Havannah flash

Goldfinch 20.
Teal 15. Sankey brook
Long tailed tit 20 along Sankey brook.
Mute Swan.
Canada goose.
Coot.
Moorhen.
Buzzard 1 over
Redwing.
Wren.
Goldcrest 1.
Mallard.
Blackbird.
Chaffinch.
Robin.
SB.


Merton Bank Open Space

Redwing 60 and Fieldfare 40 moved east into an easterly breeze between 0730 and 0840. Also: Common Gull, Stock Dove (2 to the east), Woodpigeon (220 also to the east), Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit and Reed Bunting.

Derek Evans

Ranger station Blackbrook- Havannah flash

Full list.
Wren
Chaffinch
Mute Swan
Redwing
Magpie
Wood pigeon
Carrion crow
Jackdaw
Grey wagtail
Kestrel
Buzzard
Coot
Moorhen
Cormorant
Blackbird
Canada goose
Nuthatch
Blue tit
Jay
SB.

Geese

Large amount of  geese ( unidentified )heard flying overhead around 2am.
SB.

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Havannah flash

Carrion crows.
Jackdaws.
Long tailed tit 20.
Nuthatch 1.
Redwings 30.
Cormorant 2.
Great spotted woodpecker 1.
Jay.
Teal 15.on Sankey brook.
SB.

Sankey Valley from Carr Mill Dam to the Visitor Centre (Blackbrook)

Pink-footed Goose 290 over; Redwing 50 west between 0835 and 0925; Fieldfare 80 west between 0820 and 0845; Willow Tit one heard.

Derek Evans

Havannah flash

Three large skeins of Pinks over Havannah this morning, plus lots of Redwings along Hawthorns. 
SB.


Sankey Valley from Carr Mill Dam to the Visitor Centre (Blackbrook)

Pink-footed Goose 190 over; Buzzard; Kingfisher 2; Redwing 5; Blackbirds feeding on haws and perhaps migrating south; Willow Tit one heard only; Treecreeper 4; Bullfinch.

Derek Evans

Grange farm

Grange farm Haydock.
Raven 1 over.
Buzzard 2.
Large amount of Carrion crows and Jackdaws.
SB.

Grange valley

Large flocks of Wood pigeons over this morning, along with the usual Crows and Jackdaws feeding in the fields.
Also one Redwing .
SB.

Deer

A wild deer crossing Islands Brow from North to South Burgeys at 7.15am

Carr mill dam

Great crested grebe 20 plus.
Buzzard 3.
Grey heron 4.
Jay.
Canada goose.
Mute Swan.
Blue tit.
Magpie.
SB.

Havannah flash

Several hundred Pinks over, heading towards Liverpool first light.
Otherwise just the usual on the flash.
SB.

Sankey Valley from Carr Mill Dam to the Visitor Centre (Blackbrook)

Mute Swan 9 (3 adults, 6 juveniles); Pink-footed Goose 420 flew high to east; Great Crested Grebe 2 juvenile on brook beside Visitor Centre; Sparrowhawk; Kingfisher 2; Grey Wagtail 4; Nuthatch 5.

Derek Evans

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

Kingfisher; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Skylark 2 over (rare migrant here); Redwing 3 (feeding on haws with possible migrant Blackbird and Song Thrush); Mistle Thrush (rare here); Reed Bunting 2 (rather scarce nowadays).

Derek Evans

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

Redwing: a total of 119 flew east/south-east into a light easterly breeze in small groups between 0730 and 0835.

Derek Evans

Havannah flash

Kestrel 1.
Buzzard 1.
Large amount of Jackdaws and Carrion crows, feeding on stubble fields.
SB.

Laffak Pond, Chain Lane

Tufted Duck 4; Little Grebe 6; Great Crested Grebe 2; Sparrowhawk; Moorhen 11; Coot 6; Kingfisher; Swallow 3; House Martin 3; Grey Wagtail; Chiffchaff 2; Goldcrest 2; Nuthatch; Treecreeper.

Derek Evans

St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium

Pink-footed Goose 150 flew high to east; Willow Warbler one sang twice - a late date for St Helens. Also: Goldcrest, Coal Tit and Nuthatch.

Derek Evans

Havannah flash

The following sighting from Havannah flash this morning.
Tree sparrow.
Greenfinch.
Buzzard.
Chaffinch.
Jackdaw.
Collared dove.
Still a few Swallows around the Trout farm.
SB.

Berrington's Lane, Rainford

Pinkfooted Goose 400 overhead; Little Grebe one on a golf course pond; Lapwing 60 in stubble fields. Also: a pair of Stock Dove, one Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (some in weak song) and 3 Bullfinch.

Derek Evans

Moss Lane, Windle/Rainford

All single birds: Spotted Flycatcher at 0810 feeding from shrubs along big ditch at west end soon disappeared; Whinchat 0720-0755+ ranging widely across hawthorn hedgerows and west end horse paddocks; Wheatear gave good views west end horse paddocks; Yellow Wagtail as reported previously.

Derek Evans