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female Black Redstart
female
Black Redstart

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 
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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 Bird News from 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 --  birdwatchinginsthelens@blueyonder.co.uk  Please could you also forward all your

 bird sightings to Colin Davies at the St Helens Wildlife Recording Group, email --  coldavies2@hotmail.co.uk 

 who will co-ordinate and summarise all the bird records from St Helens and then forward them to the local county recorder.  

Click  here  for a full list of Archives to previous months sightings.

       



                May 2015
      
                                      
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 Sat 23rd May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  -- 1 Cormorant on brook + 3 more over,  1 Buzzard,  3 Lapwing,  Swallow & Swift thru.
 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  1 Buzzard,  12+ Lapwing,  1 Wheatear,  3 Swallow,  5 Yellowhammer.  
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Common Tern,  3 Swallow.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  7 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan and a brood of 5 Canada Geese.  - St Helens Blog 
 Fri 22nd May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron,  4 Cormorant over,  2 Lapwing. 
 Thu 21st May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Grey Heron,  13 G.C Grebe,  1 Cormorant,  3 Common Tern,  25+ Swift,  25+ Swallow,  2 House Martin.
 Tue 19th May  - Cambourne Pond, Blackbrook, Sankey Valley  --  1 Hobby over. 
 Sun 17th May  - Dairy Farm Rd / Old Coach Rd area  --  2 Shelduck,  4+ Oystercatcher,  11 Wheatear,  1 Goldcrest, 6 Stock Dove, 
 -     ''        ''              ''      ''     --  3 Common Whitethroat,  4 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Willow Warbler,  4 Linnet. - St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  11 Canada Geese,  8 Gadwall.  
 - Newton Park Drive, NLW  --  Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler heard,  3 Swift over,  1 male Linnet.
 Sat 16th May  - Haydock island, East Lancs  --  late report of a possible sighting of a Red Kite over M6. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 15th May  - Florida Farm, Haydock, East Lancs  --  1 Peregrine reported gaining height also 1 Blackcap around the farm area. 
 Thu 14th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Grey Heron on brook,  1 Comorant over,  1 Buzzard,  2 Lapwing,  10 Swift
 Wed 13th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   2 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing,  2 Swift
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  6 Common Tern.   - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 11th May  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  Treecreeper,  Corn Bunting,  Yellowhammer all reported. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Coach Road, Rainford  --  Grey Partridge,  Red-legged Partridge, Yellowhammer.   - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  3 Wheatear also Hobby reported over Rainford at 6.10pm. 
 - Sandy Lane, Bold  --  1 Yellow Wagtail.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 8th May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard over. 
 Thu 7th May  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley -- 1 Grey Heron on Sankey Brook,  4 Lapwing,  4 Swallow,  1 Nuthatch,  3 Reed Warbler.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  10 Great Crested Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  3 Common Tern,  3 Swallow thru.
 Tue 5th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  11 Gadwall. 
 Mon 4th May

 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  -- 1 Raven,  4 Yellow Wagtail and probable female Whinchat. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  10+ Yellowhammers in fields behind farm.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Fri 1st May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  4 Common Tern,  lots of Sand Martin.    - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - GreenAcres WB, Rainford -- Buzzard,  Kestrel,  Nuthatch, Chiffchaff  Blackcap, Tree Sparrow - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
              

            



 

 

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