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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   

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 Sat 23rd April  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  2 Shelduck,  1 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler - St Helens Blog 
 - Sankey valley area, Blackbrook  --  Little Grebe and Reed Warbler reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 Fri 22nd April  - Eccleston Mere  --  Swift reported on BirdGuides, 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Mute Swan,  1 Mandarin Duck,  1 House Martin,  20+ Swallow,  1 Blackcap  -
St Helens Blog 
 Thu 21st April  - Coach Road, Rainford  --  1 Wheatear,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Yellowhammer - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Raven,  2 Grey Partridge,   1 Common Whitethroat -
St Helens Blog
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --  1 Fieldfare  - St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 male Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Tern   - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Grey Heron,  2 Buzzard,  1 Lapwing,  1 Jay,  1 Reed Bunting  -
St Helens Blog
 Wed 20th April  - Eccleston Mere  --  9+ Tufted Duck,  7 Mute Swan,   1 Common Sandpiper,  1 Swallow,  2 Reed Bunting - St Helens Blog
 Tue 19th April - Taylor Park  --  1 Common Sandpiper  also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler reported
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Greylag Goose,  2 Tufted Duck,  2 Common Tern,  1 Common Sandpiper -
St Helens Blog  
 Mon 18th April  - Carr Mill Dam -- 10 G.C Grebe,  4 Common Tern,  50+ Sand Martin,  2 Swallows,  1 House Martin,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Goldcrest.
 Sun 17th April  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  1 Cormorant over,  male/female Tufted Duck,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Swallow over.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  2 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff plus couple more heard,  male/female Bullfinch,   2 Reed Bunting. 
 Fri 15th April

 - Bold Moss  --  Water Rail Sedge Warbler + lots of Reed Buntings reported - tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 - Berringtons Lane, Rainford  --  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Red-legged Partridge,  2 Siskin,  4 Lesser Redpoll -
St Helens Blog  
 - Sandy Lane, Rainford  --  20 Fieldfare -
St Helens Blog

 Thu 14th April  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  7 Teal,  12 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Taylor Park  --  Treecreeper reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 Wed 13th April  - Billinge Hill & surrounding area  --  5 Swallow thru, 1 Sand Martin,  1 Raven over,  1 Ring Ouzel,  2 Fieldfare,  1 Blackcap
 -      ''          '''              ''           ''     --  1 Yellow Wagtail over - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Eccleston Mere  --  4+ G.C Grebe,  2 Pochard,  6+ Tufted Duck,  3 Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler  -
St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Swallow,  1 Reed Bunting -
St Helens Blog 
 Tue 12th April  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Goosander flyover,  20+ Sand Martin,  Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler,  8 Bullfinch - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Garswood area  --  At least 3 wheatear in field,   2 Oystercatcher & Lapwing also present - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog 
 - Burrows Lane ,Catchdale Moss  --  1 Swallow on telegraph wires - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog 
 Mon 10th April   - Moss Lane, Windle  --   4 Oystercatcher,  2 Shelduck,  ,  2 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  10+ Lapwing,  2 Grey Partridge,   4 Stock Dove,
 -     ''       ''         ''        --  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer -
St Helens Blog
 Sat 9th April

 - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Shelduck,  4 Oystercatcher,  10+ Lapwing,  1 Corn Bunting.  
 - Burgy Banks north, Hinckley Road  --  4 male Blackcap -
St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant,  2 Tufted Duck. 
 - Bold Moss  --  2 Water Rail -
1 seen other 1 calling - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Fri 8th April  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  2 Coal Tit.
 Thu 7th April  - Carr Mill surrounds  --   4 Wheatear (3 male, one female) at 11.45 on ploughed land near Otter's Swift Farm - St Helens Blog 
 Wed 6th April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  90 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow,  1 House Martin  - St Helens Blog 
 Tue 5th April  - Moss Lane, Windle  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher,  10+ Lapwing,   4 Corn Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer. 
 Mon 4th April  - Billinge Hill & surrounds  --  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Green Woodpecker,  3 Wheatear,  1 Fieldfare - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Red Barn Lane, Billinge  --  2 Grey Partridge,  20+ Fieldfare2 Corn Bunting - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Inglenook Farm to Dairy Farm Road, Rainford  --  5 Wheatear - possibly more around - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Mute Swan,  11 Teal,  7 Gadwall,  7 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck.  
 - Town Centre  --  female Mallard + 7 ducklings on St Helens Canal nr New Double Locks;  Willow Warbler in song nr Lower Hall Street.
 - Clock Face  --  Chiffchaff heard singing from Red Quarry, Clock Face this afternoon  - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog
 Sun 3rd April  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  1 Osprey over - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash & surrounds, Sankey Valley  --  2 Buzzard,  4 Lapwing,  2 Kingfisher -
St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill & surrounds  --  500+ LBB Gulls over, Raven,  Meadow Pipit and Willow Warbler also reported - tweeted on 
St Helens Blog 
 Fri 1st April  - Carr Mill Dam  --  20 Sand Martin,  3 Swallow - St Helens Blog 
 - Stanley Bank  --  2 Fieldfare nearby -
St Helens Blog
 

 



 

 

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