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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.

     


 
                     September 2014
      
                                      
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 Sat 20th Sept  - Newton Road and Barton Clough, half-way between Garswood and Billinge  --  220 Lapwing & 500 Starling on fields.
 Fri 19th Sept  - Nine Arches, NLW  --  2 Coal Tit,  1 male Blackcap,  1 Chiffchaff,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Jay. 
 Thu 18th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  7 Gadwall,  8 Tufted Duck,  35+ Teal,  1 Canada Goose, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --   1 Green Sandpiper, 
1 Kingfisher  also one Fox seen on the top mud flat.  
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Redwing over at first light.     Manchester Bird Forum   
 Wed 17th Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders. 
 - Billinge Hill  --  1 Great Crested Grebe over.  Manchester Bird Forum
 Mon 15th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  1  Grey Heron,  3 Little Grebe,  7 Gadwall,  7 Tufted Duck,   3 Canada Geese, 
 -        ''        ''        ''     --  25 Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper, 
1 Kingfisher.
 Sat 13th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  17 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Wagon Lane, Haydock, Sankey Valley  -- 15+ Swallows over.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Thu 11th Sept  - Billinge Hill  --  3 Buzzards,  2 Kestrel,  1 Sparrowhawk,  Swallows and House Martins reported, 1 Wheatear,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -       ''        ''    --  also reported Meadow Pipits, Wood Warbler  and Yellowhammers.    Manchester Bird Forum
 - Eccleston Mere  --  6 Mute Swan,  17 Tufted Duck,  140 Coot,  1 Kingfisher,  2 Treecreeper.  Colins Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  30+ Teal,  1 Green Sandpiper.    - Tweeted on St Helens Blog 
 Tue 9th Sept  - Eccleston Mere  --  7 Mute Swan,  3 Gadwall,  140 Coot, 30 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit.  
 Mon 8th Sept  - Eccleston, Gillars Green  --  1+ Whimbrels over Brookhouse Grove, Gillar’s Green at 23:07
 Sun 7th Sept  - Eccleston Mere - 7 Mute Swan, lots Coot/Tufted duck,1 Goldcrest,several juve Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler.St Helens Blog
 Sat 6th Sept  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk sat on fence till disturbed. 
 Thu 4th Sept  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  4 Gadwall,  14 Teal,  8 Tufted Duck, 
 -       ''         ''        ''     --  1 Green Sandpiper,  1 Kingfisher. 
 Mon 1st Sept  - Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss  --  1 Corncrake reported read full report on St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  3 Little Grebe,  8 Teal,  5 Tufted Duck,  3 Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher. 
                 

            



 

 

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