Moss Lane earlier in the week

I had a walk down Moss Lane on Thursday and saw this very distant bird which looked to be eating something for around 30 mins.

I think it was a peregrine due to it's size and moustachial stripe.

 

 

Also around where this small flock of tree sparrow and a around 16 redwing.

 

 

Also, earlier in the week I had this unwelcome visitor in the garden...

 

 

 

 

Damian P

 

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Havannah flash

Fri 16th Feb.
Canada goose 5.
Mute Swan 2.
Along with a small flock of
L/T/ tits.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Thurs 15th Feb.
Nuthatch 1.
Buzzard 3.
Sparrowhawk 2.
Teal- Sankey brook.
Mute Swan 2.
Cormorant 3.
Coot.
Moorhen.
Mallard.
Wood pigeon 100+
Great tit.
Blue tit.
Jay.
Wren.
Pete Kemp.

Fiddle Pond

2 pm Thurs Feb 15th

100 Lapwings and large flock of Starlings on far bank of "Fiddle Pond" (opposite Fiddle I'th Bag Inn on Alder Lane, between Burtonwood and Winwick). 

Graham Mercer



Havannah flash

Mon 12th Feb.
Kestrel 2.
Buzzard 1.
Also two Buzzards spotted over Tesco Haydock.
Pete Kemp.

My garden, Eccleston

 

This male brambling visited my garden yesterday morning.

 

 

Damian P

Lyme wood pitts

Lyme wood Pitts Vista road Haydock.
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Mallard 2
Rabbit 1
Very quiet and muddy.

Fiddle Pond

2.30 pm, Jan. 25th 2018 - 60 Lapwings seen on far bank of "Fiddle Pond" (opposite Fiddle I'th Bag Inn on Alder Lane, between Burtonwood and Winwick).

Graham Mercer


Cooper lane

Following birds observed while walking along Cooper lane footpath Haydock.
Tree creeper 1
Yellow hammer 1
Bullfinch 2
Nuthatch 2 
Also Goosander seen on Sankey canal along Havannah flash. ( Male).
Pete Kemp.

Eccleston Mere

I've not been out for ages but had a bit of rare spare time today. It was quite depressing walking around the Mere, lots of trees and gorse has been removed since I was last there, presumably to make it more windy for the boats.

 

Willow tit 3

Little Grebe 4

Bullfinch 1 male

Nuthatch 3

Siskin 5

Pochard 1 male

Gadwall 5 male 3 female

Mute Swan 10-15

Harris Hawk 1 (on the arm of a fisherman)

Coot too many to count!

 

Damian P

Havannah flash

Nuthatch 2
Tufted duck 1m 2 f Sankey brook.
Teal 20.Sankey brook.
Kestrel 1.
Grey wagtail 1.
Goldfinch 10.
 Family of Mute swans still on the flash, 2 adult plus ,7 juvenile.

Havannah flash

Two Cormorants over and one Buzzard around Havannah flash this morning.
Pete Kemp.

North Florida, Haydock

Approx 2000 Woodpigeon and at least 13 Skylark on stubble this morning, close to Haydock Lane

Cooper lane

Two large Skeins of geese seen flying overhead this morning as I walked along Cooper lane footpath Haydock, possible Pinks.
Pete Kemp.

Cooper lane

Kestrel observed along Cooper lane footpath Haydock this morning at first light.
Pete Kemp.

Cooper lane

Twenty Fieldfares observed along Cooper lane footpath this morning.
Pete Kemp.

Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Yep
Global warming comes to Rainford

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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:54, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, I've cropped the photo – is that it in the middle? That's a cracking bird to see in your garden!

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:45:13 AM
To: Damian Pendlebury
Subject: Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches

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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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RE: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Hi Mark, you can put the cropped photo on the blog if you like by sending another email to sightings@outlook.com

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:54:38 AM
To: Mark Hounslea
Subject: RE: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 

Hi Mark, I've cropped the photo – is that it in the middle? That's a cracking bird to see in your garden!

 

Cheers, Damian

 

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From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:45:13 AM
To: Damian Pendlebury
Subject: Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches


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On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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Re: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting

Only a really poor I phone pic. Dead centre between the two biggest branches


Sent from my iPad

On 16 Dec 2017, at 11:32, Damian Pendlebury <sightings@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Mark, that's amazing! Could you get a photo?

 

 

Cheers, Damian

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: Mark Hounslea <m.hounslea@sky.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:31:48 AM
To: sightings@outlook.com
Subject: St Helens Birds and Wildlife: Report a Sighting
 
Little Egret just settled into a tree in my garden in Rainford
http://sthelensbirds.blogspot.com/p/report-sig.html


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Little Egret

A Little Egret is on farmland immediately north of Carr Mill Dam alongside the Brook by the blue-green barns, visible from A571

Regards Dave Broome

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Geese

Sun 12th Nov.
Again a big movement of Geese  ( Pinks) over Haydock, several large Skeins totaling over 1000 were seen at 7-30am flying West .
Pete Kemp.

Geese

Big movement of Pinks this morning with several large Skeins seen over Haydock as I passed through at 8_30am totaling over 1000, some heading SE others heading W.
Two Cormorants also spotted flying over.
Pete Kemp.