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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 
male Pied Flycatcher
Taylor 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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Click here for full list of Archives to previous months sightings. --  click here for a list of Waxwing sightings for 2013

 

 Now on line the  St Helens Birds and Wildlife Blog   

 

  

Andy Spottiswood Blog                   The latest news from Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot Reservoirs and others sites.

Blackburn & district birding              All you you want to know about where to bird in and around the Blackburn area. 

Birding North West                         Birding North West is a monthly magazine for birders in the North West Region.

Birding St Helens                         Colin Davies Blog for Birding in St Helens, also with reports from further a field.

Birding in the Lancaster area           A guide to the variety of bird life in area, incl Birding Sites and Lake District .

Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society  The CWOS web site with bird news, newsletters and talks details.

Crosby Birding - Another Place        Blog on birding on the South Sefton Coast.

Cumbria Bird Club                          Cumbria has a range of habitats, large estuaries, sea cliffs, reed beds to mountains.

Dee Estuary Birding                        Describes the best Dee Estuary birdwatching areas with maps and latest bird news.

East Lancashire Ornithologists' Club  Birding in East Lancs, with bird sightings forum.

East Lancashire Birding                   Bill Aspins birding in the East Lancs.

John Dempsey Bird Blog             John Dempsey's bird blog looks at birding in Merseyside,   No longer on-line.

Lancaster Birdwatching                   Birding in the Lancaster district Birdwatching with recent sightings forum, events.

Leigh Ornithological Society            Recording over a large part of South Lancs.

Manchester Birding Forum            A site for all birders in Greater Manchester with pages on latest sightings, Forum.

Martin Mere sightings                     The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) with info on Martin Mere + other WWT sites.

Menzies Blog                                Birders blog covering Marshside and other wanderings all around Merseyside.   

Mersey Birders                              Birding in North West - Merseyside, Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire & North Wales.

Merseyside Ringing Group             Ringers, mostly in the counties of Cheshire, Merseyside and beyond.

Moore Nature Reserve                    Moore Nature Reserve is a 200-acre site in Warrington, north Cheshire.

RSPB Chester Group                     Website of the RSPB Chester Local Group.

RSPB Liverpool Group                    Website of the RSPB Liverpool Local Group.

RSPB Wirral Group                        Website of the RSPB Wirral Local Group.

Sankey Valley Country Park           More detailed maps and info of Sankey Valley.

Through a Glass Darkly                 Birding blog providing sightings & useful info on local sites around Marshside & Southport.

Wildlife of Rochdale                       Rochdale Wildlife Recorder David Winnard web site, with reports, sightings etc.

Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside   The Wildlife Trust web site for the North West area.

Wirral Bird Club                             The peninsula of land between the rivers Dee and Mersey in north west England.

Woolston Eyes Bird Reserve           All about the Woolston Eyes Conservation Group and the reserve.

 

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UK and other Birding Links

 

Bird Forum - Most probably now the biggest world wide birding forum going.

BirdGuides -  The latest sightings of rarities in the UK, also a comprehensive online and mobile reference, a huge photo library and the best products for birdwatchers everywhere.

Birds of Britain - The monthly web magazine for birdwatchers with monthly features, a guide to Britain's bird reserves and clubs. 

Dave Owen Bird Photography  - NEW -  Bird photography from St Helens birder and photographer Dave Owen. 

Fat Birder Web Site – The Fat Birder web site is aiming to link up as many birding enthusiasts world-wide as possible. Based in the UK it carries information and links of particular interest to UK birders.

Focalpoint  -  Optics Retailer, a family run business dedicated to its customers in a highly specialised field, offering a wide range of specialist telescopes, binoculars and accessories and up dated bird news 

Hampshire Wildlife Trust – News and sightings from the Havant area in SE Hampshire selected from Ralph Hollins's comprehensive wildlife notes.

Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society - (LROS) - Aims are to promote the study, conservation and enjoyment of birds and birding in Leicestershire and Rutland.     Take a look at this web site, its brilliant.

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers  - Sightings update from around Nottinghamshire, details on sites to visit, news of events etc.

Nottingham RSPB – Nottingham's RSPB website page.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust – The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is part of a nation wide network of Trusts which work to protect wildlife in town and country.

Rushcliffe Barn Owls - A local site that is dedicated to the awareness of Barn Owls and to conserve and increase the population of Barn Owls in Rushcliffe, Nottingham.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve - Rutland Water is a most important winter wildfowl sanctuary. During the last three summers, young Ospreys have been brought to Rutland Water from Scotland.

The Ogston Bird Club - (formerly the Ogston Hide Group) was formed in 1969 to fill a gap in the Derbyshire bird scene. It is intended to be run as informally as possible whilst still meeting the needs of birdwatchers across the ornithological spectrum.

Tide times for Southport   -   As it says, tide times around the Southport coastline for the next seven days.

Where do you want to go today – Canadian web site, with world wide links, also lists sites all over the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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 Selection
of Photos
from the
Photo Galleries

 

Dunlin
Dunlin
Carr Mill Dam
©Derek Williams

Dunlin
Dunlin
Carr Mill Dam
©Derek Williams

 Little Ringed Plover


Reed Warbler
 

Yellow Wagtail


Sparrowhawk


G.S Woodpecker


Short-eared Owl

Starling


male Bullfinch


Captive Common Buzzard  


Avocet 


Kestrel 


Blue Tit

  Fieldfare