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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.

       



                    August 2015
      
                                      
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 Thu 27th Aug  - Billinge Hill area - 3 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Raven.- tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  Green Sandpiper.  - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Wed 26th Aug  - Garswood Old Road towards Billinge  --  Willow Tit and Yellowhammer reported. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 25th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW - 2 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper.St Helens Blog/Manchester Forum
 - Lyme & Woods Pit Country Park, Haydock  --  1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard over,  1 Sparrowhawk,  350+ LB.B Gulls,
 -     ''            ''        ''       ''         ''          ''         --  4 G.B.B Gull,  approx 80 Linnet. -  St Helens Blog & Manchester Bird Forum
 - Haydock Island  --  18 Mistle Thrush this morning.   -  St Helens Blog & Manchester Bird Forum
 Sun 23rd Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit briefly on the feeders this morning.
 Sat 22nd Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  10 (6ad + 4juv) Little Grebe,  5 Teal,  4 Gadwall,  13 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --  5 Teal,   1 eclipse male Pintail,  2 Buzzard over. 
 Sat 15th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  4 adults + 2 new young chicks Little Grebe,  22 Canada Geese,  1 eclipse male Pintail.  photo 
 Thu 13th Aug  - Billinge Hill  -- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  3 Chiffchaff,  5 Corn Bunting,  70+ Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer.- Manchester Bird Forum
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Mute Swan,  1 Grey Heron,  7 G.C Grebe,  7 Canada Geese,  10 (3m-7f) Tufted Duck,  85 Coot, 
 -         ''          ''     --  1 Common Gull,  1 Kingfisher. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  14 G.C Gebe+2 new young,  1 Sand Martin,  8 Swallows flew over the Lancs to the dam on leaving.
 - Haydock  --  1 Med Gull on Tesco car park. -  Manchester Bird Forum
 Wed 12th Aug  - Clock Face Country Park  --  2 Buzzard,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  20 Swift,  2 Willow Tit,  7 Chiffchaff. -  St Helens Blog
 - Catchdale Moss / Eccleston area  --  1 Little Owl.  
 Mon 10th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  7 Canada Geese.
 Sat 8th Aug  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 1 Buzzard over,  4 Swifts. 
 Fri 7th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  1 male Pintail,  1 Green Sandpiper.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  8 Great Crested Grebe,  2 Common Tern,  6 Swallows thru.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  -- 2 Buzzards over  also upto 8 Swifts around.
 Wed 5th Aug  - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 1 Grey Heron,  2 Cormorant,  2 Little Grebe,  15 Canada Geese,  1 male Pintail  top half of the lake.
 Tue 4th Aug  - Haydock, Clipsley Lane -- -- 1 Cormorant over  /  Grosvenor Road --  12 Swifts.
 Mon 3rd Aug  - Inglenook Farm / Rainford Mosslands  --  1 Raven circling high over  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sat 1st Aug  - Catchdale Moss / Eccleston area  --  1 Little Owl.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  8+ Swifts around,  1 Stock Dove in my garden.
              

            



 

 

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