Carr Mill Dam

1 Lesser Whitethroat at 0720 in brambles along the south side of the Goyt inlet; called twice and well seen but elusive.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

Confirmed breeding of Little Grebe: adult and 2 juveniles viewed from the Arches.
Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Rainford

1 Red-legged Partridge; 13 Lapwing; pair Stock Dove; 160+ Starling; 25+ Tree Sparrow.
Derek Evans

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

Confirmed breeding this morning of Great Crested Grebe (one adult with one juvenile) and Little Grebe (2 adults and 2 juveniles). Also 6 Tufted Duck - but best were 2 Shoveler in female-type plumage.
Derek Evans

Today

Merton Bank Open Space: 2 Reed Warbler; 1 Sedge Warbler.
St Helens Canal beside St Helens Chamber: 4 Mandarin in female-type plumage.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

1 Common Sandpiper feeding below the Weir this morning.
Derek Evans

Sandy Lane and Berrington's Lane

Covey of 7 Grey Partridge at Sandy Lane; Little Grebe confirmed breeding on two ponds along Berrington's Lane totaling 3 adults and 3 juveniles.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam area

1 Little Grebe viewed from the Arches; 104 Feral Pigeon fed in stubble fields to north; Tree Sparrow: 10 at Hollin Hey Farm, 2 at Carter's Fold Farm along Garswood Old Road and 20+ scattered along Arch Lane.
Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

5 Common Gull; 4 Tree Sparrow at Hollin Hey Farm and 2 at Startham Hall.

Derek Evans

Carr Mill Dam

28 Great Crested Grebe; 50 Lapwing circling the north end; 2 Common Tern; 2 pairs of displaying Stock Dove; 8 Mistle Thrush flock in stubble; 14 Grey Wagtail (a high count) mainly juveniles at the Weir; one Willow Tit in bracken under oak adjacent to the Goyt inlet.
Derek Evans

Havannah flash

Fox spotted in the fields opposite the flash this morning 7-30am
Pete Kemp

Bug

Found this Sloe sheild bug in my back garden yesterday.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Observed 50+ Swallows feeding on Havannah this morning, some of them were landing very briefly in the reed beds ( catching insects)
SteB.

Buzzard

Three Buzzards spotted soaring overhead at Tesco Haydock, pm.
SteB.

Canada goose

Canada goose spotted on Havannah flash this morning with fishing line wrapped around one of it's legs, why can't the fishermen clear up after themselves? and take their line and rubbish home.
Ste.

Recent sightings

Carr Mill Dam: 2 Common Tern on 6th and 9th June; one calling Tawny Owl at 2215 on 12th June.
Taylor Park Lake on 13th June: 9 Mute Swan; 2 Muscovy Duck; 8 Tufted Duck; confirmed breeding of Coot and Moorhen; confirmed breeding of Grey Wagtail as adult carried food for young.
Derek Evans

Havannah flash

Shellduck on Havannah flash 6-30am this morning.
Plus one Cormorant.
Pete Kemp

Red kite

Red kite spotted over Havannah flash/ Parr area 7am this morning, showed well before making its way towards the Blackbrook area.
Only had my mobile phone with me but any photo is better than none in my books.
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

Walk along the banks of Sankey brook this morning and lost count of how many Banded demoiselles I saw,50+ maybe more, plus other unidentified Damselflies
Pete Kemp.

Havannah flash

7-am, spotted three Shellduck in farmers fields near Havannah flash, these are a first for me in this area.
Pete Kemp.