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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.

       



                 July 2015
      
                                      
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 Thu 30th July  - Newton Lake, NLW --  14 Canada Geese,  1 eclipse male Pintail on mud flat half way up on the lake.
 Mon 27th July  - Newton Lake, NLW --  1 Little Grebe,  1 eclipse male Pintail, 14 Canada Geese,  1 Green Sandpiper,  2 Kingfisher.
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  12 G.C Grebe,  4 Common Tern,  12+ Swallow,  3 Sand Martin. 
 Thu 23rd July  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Mandarin Duck - photo tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 21st July  - Newton Lake, NLW --  2 Little Grebe, 13 Canada Geese,  1 eclipse male Pintail by overhanging trees in right corner - photo 
 - Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  55 Canada Geese  - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Common Tern. - St Helens Blog  
 Sun 19th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  A report of  2 Pintail - eclipse male plus a female at Newton Lake - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Sat 18th July  - Carr Mill Dam  --  5 Common Tern,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kingfisher,  3 Grey Wagtail  + a butterfly report on  St Helens Blog  
 - Newton Lake, NLW - 1 Little Grebe, 14 Canada Geese, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 eclipse male Pintail by overhanging trees, right corner.
 Fri 17th July  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Sparrowhawk - flyover.
 Thu 16th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 54 Canada Geese, 1 Tufted Duck, 48 Coot,  2 Common Tern,  2 Kingfisher, 
 -        ''           ''     --  9 Swift,  2 Swallow,  5 House Martin,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  1 male Blackcap. 
 - Catchdale Moss Lane  --   1 Buzzard sat on top of telegraph pole.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   1 Common Tern over flash.
 Wed 15th July  - Carr Mill Dam  --  12 Common Tern, 1 Tufted Duck. - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 - Billinge Hill area  --  3 Linnet over.
 Tue 14th July  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock --  1 Peregrine sat on roof of house opposite  --  photos 1 - 2 - 3
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  14 Canada Geese,  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 Sun 12th July

 - Billinge area  --  1 Curlew reported going over this morning - tweeted on St Helens Blog 

 Thu 9th July  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Pintail - reported as a eclipse male.  photos  1  -  2
 Tue 7th July  - Billinge Hill area  --  1 Lesser Redpoll reported going over this morning - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Mon 6th July  - Eccleston Mere  --  4 Mute Swan,  1 female Mandarin Duck,  1 Kingfisher,  lots of Swift and House Martin,  1 Nuthatch,  
 -        ''           ''     --  2 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Treecreeper,  1 Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Whitethroat  - St Helens Blog
 Sun 5th July  - Sankey Canal, NLW  --  a male Swan hit by a **** on a bike causing serve damage to one leg, was put down next day.
 - Carr Mill Dam  -- 10 Common Tern,  3 Common Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Fri 3rd  July  - Billinge Hill area  --  2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel plus Swifts and House Martins present - tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Thu 2nd July  - Billinge Hill  --  Couple more crossbills this morning around the beacon -  Manchester Birding Forum
              

            



 

 

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