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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 full list of Archives to previous months sightings.

 

     


 
                    April 2014
      
                                      
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 Thu 17th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Grey Heron, G.C Grebe,   2 Mandarin Duck,  4 Gadwall,  4 House Martin,  40 Sand Martin,  
 -        ''           ''     --  100 Swallows,  5 Blackcap,  5 Willow Warbler,  4 Chiffchaff,  
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling,  
 -        ''           ''     --  Reed Bunting also reported.     combined sightings from Colins Blog  and  St Helens Blog 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  5 Canada Geese,  4 Tufted Duck. 
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  2 Greylag Geese present early morning.
 Wed 16th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Mute Swan,  2 Swallow,  4 Blackcap,  5 Willow Warbler,  3 Chiffchaff.   Colins Blog
 - Havannah Flash, S/Valley -- 1 Heron, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow.  Reeds fire damage photo 
 Tue 15th Apr  - Mill Brow, Sutton Leach  --  1 Common Sandpiper at 5.50pm today at the small lake, SJ5292.   St Helens Blog  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  2 Gadwall, 10 Teal,  1 Swallow. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock -- 3 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk.
 Mon 14th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swans,  9 Canada Geese,  3 Gadwall,  3 Teal,  7 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Buzzard,  1 Kestrel,  1 Grey Wagtail,  6 poss 8 Swallows thru, 
 -     ''       ''             ''          ''         ''     --  1 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler.
 Sun 13th Apr

 - Billinge Hill & Surrounds  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  2 Raven,  1 Jay,  2 Grey Partridge,  5 Swallow,  1 Nuthatch, 
 -       ''        ''             ''          --  1 Treecreeper,  2 Goldcrest,  3 Willow Warbler,  3 Blackcap. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting  on the bird table.

 Sat 12th Apr  - Old Coach Road, Rainford  --  Flock of 70+ landed in a field to the near the railway bridge.    St Helens Blog 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 male Reed Bunting  on the bird table.  
 - St Helens A570 Linkway Retail Park Ponds  --  2 Greylag Geese with the Canada Geese. 
 Fri 11th Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  40 Sand Martin,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Blackcap,  3 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Nuthatch.  Manchester Forum.+ email
 - Newton le Willows -- 1 Swallow over the canal.  (Tweet on St Helens Blog). 
 Thu 10th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese,  4 Teal,  3 Gadwall,  6 Tufted Duck. 
 - Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Kestrel,  2 Jay. 
 Wed 9th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --  20 Swallows,  20 Sand Martin,  1 Raven,  1 Blackcap. 
 - Penkford Flash, NLW  --  1 Green Sandpiper

 Tue 8th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  No sign of yesterdays RND,  2 Mute Swan,  2 Shelduck,  6 Canada Geese,  3 Teal,  2 Gadwall, 
 -       ''         ''       ''      --  6 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher,  1 Redshank reported flushed from the mudflats early morning. 
 - Newton Lake boundry to Rob Lane  -- 1 Sparrowhawk,  1 Buzzard,  1 Nuthatch,  2 Goldcrest,  1 Lesser Redpoll, 
 -        ''        ''          ''             ''      '' --  1 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap.  St Helens Blog + Birders sightings.
 - Recreation Street, Fingerpost  --  1 Sparrowhawk over. 
 Mon 7th Apr  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  ***  Mega News  ***  male Ring-necked Duck,  present till 7.30pm.   photo's  1   2   3    4   5
 -        ''        ''        ''    --  also present --  3 Mute Swans,  7 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,  3 Teal,  6 Tufted Duck.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  1 Mute Swan,  2 Gadwall, 10 Teal. 
 Sun 6th Apr

 - Windle, Moss Lane -- 1 Swallow,  4 Stock Dove, 5 Linnet, 10 Skylark, 3 Corn Bunting, 30 Yellowhammer. St Helens Blog 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Swallow,  2 Sand Martin,  1 Willow Warbler,  2 Blackcap.    Colins Blog

 Sat 5th Apr  - Stanley Bank Way Bypass, Haydock  --  1 Buzzard  seen low overhead while driving up the bypass.
 Fri 4th Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --  12 Tufted Duck,  8 Sand Martin,  4 Chiffchaff.  
 - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  15 Teal. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --   1 Coal Tit on feeders.

 Thu 3rd Apr

 - Eccleston Mere  --   3 Mute Swan,  3 Gadwall,  4 Sand Martin,  2 Blackcap,  4 Chiffchaff,  5 Reed Bunting.  
 - Newton Lake, NLW -- 3 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 1 Heron,  1 Shelduck,  2 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --   1 Grey Heron,  3 Buzzard,  3 Kingfisher. 

 Wed 2nd Apr  - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Gadwall,  20 Sand Martin,  1 Blackcap.
 - Billinge  --  1 Little Owl. 
 Tue 1st Apr  - Penkford Flash, NLW (viewed from the bridge)  --  17 Teal,  2 L.B.B Gull,  1 Green Sandpiper. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  2 Shoveler,  7 Teal,  2 Oystercatcher,  1 Kingfisher,  1 Chiffchaff. 
 - Sefton Street, NLW  --  1 Chiffchaff.
 - Avondale Road, Haydock  --  1 Chiffchaff.   
         

          



 

 

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