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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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 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.

     


 
                      August 2014
      
                                      
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 Thu 28th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  10 Tufted Duck,  4 Teal,  1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher.   Colins Blog
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  3 Gadwall,  5 Teal,  16 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher.
 Wed 27th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,  1 Black Tern - Colins photos,  2 Kingfisher.  1 G. S Woodpecker,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -         ''          ''     --  also reported Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat.    Colins Blog and St Helens Blog 
 - Inglenook Farm, Rainford  --  Raven being mobbed by Swallows,  4 Yellow Wagtail.  - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Curlew over calling at 11.45am. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  3 Buzzard,  15+ Swallows over top field,  1 Willow Tit. 
 Tue 26th Aug  - Billinge Hill area  --  family of Grey Partridge,  1 Tree Pipit heard,  1 female Redstart,  1 Spotted Flycatcher
  -      ''        ''     ''    --  Willow Tit, Blackcap, Chiifchaff and Whitethroat and Willow Warbler also seen.   - St Helens Blog
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,  130 Coot,  8 Tufted Duck,  10 Sand Martin. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  4 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant,  3 Gadwall. 
 - Lyme and Wood CP, Haydock  --  1 Kestrel hovering fields opposite,  1 Buzzard seen from Clarence St over towards CP.
 Sun 24th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  -- 130 Coot, 1 Goosander,  2 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Spotted Flycatcher,  1 Chiffchaff. - Colins Blog 
 - Old Coach Road  --  At least four yellow wagtails still in fields near Brown Birch Farm, Clare's Moss.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Little Grebe,  10 Canada Geese,  3 Cormorant,  4 Teal,  1 Buzzard nearby.
 Sat 23rd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Little Grebe,  4 Cormorant,  4 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  1 Swallow thru.
 Fri 22nd Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  130 Coot,  15 Tufted Duck,  50 Swallow.  Colins Blog 
 - Newton le Willows area --  2 Swifts over plus couple of Swallows,  plenty of House Martins still going to nest.
 Thu 21st Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  2 Little Grebe,  2 Cormorant,  3 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  2 Canada Geese,  
 -       ''         ''        ''     --   1 Green Sandpiper. 
 Wed 20th Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Swifts and 1 Sand Martin thru.   - Tweeted on St Helens Blog  
 Tue 19th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorant,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 18th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans, 1 Cormorant on the mud,  3 Little Grebe,  2 Gadwall,  25 Canada Geese, 
 -       ''         ''        ''      --  1 Green Sandpiper,   2 Kingfisher. 
 Sun 17th Aug  - Eccleston Mere -- 4 Mute Swans, 121 Coot1 Common Tern,  50 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher. Colins Blog
 Sat 16th Aug  - Eccleston Mere - 1ad+5juv Mute Swan,3ad+8juv G.C Grebe,110 Coot, 50 Swallows,1 Common Sandpiper,1 Kingfisher.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,  2 Swifts over,  4+ Jay. 
 Fri 15th Aug  - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of pylon + 1 flyover,  1 Kestrel,  8 Swallows over. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  5 Lapwings  around the edges of a small pool of water. 
 - Billinge area  --  2 Ravens over.
 Thu 14th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  1 Little Grebe,  27 Canada Geese,  2 Teal.  
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  2 Cormorant on top of electricity pylon. 
 Wed 13th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  6 Teal,  1 Common Sandpiper,  2 Green Sandpiper.   - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge area  --  1 possible Oystercatcher over - heard calling during the night,  Tawny Owl heard calling - St Helens Blog
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swans,   1 Gadwall,  2 ad + 5 Juv G.C Grebe,  50 Coot,  1 Kingfisher.   Colins Blog
 Tue 12th Aug  - Nine Arches, NLW  --  1 Cormorant - flyover,  15+ Swallows,  2 Raven over. 
 Mon 11th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  5 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  15 Canada Geese,  2 Green Sandpiper, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail.  St Helens Blog + my sightings. 
 - Nine Arches, NLW  --  15 Swallows,  7 Swifts and 1 possible Sand Martin. 
 Sun 10th Aug  - Eccleston Mere   --  7 Mute Swan,  119 Coot,  2 Great Crested Grebe familes with 5 & 2 chicks,  1 Common Tern, 
 -          ''         ''      --  50 Swallows,  1 Kingfisher.    Colins Blog
 Fri 8th Aug  - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of electricity pylon,  1 poss Peregrine on next pylon.
 Thu 7th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Gadwall,  12 Canada Geese,  2 Green Sandpiper, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Grey Wagtail,  2 Swallows thru.  
 - Pennington Lane going into Earlestown  --  1 Cormorant on top of electricity pylon,  1 Buzzard sat on top next pylon.
 Mon 4th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Tufted Duck,  16 Canada Geese,  2 Buzzards.  
 Sun 3rd Aug  - Billinge & surrounding area's  --  2 Kestrel,  2 Little Owl,  35 Mistle Thrush in a single flock,  8 Yellowhammer. 
 - Catchdale Moss, Dog Barn Event --  1 Kestrel,  14 Swifts thru,  2 Swallows.
 Sat 2nd Aug  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Cormorant over,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Fri 1st Aug  - Eccleston Mere  --   family group of 12 G.C Grebe,  60 Canada Geese,  1 ad + 6 cygnets Mute Swans, 105 Coot. 
        

         



 

 

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