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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.

       



                June 2015
      
                                      
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 Sat 27th June  - Carr Mill Dam  --  12 G.C Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 female Tufted Duck + 3 chicks,  7 Common Tern,  4 Swift,  1 Swallow. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  12 Canada Geese,  7 Gadwall,  1 Swift over. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Buzzard over high up,  4 Swifts over. 
 Thu 25th June  - Billinge Hill  --  11 Crossbills reported heard going over this morning.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Wed 24th June  - Carr Mill Dam  --  7 possibly 9 Common Tern. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  at least 3 fledge Reed Warblers, despite the kids setting fire to the reeds AGAIN !!!
 Tue 23rd June  - Sankey Valley, Newton to Haydock  --  1 Grey Heron,  2 Stock Dove,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Blackcap,  1 Sedge Warbler,  
 -       ''         ''            ''                 ''       --  Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs reported, 1 Garden Warbler,  3 Reed Warbler,  
 -       ''         ''            ''                 ''       --  4+ Yellowhammer,  4 Reed Bunting.  -  Manchester Birding Forum 
 Mon 22nd June  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  4 Curlew in fields also Barn owl reported around. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Road, Billinge (B5207)  --  3 Oystercatcher over. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 19th June  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  7 ad + 5 juv Canada Geese,  16+ Gadwall.
 Thu 18th June  - Sankey Brook, Haydock to Blackbrook  --  2 Kingfisher.
 Wed 17th June  - Billinge area  --  sad to report the dead carcass of the Quail, photo - St Helens Blog - also Confirmed there was 2 around.
 - Billinge area  --  1 Common Tern over near the horse paddocks.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  24 Gadwall  also brood of fledged Nuthatch by the lake.    - St Helens Blog    
 Tue 16th June  - Billinge area  --  1 Quail  at least one calling in the wheat field off Sefton Fold Drive, Billinge.  - St Helens Blog    
 - Billinge area  --  1 Curlew reported going over. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  44 Canada Geese. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 15th June  - Eccleston Mere --  2 Mute Swan,  2 ad+2 juv G.C Grebe, 64 ad+25 juv Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck,  2 Swift,  2 Swallow.
 Fri 12th June  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  3 Buzzard over towards Sankey Valley,  7 Swifts over,  1 Coal Tit at the feeders.
 Wed 10th June  - Ansdell Drive, nr Eccleston Mere   --  1 Oystercatcher over heading in direction of Eccleston Mere.
 Mon 8th June  - Bertram Street Allotments, NLW  --  1 Common Whitethroat,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Swallow  -  Manchester Birding Forum 
 Sun 7th June  - Dairy Farm Rd / Old Coach Rd area  --  1 Oystercatcher,  2 Curlew thru, 1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  4 Stock Dove,     
 -     ''        ''         ''  ''       ''              ''     --  3 Common Whitethroat,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  2 Tree Sparrow.    - St Helens Blog    
 Fri 5th June  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Shelduck,  9 Gadwall,  1 singing Goldcrest.  - St Helens Blog    
 - Havannah Flash, S/ Valley -- 1 Cormorant (+2 fly overs), 20 Canada Geese over, 1 Grey Heron,  8 Lapwing off Cooper Lane.
 Thu 4th June  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 adult + 2 juvenile G.C Grebe,  18 adult + 29 juvenile Canada Geese,  female Mandarin Duck + 2 young,
 -        ''           ''     --  4 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Kestrel,  9 Swift,  2 House Martin,   1 male Bullfinch. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 Mute Swan,  4 Gadwall,  10 adult + 5 juvenile Canada Geese. 
 - Billinge area   --  possible id on call only of a Little Ringerd Plover going over at night time.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  Common Tern,  Willow Warbler,  Reed Bunting all reported.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Wed 3rd June  - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  Grey Partridge.   - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Common Tern,  2 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,   2 Reed Bunting reported.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
              

            



 

 

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