Rail
Eccleston Mere

© Chris Derri

 Leucistic BH Gull
Leucistic
Black-headed Gull

Newton Lake, NLW

Sparrowhawk
male Sparrowhawk

my back garden


Barn Owl
Barn Owl
© Simon Skidmore
Waxwings
Waxwings
Andover Road
Haydock
Siskin
Siskin
© Damian Pendlebury

Gadwall, Newton Lake, NLW
Gadwall
Newton Lake, NLW

Water Rail
Water Rail
Eccleston Mere
© Damian Pendlebury 

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
my back garden

 Jay

Jay

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Eccleston Mere

© Damian Pendlebury

Waxwing
Waxwing
Rivington Road
Siskin
Siskin
© Damian Pendlebury

Gadwall
Gadwall
Newton Lake, NLW

Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Eccleston Mere

© Damian Pendlebury

Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge
Windle Moss Farm
© Damian Pendlebury

Merlin
Merlin
Moss Lane
© Damian Pendlebury 

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Eccleston Mere

© Damian Pendlebury

Waxwings
Waxwings
 Rivington Road
Reed Warbler
Reed Warbler
Sankey Valley
Haydock

Male & Female Mandarin Ducks
2m - 2f Mandarins
Linkway Retail
Park Ponds

3 Little Ringed Plovers

3 Little Ringed Plovers
Newton Lake, NLW

Red-legged Partridge
 Red-legged Partridge 

Dairy Farm Road

Merlin
Merlin
Moss Lane
© Damian Pendlebury

male Pied Flycatcher
male Pied Flycatcher
Taylor Park
© Derek Williams
Waxwings Haydock
Waxwings
Clipsley Lane, Haydock
© Steve Bond

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Nuthatch
Cooper Lane, Haydock
© Steve Bond

female Mallard
Mallard 

Sankey Valley

2 of 4 LR PLovers
Little Ringed Plovers
2 of 4

Newton Lake, NLW

Red-legged Partridge

Red-legged Partridge

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
 garden Esthwaite Avenue
Carr Mill  © Pat Jones

male Pied Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher, male
Taylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock

Yellowhammer
 Yellowhammer
© Paul Brady

Mallards
Mallards
Havannah Ponds
Sankey Valley

Golden Pheasant
Golden Pheasant

presumed escaped 
private garden

Peet Ave, Eccleston

Red-legged Partridge
Red-legged Partridge
© Dami
an Pendlebury 

Common Buzzard 
Common Buzzard

male Pied Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
male
Taylor Park
 female Blackcap
Blackcap
Over wintering
female

© Derek Williams

 Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler
© Paul Brady


 

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