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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   

Click  here  for a full list of Archives to previous months sightings.

       



                      January / February 2016
      
                                      
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 Fri 5th Feb  - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley & Brook  --  3 Buzzard over,  8 Teal on the brook,  1 Kingfisher - St Helens Blog
 Thu 4th Feb  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Shelduck,  1 juv Mute Swan,  18 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  8 Canada Geese. 
 - Clipsley Lane, Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk in garden taking a Blackbird.
 Wed 3rd Feb  - Houghtons lane, Eccleston  --  female merlin hunting in fields - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Tue 2nd Feb  
 Mon 1st Feb  - Sankey Brook, Haydock  --  10 Teal,  2 Goosanders - with4 Goosanders being reported later. 
 - Hey Lock, Sankey Canal, NLW  --   2 Goosanders. 
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 Sun 31st Jan  - Sankey Valley Rangers Bird Walk highlights, from Blackbrook VC to Carr Mill and surrounds  --  5 Grey Heron,  3 Cormorant,
 -      ''            ''          ''          ''       ''   --  1 Gadwall,  2 Goosander over,  2 Mute Swan,  1 Kingfisher,  6 Stock Dove,  7 Skylark,  
 -      ''            ''          ''          ''       ''   --  2 Willow Tit,  total of 6 Nuthatch,  total of 4 Treecreeper,  4 Goldcrest,  2 Grey Wagtail.
 Sat 30th Jan  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Cormorant.  1 Kingfisher,  1 Grey Wagtail,  1 Willow Tit - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 Thu 28th Jan  - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 4 Shelduck,  1 juv Mute Swan,  1 Little Grebe,  8 Gadwall,  30 Teal,  14 Tufted Duck,  10 Canada Geese. 
 - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 Canada Geese,  3 Grey Heron,  4 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Coal Tit back of the boat house.
 Wed 27th Jan  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane, Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit on the feeders.
 Tue 26th Jan  - Sankey Valley, Newton to Haydock -- 1 Goosander,  30+ Teal, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Jay - Manchester Forum 
 - Sherdley Park  --  email sighting received - 1 Kingfisher seen.
 Sun 24th Jan  - Taylor Park and surrounds  --   total 4 adults + 11 Juv Mute Swan,  2 G.C Grebe, 1 Grey Heron,  1 Cormorant,  13 Tufted Duck, 
  -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --   21 Canada Geese,  1 female Pochard, 1 male Gadwall,  1 Kingfisher,  up to 3 Nuthatch heard, 
  -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --   1 Buzzard over,  1 Coal Tit heard,  3 Siskin around, 
 - Windle Moss from A580 East Lancs / Windle Island traffic lights -- seen from car  250 Pink-footed Geese flying around.
 Sat 23rd Jan  - Taylor Park and surrounds  --  2 ad+6 juv Mute Swan, 5 G.C Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 7 Canada Geese,
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --  6 Cormorants over, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, upto 3 Nuthatch around, 1 G.S Woodpecker,
 -      ''       ''      ''         ''          --  1 Coal Tit, 1 Lesser Redpoll at Moxon Street entrance,  6 Siskin in alders at playground.
 - Dairy Farm Road, Rainford -- around a total of 1000 Pink-footed Geese flying around and approx 130 landed in left side field.
 - Mossborough Hall, Rainford  --  Lesser Redpoll and a Tawny owl being mobbed by Buzzards - tweeted on St Helens Blog
 - Rainford bypass -- lots of small skeins of Pink-footed geese constantly flying over, coming from the Billinge area.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  -- 5 Shelduck all on the lake, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck.
 - Haydock Racecourse to the A580 by Lady Hill Plantation  -- 7 Buzzards around in total.
              

            



 

 

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