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 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.

      



                      January 2015
      
                                      
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 Sat 24th Jan  - Eccleston Mere -- 2 Mute Swan, 1 Goosander reported, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch.- St Helens Blog
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Coal Tit,  1 Willow Tit,  2m - 1f Bullfinch,  5 Reed Bunting,  3 Yellowhammer. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  14 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  64 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  42 Teal,  1 Grey Heron. 
 Fri 23rd Jan  - Station Road, Haydock  --  1 Woodcock  in the woods behind Station Road Haydock. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Canal  --  20 Teal. 
 Thu 22nd Jan  - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the fat ball feeders.
 Wed 21st Jan  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Canal  --  2 male - 1 female Gooosander.
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My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk on fence briefly this morning.
 Tue 20th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  42+ Great Crested Grebe,  3 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorant,  35 Canada Geese,  1 Buzzard,  15 Redwing,
 -    ''     ''      ''     --   2 Kingfisher,  1 Nuthatch,  1 Willow Tit,  1 Coal Tit. 
 - Lea Green, Sutton  --  Approx 400 Pink-footed Geese  flying over Lea Green Road, 11-15 this morning, heading north.
 Mon 19th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 female Goldeneye, 1 male & female Goosander photo,  1 Little Egret photo, all at the Arches. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Goosanders,  1 Green Sandpiper  east of Nine Arches.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Willow Tit, 1 Coal Tit,  5 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer,  8 Reed Bunting.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on feeders this morning. 
 Sun 18th Jan  - Garswood Old Road, Carr Mill - Late Report - Several Brambling reported in the trees on the edge of Crock Hey Wood.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Buzzard,  1 Jay,  3 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting.
 - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the bird table.
 Sat 17th Jan  - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the bird table.
 Fri 16th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  60 Pink-footed Geese over at 3.50pm going in a north-westly direction.
 Thu 15th Jan  - Sankey Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Kingfisher on the edge of the wildlife pond in front of the centre,
 -       ''           ''         ''             ''           --  1 Treecreeper  + 1 Goldcrest by the Stanley Iron Slitting Mill. 
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds   --  1 Grey Heron,  35 Canada Geese.  
 - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the fat ball feeders and the bird table throughout the day.
 Wed 14th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  50 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  1 female Goosander
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  44+ Great Crested Grebe,  2 Mute Swan,  35 Canada Geese,  1 Cormorant,  3 Grey Heron. 
 - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the bird table.
 Tue 13th Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on feeders this morning.
 - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the feeders.
 Mon 12th Jan  - private garden, Sheri Drive, NLW  1 female Blackcap on the fat ball feedersphoto. - taken thru window.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on feeders this morning.
 Fri 9th Jan  - Billinge area  --  2 Raven heard going over towards Billinge Lump.    --  Tweet on St Helens Blog  
 Thu 8th Jan  - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Partridge,  7 Redwing,  1 male Stonechat,  2 Yellowhammer.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  22 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Tufted Duck,  19 Canada Geeese,  1 Coal Tit.
 Tue 6th Jan  - Rainford  --  1500 Pink-footed Geese over going south.   --  Tweet on St Helens Blog 
 Sun 4th Jan  - Siding Lane, Rainford Loop, Rangers Bird Walk  --  hi-lights were 500 Pink-footed Geese,  4 Snipe,  2 Raven, 
 -       ''        ''           ''           ''           ''          ''        ''     --  at least 3 Stonechats seen,  2 Willow Tit. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  5 Pochard,  2 Kingfisher,  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 male Bullfinch.    - St Helens Blog
 - private garden off Gunning Avenue, Eccleston -  male & female Blackcap on feeders, 1 Grey Wagtail.- St Helens Blog
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  10 Fieldfare,  20 Redwing,  2 Raven also small flock of Redpolls around. --  Tweet on St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk - sat on back fence for about 10 minutes. - photo
 Sat 3rd Jan  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Grey Heron - flyover,  1 male Bullfinch,  6+ Yellowhammer,  6+ Reed Bunting.
                

           



 

 

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