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Rarity Photos
 
 
 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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Taylor Park Site Guide

 This site guide reproduced with permission from the St Helens Wildlife Recording Group 


Location

Taylor Park at SJ 493 947 was presented by deed of gift to St Helens Corporation in 1893 by Samuel Taylor. The area was formerly part of the ancient manorial estate of Eccleston, dating back to approximately 1100. The parks main asset is its lake of 12 acres, which is used by local anglers and by various youth groups as a centre for water sports. There is a large field in its northwestern section which gives extensive views over St Helens, whilst almost all the rest of the park is made up of deciduous woodland and Rhododendron, both of which are actively managed by the St Helens MBC Ranger Service. They are based in the boathouse at the south of the lake and are also responsible for patrolling and monitoring the park.


Access

The main access into the park is at the Grosvenor Road entrance, which is just off Prescot Road. This is also the only access to the sites carpark. There are also 4 other pedestrian access points into the park and numerous, scenic footpaths around it.


Birds

The parks large lake attracts numerous water birds, which include breeding Great Crested Grebe, as well as Tufted Duck, Pochard, Goldeneye and Cormorant in winter. Up to 16 Mute Swans have been present and unusual visitors have included Black-throated Diver, Gadwall, Goosander, Redshank and Arctic Tern. The woodlands contain good numbers of birds and visible migration can be observed from the parks large field on many occasions. In April 2013 a male Pied Flycatcher was present on and off for almost two weeks viewable from the Rangers offices at the old boat house.

For more details contact the St Helens Ranger Service.

 




 

 

 



 

 

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Red-crested Pochard, male
Red-crested Pochard, male
Eccleston Mere
13th February 2017
© Colin Davies
 

Dunlin
Dunlin
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams

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

Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Sankey Valley
© Steve Bond

Redpoll
Redpoll

Wagon Lane 
Sankey Valley

Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Stanley Bank
Sankey Valley

male Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
male
my back garden

Great Spotted Woodpecker
 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Sankey Valley
Visitor Centre
 

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

 Little Grebe
Little Grebe

 

 The Dream HDR computer effect 
The Dream
HDR image


Avocet
Avocet
Marshside NR RSPB

 Dipper
 Dipper 
nr Carmarthen
Wales

Wood Sandpiper
 Wood Sandpiper
Pennington Flash

Shag
Shag
Farne Islands

Med Gull
 Med Gull 
Great Yarmouth Beach

Billinge Hill  

Billinge Hill

Rainford

Nine Arches, NLW
Nine Arches
Newton le Willows
 

Comma Butterfly
Comma Butterfly

Peacock feather
Peacock feather 

 

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