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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.

      



                February 2015
      
                                      
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 Thu 26th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Little Grebe,  66+ Teal,  11 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck as per  St Helens Blog 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  3 Goosander on the canal,  1 Kestrel,  4 Bullfinch. 
 Mon23rd Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  morning visit --  66 Teal,  6 Gadwall,  2 Shelduck,  1 Goosander,  as per  St Helens Blog 
 -       ''          ''       ''   -- my visit 4.20pm,  38 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  8 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese,  4 Shelduck,  2 Goosander.
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --   2 Wilow Tit,   2 Reed Bunting,  4 Yellowhammer.  
 Sat 21st Feb   

 - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 female BlackRedstart -  Manchester Birding Forum

 Fri 20th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 female Black Redstart   -- St Helens Blog 
 Thu 19th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 female Black Redstart  Manchester Birding Forum
 Wed 18th Feb  - Brookfield St, near railway station, NLW --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Black Redstart  showing well. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley -- 1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  3 Jay,  2 Wilow Tit, 3 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer.
 Tue 17th Feb  - Brookfield St, NLW --  1 Sparrowhawk circling over, 1 Grey Wagtail,  1 female Black Redstart --  photos 1 - 2  - 3  - 4  - 5 
 - Newton Lake, NLW --  26 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck. 
 Mon 16th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  28 Teal,  2 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck.
 - Lea Green Road, Sutton  --  2 Mute Swans over,  2 Buzzards over.  
 - Brookfield St, NLW  --  1 Buzzard over,  late afternoon (bad lighting) possible small flock of 7 to 8 Linnets flying around,
 -        ''           ''     '' -- No sign this afternoon of female Black Redstart reported this morning per Manchester Birding Forum 
          ''           ''          Update  Black Redstart seen by Colin Davies, write up and photos  on his blog.    Colins Blog
 Sat 14th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Buzzard,   1 Wilow Tit,   2 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer.  
 Fri 13th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  32 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck,  2 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck. 
 Thu 12th Feb  - Coopers Lane, Haydock  --   2 Buzzards in fields at side of Coopers Lane.
 Wed 11th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  --  1 Jay,  2m - 1f  Bullfinch,  2 Wilow Tit,  3 Reed Bunting,  2 Yellowhammer. 
 Sun 8th Feb  - Unconfirmed Report --  private garden inSt Helens --  1 Marsh Tit  as tweeted on St Helens Blog - (suspect Willow Tit).
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Unconfirmed Report --  Brookfield St, NLW --  1 Black Redstart - as reported per Manchester Birding Forum
 Sat 7th Feb  - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley --  1 Kestrel,  1 Buzzard,  2 Jay,  1 Stock Dove,  1 Willow Tit,  2m - 1f Bullfinch,  
 -        ''        ''           ''             ''          ''      --  3 Reed Bunting,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 Fri 6th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Canal  --  1 Goosander. 
 Wed 4th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  66 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck --  81 Teal reported on the St Helens Blog
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander,  1 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  10+ Fieldfare over.  
 Tue 3rd Feb  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 male + 1 female Shoveler at the Arches end of the lake. 
 Mon 2nd Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  68 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  4 Shelduck.    - St Helens Blog 
 Sun 1st Feb  - Howards Lane, Eccleston -- Lots of Fieldfare and Redwing this morning with a starling flock.-- Tweet on St Helens Blog 
                

           



 

 

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